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19th Century Japanese Otanto (Large Tanto) By Kane Nori With Signed Tang, Export Mounts Tsukashi Tsuba C1850 & Scabbard With Kozuka Short Knife. ED 2436 - ED 2436
This is an original 19th century Japanese Otanto. The 11 ¾” long blade has staining consistent with age and just a few small nicks to the cutting edge only visible on close inspection. It measures 18 ¾” overall length. The Tang is signed on one side with Japanese script characters Sword Smith’s name 'Kane Nori' (translated by UK expert Bill Tagg who describes the blade as appearing to be Mino (seki) work. Pages 56-58 of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths by John Slough describes and illustrates signatures of Smith’s using the name Kane Nori).Its handle has Shagreen and leather binding. Bill Tagg describes the mounts as ‘Export’ & ‘Tsukashi Tsuba C1850’ The weapon is complete with its lacquered wood scabbard which has a metal end cap. The scabbard is undamaged and the throat has insets which hold a small kozuka knife with 4 ¼” steel blade, copper handle with samurai warrior form decoration on both sides. The blade has staining consistent with age and has a Japanese script character on one side. The price includes UK delivery. 19th Century Japanese Otanto (Large Tanto) By Kane Nori With Signed Tang, Export Mounts Tsukashi Tsuba C1850 & Scabbard With Kozuka Short Knife. ED 2436 This is an original 19th century Japanese Otanto. The 11 ¾” long blade has staining consistent with age and just a few small nicks to the cutting edge only visible on close inspection. It measures 18 ¾” overall length. The Tang is signed on one side with Japanese script characters Sword Smith’s name 'Kane Nori' (translated by UK expert Bill Tagg who describes the blade as appearing to be Mino (seki) work. Pages 56-58 of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths by John Slough describes and illustrates signatures of Smith’s using the name Kane Nori).Its handle has Shagreen and leather binding. Bill Tagg describes the mounts as ‘Export’ & ‘Tsukashi Tsuba C1850’. The weapon is complete with its lacquered wood scabbard which has a metal end cap. The scabbard is undamaged and the throat has insets which hold a small kozuka knife with 4 ¼” steel blade, copper handle with samurai warrior form decoration on both sides. The blade has staining consistent with age and has a Japanese script character on one side. A small handwritten label with Bill Tagg's notes accompany this item. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2436
£595.00

SOLD SOLD (13/06) MINT, Original WW2 Japanese Kamikaze & Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Seppuku Suicide Dirk With Fullered Blade, Wrist Cord, Shirasaya Rose Wood Scabbard & Later Cloth Bag. Sn 16338 - 16338
The WW2 Japanese Kamikaze (divine wind) special attack corps was formed from volunteer pilots who crashed their aircraft or 'Okhas' (piloted bombs) into enemy shipping. Kaiten (Japanese Navy One man Submarines were also used for this purpose). A Kamikaze or Kaiten pilot could if he wished carry a small Aikuchi (dagger without guard) with which to cut his own jugular or stab himself in the last moments before hitting his target. This is a near mint, original Japanese Kamikaze / Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Seppuku Suicide Dirk & Scabbard, This Dirk has the correct Rosewood handle without guard. It has a superb 6 ¼” single edged blade with fullers and original polish. The tang is unsigned. It measures 9 ¾” overall. The handle is Rosewood and has a polished bone ferrule, peg and pommel cap. The hilt is holed for lanyard and fitted with thin rope wrist cord. Its original rosewood scabbard is clean, undamaged and has a polished bone throat mount and chape. The knife comes with a later colourful cloth bag with foliate printed decoration and draw string. The price for this rare, sought after Japanese Kamikaze piece includes UK delivery. Sn 16338
£0.00

SOLD SOLD WW2 Australian WD Whittingslowe Engineering Wood Hilt Fighting Knife & Kangaroo Leather Scabbard. ED 2427 - ED 2427
William Thomas Whittingslowe was born in Wales in 1888 & arrived in Australia in 1912. He set up an Engineering firm specialising in ironworking & knife manufacturer. During WW2 he produced commando & other fighting knives for the Australian Government. This is one of his WW2 fighting knives made for the Australian WD. The 6” spear point blade is sharp and has just staining consistent with age. The blade is marked on one side with Whittingslowe Engineering’s combined ‘WE’ mark. Its original, undamaged, slab wood scales are secured by 3 rivets. Its cross guard has a poorly stamped Broad Arrow mark. The original Kangaroo skin leather scabbard has a retaing strap with press stud fastener and a wire belt bar. The riveted and stitched scabbard is clean and intact (see page 174 in 'The British and Commonwealth Military Knives' book by Ron Flook. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2427
£0.00

