Knife, One of Set of Six
Bronze, steel, gilding
8 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (21 x 1.6 x 1 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on side of blade near juncture with handle: 2 or 3 characters of an unknown script (Japanese?)
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Purchased with funds bequeathed by Rose Katz in memory of Gabriel Gus Katz
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Knife, One of Set of Six, ca. 1880. Bronze, steel, gilding, 8 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (21 x 1.6 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds bequeathed by Rose Katz in memory of Gabriel Gus Katz, 1997.66.11. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.66.10_1997.66.11_1997.66.12_1997.66.13.jpg)
overall, 1997.66.10_1997.66.11_1997.66.12_1997.66.13.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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Knife with steel blade and gilded bronze handle. Blade general rectangular shape, with a flare on the dull edge and a rounded end that comes to a point on the dull side. Straight, rectangular handle with squared end has identical decorations on both sides in Japanese-inspired style: underwater scene of a man diving through seaweed toward a sword on the ocean floor, he has a rope around his waist which is held by a figure on the shore.
Condition: Fair; much of the gilding is lost; blade is tarnished; large spot of green corrosion on handle near juncture with blade.
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