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Blade for a Sword (Katana)

Signed Etchu no kami Fujiwara Takahira
(Japanese, active early 17th century)

Date: dated June 1622
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, gilt-copper, wood
Dimensions: L. overall 36 1/2 in. (92.8 cm); edge 28 1/16 in. (71.5 cm)
Classification: Sword Blades
Credit Line: Gift of Etsuko O. Morris and John H. Morris Jr., in memory of Dr. Frederick M. Pederson, 2007
Accession Number: 2007.478.2a, b

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