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Blade for a Dagger (Tantō)

Swordsmith: Blade inscribed by Rai Kunitoshi (Japanese, active ca. 1290–ca. 1320)
Date: ca. 1315–16
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel
Dimensions: L. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm); L. of cutting edge 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm); W. of blade at hilt 15/16 in. (2.4 cm); Wt. 7 oz. (185 g)
Classification: Daggers
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Andrews Izard, 1991
Accession Number: 1991.373a, b

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