Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date:
blade, 16th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper, gold
Dimensions:
L. 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm); L. of blade 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm); L. of cutting edge 11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm); D. of curvature 1/8 in. (0.3 cm)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.882
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 兼湧 (Kanewaku (Kanewaki)); on the knife handle (kozuka): 千ふじ翁月人子富随(花押) (Senfujiō Getsujinshi Tomiyuki (kaō)).
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; his bequest to MMA).
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