A very rare Japanese Forestry service dirk or dagger with a handmade blade dating to the period 1900-1920.
This example features a rare oversized blade in fine condition throughout with a visible temper line. The dagger is in very fine condition with no losses or condition issues. The scabbard is leather mounted with light coloredbrass fittings engraved with the Paulonia flower.
This is likely an NCO or Officers version.
Overall length is 24, blade cutting edge is 17.