Dagger and scabbard

Dagger with guard (tanto): habaki of copper; seppa of copper; iron tsuba with dragon design; fuchi of silver; menuki (dragon design) of copper; kachira of silver. The hilt is decorated with pearly stingray skin; no braid covering. Sword tang not inspected for inscription.
Scabbard has elaborate designs in sheets of silver, covering a large area, and the unusually large kojiri is of silver. Red, grey and black lacquers in an unusual design decorate the scabbard. Two cords attached to the scabbard act as a belt from which the dagger is suspended from the waist.
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