Blade for a Straight Single-Edged Sword (Chokutō)

Date:
ca. 7th century
Geography:
Kōdzuke province
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
L. 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Classification:
Sword Blades
Credit Line:
Gift of Bashford Dean, by exchange, 1906
Accession Number:
06.310.7
Not on view
From a burial mound at Watanuki, Kōdzuke province; Ex. coll.: Imperial Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Bashford Dean, New York.