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Title: Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)
Blade inscribed by Uda Kunimitsu (Japanese, active early–mid-14th century)
Date: blade, dated November, 1333; mounting, 19th century
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, ray skin (samé), leather, copper, gold, silver, gold, shark skin, copper-gold alloy (shakudō)
Dimensions: L. 17 5/8 in. (44.7 cm); L. of cutting edge 12 in. (30.4 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen, 1998
Accession Number: 1998.127.2
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