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Sword, Scabbard, D31.468

Physical Description

Sword blade, scabbard and some fittings. Short blade with clear, irregular hamon. Gold coloured habaki and seppa (copper alloy pieces that fit to blade). Two holes in tang. Inscription on one side of tang. Scabbard is dark brown lacquer. Ribbed. Fitting for cord is present. Decorated with inlaid bird.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Blade): 596 x 31 x 7mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Sheath): 480 x 38 x 34mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c - Habaki): 27 x 32 x 12mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (d - Seppa): 39 x 22 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (e - Seppa): 38 x 22 x 1mm
Length (Blade): 441mm

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