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bokuto (false sword)
  • Japan
  • bokuto (false sword), date unknown
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • wood
  • Object Length: 43.2 cm
    Object Length: 17 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2777

False sword (bokuto) with a metal thong guide on the side. There are three inlaid dragonflies; two on one side and one on the reverse.