Aikuchi, with bamboo scabbard and wide metal fittings, with kōgai and kozuka

Japanese Collection

Accession Nr.: 3466.1-4
Type: weapons and armament; metalwork
Date of production:
19th century
Edo (Tokugawa) period or Meiji era
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: steel, bronze, silver, bamboo; damask blade (?)
Dimensions: length: 34.5 cm
Smaller blades and hairpins (kozuka and kōgai) with similarly ornamented handles and carried in a slot cut in the scabbard had their own place on either side of the handle. Source: Fajcsák Györgyi (ed.): Japán vörös és fekete. Hagyományos japán viselet és kortárs magyar ékszerek / Japanese 'Rouge et Noir'. Traditional Japanese Wear and Traditional Hungarian Jewellery. Budapest, Iparművészeti Múzeum, 2013.