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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Blade inscribed by Gassan Sadakazu (Japanese, Setsu (now Osaka), 1834–1918)

Fittings maker:
Fittings (except menuki) inscribed by Nomura Katsumori (Japanese, active ca. 1870)
Fittings maker:
Menuki inscribed by Seii (Japanese, active ca. 1870)
Date:
blade, dated 1870; mounting, ca. 1870
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, gold, shakudō, silver, copper, wood, silk
Dimensions:
L. of blade 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm); L. of scabbard 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm); L. of knife (kozuka) 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
32.100.470
23935

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