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Antique Japanese Fu Dog Menuki
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Antique Japanese Fu Dog Menuki

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1920: Item # 1310950
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Antique Japanese bronze Shakudo (mixture of Gold and Copper) menuki of a fu dog with signature engraved on its backside. Menuki are one of many components to a Japanese sword, mounted as an ornament on the tsuka (handle). They are believed by some to secure the swordsman's grip. Size: 1 1/4" Long x .5" wide