Object Title

Knife (kozuka)

Knife (kozuka)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVID.112

Provenance

Presented 17 July 1984. Acquired by the donor from Kure in 1941.

Physical Description

The hilt is of shakudo, decorated in relief with a gilt dragon, and with Mount Fuji among clouds. The rear is gilt, and decorated with chiselled scratches. In a wooden box, with an orange silk lining.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 21.2cm (8.4in), hilt length: 9.6cm (3.8in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Japan

Notes

Used by the former owner as a letter-opener. He had the blade plated, 'as it was rather pitted'.