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Blade and Mounting for a Long Sword (Katana)

Blade inscribed by Tadahiro (second generation)
(Japanese, active mid-17th century)

Date: blade, dated 1636; mounting, late 18th–early 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), rayskin, silk
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number: 36.25.1751a, b

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