Horse's molar.
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Posted by: shinji Post Reply
03/16/2014, 22:05:03

If yours is made by same material with mine,it is called for "Kakuten" in Japan.
The name of "Kakuten" came from a legend that it had been made by crane's cranial bone (Kaku=crane,ten=upper).

But recently it was reported that "Anatomical, physicochemical and DNA analysis of kakuten, the Japanese fastening device, or ojime, possibly crafted using a horse's molar in the Edo era" by three Japanese scholars.

I don't know how Robert K.Liu reached his opinion of "Whale Molar".
And I'm not sure yours is Kakuten or not.


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