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Side Knife

Object Number:42-30-250C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Period: Edo Period
Date Made: 1603 - 1868 CE
Early Date: 1603
Late Date: 1868
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Copper
Iconography:Lobster
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:395 - Other Number

Description

Small knife which fits into a slit in the scabbard of a short sword, wakizashi. The knife handle is decorated with a lobster, auspicious symbol of long life.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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