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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Blade attributed to Yasumitsu
(Japanese, Muromachi period, 15th century)

Fittings maker: Mounting by Iwamoto Konkan (Japanese, Edo period, 1744–1801)
Date: blade, 15th century; mounting, late 18th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, copper, rayskin, silk
Dimensions: L. 26 in. (66.0 cm); L. of blade 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm); L. of scabbard 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm); L of knife (kozuka) 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number: 36.120.418a–c

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