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Asian Antiques6627 of 76806 Tall Japanese Tea cups Age? probably (guess) 40's or 50's?Gold lighter with Chinese symbols
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Posted 6 years ago

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This is a bone handled Japanese knife specifically made for the tourist industry. This knife was made probably in the late 40's or early 50's. The name is symbolic and for the tourist and this knife has nothing to do with the practice of Hari Kari.
The bone is intricately carved but is not very fine. There is a bone quillion or bolster (I'm not sure if this is the right terminology) missing from between the handle and the little piece of brass attached to the blade. The blade has long ago came loose from the handle and was stuck, but a little WD40 got it out.
This belonged to my Dad so I guess I will keep it and give it to one of my sons.


  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
    I'm definitely into passing family treasures down. I have a simple, crude hutch that my great-grandfather made and my son has wanted it for a long time. I am still using it.
  2. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 6 years ago
    Thank you pw-collector and ho2culture. This is a great site to relive, revive, restate and show off everyone's passions.
  3. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 6 years ago
    me to, my son is the 3rd James, but he has'nt "got" the family heirloom concept yet. I did'nt either when i was his age.
  4. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 6 years ago
    Thank you mikielikes, mikko and AR8.
  5. inky inky, 6 years ago
  6. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 6 years ago
    Thank you inky.
  7. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 6 years ago
    Thank you Marc112.
  8. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much BELLIN68 for the love and the nice comment.
  9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
    Please be sure that you pass the fact down that it is a repro..
  10. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 6 years ago
    Thank you Hedgewalker and collector4. And thank you blunderbuss for the comment.
  11. Jono Jono, 4 years ago
    Very nice.
    I posted one very similar and another one that is curved.
  12. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 4 years ago
    Thank you Jono, tom61375 and to you also SEAN68.

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