Accession No.:  0047

Type:  Shan or Tai Yuan

Overall length:  16 9/16  inch

Blade length:  8 7/8 inch

Tang length:  --

Handle length:  inch

Handle type:  5-part

Spine width at forte:  7/16 inch

Spine width at 1/3:  5/32 inch

Spine width at 2/3:  5/32 inch

Spine width at tip:  1/8  inch

Curvature:   none

Tip shape:  spear

Spine shape:  flat

Weight:

Scabbard:  wooden, covered in silver

Comments:  scabbard is tubular (circular cross-section its full length); end of scabbard missing; evident, though uneven, hardened edge; some forging flaws in blade.