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Long sword (tachi) with paulownia mon (includes 51.1172.1-51.1172.4)
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Long sword (tachi) with paulownia mon (includes 51.1172.1-51.1172.4)


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Description Reddish gold-dust saya with floral designs in gold leaf. Ishizuke, sai, sling-bands, obitori, sling buttons, dai seppa [2], fuchi, tsuka-ai all of copper and gold; mokko tsuba of iron, kabutogane of shibuichi, sarute of sentoku. Gilt koiguchi, habaki and seppa of gold. Two-handes tsuka with brocade and ito-maki, which extend down on the saya. Wakizashi mounted as a tachi. Tsuba comes apart into 3 pieces; hearts and crosses. Fuchi, kashira: paulownia mon. Saya: kiro and unidentified mon.
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Period
13th century (Kamakura)
Medium
Reddish gold dust lacquer, steel, gold, iron, shibuichi, sentoku, gilt, brocade, lead, shakudo
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1172
Measurements
35 5/8 in. (90.5 cm) (l.) wakisashi mounted as tachi
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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