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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

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

Date: blade, dated 1404; mounting, mid–late 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, silver, wood, lacquer, silk
Dimensions: L. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm); blade L. 10 in. (25.4 cm); scabbard L. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); knife (kozuka) L. 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm)
Classification: Daggers
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number: 36.120.411a–c

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