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Online Auction

This Auction is Closed

Lot Number 16
Bidding Starts at 09/06/2019 10:50
Time Left Closed
(09/24/2019 22:48)
Quantity 1
High Bid 3,250.00
Harumi Hirayama art piece THE KNIFE: The front handle is a light translucent natural material with a pearl butterfly with wings unfolded. The back handle is a darker material, representing night, and the butterfly is depicted again, this time with wings folded. A spectacular theme knife. 4 5/8 sculpted bolster fixed blade, bolsters are curved, engraved, 1 1/2 blade, tapered tang. Does not come with a sheath. There was a tiny bit of tarnish on the front bolster near the blade (see high-res photo) otherwise mint. THE MAKER: Harumi was born in Tokoyo and attended Tama Art University, where her graduate thesis was about a set of unique kitchen knives. Her knives are artworks, unique, and inimitable. She has been in the Knifemakers' Guild starting in 1985. Her output is often sold before it hits her table, and there is no basis among online dealers for value, as few ever hit the aftermarket. In other words you buy one of her knives whenever you get the opportunity--like in this auction.