<em>Knife, One of Set of Six</em>, ca. 1880. Bronze, steel, gilding, 8 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (21 x 1.6 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds bequeathed by Rose Katz in memory of Gabriel Gus Katz, 1997.66.12. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.66.10-13_1997.66.2_1997.66.4_1997.66.5_1997.66.6.jpg)

Knife, One of Set of Six

Medium: Bronze, steel, gilding

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1880

Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (21 x 1.6 x 1 cm)


Accession Number: 1997.66.12

Image: 1997.66.10-13_1997.66.2_1997.66.4_1997.66.5_1997.66.6.jpg,

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.

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