RARE, WW2 Japanese ‘Last Ditch Emergency Measures' 1883 Pattern Naval Officer's Dirk With Bakelite Mounts & Scabbard. ED 2425 - ED 2425
This is an original Model 1883 Pattern Japanese Naval Officer's Dirk & Scabbard. These dirks were worn by all commissioned Officers. Late examples made towards the end of WW2 when resources were running low for the Japanese Empire, had simulated sharkskin grips made from bakelite or composite material and celluloid finger guards (see pages 70-73 of Military Swords Of Japan By Fuller & Gregory). This original emergency measures example has Bakelite mounts, round finger guard and celluloid simulated sharkskin hilt. The grip Emperor's family Chrysanthemum insignia, or 'Mon' devices. It has an 8 ¼” single edged blade & measures 12 ½” overall. The hilt is slotted for push button retaining clip which is mounted on its scabbard. The scabbard has embossed bakelite mounts and is covered with brown leather. The upper mount of the scabbard has 2 hanging rings. The price for this rare to find Japanese Naval piece includes UK delivery. ED 2425
£395.00

WW2 1941 British WD V.A.D (Vickers Armstong Development) Ghurka Kukri & Scabbard. Sn 16276 - 16276
This is an original WW2 dated British made WD Ghurka Military Kukri. It has a 13 ½” single edged Kukri blade & measures 17 ½” overall. The wood handle with raised central band is secured by two large brass rivets and it has a steel pommel plate. The blade is stamped 'V.A.D’ (Vickers Armstrong Development) together with WD arrow and ‘1941’ date. It comes with its original leather covered wood scabbard which has a small brass chape. The scabbard is undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16276
£495.00

MINT, WW2 Era Swiss Army Non Commissioned Officer’s Model 1943 (M43) Dagger By Elsener Schwyz, Victoria With Rare NCO’s Cord, Portepee & Scabbard With Hanger. Sn 16133:1 - 16133:1
This is near mint, original, WW2 era Swiss Army NCO's M43 Dagger. It has a clean 8 ¼” double edged dagger blade with medial ridge and measures 13 ¼” overall. The blade is crisply stamped by the manufacturer Elsener Schwyz, Victoria. The reverse is numbered ‘187767’. It has a nickel-plated cross guard and pommel & undamaged hardwood scales secured by nickel plated screw bolts. The hilt is fitted with an original, clean, undamaged rae to find NCO’s red & white cord and red & white wool portepee. Its original black painted metal scabbard is in similar near mint condition and has a fixed belt bar fitted with leather tab belt hanger which has a nickel plated sprung hanging clip. The rear of the scabbard is stamped ‘S’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16133:1
£325.00

Ancient Hand Forged Blade (Early 17th Century) Japanese Tanto By Kane Kage With Smith Signed Tang & Scabbard With Ancient Blade (Pre 1600) Ko-Gatana Side Knife With Smith Signed Hand Forged Blade By Ise Nokami Yoshi Sada Saku . ED 2411 - ED 2411
This is a quality Japanese Tanto with an ancient early 17th Century blade. The cutting edge of the blade measures 11” length and has well defined tempered hamon line, suguha with nie crystals along edge (some small grain opening with age, hada looks itame, in mint condition. There are no nicks or damage to the cutting edge. It measures 17 ¼” overall length. The Tang is signed on one side by the sword smith ‘Kane Kage’ ( (quite a big school of smiths working from 1st generation through to the early 17th century). Its handle has Shagreen and cord binding covering brass menuki. The hilt ferrule and C1800 iron tsuba have gold inlay decoration. The weapon is complete with its attractive wood scabbard with polished fish skin covering. The scabbard is undamaged and fitted with brown cord. The throat has an inset which holds a small Ko-Gatana side knife with 4 ¾” ancient steel blade, soft metal handle decorated with village scene. The blade is smith signed ‘Ise Nokami Yoshi Sada Saku’ (pre 1600 Mino Den school). The price for this quality Japanese piece with ancient blades worthy of further research includes UK delivery. ED 2411
£1,675.00

