Skip to content

Collection

An image of Sword ('katana') by

Japan

Title
Sword ('katana')
Other titles:
Katana (fighting sword)
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
Year
19th century
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
forged iron, cotton, rayskin, raised gold inlay, raised copper, silver, red and black lacquer
Dimensions

95.0 x 7.5 cm:

a - sword blade; 70 cm

b - saya (scabbard); 71.2 x 4 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of George Sherren Johnston 1996
Accession number
441.1996.a-b
Location
Not on display