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Blades and Mountings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō) for a Boy

Sword (katana) blade inscribed by Yoshimichi
(Japanese, Kyoto, Edo period, active late 17th–early 18th century)

Swordsmith: Short sword (wakizashi) blade inscribed by Kindo (Kanemichi) (Japanese, Kyoto, Edo period, active late 17th–early 18th century)
Date: blades, late 17th–early 18th century; mountings, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, lacquer, wood, copper alloy, gold, silver, silk, ray skin, abalone, horn
Dimensions: L. of sword (katana) (2011.110.1) 27 1/2 in. (69.8 cm); L. of sword (katana) blade 19 1/2 in. (49.4 cm); L. of short sword (wakizashi) (2011.110.2) 20 7/8 in. (53.1 cm); L. of short sword (wakizashi) blade 15 in. (38 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Purchase, Tom and Lore Firman Gift, in honor of Thaddeus W. Slawski, 2011
Accession Number: 2011.110.1a–i, .2a–k

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