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Field Marshal's sword (gensuitō), scabbard and case

blade signed and dated 1918

Steel, shakudō, shibuichi, gold, silver, leather | 6.5 cm (Width) x 7.0 cm (Depth); 93.0 cm (Length) (whole object) | RCIN 62630

This Field Marshal’s sword is the only example of its kind outside Japan. The elegant blade is in the style of the earliest known Japanese sword to have a forged curve. It was made by Imperial Household Artist, Gassan Sadakazu, at the age of 83.

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