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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Blade by Omidaijo Fujiwara Tadahiro
(Japanese, 1614–1694)

Fittings maker: Mounting by Takase Eiju (Japanese, active early–mid-19th century)
Fittings maker: Sword guard (tsuba) by Yasuchika (Japanese, 1670–1744) (1st or 2nd generation)
Date: blade, mid-17th century; mounting, mid-19th century; sword guard (tsuba), mid-18th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, shibuichi, shakudo, gold, coral, baleen, wood, lacquer, brass, silver
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 2000
Accession Number: 2000.294

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