Monday, August 7, 2017

Blade of the Ninja

Here's an action-packed doozy of a button that takes after a Chinese throwing star, the olden-day weaponry of choice for covert warriors throughout Asia. The bottom layer is a dark tone of orange juice Bakelite while the top section is a spiral shaped set of fan blades in licorice Bakelite. I first laid eyes on this button a few years ago and knew instantly that I'd stumbled on something special. The button was situated in a glass cabinet in New York City at a now-closed antique shop in TriBeCa. circa 1930.

-Sherbert McGee

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