Hachi wari or sword breaker

Made:
1801-1900 in Japan

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Hachi wari or sword breaker, steel blade with lacquered wooden hilt in lacquered wooden scabbard, carved with demons, Japanese, 1801-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A198569
Materials:
complete, silk, steel and wood
type:
sword-breaker
taxonomy:
  • component - object