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Knife

Native NameWakizashi
Object Number:48-28-4C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Period: Edo Period
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper
Iron
Gold
Credit Line:Gift of Mason W. Zimmerman, 1948

Description

Small utility knife (kozuka) for a Japanese sword (wakizashi). Copper wire-wrapped hilt; iron mountings with gold inlay. Blade fairly good, but not best quality. Fine kozuka. Kogai missing

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