Side Knife


From: Japan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 42-30-250C
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Japanese
Provenience Japan
Period Edo Period
Date Made 1603 - 1868 CE
Section Asian
Materials Steel | Copper
Iconography Lobster

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.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 395 - Other Number

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