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long sword (katana) with mountins and scabbard (saya)
  • Japan
  • long sword (katana) with mountins and scabbard (saya), Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • iron, cloth, wood
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.2928.a,b
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Description

Sword with black scabbard, rayskin hilt with dragon menuki, wrapped in green fabric. Mounted with tsuba (sword guard), fuchi (hilt collar). The wooden hilt is damaged, and the kashira (pommel cap) is missing.