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Short sword (wakizashi) with black lacquer saya with malachite inlay (includes 51.1252.1-51.1252.4)
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Short sword (wakizashi) with black lacquer saya with malachite inlay (includes 51.1252.1-51.1252.4)


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Description Black lacquer saya with malachite inlay. Mountings of copper and gold with nanako ground. Silver-gilt menuki. Double seppa of copper and gold; Gold habaki. Tsuka with ray skin and ito-maki. Kozuka blade with dragon and sword. Tsuba - Flag, pond plant. fuchi, kashira - plum blossoms, pine, crane, turtle (minogame), Taoist immortal. menuki - Hotei with sack. kozuka, kogai - Fukurokujin and crane. kozuka blade has a so no kurikara (dragon coiled around ken).
Inscriptions [Signature] Yasutsugu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
Ca.1844-1864 (late Edo)
Medium
Black lacquer, steel, shakudo, copper, gold, malachite, ray skin
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1252
Measurements
Overall: 27 13/16 in. (70.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Musashi (Place of Origin)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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