Japanese piece


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This is not what you would call a sword but it is Japanese, it showed up on my bench with a broken bone blade, so replaced it with a damascus blade and a new habaki and some new bone pieces and replaced the wood inside, have been into some time wasters lately. Deane


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Nice work , Although The Ivory is not aged , Is this a new piece . Typically Japanese saya are not made from Ivory, not the better pieces . But, Chinese makers use it a lot .

I do have to admit it does look nice . Bubba


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bubba, I am told these were made for the tourist trade in japan in the late 1800's or so , the carvings is descent there fits and glue were not so good, believe it is made from ox bone or cow bone, nice piece in the picture you put up, thanks and thank you Tracy & Mark. Deane