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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date:
blade, 1560; mounting, 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, gold, silver, shibuichi, lacquer, ray skin, baleen
Dimensions:
L. with scabbard: 33 in.; L. of blade: 27.
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number:
91.2.64
21896

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