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An image of Wakizashi by
Alternate image of Wakizashi by

Japan

Title
Wakizashi
Other titles:
Kenukigata-tachi (ceremonial sword)
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
Year
19th century
Media category
Arms & armour
Materials used
forged iron, rayskin, black lacquer
Dimensions

87.0 cm:

part a - sword blade; 61 cm

part b - tsuka (hilt); 22.3 x 3.9 cm

part c - tsuba (left panel); 7.4 x 6.9 cm

part d - tsuba (mid section); 7.4 x 6.9 cm

part e - tsuba (right panel); 7.4 x 6.9 cm

part f - (saya (scabbard); 65 x 3.3 cm

part g - fuchi; 3.8 x 0.9 cm

part h - pin

part i - (parts h & i hold the hilt to the sword)

Signature & date
Signed on tang "Kaneaki". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of George Sherren Johnston 1996
Accession number
442.1996.a-i
Location
Not on display