East Asia, Japan, ca. 19th to early 20th century CE. A fascinating lacquered wood and steel example of a kama, a traditional farming implement with a blade at one end that has become a weapon used in martial arts. Size: 3.25" W x 19.25" H (8.3 cm x 48.9 cm)
Provenance: private J.H. collection, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
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Wear to pigment as shown. Small loss to wood low on body but otherwise in fine condition.