Early 19th century Japanese sword kozuka (sword knife) handle depicting a dragon wrapped around a temple sword with Buddhist thunderbolt handle, all on a punched ground. Excellently designed clever piece, fantastic level of detail (see the face, claws and crisp scales of the creature), wear to gilding. Signed RITSUMASA (other readings are possible) on the back. Length 3 13/16 inches.Domestic: Flat-rate of $15.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.Location: This item ships from Massachusetts
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