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SOLD SOLD , ANCIENT BLADE (Early 1700’s) Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword With Double Signed Tang ‘NIHON KAJI SOSHU IGA KAMI FUJIWARA (KIN MICHI cut off)’, Gold Fittings, Wave Hamon & Scabbard With Kodzuka Short Knife & Translation Docs. Sn 14031 / 14200 - 14031 / 14200
This is a rare, excellent quality WW2 Japanese Officer’s Wakizashi Short Sword with ancient blade by a high grade sword smith. The Wakizashi is 25” overall length and the clean razor sharp blade with excellent polish & wave hamon is 17 ½” length. In the accompanying documentation the blade is described as: ‘Hamon in midare with flat topped gunome streams of nie crystals merging into clouds of nioi with a long yakidashi down into Hamachi all typical features of the Mishina school founded in 1593 by 1st generation Kane (aka Kin) Michi’. The tang is crisply signed on both sides ‘‘NIHON KAJI SOSHU IGA KAMI FUJIWARA (KIN MICHI cut off)’’ denoting the blade being made after 1721 when the smith changed his signature characters. It also has crisp Chrysanthenum. In the accompanying documentation the smith is described as: ‘Master Swordsmith 10 generations of this line of smiths, see Markus Sesko page 360 for reference’ .The fittings are described as ‘19th century fittings, tsuba shakudo & gold mino/goto school type, flowers and birds, mokko shape with gold border and shakudo with nanako dots background. Fuchi kashira are plain shakudo with gold flowers, Kodzuka matches Menucki which are long tailed Ho-Ho birds in shakudo & gold. The blade on the Kodzuka is a replacement’. The lacquered wood scabbard is undamaged with original finish. The accompanying paperwork also has black and white images and description of the signatures and marks on the tang with translations. The price for rare Japanese piece with well documented ancient blade includes UK delivery. Sn 14031 / 14200
£0.00

AS FOUND & UNMESSED WITH OLD FAMILY BLADE, WW2 Japanese Officer's Sword With Officers Cord, Tasselled Knot & Scabbard. Sn 14116 - 14116
This is an excellent, original WW2 Japanese Officers sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass military fittings including floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The hilt is fitted with its fully functioning push button scabbard retaining clip. The 25 ½” blade is obviously an old family piece having the quality and form of a quality old blade with full length fullers. It was common practice for Japanese Officers to re-fit family blades for WW2 use. The sword is as found and unmessed with and the blade is coated with wax which has protected it through the ages. The blade is sharp with no nicks or damage. The tang is unsigned. The hilt is fitted with original brown and green Officer’s cord with tasselled knot. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings, original paint and a single hanging ring. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14116
£895.00

WW2 Japanese Officer's Shin-Gunto Seki Arsenal Katana With Murato Oil Tempered Blade, Signed & 1943 Dated Tang 'KIYO KANE ', Original Officer’s Cord With Tassels & Scabbard. Sn 14107 - 14107
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers Shi-Gunto Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord . It has its original copper and brass fittings including a pierced tsuba and floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring fitted with original Japanese Officer’s brown and green cord with tasselled ends. The tang is signed on both sides by the smith with Japanese script 'KIYO KANE ' (His real name was Tsutsui Seiichi and he was born in 1907. His family were swordsmiths of the Okazaki clan since the 1st generation. He was a student of Kurihara Akihide and served as Rikugun Jumei Tosho during WW2. He made high grade Gendiato and was awarded 3rd seat at the 1941 exhibition. For reference see page 84 of Slough’s Modern Japanese Swordsmiths and KIY-113,112 list numbers in Hawley’s Japanese Sword smiths. It also has a small Seki Arsenal mark and March 1943 date (all illustrated). The hilt is fitted with its fully functioning push button scabbard retaining clip. The 27” murato oil tempered blade has just staining consistent with age and a few very small nicks to the cutting edge only visible on close inspection. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard is undamaged with no dents and retains its original paint. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14107
£1,100.00

WW2 Japanese Officer's Showa-To Seki Arsenal Katana With Smith Signed Tang 'KANE AKI ', Original Officer’s Cord With Tassel & Scabbard. Sn 14115 - 14115
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers Showa-To Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including a pierced tsuba and floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring fitted with original Japanese Officer’s brown and green cord with tasselled end (one of the2 tassels is absent). The tang is signed by the smith with Japanese script 'KANE AKI ' (His real name was Kuriyama Kagijiro and he was born in 1888. He was a student of Watanabe Kanenaga and served as Rikugun Jumei Tosho during WW2). He made medium to high grade Gendiato and was awarded 2nd seat at the 1941 exhibition. For reference see page 37 & 38 of Slough’s Modern Japanese Swordsmiths, NMK-125 listing in Nihonto Meikan and KAN-614,621, 641, 642 list numbers in Hawley’s Japanese Swordsmiths. It also has a small Seki Arsenal mark (all illustrated). The hilt is fitted with push button scabbard retaining clip. The 26” blade has just staining consistent with age. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard retains its original paint which has some surface wear consistent with age and service use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14115
£975.00

