Knife Handle (Kozuka)

Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, silver | 9.7in | Mid-19th century

Unknown Artist

A kozuka is a handle of a by-knife that is part of a sword mounting. It is kept in a slot on the reverse of a katana scabbard, often with a matching kōgai (hairdressing tool).

Credit: Gift of Herman A. E. and Paul C. Jaehne, 1943
Object: 43.120.329
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