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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Blade by Morimitsu
(Japanese, Muromachi period, active 15th century)

Fittings maker: Mounting by Ichiryuken (Japanese, active 19th century)
Date: blade, 15th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, silver, gold,copper-silver alloy (Shibuichi), lacquer, baleen, rayskin (same), silk, coarse hair, wood
Dimensions: Dagger L. 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm)
Classification: Daggers
Credit Line: Gift of Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen, 1998
Accession Number: 1998.127.1

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