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  MODEL 280 by MARTO of Spain
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Product Details  

  Knife in Sheath Overall: 15-1/4 inches
  Knife Overall: 13-3/4 inches
  Blade Length: 7 inches
  Blade Width at Habaki: 1-1/16 inches
  Blade Material: AISI 440 steel
  Handle: Imitation Ivory w/ gold trim
  Handle Length: 7-1/8 inches
  Scabbard: Imitation Ivory
  Knife Weight: 13 oz
  Knife Weight in Scabbard: 1 lbs 5.4 oz

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The Marto 280 Dragon AikuchiMarto 280 Ivory Dragon Aikuchi made in Toldeo Spain is hand crafted by Marto of Toledo Spain. The aikuchi (literally "fitting mouth") is a form of mounting for Japanese blades in which the handle and the scabbard meet without a guard in between as evident in this Marto design. Originally used on the koshigatana (a precursor to the wakizashi) to facilitate close wearing with armor, the aikuchi became a fashionable upper-class mounting style for tanto (daggers) in the Edo period.

This unique dragon Aikuchi design features an mature serpentine dragon enveloped by its young offspring. Each dragon is adorn with glass ruby eyes and stunningly detailed carvings. The slightly curved, sharpened one-edged blade is of tempered 440 toledo steel that has been mirror polished thus visually beautiful while requiring little maintenance. It features a simulated yet realistic looking hamon that has been applied the length of the blade through a unique process applied by Marto blade smiths during the forging process. The highly artistic sculpt has been cast in faux Ivory and is hand painted in muted tones acentuating its exquisitly fine detail. This beautiful Dragon Aikuchi measures 15-1/4 inches overall and is a remarkable conversation piece in anyone's collection.

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Decorative Model 280 Ivory Dragon Aikuchi by Marto of Spain
  Marto of Toledo Spain has been a leader in quality for over 50 years, and as many collectors know, the attention and exquisite detailing exemplified in this museum quality Ivory 280 Dragon Aikuchi continues to affirm Marto's premier position as skilled artisans of the finest decorative Japanese swords available in the world today!   Although this product features a blade of high quality, strength, and temper, this item is not recommended, intended nor manufactured for battle and is thus classified as a "decorative weapon".
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