Naeshi Jitte - Defensive truncheon weapon

Steel truncheon decorated with a dragon inlaid in nunomezogan. Handle covered with leather and silver fittings.

 

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Steel truncheon decorated with a dragon inlaid in nunomezogan. Handle covered with leather and silver fittings.

The jitte or jutte was a defensive weapon used by policemen, most of which were not allowed to wear swords. The classical jitte was as a metal bar fitted with a hook that allowed to break a sword blade.
This particular model, naeshi or nayashi jitte, is of a rare type. It is shorter and has no hook. That made it easier to hide during investigations.

Period
Mid-Edo
Height
31,5 cm

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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