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Title

Wakizashi

19th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Other Title

Kenukigata-tachi (ceremonial sword)


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

442.1996.a-i



Place

Where the work was made
Japan