Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date:
blade, 16th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), thread, copper, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), horn
Dimensions:
L. 21 11/16 in. (55.1 cm); L. of the blade 13 in. (33 cm); L. of cutting edge 9 1/16 in. (23.1 cm)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.887
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 吉光 ([Yoshi?]mitsu)
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; his bequest to MMA).
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