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A Pair of African Cheif's Daggers. A pair of African Chief's Daggers. Used in ceremonies. Made of iron with copper wound wooden hilted handles. Good quality due to chiefs status. Daggers are 19th/early 20th century period. Have nice patina due to age. Daggers look as though they are from the Congo/Central African region. An unusual piece.
A Pair of Japanese Daggers. A pair of Associated Akuchies (daggers). Made in the Meiji export style. Rare to find two items from the same workshop and signed by laquer artist. Blade unsigned. Overall length 10.5". The overall condition is very good especially the laquer work. A very fine example of Meiji export work and rare to find an associated pair.
British North Borneo Company Medal. British North Borneo Company Medal 1888-1916. Has a clasp named to Rundum. The medal is impressed with the word copy. This is an official issue copy. See "British battles and Medals" to read more about these medals. Medal in fine condition.
British WW1 Mercantile Marine Medal. British WW1 Mercantile Marine Medal. This was issued to Master Frances Harold Davies, Indo China Steam Navigation company. He served in the china coastal service mainly in Shanghai from 1918-36. Master Davies was originally from Liverpool. The medal comes with a variety of paperwork. In good condition.
British WW1 Mercantile Marine Pair. British WW1 Mercantile Marine pair of medals. These were awarded to Henry Seymour West 5th Engineer officer of the hospital ship H.M.H.S Asturias. He was killed on the 21/3/17 when the ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat. Comes with extensive research, paperwork and photographs. A very interesting pair of medals.
French Percushion Rifle Bayonet. A French percushion rifle bayonet. Made for a double barrelled hunting rifle. Made circa 1800-1840's. No stamps or markings. Overall condition good for age. For reference see Atlas of the Bayonet Collection Volume 1 by Jean-Pierre Vial, has five variations. A scarce bayonet.
German Fighting Knife. German Fighting Knife. Has staghorn grips and a bowie style blade which is 5" long. The blade is marked J.A Henckels Solingen Zwillingswerk. It has a bayonet type scabbard and a leather military frog. It looks circa 1915-40 period. Overall condition is good, a quality knife.
German WW1 Cigarette Box. German WW1 Cigarette Box. The box is nickel plated and stamped S on the rear of the box. The lid has an Imperial Iron Cross mounted on it. Is in fine condition.
German WW1 Combat/Trench Knife. Early German WW1 Combat/Trench Knife. Not maker marked but type made by E.Von Den Steinen & Cie Wald/ Solingen 116. A civilian knife used by German troops. There is some wear to the grip but overall condition is good.
German WW1 Fighting Knife. German WW1 Fighting Knife, private purchase. Maker marked Richard Herder on blade and leather scabbard. Stag horn grip worn but overall condition of knife is good.
German WW1 Fighting Knife. German WW1 Fighting Knife, private purchase. The blade is maker marked Ern Wald Rheinl. Has stag horn grip, metal scabbard and leather frog. Overall condition good.
German WW2 Boot Knife. German WW2 Boot Knife. The blade is 6.5" in length and has the correct waffen amp stamp on blade. Hilt and scabbard in good condition, the blade is also good except for one mark. A good example of this type of Knife.
Highland Regiment Plaid Broach Pipers Badge. Highland Regiment Plaid Broach Pipers Badge in Silver plate. Issued between 1970-90's. Excellent condition.
Indian General Service Medal 1895 Casualty Roll. Indian General Service Medal 1895 Casualty Roll, compiled by Anthony Farrington. Published in 1987. This is a first edition. This book is one of the first run of 500. Hardback book in dust jacket. In good condition.
Japaanese Tsuba. Japanese Tsuba. A Tsukashi (pierced) tsuba from the Echizen Kinai school. Has gold inlaid Aoi leaves. The tsuba is signed Echizen Noju Kinai Saki. There are eight generations of this smith, this one is late 17th century. A fine quality tsuba.
Japanese Fuchi Kashira. Japanese Tanto Fuchi Kashira. Look late 19th century. Made of iron with silver inlay. An associated set. In good condition.
