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Dressing in Steel: Part One

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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Blade unsigned, attributed to Fusamune of Soshu (Japanese, active ca. late 15th–early 16th century)

Date:
blade, late 15th–early 16th century; mounting, 18th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, shakudo, silver, gold, copper, wood, lacquer, fish skin, textile
Dimensions:
Blade: L. overall 24 3/8 in. (62 cm); edge 19 5/8 in. (50 cm); Mounting: L. overall 29¾ in. (75.7 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Etsuko O. Morris and John H. Morris Jr., in memory of Dr. Frederick M. Pederson, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.478.1a–i
27599

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