Keyword search

Advanced search

Image © National Museums Scotland

View full screen

Wakizashi

Description

Wakizashi or companion sword, with a single-edged steel blade, a ray skin grip wrapped with silk cord, a red lacquer scabbard, and a kozuka ornamented with a whale in waves: Japan, signed by Yamashiro no Kami Kunishige, 1727

Museum reference

A.1931.259

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Wakizashi, Sword, Scabbard, sword, Kozuka

Production information

Yamashiro no kami Kunishige, Maker of blade
Japan, East Asia

Date

1727

Materials

Steel, Ray skin, Silk, Sentoku, Lacquer

Associations

Maker of mounts: Goto Mitsuyoshi

Back to top