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Shakudo Menuki Gold Backed Necklace
ABOUT THIS NECKLACE
The Menuki - Parts of a Japanese Katana (Samurai sword). Menuki are the decorative metal ornaments the are woven under the tsuka-ito (handle wrapping). These ornaments were originally made to hide the menuki pins that secure the tsuka to the tang of the blade. Seventeen menuki, depicting a myriad of subjects, have been collected, assembled, and backed in sturdy 10K gold to create this magnificent, artsy, and exotic one-of-a-kind necklace measuring just over 25 inches.