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Kanazawa Sensei

Hirokazu Kanazawa (金澤 弘和 Kanazawa Hirokazu, born 3 May 1931) is a world-renowned Japanese master of Shotokan karate. He is the Chief instructor and President of the Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation, an organisation he founded after he left the Japan Karate Association (JKA). Kanazawa is ranked 10th dan in karate.

art-of-swords

art-of-swords:

Silver Mounted Hunting Sword

  • Dated: late 18th century
  • Culture: French
  • Measurements: overall length 69.5 cm

The hanger has a single and false-edged blade with wide fuller. The base is engraved and gilt with trophies and Kabbalah numbers. The bone grip is engraved, has silver mounts, while the sword is presented in its leather scabbard with silver mounts.

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