Wakizashi and scabbard
- Place of origin: Japan
- Dated: 18th century
- Materials and Techniques: [Sword] Forged steel; [Scabbard] Lacquered wood, covered in ray skin, with metal fittings of iron and patinated copper
- Measurements: [Sword] Length: 28.1 cm blade; [Scabbard] Length: 45.1 cm overall
This is an unusually mounted Japanese companion sword, known as a wakizashi. The scabbard is covered with lacquered rayskin and decorated with what appear to be miscellaneous pieces of sword-fittings (mostly of iron and patinated copper) which have no coherent theme and seem randomly applied. It is possible that they were added to the scabbard after manufacture.