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Antique Japanese Flint netsuke lighter


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1351317
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Emeryville, CA 94608
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Unusual original Japanese flint lighter netsuke. Constructed of iron and brass, this piece would have been used to create a steady fame in less then perfect conditions. The striker would create contact friction and create a spark igniting the fuel source. Firearms at this time required a flame in order to ignite the fuse. Original russet patina with all parts still intact.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 2" L x 1" W x 1.5" H