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Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Blade for a Sword (Katana)

mid-17th century
Fukui Prefecture
L. 35 9/16 in. (90.3 cm); L. of cutting edge 28 3/8 in. (72.1 cm); D. of curvature 15/16 in. (2.3 cm)
Sword Blades
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.63.5a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 越前住日向守藤原貞次 (Echizen jū Hyūga no Kami Fujiwara no Sadatsugu) (Fujiwara no Sadatsugu, the Governor of Hyūga Province, residing in Echizen Province [present-day Fukui Prefecture]).
Ex coll.: F.M. Pedersen
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