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One Of The Most Stunning Samurai Tanto One May Ever See NOW SOLD This tanto [samurai dagger] is so spectacular it is simply breathtaking. The entire koshirae are based on a crayfish theme, of sublime quality, and the blade has the most rare and spectacular sukashi-horimono of a kurikara [dragon with ken and vajra], in most intricate detail. We estimate it is likely Shinto period, and without doubt an item of the highest esteem and beauty

This rare and unusual palm weapon (vajra-mushti) is Indian, late 17 century, probably Central or South India. In a way it is a combination of a knuckle duster and a bagh nakh Indian concealed weapon. It is held in the palm like a knuckle duster and has to long spikes of twisted steel extending to both sides.

This rare and unusual palm weapon (vajra-mushti) is Indian, late 17 century, probably Central or South India. In a way it is a combination of a knuckle duster and a bagh nakh Indian concealed weapon. It is held in the palm like a knuckle duster and has to long spikes of twisted steel extending to both sides.

This suite of electric Paraíba tourmalines shows just why the stone has set the gem world afire. Stones such as this typically sell for tens of thousands of dollars per carat. Photo: Wimon Manorotkul

This rare and unusual palm weapon is Indian, late 17 C., probably Central or South India. In a way it is a combination of a knuckle duster and a Bagh – Nakh Indian concealed weapon. It is held in the palm like a knuckle duster and has to long spikes of twisted steel extending to both sides

This rare and unusual palm weapon (vajra-mushti) is Indian, late 17 C., probably Central or South India. In a way it is a combination of a knuckle duster and a Bagh – Nakh Indian concealed weapon. It is held in the palm like a knuckle duster and has to long spikes of twisted steel extending to both sides. Beautiful work in steel. Length 19 inches.