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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
Geography: Okayama Prefecture
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, leather, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, iron copper
Dimensions: L. 38 5/16 in. (97.3 cm); L. of blade 26 5/16 in. (66.9 cm); D. of curvature 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number: 36.25.1694a, b

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