tsuba / tanto / kogatana / knife / saya / tsuka
Tanto (dagger blade) 1958,0730.29.a. Made of steel.
Saya (sheath, scabbard) 1958,0730.29.b. Pine needles and heron. Made of lacquered wood; also shakudo.
Kogatana (knife) 1958,0730.29.c. Made of metal.
Tsuka (hilt) 1958,0730.29.d. Horses, pineapples and pine needles. Made of wood, ray skin, braid, metal.
Tsuba (sword guard) 1958,0730.29.e. Insects on a flower. Made of gold, copper overlaid shakudo; also copper.
- Made in: Japan
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Object reference number: JCR7388
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