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Sword, Scabbard, D38.2

Physical Description

Long sword - katana. Hilt bound in rayskin wrapped in leather. Kashira and fuchi are much worn; a faint design of branches (?) is just discernible. Plain tsuba (copper?); faint engraved design visible. Gold menuki in form of shishi (lions). Plain black scabbard much chipped and scratched. Kurikata missing, no cord, kaeshizuno, or openings for kogai and kozuka. Blade in fair condition; some nicks in edge, surface much discoloured. Temper line clear - irregular undulating line




Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 940 x 80 x 80mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Sword): 915 x 80 x 80mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Scabbard): 700 x 38 x 24mm
Length (Blade): 675mm

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