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Aikuchi

Description

Short sword, or aikuchi, with a single-edged blade engraved and signed, scabbard of shitan wood decorated in gold lacquer with plants and insects, with shibuichi mounts including lotus and frogs on the hilt, and a utility knife (kozuka): Japan, blade by Kanesada

Museum reference

A.1930.326

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Aikuchi, Short sword, Scabbard, Kozuka

Production information

Kanesada, Maker of blade
Japan, East Asia

Associations

Wells and Harding Smith Collection

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