|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Period||Edo Period (uncertain) | Meiji Period (uncertain)|
|Date Made||Edo - 1896|
|Materials||Steel | Silk | Ray Skin | Paulownia Wood | Lacquer | Gilded | Metal|
Long sword, katana. This sword was given to to Dr. Divie Bethune McCartee by Mr. Takahashi Kenzo (1855 - 1898), who was Chief Secretary to the Cabinet of the Imperial Government, and formerly principal editor of the Official Gazette ("Kanpo"). Kenzo gave this sword to Dr. McCartee around 1880 when the doctor gave up his Professorship in the University of Tokyo. Mr. Takahashi was one of his pupils. Mr. Takahashi said the sword had been in his family for three hundred years. There is no inscription on the tang. The silk-wrapped handle, jeweled pins, and tsuba made of paulownia wood are consisitent with the nobility of the gift.
|Credit Line||Gift of Dr. D. B. McCartee, 1896|
|Other Number||88-16-155A - Found in Collection Number|
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