19thc Japanese Dagger with Rare Carved Ivory Scabbard

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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1900: Item # 1213504
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
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103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

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Meiji hand forged dagger with exquisitely carved old ivory handle and scabbard--there are 23 figures carved in bas relief-depicts celebration dance over enemy whose two heads are in a basket at base of scabbard--there is a signature shield of the ivory carver at base of scabbard-13.5 inches-blade is in good condition and retains polish. handle has drying cracks-fuchi collar has minor damage on the inner ring-small kozuka appears missing- tsuba is loose--museum quality for certain