Japanese Kenjo Iron Tsuba. A Shoami Kenjo (gift) Iron Tsuba. A big katana sized tsuba made as a gift for a wealthy man, has been of the highest quality. But is missing some gold inlay and has some rusting. Made circa 1700-1750. A very fine piece nonetheless.
Japanese 1944 Pattern Officers Sword. Japanese 1944 Pattern Officers Sword. Blade is signed Ryu Masa Yoshi Koreno Saku, smith made medium to high grade gendiato's. Blade length is 26 in length and has a powerful hamon, there are some scratches to edge. Hamon resembles chrysanthemum flowers on waves. See John Slough pa/n110 for ref. In untouched condition and a fine example of pattern.
Japanese Aikuchi Dagger. Japanese Aikuchi Dagger in quality Meiji (export) mounts. Mounts are made of Boxwood with Bone and Nacre inlays. Blade is signed Bishu Osafune Suke Sada. Blade length is 9". The blade is circa 1600. The blade is in very fine condition as is the rest of the dagger. A fine example of Meiji work.
Japanese Army N.C.O,s Sword. Japanese Army N.C.O,s Sword. A type 95 pattern. Has mis-matched numbers on blade and scabbard. The sword has been cleaned by previous owner. Overall condition good.
Japanese Army Officers Rank Knot. Japanese Company Officers Rank Knot. Rank LT through to CP. Has been worn but in very good condition.
Japanese Army Officers Rank Knot. Japanese Company Officers Knot. In excellent condition, hard to find like this.
Japanese Army Officers Sword. Japanese Army Officers Sword {shin gunto}, has an antique family blade early Shinto period {17thC}. Signed Bushu Ju Fujiwara Masa Shige. Five smiths working from 1570s-1736, part of the Shitahara school, see Markus Sesko's book for ref. Blade is 26" in length and has some small chips but is in untouched condition. A good quality sword.
Japanese Arrow Head. Japanese Arrow head, 19th century. Not signed. Arrow head is 2.5" in length, overall length is 9". Some slight marks to arrow head but in bright good condition.
Japanese Fuchi Kashira. Japanese Tanto Fuchi Kashira set in Shakudo. Has fine Nanako work. Has a small Dragonfly design. Has been mounted still has its Shita Dome. Looks late 19th century. In fine condition. Also has its NBTHK papers to Nezumi Kaghumushi.
Japanese Fuchi Kashira. Japanese fuchi kashira for a tanto/small wakizashi. Made from soft metal (shakudo). Nankao is faded, with chidori over the waves. A 19th century period piece in nice condition.
Japanese Fuchi Kashira. A pair of Japanese Fuchi Kashira in soft metal. Wakizashi size. Has a Kingfishers in rushes motif. Has its original Shita Dome. In very good condition.
Japanese Fuchi. Japanese wakizashi fuchi. 19th century period. Is inlaid with gold leaf and copper dots. In good condition.
Japanese Habaki. Japanese habaki for a tanto. Made circa 20th century. In fine condition.
Japanese Kashira. Japanese kashira for the top of a civilian sword hilt. Made of copper and is a 20th century period piece. Nice patina.
Japanese Katana. Japanese Shin Gunto Katana. Has a family mon badge on hilt. Blade is signed Gashu Ju Fujiwara Iye Hira. 1st gen from 1688-1704, in total 5 generations. See Seko for ref. The handle needs a rebind and the scabbard has been repainted. The blade is 26.5" in length. There are some old stains on the blade. The hamon is full nie, a powerful strong blade.
Japanese Katana. Japanese katana, Shin Gunto (war time) post 1940. Signed Noshu Seki Kenetsugu Saku, also has showa blossom stamp on tang. Smith is listed as working in Seki area in 1944, see Yoshiara & Kapp for ref. Is missing leather jungle cover. In clean untouched condition, some small nicks to edge of blade. A good sword.
