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Blade and Mounting for a Miniature Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date:
blade, late 19th–early 20th century; mounting late 19th–early 20th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), baleen, silver-copper alloy (shibuichi)
Dimensions:
L. 6 in. (15.2 cm); L. of cutting edge 3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm); W. 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); Wt. 0.8 oz. (22.7 g); Wt. of sheath (b) including small knife (c) 0.3 oz. (8.5 g); small knife (c); L. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number:
36.120.426a–c
Not on view
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