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Blade for a Sword (Katana)

Swordsmith: Blade inscribed by Masazane (Japanese, Ise, documented 1515–26)
Date: dated 1526
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel
Dimensions: L. 36 1/8 in. (91.8 cm); L. of blade edge 29 9/16 in. (75.1 cm); D. of curvature 3/32 in. (2.4 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2001
Accession Number: 2001.574

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