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Sword, Scabbard, F91.9

Physical Description

Long sword - katana. Hilt with rayskin wrapped with grey-black fabric tapic. Menuki in copper (?) and gold with design of shishi (?) on one side and an unknown design on the other. Kashira of copper with a simple floral design - fuchi plain and of copper. Round iron tsuba with single opening for kozuka or kogai. Tsuba has a simple star design in pierced work in one quadrant as only decoration. Scabbard in good condition - very plain wrapped in black leather with a metal toe cap and a copper kurikata mounted in another metal band near mouth of scabbard. No cord present or slots for kogai or kozuka.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Sword): 81 x 1034 x 81mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Scabbard): 41 x 843 x 41mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 81 x 1128 x 81mm

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