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Sugata: [configuration]: shinogi-zukuri, low curve
Kitae: [forging pattern]: not visible due to rubbing and pitting
Hamon [tempering pattern]: not distinct but appears to be gunome
Boshi [tip]: not visible
Horimono [carving]: none
Nakago [tang]: ubu, osujigai file marks, one hole, iriyamagata tip.
Habaki [collar]: single gilt copper
Nagasa [length of blade]: blade 33.0cm, tang 10.2cm, curve 0.8cm
Koshirae [mounting]: mounting in the form of a shachi or similar sea creature with large shell eyes, a suspension ring of iron hangs loosely from the waist of a cloud travellor, an inset shibuich rat with a gold inlaid eye. Overall length 49.0cm

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Primary reference Number: 163221
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "A MINIATURE KATANA" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-12-02 03:47:49

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