Rare Vintage Japanese Wood Fishing Float..Kanji Maker's Marks.. Pre Glass (#2)

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Shipping to United States: $7.95

Rare Vintage Japanese Wood Fishing Float..Kanji Maker's Marks.. Pre Glass (#2)

This is a rare antique wooden Japanese fishing gill net float. These wood floats are sometimes referred to as "antique/ancient kanji-marked slats" by collectors and they are considered a rare find. These wood slat floats were used by fishermen in Japan until the early 1900's when they started using glass (It pre-dates glass floats). It measures approximately 13 1/2" long, 2 1/2" wide and 1/2" thick. It is made entirely of wood with a 2 holes on each end for attaching it to nets. This float is very impressive and interesting in that it is hand made with wood-burned and hand-inked Kanji maker's marks and symbols on front and back (see photos). This fishing float was actually used and has spent much of its life at sea. It is in good condition with the normal wear, nicks, dings and weathering one finds on wooden fishing floats that have survived years of use in the ocean (see photos). It is a great antique piece that displays very well (see photos). Every vintage wood float is a little different from others in that they were hand made and have different symbols and maker's marks. This one has many beautiful unique features (see photos).

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Shipping from United States

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RETURN POLICY: All items we offer are described in a careful manner in order to provide the buyer with the necessary information to make an informed purchase. It is our pledge that items sold are guaranteed to be in the condition described in the listing. IF ITEM IS FOUND TO BE SUBSTANTIALLY DIFFERENT THAN DESCRIBED IT MAY BE RETURNED WITHIN 3 DAYS. THE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE REFUNDED WHEN THE ITEM IS RECEIVED BACK INTO THE SELLER'S POSSESSION. In all cases the buyer will pay the cost of return shipping.

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