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World Cultures

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Collection World Cultures
ExhibitionsTraders: The East India Company and Asia
User collections The maritime world of Asia by NMMExhibitions
Gallery locationTraders Gallery (Floor plans)

Object details:

Object ID AAA2798
Description Chikuto. A bamboo sword as used in kendo formed of four shaped pieces of bamboo held together by leather bands and by a hide handle with a guard from which a piece of gut ran the length of the sword to a small hide cap on the other end.
Date made

Place made Japan
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials organic: bamboo; organic: leather; organic: skin
Measurements Overall: 1175 x 65 mm
  • Chikuto (AAA2798)
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