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Sword ('katana')

Other titles:
Katana (fighting sword)
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
19th century
Media
Arms & armour
Medium
forged iron, cotton, rayskin, raised gold inlay, raised copper, silver, red and black lacquer
Dimensions
95.0 x 7.5 cm :
a - sword blade; 70 cm
b - saya (scabbard); 71.2 x 4 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of George Sherren Johnston 1996
Accession number
441.1996.a-b