Accessory Knife Handle (kozuka) of Falcon
They are antique accessory knife handle (kozuka) dating from the late Edo Period circa the late 18th to mid-19th century and are the work of the independent goldsmiths in Kyōto (Kyō-Kinkō). It is long and made to fit a long Japanese sword (katana). It is made of finely polished gold-copper alloy (shakudō). The design highlighted nicely in gold, silver, and shakudō inlays is that of a falcon perched on the top of a banner, which is likely a represent the pastime of falconry.
The knife handle is unsigned. It measures 9.6 cm (3.8 inches) long by 1.4 cm (0.5 inches). The condition of the antique knife handle is excellent. It dates from the late Edo Period. They have been authenticated with a written appraisal deeming them to be of good quality and worthy of historical preservation by the Japanese Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword (Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai). The custom wooden storage box in the fifth photograph is included in the sale.
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