Wakizashi (short sword blade) 1945,1017.490 Originally belonged to the Meiji emperor. Made of steel. Silvered habaki. In plain wooden storage sheath (shirazaya). Signed.

An00034436 001 l

Thing

Made Of
wood, steel
Type of Thing
short sword, wakizashi, shirazaya

People

Acquired From
Raphael, Oscar Charles to The British Museum
Previous Owner
Meiji
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Freeman-Mitford, Algernon Bertram
Maker
Kanefusa

Place

Made In
Japan

Time

Acquired In
1945
Related Event
Namamugi Incident, as illustrated in 1949,0514,0.11.1-3
Made
16thC
Period/Culture
Muromachi Period, late

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