Japanese Katana. Japanese katana, a gendaito. Signed Bishu Ju Kuni Yasu, lived in Aichi, circa 1943-44. The blade is 25" in length. The sword has been fully restored , polish and new shira saya. Also comes with its gunto mounts resting on a tsunage. The mounts are in fine condition, the hilt has a mon on it. A very fine sword.
Japanese Ko-Gatana in Shirasaya. Japanese Ko-Gatana (knife blade) in Shira saya. Blade signed Minamoto Tane Hiro, Shirasaya has its saya gaki label. This is from mid Edo period. Comes with an Aoi-Art appraisal. Overall length is 7.20". This is in fine condition.
Japanese Ko-Wakizashi. Japanese Ko-Wakizashi from the Shinto period, 19th century. An unsigned blade. Has soft metal mounts. Blade has Notare Hamon and is 13" in length. The saya has a bamboo and grass motif. The blade has recently been polished. A fine sword.
Japanese Ko-Wakizashi. Japanese Ko-Wakizashi in the style of the Bungo Takada school. This an unsigned blade. The blade is 15.5" in length. Tang has two mekugi holes ,one plugged. A high quality blade in fine polish and with no flaws. This would make a high quality sword when remounted.
Japanese Ko-Wakizashi. Japanese Ko-Wakizashi looks Edo period. Looks like Bungo school work. Blade is 14" in length. The blade has been machi okuried. Hamon looks like Bizen work. The blade is in bright condition with some scuffing and the edge has some small chips. This is restoration project.
Japanese Kodjuka. Japanese Kodjuka in Iron. Looks 18th century. Has a cherry blossom and temple design in silver and brass. Good condition for age , a nice example.
Japanese Kwai Ken Dagger. Japanese Kwai Ken (ladies dagger). Circa 1890's. Has a bamboo and red laquer saya and handle. Blade is in bright condition and is unsigned. Overall condition good and is untouched. Blade length is 5.5", overall length is 8.75". Laquer is signed but not translated. An interesting piece.
Japanese Menuki. Japanese Menuki, Meiji era. Warriors in Shakudo with gold highlights. Good quality mounts, some wear to highspots.
Japanese Menuki. Japanese Menuki. Look late 19th century. In Shakudo with some gilding. An unusual design. Have been mounted on a sword at some point. Some dirt in parts but overall condition good.
Japanese Menuki. Japanese Menuki in shakudo and gold inlay. In the style of the Goto school, has a Horses and Flowers design. In very good condition.
Japanese Menuki. Japanese soft metal Menuki. Katana or large Tachi size. Has a ducks and boat paddles design. Some slight ware but otherwise is good condition.
Japanese N.C.O's Knot. A leather N.C.O's rank knot. Another variation, this one looks like it is fitted around the kashira. A piece of leather is missing. Has small metal rank star on strap. Some damage to the loop but overall condition good.
Japanese Names Translation Book. 'Japanese Names and how to read them' by A.J Koop and Hogitaro Inada. A manual for Art collectors and students. First published in 1923, this is a reprint from 1985. Hardback no dust cover. In excellent condition and a rare book.
Japanese Shin Gunto Sword. Japanese Shin Gunto Officers Sword. Blade is signed Fuku Moto Kane Mune. This a medium grade Showa-To oil tempered sword. Smith's father Ama Hide worked out of Seki where sword smith also worked. Mounts and leather cover in good condition. Blade in untouched condition. A nice untouched sword.
Japanese Shin Gunto Sword. Japanese Shin Gunto Officers Sword. Blade signed Toshi Hide. Smith made medium quality blades out of Seki Arsenal, the blade has a typical Seki hamon. Blade is 25" in length. Mounts and leather cover in good condition. Blade in bright condition with some rust marks. Once restored it would be a fine sword.
Japanese Soshu Uchi-Katana. Japanese Soshu Uchi-Katana. Blade is circa 1500's. . The blade has a hamon based on suguha with fine wood grain. This a light grooved blade in old polish, there are some tiny flaws. Handle needs a rebind but has fine 19thC mounts and a Shakudo tsuba. The top of the saya needs repair, once fully restored this is a very fine sword.
