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Japanese Antiques225 of 404ELEPHANT IVORY/Walrus Tusk/ WHALE Teeth/HIPPO Tusk  Japanese Painting
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Posted 3 years ago


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Pair of vintage or antique bone Samurai swords. The katana is 37” long, the wakizashi is 30” long. Swords and scabbards are decorated with fine and coarse line engraving. Bone blades are laminated in overlaping sections. Wooden stand is laminated completely with thin plates of engraved bone.


  1. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Boy, my daughter's going to love those! Thanks for sharing!!!
  2. jwendell222 jwendell222, 3 years ago
    Hi Manikin, toolate, and musikchoo, thanks for the kind words, and Merry Christmas to all, Jim
  3. inky inky, 3 years ago
  4. jwendell222 jwendell222, 3 years ago
    Hi inky, blunderbus in the islands and kerry, thank you for your comments, much appreciated. Merry Christmas, Jim
  5. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    any idea what the animal bone used on these might be jim
  6. jwendell222 jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hi epson, I believe this is sheep bone, but it could be from any of a variety of animal bone used for carving. I am sure, however that it's bone, based on the surface striations which can be seen in the fourth enlargement. Their absences isn't proof of anything, but their presence is a positive. Regards, Jim

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