A curved sword blade at its original length.
Sword blade by Unknown Artist, early 13th century
© British Museum
- Length: 79 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £45,774 ( Total: £65,774)
- Acquired in:
- Hitoshi Yamada
It is representative of the classic Heian and early Kamakura period swords.
Published in 'Kanto Hibisho' by Dr. J Honma, 1985, where recorded as having been owned by Major Caldwell; previous history unknown.