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Blade and Mounting for a Slung Sword (Tachi)

Swordsmith: Blade inscribed by Kiyomitsu (Japanese, active in Osafune, Bizen province, early 16th century)
Date: blade dated 1533; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, leather, copper, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi)
Dimensions: L. 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number: 36.25.1694a, b

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