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Sugata: [configuration]: hirazukuri, slight kushi-zori (inward curve)
Kitae: [forging pattern]: ko-itame with ji-nie, and bo-utsuri
Hamon [tempering pattern]: narrow suguha with fine ji-nie
Boshi [tip]: ko-maru
Horimono [carving]: nagashi bohi groove either side
Nakago [tang]: ubu, kiri file amrks, one hole, kurijiri tip
Habaki [collar]: imitation double copper piece with plates soldered to the sides, silvered, with a lightly inlaid blossom on each side
Nagasa [length of blade]: blade 20.3cm, tang 9.2cm
Koshirae [mounting]: aikuchi mounting, the scabbard lacquered black with roundels of blossoms and leaves in gold makie, all metal fittings including the small kogai of silver engraved with stylized chrysanthemums, the hilt lacquered black and ridged in simulation of rattan binding, round silver mekugi heads engraved with chrysanthemums. Overall length 34.4cm

Components of the work

Blade Length 20.3 cm
Mounting Length 34.4 cm
Tang Length 9.2 cm

Identification numbers

Primary reference Number: 163259
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 January 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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