Wakizashi Sword


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Wakizashi Sword   (1989.10.0002A)
  1. Science & Technology T&E
  2. :
  3. Armaments
  4. :
  5. Edged Weapons
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Late Edo Period (1603-1868), 1850 - 1868 CE
Culture Japanese
Location On Exhibitin the East Asia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 69.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 7.4 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 2.8 cm
Weight 697 g
Measuring Remarks D3 is the blade width.
Materials Metal--Iron, Metal--Steel
Manufacturing Processes Forging, Wrapping
Munsell Color Information Light Gray (N7.75) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Article from Christie’s Auction News 13/4 (F/M ‘92), on Dr. Walter A. Compton’s sword collection, in research files.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Costume Shop, UIUC
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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