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Japanese Tanto/Aikuchi with 19th century or earlier forged and tempered blade, brass grip and scabbard overlaid with small silver and gold alloy medallions and large plaque overlay of rooster on ceremonial Japanese drum, some loss to overlay. Theblade measures approx. 6" the dagger is approx. 10-1/4" overall. The condition is good to very good. There are some dents and normal aging. The type carried by merchants and concealed by ladies.
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Yamabushi came about through a long time involvement in the martial arts, which brought about an interest in Japanese weaponry and antiques from the Samurai era up to edged weapons of the Japanese in the second world war. I now buy and sell items worldwide, the vast majority of them coming direct from Japan via trusted dealers I have traded with for some years. Stock varies and is constantly changing, though I do have a particular leaning towards hand weapons and tansu, I am always willing to try and source items for customers. I have provided quality pieces to museums, TV and theatre companies worldwide. I try to keep our price range affordable rather than high end arty, but these are often dictated by shipping costs, customs charges, etc. For your assurance I offer a no quibble returns policy should an item not be as expected, for further piece of mind I accept payment by Paypal, along with my preference of payment via bank transfer.
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