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Native NameWakizashi
Object Number:42-30-250A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Sharkskin
Silk
Silver
Lacquer
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:395 - Other Number

Description

Short sword, wakizashi, in iridescent lacquer sheath. The grip of this sword is covered in sharkskin, then wrapped in silk braid.


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