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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. U.K SALES ONLY.
British Light Infantry Officers Side Cap. British Light Infantry Officers Side Cap, Victorian period. Has London Tailors label, Hobson & Sons. Also has the remains of what looks like the owners name inside. In very good condition.
English Flintlock Pistol. English Flintlock Pistol by Barber of London circa 1780's. A good quality pistol in fine condition. Has all its original parts. Cocks full and half cock. A fine piece. U.K SALES ONLY.
English Pistol Flask. A small English pistol flask. Made by Sykes. No other marking. 3" in length. Is missing a small lever from the top. But overall condition is fine.
French Army Shako Helmet. French Army Shako Helmet. Crimean War period circa 1855. Badge to the 61st regiment. Has one air hole cover missing and has some moth damage but otherwise in good condition. A rare helmet.
French Naval Cutlass. A French Naval Cutlass circa 1880's. Has anchors etched on both sides of blade, also has some small arsenal stamps on hilt. Has a leather and brass scabbard. Paint on hilt worn, there is some old rust marks on blade but otherwise in good condition. Blade length 26.5". U.K SALES ONLY.
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 Sword. Japanese 1944 pattern sword with a Gendaito blade. A medium to high grade gendaito. Signed Mune Toshi. Smith also used the name Hide Mune, see John Sloughs book ref pa/no's 121&132 for more info on smith and school. The mounts and saya are in scruffy condition but the blade has been polished and is in excellent condition. A nice sword. U.K SALES ONLY.
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. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Aikuchi. Japanese Aikuchi (dagger), 19th century period. The blade is unsigned and is 7.75" in length. The blade is in old polish and has a couple of rust spots. The shira saya is in black laquer. The fittings are all contemporary and of good quality. Overall a nice dagger. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Aikuchi. Japanese Aikuchi (Dagger). Late 19th century period. Is unsigned. Laquered saya and blade both in excellent condition. A fine example. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Army Officers Dress Belt. Japanese Army Officers Dress Belt circa 1930's. Black leather with blue felt backing and brass buckle. Also has a non Japanese, but of the period, hanging strap. A nice combination in good condition.
Japanese Fuchi Kashira. Japanese Fuchi Kashira from the Meiji period. Soft metal with flowers, some traces of gilt. Katana size.
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 Tsuba. Japanese Katana Tsuba, made of iron. From the showa period and in mokko form with abstract patterns. In good condition.
Japanese Katana Tsuba. Japanese Katana Tsuba, made of cast iron. Tsuba is tsukashi and in Kinae style. Tsuba circa 1900. Has some wear and old rust.
Japanese Katana Tsuba. Japanese Katana Tsuba, iron, mid 19th century. Mokko shape, looks Nara school. Has butterfly and flower design, has some gilt left. Some old rust but otherwise in good condition.
Japanese Katana. Japanese Katana, unsigned, looks Shin Shinto period and from the Bizen Yokoyama school judging by the hamon. This is a big sword with a 29.5" length blade. The blade is in untouched condition except for a patch inset on back edge of blade. Mounts in good condition , the laquer on the saya is damaged in places. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Katana. Japanese Katana, a high grade Showa-to arsenal blade (no stamps). Is signed Ishido Teru Hide, who worked out of Tokyo. He is listed working meiji into showa period. The blade is 24" in length. Has a gunome midare hamon. Has officer's rank knot. Overall condition good , has been over polished by original owner of some 70 years. U.K SALES ONLY.
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. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Katana. Japanese Katana in Shira Saya. Has N.B.T.H.K Papers. Signed Suke Sada, dating between 1580's to 1650's. A name used by smiths in the Osafune village. The hamon based on suguha with very fine nie crystals. The blade has utsuri classic Bizen work. Blade is 25" in length and in polish. The sword is rated Hozon, worthy of preservation. A fine sword, with Japanese papers. U.K SALES ONLY.
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. U.K SALES ONLY.
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. U.K SALES ONLY.
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. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Kodjuka. A Japanese Kodjuka, a late 20th century copy of an early style. The style looks 17th century. Soft metal with decoration.
Japanese Kodjuka. Japanese Kodjuka in soft metal with a dragon in waves design. There is still some gilt on the design. Handle is misshapen due to being mounted on a sword for a long period. Otherwise in reasonable condition for its age.
