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Title: Blades and Mountings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō)
Long sword (katana) blade inscribed by Sukemitsu of Bizen (Japanese, Bizen, Muromachi period, active ca. 1440)
Short sword (wakizashi) blade attributed to Yasumitsu (Japanese, Muromachi period, 15th century)
Set of sword mountings by Iwamoto Konkan (Japanese, Edo period, 1744–1801)
Date: sword (katana) blade, dated 1440; short sword (wakizashi) blade, 15th century; mountings, late 18th century
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, copper, rayskin, silk
Dimensions: L. of sword (katana) 34 1/8 in. (86.7 cm); L. of sword (katana) blade 25 1/4 in. (64.1 cm); L. of sword (katana) scabbard 28 1/4 in. (71.8 cm); L. of short sword (wakizashi) 26 in. (66.0 cm); L. of short sword (wakizashi) blade 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm); L. of short sword (wakizashi) scabbard 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm); L. of knife (kozuka) for short sword (wakizashi) mounting 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Credit Line: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number: 36.120.417a, b, .418a–c
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