This Japanese vintage Samurai Horagai is a trumpet shell of yoroi, or armour. It is about 50 years old, and is like the real thing used during the age of the Samurai. It is made from a real trumpet shell like the shells we have had before and found in many oceans including the Pacific, this one being from Japan. A mouth piece had been attached and it can be used just like in the old days when it was used to communicate during wars. Horagai was used as a command and signal of the old times during Samurai battles. Now it is used for decorating armour.
The shell is in excellent condition, no cracks or chips. The mouth piece has some scratches or loss of metal, I am not sure what that is. Please see the pictures and ask any questions. We are non-house smokers and do not smoke around our wares and our very careful with them to have clean hands and in the packing. We are careful to check incoming items for any unusual smells. Again please let us know if you have any questions. This is a purchase from a well- known and honest, quality antique dealer from Japan.
Size: Length 8.1 inches or 20.5 cm, Width 3.5 inches or 9 cm, Height 2.9 inches or 7.5 cm. Weight 210 grams or 7.41 oz.
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