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Knife Handle (Kozuka)

A kozuka is a handle of a by-knife that is part of a sword mounting. It is kept in a slot on the reverse of a katana scabbard, often with a matching kōgai (hairdressing tool).

Credit: Gift of Herman A. E. and Paul C. Jaehne, 1943 ...
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19th century
Copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, silver
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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