Unusual due to it's robust size, this eating set was possibly made for a warrior or active member of the nobility. It is comprised of a large, well crafted knife with a bone hilt, a metal spear with bone hilt and two metal chopsticks. These are housed in a metal scabbard which is covered in ray skin and bound with brass. There are two rings on the back of the scabbard which served to bind the eating set to the sash or belt. There is some rust and areas of light pitting on sections of the va ...click for details
This is a fine example of the first Order established by North Korea in the 1950's. Made by the Soviets for Korea, it is believed that this was their only Order for at least for at least two years and their highest decoration presented until 1977. The front is richly enameled in the national colors and the back marked with Korean characters. The disc is unmarked. The award is serial numbered 4797. Approximately 2.25" in diameter.