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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Blade attributed to Yasumitsu (Japanese, Muromachi period, 15th century)

Fittings maker:
Mountings by Iwamoto Konkan (Japanese, Edo period, 1744–1801)
Date:
blade, 15th century; mounting, late 18th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
blade, steel; mountings, shibuichi, gold, copper, lacquered wood, ray skin, silk
Dimensions:
L. 26 in. (66.0 cm); L. of blade 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm); L. of scabbard 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm); L of knife (kozuka) 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number:
36.120.418a–c
24631

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