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Wakizashi

Other titles:
Kenukigata-tachi (ceremonial sword)
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
19th century
Media
Arms & armour
Medium
forged iron, rayskin, black lacquer
Dimensions
87.0 cm :
part a - sword blade; 61 cm
part b - tsuka (hilt); 22.3 x 3.9 cm
part c - tsuba (left panel); 7.4 x 6.9 cm
part d - tsuba (mid section); 7.4 x 6.9 cm
part e - tsuba (right panel); 7.4 x 6.9 cm
part f - (saya (scabbard); 65 x 3.3 cm
part g - fuchi; 3.8 x 0.9 cm
part h - pin
part i - (parts h & i hold the hilt to the sword)
Signature & date

Signed on tang "Kaneaki". Not dated.

Credit
Gift of George Sherren Johnston 1996
Accession number
442.1996.a-i