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Sword, Scabbard, D24.301

Physical Description

Japanese sword and scabbard. Long curved steel blade. Gold coloured sword guard and fittings. Ray skin handle bound in black cord. Menuki has dragon wrapped around a ?sword. Cloud or water like pattern incised on tsuba and fuchi (piece between tsuba and hilt). Tsuba also has small inlaid birds. Two small holes in tsuba. Scabbard is dark brown with a matt finish. Flower motif in five areas. Green cord with gold speckles attached to scabbard fitting.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 990 x 72 x 65mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Sword): 965 x 72 x 65mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Scabbard): 740 x 40 x 36mm
Length (Blade): 710mm

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