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Blades and Mountings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō)

Swordsmith: Sword (Katana) blade inscribed by Tadahiro (second generation) (Japanese, active mid-17th century)
Swordsmith: Short sword (Wakizashi) blade inscribed by Masatoshi (Japanese, active early 17th century)
Date: sword (katana) blade, dated 1636; short sword (wakizashi) blade, early 17th century; mountings, late 18th–early 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), rayskin, silk
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number: 36.25.1751a, b, .1752a–d

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