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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Blade inscribed by Uda Kunimitsu
(Japanese, active early–mid-14th century)

Date: blade, dated November, 1333; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, silver, copper, gold, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), rayskin, shark skin, wood
Dimensions: L. 17 1/8 in. (44.8 cm); blade L. 16 1/8 in. (40.9 cm)
Classification: Daggers
Credit Line: Gift of Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen, 1998
Accession Number: 1998.127.2

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