Japanese Sword Suspension Ring. Japanese sword suspension ring, an Ashi. 19th century , made from soft metal, has a Karakusa vine engraving. A good quality piece.
Japanese Sword. Japanese Shin Gunto Army Officers sword. Has a hand forged Gendiato blade, length is 25". Blade is signed Suke Mitsu but is difficult to read. The hamon is based on Suguha with Gunome peaks with Sunagashi nie crystals. Condition is as found, has some old finger rust and some chips to edge. This is still a fine sword and a good restoration piece.
Japanese Sword. Japanese Sword, a shin gunto (wartime). A medium grade Showato blade. Signed by Take Hisa , dated spring 1943. Has a small W stamp on tang. Sword is similar to blades made by Koa Isshin, a Mantetsu smith working for railway company. Blade is 26" in length, blade has a Suguha Hamon. Some staining to blade but overall condition good.
Japanese Sword. A Japanese Shin Gunto sword circa 1940. Has an oil tempered Seki arsenal stamped blade 26" in length. Blade has Gunome midare. Has some staining and old finger rust on the blade. No paint on scabbard, but does have a Captains rank tassel. Condition is untouched, this was brought back by merchant navy veteran.
Japanese Tanto Dagger. Japanese Tanto dagger. The blade is unsigned. The blade is in the koto style , circa 1550-1600. The blade has a groove which has some grain opening. Has a typical Mino hamon. The blade is just over 11" in length. The mounts are 19th century and there is new blade in the ko-gatana. The overall condition is good , a nice little tanto.
Japanese Tanto Dagger. Japanese Tanto dagger. Blade is signed Kane Tsuki, worked around 1504-73. Blade length is 11" and in very good polish. The tsuba is an 18th century namban style. Needs a rebind, and the blade in the ko-gatana is new. This tanto would benefit from restoration.
Japanese Tanto. A Japanese tanto with an unsigned blade, circa 1860's. The hamon is O notare with nie. Blade is 8.5" in length. Has silver mounts in the meiji style. Has a red crackle laquer and black ribbed saya. Has a fitted Ko-Gatana (byknife) which is signed Hyo Shin Shi, has a hamon. Overall condition good. A nice piece.
Japanese Tanto. Japanese Meiji period export tanto, circa 1890's. Unsigned 6.25" forged blade. Clear lacquered wooden mounts, bone tsuba. Is carved with sages in forest and blossoms. Has a mother of pearl menuki. The hamon looks midare, bright blade but some scratches. In good condition, a nice example of export work.
Japanese Tanto. A Japanese tanto, Shin Shinto period with a late Koto blade. The blade is signed but the kanji is difficult to read, The smith Tenta is a possibility , Hawley's lists five smiths using this name. The blade is grooved and has a notare hamon of nioi. The Menuki appear to be gold waterwheel mon badges. Has a soft metal kogai and a red saya. A nice piece.
Japanese Tanto. Japanese Meiji period export tanto, circa 1885-1900. Has ivory mounts carved in a sea dragon motif, with a mother of pearl mounted in tail. Has oil tempered 6.5" blade, unsigned. Blade has been repolished. Ivory mounts signed Kabo Sai, the artists script is exaggerated could read differently. This is fine example and a unique piece.
Japanese Tanto. Japanese Meiji period export tanto , circa 1885-1900. Has an oil tempered 8.75" blade, has two horimono of male dragons. All metal mounts, copper and brass. Is covered in line engraving of trees, blossoms and birds, some gilt remains. Has a stylised elephant head kashirsa. Is signed in Kaisho kanji, Riki or Kyu. An unusual tanto in good condition.
Japanese Tsuba Japanese Tsuba. A 17th century Iron Tsuba. Looks like Saitome school. Tsuba design in shape of Crysanthamum. Nice patina. A good quality Tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba Japanese Tsuba. Tsukashi (pierced) iron Katana Tsuba. Looks 1750's-1800 period. Has a Ho Ho Bird in foliage motif, some gold left on design. Worn but has good patina.