1874 Dated Johan Engström Eskilstuna Sweden Curly Birch Barrel Knife With Concealed Folding Steel Blade. Sn 15908:5 - 15908:5
One of the most successful Swedish Eskilstuna cutlers was Johan Engström (1846 – 1915). Before setting up his factory in 1874 (Fabriksaktiebolaget Johan Engström), Johan had worked with cutlers and studied knife production in both Sheffield (G. Westerholm & Son) and Solingen. In his early years, Johan mainly produced razors and daggers. Johan added barrel knives to his production line in the 1870’s. The company produced high-quality barrel knives and received international recognition at shows in Sweden, France, U.S.A., and Canada. At one time the well-known US importer Edward Zinn ordered 3000 dozen barrel knives from the Engström company. Johan died in 1915 which marks the end of the Engström company. The knives used for hunting and fishing have an ingenious mechanism. The folding 4” drop point steel blade with brass scales sits inside the barrel shaped Curly Birch wood handle. The blade is released by depression of a ribbed steel lever at the butt of the handle. The folded blade can then be withdrawn from the handle, opened and then pushed back in and through the hilt until it locks in place. The knife measures 9 ¾” overall length when assembled for use. Our example is in excellent condition for its age. The wood handle is has some knocks consistent with age but no cracks or holes. The steel ferrule and butt cap with locking catch and lanyard ring lug are undamaged and function as they should. The blade’s brass scales are undamaged. One scale is crisply dated 1874 together with ‘arrow JE’ trademark of Johan Engström. The blade has just staining and light pitting to be expected. The blade is marked ‘JOH ENGSTROM ESKILSTUNA’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15908:5
£475.00

C1870’s Johan Engström Eskilstuna Sweden Curly Birch Barrel Knife With Concealed Folding Steel Blade. Sn 15908:4 - 15908:4
One of the most successful Swedish Eskilstuna cutlers was Johan Engström (1846 – 1915). Before setting up his factory in 1874 (Fabriksaktiebolaget Johan Engström), Johan had worked with cutlers and studied knife production in both Sheffield (G. Westerholm & Son) and Solingen. In his early years, Johan mainly produced razors and daggers. Johan added barrel knives to his production line in the 1870’s. The company produced high-quality barrel knives and received international recognition at shows in Sweden, France, U.S.A., and Canada. At one time the well-known US importer Edward Zinn ordered 3000 dozen barrel knives from the Engström company. Johan died in 1915 which marks the end of the Engström company. The knives used for hunting and fishing have an ingenious mechanism. The folding 4” drop point steel blade with brass scales sits inside the barrel shaped Curly Birch wood handle. The blade is released by depression of a ribbed steel lever at the butt of the handle. The folded blade can then be withdrawn from the handle, opened and then pushed back in and through the hilt until it locks in place. The knife measures 9 ¾” overall length when assembled for use. Made C1870’s by Engstrom our example is in excellent condition for its age. The wood handle is undamaged . The steel ferrule and butt cap with locking catch and lanyard ring are undamaged and function as they should. The blade’s brass scales are undamaged and the blade has just staining and light pitting to be expected. The blade is marked ‘JOH ENGSTROM ESKILSTUNA’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15908:4
£425.00

C1970’s A/S Helle Fabrikker Norway Hunting / Fishing Knife With 18/8+ High Carbon Steel Blade & Ornate Open Top German Silver Scabbard. Sn 15908:3 - 15908:3
A/S Helle Fabrikker was established in the early 1930’s in response to hard times and the depression. The unemployed Brothers Steinar and Sigmund Helle started making farming tools and other implements in the forge of their Father’s farm. In 1932 they started making small sheath-knives which quickly became popular locally. Thus, the foundations of an important business in a typically Western-Norwegian rural area were laid. Cutlery became their main product in the 1940’s and since the mid 1970’s, to date the company has produced quality sports knives and forged knives for silver cutlery. This Hunting / Fishing knife was made C1970’s by A/S Helle. It has a sharp, clean 4 ¼” polished steel drop point blade. The blade is marked by the manufacturer ‘18/8+ High Carbon Edge A/S Helle Fabrikker Norway’ . The knife has an undamaged solid bulbous wood handle. The hilt has a German silver ferrule and flat pommel cap. The knife comes with its original open top, German silver scabbard which has an ornate embossed foliate panel on the front aspect. The rear has a ridged seam and is marked near to the throat ‘EIK Norway’ and there are remnants of an adhesive label which can be seen in image 2. The throat mount has an integral black leather belt loop. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15908:3
£245.00
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