From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

Object Number 42-30-246A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Date Made 1532 CE
Section Asian
Materials Steel | Wood | Silver | Lacquer
Inscription Language Japanese Language | Japanese Language

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. There is an inscription on the tang inside the handle: “Bishiu, Osafune Gorozayemon no Kami Kiyomitsu Sukesada tsukuru”.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 2 - Collector Number

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