Description The gold inlay on this piece is attributed to Sadamune (active 14th century) by Honami Kokan (active 1840s).
- The Nature of Loyalty: Japanese Warrior Prints of the Nineteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] sadamune; honami kokanoju tsukuru kore itoo masatoshi; [Translation] Attribution to Sadamune by Honami Kokan (1842-1854); [Translation] Made by Special order by Ito Masatoshi
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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