Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Blade for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

17th century
L. of blade 17 5/8 in. (44.8 cm); L. of cutting edge 11 15/16 in. (30.3 cm); D. of curvature 1/8 in. (0.3 cm)
Sword Blades
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 江州高木住貞宗 (Gōshū Takagi jū Sadamune) (Sadamune, residing in Takagi, Ōmi Province).
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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