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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Swordsmith: Blade by Morimitsu (Japanese, Muromachi period, active 15th century)
Fittings maker: Mounting by Ichiryuken (Japanese, active 19th century)
Date: blade, dated 1425; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, silver, gold, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), lacquer, baleen, rayskin (samé), textile (silk), wood
Dimensions: 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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