I know nothing about it, i think it is an ivory sword casing and handle 18"

Feb 24, 2021. 05:01 UTC
I know nothing about it, I think it is an ivory sword casing and handle 18"
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I don't know anything other than I think it is an ivory sword casing and handle


I know nothing

Answered within 4 days
Feb 28, 16:59 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$30 - $80 USD

Insurance Value

$110 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Kathleen,

Thank you for the additional information and your patience.

The presented object appears to be a dagger or tanto knife made in Japan in the first half of the 20th century. This tanto was made out of a minor quality steel blade and has a bone carving hilt and scabbard. Such pieces were made in Japan for Western seaman and travelers as souvenirs since the late 19th century.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 30 to 80 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,

Kathleen cunningham Mar 01, 04:27 UTC

I will be happy to get the Sword and take pictures to show more of the details. It will be closer to 6pm tomorrow or as early as i can get my hands on the sword again. And, I hope you have had alot of joy in this weekend as well!

George Mar 02, 12:07 UTC

Dear Kathleen,

Thank you very much for your help and I hope you had a good start to this week. Would it be possible to have also some close-up images of the material so I could perhaps see if it is made from bone or ivory? Bone and ivory differ in their structure. Thank you very much.

With kind regards,

Kathleen cunningham Mar 03, 19:16 UTC

Did you receive the pictures of the ⚔️ sword?

Kathleen cunningham Mar 03, 19:21 UTC

Can't find the appraisal.

Kathleen cunningham Mar 03, 19:54 UTC

I don't know how to open the appraisal. Can u please help me?

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