Medium: Bronze, steel, gilding
Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (21 x 1.6 x 1 cm)
Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H28, 6AA
Accession Number: 1997.66.12
Catalogue Description: 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: single bamboo stalk with spray of leaves and a tiger (or dragon?) in tree, against gridded background. Condition: Fair; much of the gilding is lost; blade is tarnished; spots of corrosion on blade.