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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Japanese
Title:Katana; Sword
Type:Armament
Materials:steel
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Overall: 34 1/4 in; 87 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK L.A.2.7
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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SKINNER CATALOGUE:
A Chinese sword, slightly curved, with very sharp single edge blade with wide double bevel, 24 3/4" x 1 3/32". Oval iron guard, 2 7/8" x 2 3/4", pierced in a leaf and tiny flower design, with a few small gilt lines. Wooden handle covered with a reptile skin and bound with black tape, twisted at each end. A three toed brass dragon is fastened on each side. Ferule and end plate decorated with raised snail, bee, and bee hive. Wooden scabbord covered with black composition and decorated with growing poppies done in red, gilt, and blue. Weight: 2 lbs. Cat. 10/6/1935.

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swords

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