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Title: Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)
Blade attributed to Fusamune of Soshu (Japanese, active ca. late 15th–early 16th century)
Sword guard (Tsuba) inscribed by Sōheishi Sōtensai (Japanese, active 18th century)
Date: blade, late 15th–early 16th century; mounting, 18th century
Geography: Kanagawa Prefecture
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, ray skin (samé), silk, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, silver
Dimensions: L. 29 3/4 in. (75.7 cm); L. of blade 24 3/8 in. (62 cm); L. of cutting edge 19 5/8 in. (50 cm); D. of curvature 3/8 in. (0.9 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Etsuko O. Morris and John H. Morris Jr., in memory of Dr. Frederick M. Pedersen, 2007
Accession Number: 2007.478.1a–i
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