Japanese Kodjuka. Japanese Kodjuka in soft metal. An unusual subject, Chinese signs of the zodiac. Misshapen with use and has small split in the end. Reasonable condition for its age.
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 Kodjuka. Japanese Kodjuka circa 19th century. Has a gold horse with a nanako background. Has one small patch of wear on back otherwise in good condition.
Japanese Made on Campaign Sword. Japanese made on campaign sword, this was used by collaborating forces in Japanese occupied countries. This example was used in Burma. Blade is a fine local Dha made by a local smith. Has military style mounts, also locally made. This was carried by troops commanded by Japanese officers. A very fine example. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Menuki. A pair of Japanese Menuki. Late 19th century period. Katana size. The design is two Shishi dogs on stands. In good condition.
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. A collection of three Japanese Menuki. Small sized and in good condition. Late 19th century period. Collection has been sewn on card and not removed.
Japanese N.C.O's Sword. A WW2 Japanese N.C.O'S Sword. This is a type 35 pattern. Is stamped Koshikawa Arsenal pre 1936. Has matching numbers on blade and scabbard, 131304. The blade is in very good condition and has lots of original paint left. A good example. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Naginata. Japanese Naginata cut down to a wakizashi. The work looks Keicho era pre 1600. In excellent polish and in Ho-wood shira saya. Has a couple of old rust holes but overall condition is very good. The blade length is 18.75". U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Officers Sword. Japanese WW2 medium grade Showa-to officers sword. Made in Seki arsenal by Seki Ju Nin Ko-Jima Kane Nori Saku Blade is 26" in length, grooved and in polish. Has civilian mounts to tsuka. Has leather jungle cover. Judging by the quality this was a special order blade, as the smith was of medium to high grade. A fine example. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Shin Gunto Sword. Japanese shin gunto (military) sword. Blade is 23.75" in length. Signed Echizen Ju Tsugu Hiro, possibly first generation circa 1661-73. Also rare inscription of Motte Nan ban (using foreign steel). Overall condition is good. Has a Mon badge on the Kuboto Gane. Also has a leather rank knot. Handle rebound but otherwise in untouched condition. A fine sword. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Sword Fittings. Japanese Kabuto gane and Fuchi, Han-Dachi style with Karakusa vine decoration. Fittings for a military katana (shin gunto). In good condition with dark patina.
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. U.K SALES ONLY.
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. U.K SALES ONLY.
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. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Tanto. Japanese Tanto signed Bishu Osafune Suke Sade. Made circa 1580's. Has nice mounts, Fuchi Kashira is signed Kuchinoe Ju Nara Saku and was part of the Ko-nara school around the Edo period 1650-1750. Kodjuka has no blade. The lacquered saya has a few chips but otherwise in nice condition. Blade in bright polish but has some flaws. Overall a nice tanto. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Tanto. Japanese Meiji (export) Tanto. The blade is old Shinto and is 12.25" in length. This is an unsigned blade, it is in polish but has a few scratches. The mounts are covered in leather and lots of Menuki as well . A nice piece. U.K SALES ONLY.
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 . U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Tsuba's. A Daisho (pair) of Iron Tsuba's. Looks to be from the Edo period, possibly Owari work. Has old rust and nice black patina.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese large Iron Tsuba. Possibly Kaga style, early Edo period. Has a pine needle on water design, some gilt left. Good condition for an old tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Tsuba in a Mokko style. Late 19th century. Has some old pitting but overall patina nice. Would suit a Handachi Wakizashi.
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 Shakudo 19th century Tsuba. Signed Yana Gawa Nao Masa. Wear to high spots, some gilding left, overall condition good. Would fit a Wakizashi.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Tsuba, Wakizashi size. 19th century period. Nice dark patina, some brass inlay left. In reasonable condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Bushu Tsuba, Wakizashi size. Has some age to it, old rust and wear. Looks like it is signed Masa ?. A nice old tsuba.
