Printer's knife

Printer's knife

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Description
Small slant-point graver-type knife set in black wooden handle used in Japanese woodblock cutting. Embosssed with maker's chop. See illustrations GA*03209.03-.04. See Item No. 3 in watercolor showing the woodblock cutter's tools which is represented by GA.03210.03, the handle only. As of 2017, we believe that GA.03211.12 is a replacement knife acquired for exhibition purposes when the original knife lost its blade.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife
Measurements
overall: 13 cm; 5 1/8 in
ID Number
GA.03211.12
accession number
22582
catalog number
03211.12
Credit Line
Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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