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Sword: HEL/ARM.278-1947

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Sugata: [configuration]: straight shinogi-zukuri distorted from original shape
Kitae: [forging pattern]: not visible
Hamon [tempering pattern]: choji-ba
Boshi [tip]: not visible
Horimono [carving]: none
Nakago [tang]: ubu, indistinct file marks, one hole, a truncated kengata shape tip
Habaki [collar]:
Nagasa [length of blade]: blade 64.7cm, tang 19.5cm, impossible to consider the curvature due to the distortion.
Koshirae [mounting]: katana mounting, the scabbard missing, fuchi/kashira with gold-inlaid dragons appearing through windows in waves, menuki of dragons in shakudo and gold, the kawarigata iron tsuba with two hitsuana, Mount Fuji and a boatman on the face and a bridge over a river, huts, and a distant two-storied pagoda on the the reverse, height 8.0cm, width 7.8 cm. Overall length of blade with hilt 91.8cm

Measurements and weight

Length: 91.8 cm

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Mounting composed of gold ( gold inlaid decoration) Height 8.0 cm Width 7.8 cm
Blade composed of steel Length 64.7 cm
Tang Length 19.5 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEL/ARM.278-1947
Primary reference Number: 163245
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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