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Sword, Scabbard, F91.7

Physical Description

Short sword - wakizashi. Hilt bound with rayskin wrapped with dark blue cord. Gilded menuki of chrysanthemum and grasshopper. Plain fuchi and kashira of brass. Oval tsuba (iron?) is undecorated with openings for kozuka and kogai. Plain matte black scabbard with kurikata but no cord. Other fittings as for scabbards of tachi. Hilt can be removed to reveal an inscription on the tang.

Provenance

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Sword): 73 x 66 x 746mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Scabbard): 36 x 554 x 35mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 73 x 63 x 762mm

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