Japanese Tsuba Japanese Tsuba, looks 18th century in the Nanban style. Made in Japan for export to China. The Japanese also had a colony or trading port on the coast of China were these were made using local Iron. Nice patina and overall a good quality Tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tsuba. From the Jakushi school. It is an iron tsuba with a gold wash over a dragon motif, also has an impressed rim. The tsuba is signed. This school worked over three generations, 1690-1799. In very good condition. A quality tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba, made circa 1890's. Made from cast iron. Made in the style of an earlier period. In worn condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tsuba. An iron Tsukashi (pierced) tsuba, has a boat and sails in waves design. Mid Edo period. Has old black patination and a touch of old rust on rim. A good quality tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tsuba, looks like it could be Choshu work. Tsuba is signed Masa Sada, smith worked in late Edo period. The tsuba is Ju Mokko (ten lobed) with gold inlaid Ginko leaves. In excellent condition, a quality tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tsuba. Wakizashi size, iron plate. Circa 1800 , plain but still has some gold inlay left on its design, a house on stilt's by water. Nice piece.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tsuba. A circular Iron tsuba with some Taka Zogan brass inlay in the Yoshiro style. But probably Shoami work. Has large Hitsu Ana, this denotes possible early date, early Edo period. A fine tsuba in good condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tanto Tsuba. Made in the early 19th century. Made of iron and has a silver rim. In good condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese 19th century Wakizashi Tsuba. Made in the Namban (canton) style. Made of iron with traces of gilt remaining. In worn condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Katana Tsuba. Made circa 1800. Looks like it was made in the Kinae school style. Made of iron and has some gold inlay left. In worn condition with some rust. A good quality Tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba. Made circa 1800. In the style of the Jakushi school, unsigned. Made of iron with traces of gilt left. In worn condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese 19th century Wakizashi Tsuba. Made in a Tachi style. Made of iron. In worn condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tanto Tsuba. Made in the early 19th century. Made of iron with silver inlaid rim. In good condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba in iron and is Tsukashi (pierced). Looks 19th Century, has some rust on rim. Still a nice style and design.
Japanese Wakizashi Japanese Wakizashi in shin gunto mounts. Blade is unsigned but looks Bungo Takeda work. Blade length 21". Blade has some old rust marks and chips to edge. There is a silver Mon badge on the hilt. Needs a polish and would be a good restoration project.
Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba. Japanese Wakazashi Tsuba. Late Edo , Meiji period. Soft metal with Kiri mon leaves, overlaid with gold. There are three missing on rim, but overall condition is excellent. A fine quality tsuba.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi circa 1682. This is from the Hojoji school, Masahiro. The blade is 19" in length. The blade has old rust marks and some chips to the sword edge. Saya in need of repair. See Markus Sesko Pa/No 71 Vol 2 for ref. This would make a fine sword if restored.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi. The blade is signed Masa Sada Saku. Due to rust on the tang this may be open to question. There is reference to bishu mihara ju masa sada 1573-92. This could be a later generation. Blade is in fine condition. Mounts are 19th century. Sword would benefit from better quality mounts. Overall a nice wakizashi.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi made circa 1590's. Blade is signed Echizen Kuni Ju Kane Hiro. Blade length is 20". The blade has old black finger rust and a few small edge chips. Has a good notare hamon. Has a large black Iron tsuba circa 1800-50's. The saya needs repair at top. This would be a good restoration project.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi. The blade is signed Bungo Kuni Ju Fujiwara Nobu Yoki, circa 1661-73. The blade is 19.5" in length and in very good polish. Has a quality 19th C soft metal tsuba in a sea dragon design. The saya has been repainted and the handle need rebinding. But this a quality wakizashi and with some upgrades would be a fine sword.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi from the Bungo Takeda school. The blade is unsigned, and is17" in length. Blade has a bumpy hamon. Blade has some old rust and scratches. Has a plain iron tsuba and the menuki and kashira are missing. Plain black saya in reasonable condition. This is a restoration project.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese wakizashi , mid Edo period 1700-50. Unsigned 19.5" length blade. Blade in good condition, has gunome midare hamon with some togariba (pointing). Has soft metal mounts. Iron tsuba is 19C nara school work, tree bough on river bank motif. Blade in bright condition with some small flaws and scratches. A nice sword.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Meiji period export wakizashi, circa 1885. Has ivory mounts , heavily carved with Chinese gods , Quan Yin with his halberd. Blade is oil tempered and 13.25" in length, unsigned. The ivory work is signed on the saya with three kanji, reads as Shoji, circa 1885. Blade in untouched condition, but has very fine mounts. A nice example.
