Made by Rai Kunitoshi (Japanese, active ca. 1290–1320)
L. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Andrews Izard, 1991 (1991.373a)
Rai Kunitoshi, who worked in Kyoto, was among the most famous swordsmiths of the late thirteenth to early fourteenth century. This dagger, one of his masterpieces, exemplifies his best known blade-making style.