University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-238A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Wood
Fiber
Iron
Leather
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:165 - Other Number

Description

Long single-edged steel blade with nearly parallel sides; cutting edge curved to point; groove near back on both faces; Tang inserted in wooden grip which is almost completely covered with fibre rope; circular iron guard with overhanging rim; wooden sheath covered with black leather; iron band at top and tip and two iron rings on upper half connected by ornamental bar.


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