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Donor Name:
Lt. C F. Emerick  Search this
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Object Type:
Sword
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
9 Feb 1894
Notes:
FROM CARD: "LONG AND SHORT. 2/2/70 KATANA AND WAKIZASHI, BOTH UNSIGNED. BOTH KOTO PERIOD. POSSIBLY FROM KAGA AND SATSUMA PROVINCES, ESSENTIALLY INFERIOR TO MOUNTS, POOR CONDITION. NOV., 1972 TSUBAS IDENTIFIED AS THE WORK OF MASACHIKA OF BUSHU ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF THE 18TH CENTURY. FUCHI-KASHIRA SIGNED MOTOHIDE AND DATE FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE 19TH CENT. NBTHK, DALLAS, TEXAS. GREEN PAPERS. FITTINGS STORED IN TEXTLE RM." Green certificate is in Japanese swords and fittings Notebook 1 in Anthropology Records Room.
Has 6 parts: Blade, handle, sheath, hand guard, and 2 metal spacers (rings). This is the shorter sword, marked "B" (the longer one, marked "A" is E168231-0)
Record Last Modified:
2 Jul 2019
Specimen Count:
6
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
027785
USNM Number:
E168231-1
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8348402