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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Blade attributed to Fusamune of Soshu
(Japanese, active ca. late 15th–early 16th century)

Date: blade, late 15th–early 16th century; mounting, 18th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, shakudo, silver, gold, copper, wood, lacquer, fish skin, textile
Dimensions: L. 29 ¾ in. (75.7 cm); L. of blade 24 3/8 in. (62 cm); L. of blade edge 19 5/8 in. (50 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of Etsuko O. Morris and John H. Morris Jr., in memory of Dr. Frederick M. Pederson, 2007
Accession Number: 2007.478.1a–i

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