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Short Sword ("Wakizashi") with Dark Brown Saya

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This Bizen style blade was cut down and remounted in the later 19th century. It was likely made by Kaytayama Ichimonji, and shows stylistic qualities indicative of Bizen-den work being done in Bitchu Province around 1300.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Umetada Masaharu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1300 (Kamakura)
dark brown lacquer, steel, silver, gold, shakudo, iron, bamboo, ray skin, shibuichi
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mounted aikuchi: 22 1/8 in. (56.3 cm) (l.)
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