|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Ray Skin (uncertain)
|Inscription Language:||Japanese Language|
|Credit Line:||Received from various sources, pre-1988|
|Other Number:||SWORD # 4 - Other Number|
Long sword, or Katana, in black lacquer sheath. The sword handle is wrapped with black silk braid; on the end is a metal cap decorated with a rabbit, symbol of agility.
The round, iron, tsuba, or sword guard, is modelled with an openwork dragon, partially covered by swirling clouds. The guard is signed, "Kinai of Echizen province" (越前住記内作), most likely referring to a craftsman of the Kinai school.
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