Kinai Nanadai - Sword and Scabbard, early 19th century

Kinai Nanadai (active Echizen, 19th century)

Sword and Scabbard, early 19th century

Steel blade with shark skin handle, silk cord, and lacquer scabbard, 106 cm (41 3/4 in.) length

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Object details

Accession number

U33e35.a-c

Creators

  • Kinai Rokudai (active Echizen, early 19th century - 1821, Echizen) - primary
  • Kinai Nanadai (active Echizen, 19th century) - primary

Provenance

Gift from jiu-jitsu expert Uchimura Tengan to Isabella Stewart Gardner, 1906.

Marks

Engraved (on sword guard): Kinai [in Japanese]


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

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