Product images of Tachi (sword)
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Japanese tachi (Military fighting sword), which belonged to a Japanese Army Officer. The hilt of the tachi consists of two pieces of magnolia wood joined together longitudinally to form the grip. The wooden grip is covered with white ray-skin, and is bound with a piece of brown silk tape. The pommel (kabuto-gane) is decorated with a double ogee outline with a crest in the middle of the pommel (kabuto-gane) which consists of a cherry flower through the centre of which passes a sleeve for a metal loop (saru-te), which is decorated with cherry blossom and leaves.
- Image reference: E1470
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London