Antique Japanese Letter Opener Meiji Owl Bird Mixed Metal? Antique Japanese Letter Opener Meiji Owls Birds Mixed Metals Shakudo Style. Available is this antique Japanese letter opener. Likely Meiji era or early Taisho - it is a shakudo style letter opener.The design is charming, of owls on the handle and the blade has a monkey and birds. Please note - this has been made to look like bronze and mixed metals, but seems too light and is two fitted sides. Likely a lighter weight pot metal which has been painted to appear as mixed metals.
It is unpolished and measures 11 inches long. The blade is slightly loose - seems quite stable but does move slightly in the hilt. There is some discoloration on the brass blades.This one is a looker! The item "Antique Japanese Letter Opener Meiji Owl Bird Mixed Metal Shakudo Aesthetic" is in sale since Tuesday, November 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "whidbeywabisabi68" and is located in Clinton, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.