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Object Number:42-30-246A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: AD 1532
Early Date: 1532
Late Date: 1532
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Wood
Silver
Lacquer
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942

Description

Single-edged steel blade tapering to point, both faces sharply bevelled towards back and end of cutting edge. Wooden grip ornamented with shell-like concretion and with two gilded chrysanthemums; wrapped with black tape; silver cap etched in floral design.


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