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Sword, Scabbard, F91.6

Physical Description

Short sword - wakizashi. Hilt consists of bone carved with various Japanese figures . Kashira and fuchi of brass bearing the three hollyhock leaves in a circle of the Tokugawa clan. Brass ring midway along hilt to cover join of two sections of bone also with hollyhock design. Plain brass tsuba. Scabbard similar to hilt - bone panels with carved figures bound with three brass bands with hollyhock design. Two larger bands have rings attached with red suspension cord. Sword probably made for tourist trade.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Sword): 58 x 713 x 48mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Scabbard): 38 x 606 x 28mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 59 x 846 x 46mm

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