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Asian Art
Artist: Ochi Nobuhide, Japanese, active 1850–99

Armor Piercing Knife

2nd month 8th day in 1870

Steel, unpainted wooden scabbard (shira saya)

metal section only: 11 7/16 in. (29.03 cm)
with handle: 13 1/16 × 7/16 in. (33.18 × 1.11 cm)
with scabbard: 7/16 × 12 11/16 in. (1.11 × 32.23 cm)
The Henry Pearson, M.F.A. 1938, Collection; gift of Dr. Lawrence Dubin, B.S. 1955, M.D. 1958, and Mrs. Regina Dubin
2005.16.3a-b
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Meiji era (1868–1912)
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Henry Charles Pearson (1914–2006) Collection, New York; Dr. Lawrence Dubin (1934–2018) and Regina Dubin Collection, New York; gift in 2005 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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