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Katana (long sword blade) 1958,0730.192.a. Made of steel. Signed. Part of daisho (matching pair) with 1958,0730.159.
Saya (scabbard) 1958,0730.192.b. Part of mounting for katana. Pair with short sword 1958,0730.159. Lacquered cloudy vermilion. Made of wood with gilded copper.
Tsuka (hilt) 1958,0730.192.c. Made of wood, skin (ray), braided textile, metal. Menuki; fuchi-kashira. Part of mounting for katana. Pair with 1958,0730.159. Fuchi-kashira: depictions of cranes and grasses in high-relief coloured metal inlay on shakudo nanako. Menuki: chrysanthemums and praying mantises.
Tsuba (sword gurad) 1958,0730.192.d. Part of mounting for katana. Pair with 1958,0730.159. Pierced and carved with flowers and leaves. Made of bright-polished iron.
- Made in: Japan
- Length: 68.42 centimetres
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Object reference number: JCR7893
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