Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Blade and Mounting for a Slung Sword (Tachi)

Sword maker:
Naganori (Japanese, active 13th century)
Date:
blade, late 13th–early 14th century; mounting, 18th–early 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), thread, gold, silver
Dimensions:
L. 32 7/8 in. (83. 5 cm); L. of blade 25 15/16 in. (65.8 cm); L. of cutting edge 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm); D. of curvature 5/16 in. (0.75 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of the family of Dr. Francis E. Doughty, 1907
Accession Number:
07.109.5
Not on view
Ex. coll.: Thomas E. Waggaman.
Christie, Manson & Woods. Choice Collection of Arms and Armour. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, May 5, 1931. no. 1312.

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