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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Blade attributed to Ko Uda (Japanese, Nanbokuchō period, mid–late 14th century)

Date:
blade, mid-14th century; mounting, mid–late 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, gold, shakudō, shibuichi, copper, cloisonné, wood, lacquer
Dimensions:
L. 23 1/8 in. (58.7 cm); L. of blade 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number:
91.2.48
21883

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