Kaiken - Knife imitating a fan

Kaiken or dagger woman. It is a tanto blade hidden in a wooden fan.

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Description

Kaiken or dagger woman. It is a tanto blade hidden in a wooden fan. The strands are painted in black laquer and the parts imitating sheets in red lacquer. This kind of weapon was used by women to defend their virtue.

Period
End of Edo
Total length
29 cm

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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