Japanese Wakizashi. A Japanese Wakizashi, has 19th century unsigned blade. Blade is 21" in length. Has a Ko-Suguha (thin) Hamon with tight grain. Some grain opening on back edge but condition bright and untouched. Has a leather cover on scabbard. Some damage to binding on handle. A good sword in need of some restoration.
Japanese WW2 1000 Stitch Belt. Japanese WW2 1000 Stitch belt. Has its coin and various blessings on it. This was given to ward off bullets and keep its owner safe. A nice clean example of one.
Japanese WW2 Naval Flag. Japanese WW2 Naval Flag. This type of small scale flag would have been used by a ships tender craft/supply vessel. In good condition.
Kris Dagger. Kris Dagger, circa 18th century. Has a very old ivory handle carved in the style of a Garuda bird. The blade is folded iron and steel and is 15" in length, a nice example of an old Kris.
Liverpool Volunteers Cross Belt Plate. Liverpool volunteers cross belt plate in white metal. The plate is circa 1800, white metal possibly pewter. Small damage to rim and has one lug missing but otherwise in good condition. Was unearthed in North Wales by a metal detector. A rare piece.
Miniature Tachi. Miniature Tachi for boys festival. 19th century period . Blade in fine condition with straight hamon. Laquer saya and silk knot, a fine example of the style.
Nazi German Army Officers Dagger. Nazi German Army Officers dagger. Blade is not maker marked, circa post 1941. Their is still plating on mounts. The hilt has a small chip. The blade has very fine old rust on it but is still in good condition.
Nazi German S.A Dagger. Nazi German S.A Dagger. A late model with R.Z.M stamps. The dagger is maker marked M7/116 Franz Frenzel. The hilt and mounts are in fine condition. The scabbard is in good condition with excellent paint. The blade is in very good condition. Has hanging strap which is RZM stamped and maker marked DRGM M5/8. A very good example.
Percussion Muff Pistol. Small Percussion Muff Pistol. Made by Andrews of London. Barrel length 1.75", overall length 6". Has sliding safety lock. Some scuff marks and rust but overall condition is good for age.
Prussian 1855 Pattern Infantry Sidearm. Prussian 1855 Pattern Infantry Sidearm. Maker marked P.D.L with Prussian crown mark. Has leather scabbard. Some marking to blade but overall condition is good.
Prussian Order of the Crown Medal. Prussian Order of the Crown Medal, 4th class. Maker marked S.W. In gilt and with original ribbon.
Recipients Of The Distinguished Conduct Medal 1914-1920. Recipients of the Distinguished Conduct Medal 1914-1920, compiled by R.W Walker. Published in 1981. This is a first edition. Hardback book in dust jacket. In excellent condition.
Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919. Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Published in 1988 by Hayward & Sons. This is a first edition. Hardback book in dust jacket. In excellent condition.
Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919. Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919, Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery, Regulars and Territorial Force (including Honourable Artillery Company Batteries). Royal Garrison Artillery. Published in 1988 by Hayward & Sons. This is first edition. Hardback book in dust jacket. In excellent condition.
The Waterloo Medal Roll. The Waterloo Medal Roll, compiled from the Muster Rolls. Published in 1992 by The Naval and Military Press. This a first edition, a rare book. Hardback book. In excellent condition.
Victorian Officers Dress Belt. Victorian Officers Dress belt. This is a full dress belt. The buckle looks like royal engineers but unsure. In fine condition.