1899.86.7 .1 1899.86.7 .2
Sword [.1] with wooden hilt and copper alloy guard. With a carved wooden sheath [.2] bound with bark strips. [SM 02/04/2007]
Place details: ASIA. Russia / Sakhalin [Saghalin]. Cultural Group: Ainu アイヌ: Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Steel Metal / Wood Plant / Cane Plant / Bark Wood Plant / Copper Alloy Metal / ?. Processes: Forged (Metal) / Carved / Bound / ?. Dimensions: Max L [sword] = 707 mm Max W [sword] = 82 mm Max L [sheath] = 540 mm Max W [sheath] = 44 mm Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: By 1899 PRM Source: Stevens Auction Rooms Acquired: Purchased December 1899
KEYWORD: Sword / Sheath / CLASS: Weapon / ?.
Object description: Sword [.1] with wooden hilt and copper alloy guard. With a carved wooden sheath [.2] bound with bark strips. The hilt has several carved holes indicating that it was decorated with attached objects that are no longer attached to the hilt. There is a domed piece of copper alloy decorated with very small dots and highly polished lines which may have been used to attach a loop or carrying strap to. The copper alloy guard is round and decorated with a cut out design of leaves or feathers and ?bamboo. The sheath is decorated on one side with two sections of 's' shaped carving. [SM 02/04/2007]