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 Iron Tsuba. For a Boken, wooden sword. Late Edo period. Has a Yoshiro Zogan brass inlay. Looks Kyo-Shoami school with Rinzu (key pattern). In good condition and a rare piece.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese 19th century Wakizashi Tsuba. Made in a Tachi style. Made of iron. In worn condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese heavy Iron Tsuba. Katana size. Possibly 1800-50 period. Looks Bushu work. Tsuba for a Handachi mount. Good condition for its age.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tsuba in soft metal from the late Meiji period. Styled in a double dragon design. There is some damage to the ends of the dragon tails. This tsuba came off a katana that had been carried in WW2. An unusual tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tsuba in Iron, from the later Edo period. Has a theatre mask motif, has some of its original gold inlay left. Has a nice old black patina.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Tsuba, Wakizashi size. 19th century period. Shows Hotei, God of Plenty, in cave mouth. Has dark patina and has some wear to high spots. An unusual design.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Tsuba. In the Nambam style and octagonal in shape. Has some gilt left. Made circa 1800. An unusual tsuba in nice 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 Tanto Tsuba in Russet Iron. Mokko shape. Has been over cleaned and varnished in the past. Would benefit from repatination.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Tsuba from the Edo period. Has a Shakudo rim. Looks Shoami work copying Jakusi. The tsuba is unsigned. Lots of original gilt left. A good quality tsuba in good condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Katana Tsuba. Made in the Namban style. Made circa 1800-1850. This size was made in Kyoto and Nagasaki. Some of the gilt has worn off but otherwise a nice tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Tsuba, Katana size. Possibly 1580-1600 period ,old iron. Tsukashi ,pierced design, with a pine bark pattern and tapers to the edge. Has a dark patina due to its age.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Armourers Tsuba. Possibly late 18th century. Has hammered rim and dark patina, some old rust.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese large Iron Katana Tsuba. A rounded square shape. Made circa 1750-1800. In nice condition with a dark brown patina.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Bushu Iron oval Tsuba. Circa 1800. Has faint signature, ? Mitsu . Design of fine line piercing. In good condition and has a nice black patina.
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 Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba. From the Shoami school, looks Edo work. Unsigned , in good condition some traces of gold left on tsuba.
Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba, made of cast iron. Circa 1900-1920's. Has a leaf pattern. In nice condition.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi, an old shin shinto unsigned blade. Looks Mino work, has typical hamon of the style. Blade is 22.5" in length. Has gunto leather covered saya. Has an iron plate tsuba, looks Awa school circa 1800. The fuchi kashira looks meiji period work. The blade is in old polish and has some light scratches. A nice sword . U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi circa 1580's -1650. Blade is signed Bishu Osafune Suke Sada. The blade is 19.75" in length and in excellent polish. All mounts are leather covered due to its service during the war, the Kashira is the mount of a Burmese Dha. The chain is period but not Japanese made. A fine example. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi,in the mid to late period Shoshu Den style. The blade is 15.75" in length and has been shortened at some point. Has a suriage tang which is signed on both sides , one side is too faint to read except for a Hiro character and Shoshu Ju on the other side. Has 19th century mounts, a quality saya and is in good polish. A fine sword. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi from the Shinto period. Blade is unsigned and is 14" in length. The blade is in fine polished condition. Has Handachi mounts and tsuba, all 19th century. The saya needs a Kurikata and Ko Gatana knife to complete it. Overall sword is in fine condition and with some restoration would make a fine wakizashi. U.K SALES ONLY.
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.
Japanese WW2 Officers Gunto Tsuba. Japanese WW2 Officers Gunto Tsuba. Not pierced for clip. Has traces of original gilt on tsuba.
Japanese WW2 Officers Gunto Tsuba. Japanese WW2 Officers Gunto Tsuba. Has pierce for safety clip. In original dirty condition.
Japanese WW2 Winter Cap. Japanese WW2 Winter Cap. Used during the occupation of Mancuria , winter use. Issued during the 1930's. Cloth with a wool lining. Has a single star on front and inside on the liner there is the remains of two characters (kanji) ,possibly the owners name. Has wear and tear appropriate to its age and use.
Miniature Khukri. A miniature Khukri with Indian silver mounts. Presented by Ghurka Artillery to W.W.B to J.A.B S.G BESI 1955-57. A good quality piece in fine condition, blade in clean state, has no small knives. An unusual piece. U.K SALES ONLY.
Miniature Khukri. A miniature Khukri in Indian silver mounts. Has presentation inscription, 68 Ghurka F.D Squadron TAN. 1958. Some wear and tear and slight damage to scabbard , but blade clean. Small knives missing. A nice item. U.K SALES ONLY.
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. U.K SALES ONLY.
U.S Army .45 Auto Holster. U.S Army .45 Auto Holster, leather. Date marked 1941 on reverse. Has remains of name scratched on flap. Overall condition good.
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.