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Mixed Metal Kozuka, Shells and Seaweed Motif on Shakudo Nanako Ground

Mixed Metal Kozuka, Shells and Seaweed Motif on Shakudo Nanako Ground
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$195.00

A kozuka with sea shell and seaweed decoration with gold and silver overlaid on shakudo (a pickled gold and copper alloy) nanako ('fish roe' textured ground.) The utility knife handle with filed gilt bronze sides and back. Slight bend and the nanako somewhat dented in places. Would present nicely enough with a sword fitted to hold a kozuka in the saya (scabbard.) Kogatana (utility blade) not included. Length, 3 3/4 inches.

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