1860 Japanese Silver Kiseru Smoking Pipe Fighting Weapon Elaborate Engraving
Measures 10 3/4" in Length
If you put your thumb behind the bowl..you can use it as a thrusting weapon, common to the period.
Ordinary people in Japan could not carry weapons and had to makeshift ordinary everyday items...like kiseru's, into weapons of self defense.
i am not 100% sure if this is actual Silver--it does not attract to a magnet, it does look to be silver but i just cant guarantee it is.
I have several nice Japanese pipes with cases & tobacco pouches under the antique & collectables tab
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