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Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ceremonial Blade
960 – 1279
Gift of the Estate of Agnes E. Meyer
1971/2.98

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Ge (ceremonial dagger-axe)
8700 BCE
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
1974/1.143

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Dagger
8700 BCE
The Oliver J. Todd Memorial Collection
1974/1.147
The armor is comprised of a round helmet with a neck protector and a crescent-moon shaped ornament; a mask with fake mustache; an upper-body protector with sleeves from waist down and paulownia crest in the middle; a thigh cover; two metal leg protectors; two arm and hand protectors. The suit is stored in a black lacquered box with the gold crest.<br />
The helmet is made of red-painted metal lined with indigo-dyed cotton fabric and deer skin leather trim, which is attached to the metal helmet. The cotton is quilted with indigo-dyed cotton threads. There are two loops on side and one loop in the back, to hold a code for tying below the wearer’s chin. The code is indigo-dyed and then plaited; there are some fading areas. On the outside of helmet, the paulownia crest is on side flaps (to protect ears). There is a hole in the middle of the helmet for a head ornament. The metal leaves are interlaced with cotton strings. Ceremonial knots of yellow code on the back. It weights about 10 pounds.<br />
The helmet orna
Workshop of Mitsusada
Armor and Helmet with Paulownia Crests
19th century
Gift of James Abbott
2006/1.146A-M

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Jian (sword) with broken handle
9700 BCE
Gift of F. Karel Wiest
1981/2.72
Circular tsuba, made of iron. It has two holes in the middle. Two figures, Kanzan and Jittoku, are carved on the lower right corner. Kanzan, who holds a scroll on his hand, and Jittoku, who holds a bloom stick and pointing to the sky, are looking upward. The two figures are carved slightly higher than the surface. On the back, there is the moon partially obscured by clouds. Gold and silver alloy inlays are applied to the moon and the clouds. Gold is also inlayed in their eyes, parts of the garments, and Kanzan's scroll. Shakudô (copper-gold alloy) is inlayed in Jittoku's bloom and his jacket collars.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (sword guard) with design of Kanzan (Chinese, Han Shan) and Jittoku (Chinese, Shihde), two Zen eccentrics
1700 – 1732
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.5
It is a round, openwork iron tsuba, in the design of three interconnected irises. The two holes are plugged with gold.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Tsuba (sword guard) with iris design
1775 – 1785
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.8
This blade has a long wooden handle. At the top of the handle is a ribbed section before an engraved top. Inserted in and protruding from the top is a long, thin blade.  
Mossi (Mossi)
Axe
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.48
Knife with a leather wrapped handle and three perpendicular blades. The blades are covered with a pattern of small, incised dots. 
Throwing Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.87
Sword with a handle composed of a narrow wood rod connected to a flat disc on one end and a conical shape at the other end. The handle and sheath are decorated with brass and iron tacks. The blade is wider near the handle and then narrows to a point. 
Sword and Sheath
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.92A&B

Knife with Sheath
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.129A&B
A brass knife with a narrow handle terminating in a pommel with a human face. At the top of the head is a brass loop. The blade of the knife is in the form of a round disc decorated with an incised fish and other patterns. The middle of the knife blade has a hole in the shape of a four-pointed star. 
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.131
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