Japanese Sword & Sheath Metal Bookmark
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This Japanese daito, or long sword, was made during the 16th century in the Azuchi-Momoyama period. The sheath for the sword was made of red lacquer which had a spiral of thin gold applied.
The diato would have been worn with a short sword or wakizashi between the layers of a belt or obi. Together these two swords would be called a daisho.
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with gold finish, giclee print
Dimensions: Approx. .75" W x 5.25" L (Packaged in an Acetate Sleeve with Provenance Card)