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Blade and Mounting for a Sword (Katana)

Fittings inscribed by Kazunori
(Japanese, 1824–1876)

Date: 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, gold, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), wood, lacquer, coral, silver, rayskin, whalebone
Dimensions: L. of blade 27 1/4 in. (69.2 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number: 36.25.1729a, b

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