MATCHING REGIMENT MARKS, 1879 Dated Imperial German Erfurt Arsenal M1871 Sword Bayonet for the Model 1871/84 Mauser Rifles By ‘GEBR Weyersberg Solingen’ & Scabbard Regiment Marked ’56.R.E.2.103.’ BAYO 306 - BAYO 306
An original Imperial German M1871 bayonet for the 1871/84 Mauser Rifles and scabbard with matching Regiment marks (see pages 113 to 116 & item 245 of The Bayonet Book by John Watts and Peter White). The bayonet has brass grips, smooth on one side and grooved on the other. The hilt has a push button release which operates smoothly. The cross guard with muzzle ring & quillon is stamped with Regimental markings Marked ’56.R.E.2.103.’ It is stamped at the ricasso with manufacturer detail ‘GEBR Weyersberg Solingen and the reverse with Erfurt arsenal mark. The back of the blade has the Imperial ‘Crown above W’ mark and ‘79’ date stamp (1879). The single edged blade measures 18 ½”. The blade has light staining consistent with age but no damage. The correct scabbard is leather and has a brass throat mount with frog bar and brass chape. The throat mount has matching Regiment mark together with other struck out marks. The throat mount and chape both have small Imperial inspection marks. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 306
£495.00

RARE, Nazi German Fireman’s (Faschinenmesser) Short Model Saw Back Dress Bayonet By Puma Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 14141 - 14141
This is an original and rare Nazi Fireman's saw back dress bayonet and scabbard. The basic design is taken from the standard military dress bayonet but is without the rifle mortise and stud button and has a saw back (see 'German Clamshells' book page 129 by Gary L. Walker and R. J. Weinand). The cross guard is lengthened to give a re curve appearance. This is the short version with clean polished 7 ¾” blade with fullers and top 4 ¾” saw back section. The blade is crisply marked by the maker ‘Puma Solingen’. It has undamaged chequered grips secured with two rivets. The hilt and cross guard are chrome plated. The chrome plating has some small areas of wear. It comes with the correct scabbard which is free of dents. The scabbard retains its original black paint finish and has the correct fixed frog bar. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14141
£395.00

Model 1860 Imperial Prussian Infantry Brass Handled Short Sword Sidearm & Scabbard Both With Regiment Marks. ED 2164 - ED 2164
This is an excellent, original, Model 1860 Imperial Prussian Infantry short sword side arm (see page 196 of World Swords by Withers). It has a heavy 17 ¼” curved single edged steel blade and measures 22 ¾” overall. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the blade but the back of the blade has a small indistinct inspection mark (illustrated). It has a rugged brass handle with correct grooved panel on one side to assist grip. The hilt incorporates a cast birds head pommel and returning curve cross guard with rounded ends. The cross guard is Regiment marked ‘7.R.H.65’. The Sword is complete with correct, original leather scabbard with brass throat mount which has a fixed frog bar and brass chape with ball end. The throat mount is Regiment marked ‘2.R.A.5.27’. Both the throat mount and chape have small Imperial inspection marks. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this Imperial sidearm, rare to find with scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2164
£475.00

Original WW1 Period Spelter Figure Of A WW1 Imperial German Infantryman In Battle Pose, Throwing A Stick Grenade. Sn 14143 - 14143
This is an excellent original 10 ¼” Tall (overall) beautifully detailed, Bronzed Spelter Figure Of A WW1 Imperial German Infantryman In Battle Pose, Throwing A Grenade. The cast figure is well modelled wearing WW1 battle dress and WW1 Coal Scuttle helmet. The Soldier is also armed with other stick grenades and carrying equipment including bayonet frog, gas mask and haversack. The figure is mounted on a 5”x5” square cast plinth. The base of the plinth is covered in green baize. There are no visible date or makers marks on this piece. Price for this dramatic, unusual piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14143
£295.00

MINT BORE, ZULU WAR ERA 1875 British WD BSA & M Co Martini Henry .577x 450 MK I Converted To MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle (No Nepalese Marks). Sn 14147 - 14147
This is an excellent Zulu War Era 1875 dated, Martini Henry .577x 450, MK I converted to MK II, Short Lever Service Rifle. It has all original woodwork in very good condition which has a clear WD Enfield roundel stamp impressed into the shoulder stock. The metal work is undamaged, has Victorian WD ordnance/ proof marks and has excellent finish throughout. The right side plate is stamped ‘Crown 'VR' (Victoria Regina) BSA & M Co (Birmingham Small Arms & Machine Company) and dated '1875'. It also has the correct MK I, Conversion to MK II designation stamp. The rifled bore is near mint, clean with crisp rifling and the weapon strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. It is complete with original steel cleaning rod, sling swivels & bayonet lug. It has smooth steel butt plate and MK 1 grooved trigger. It has flip up ladder sight and block & blade fore sight. The weapon has no Nepalese marks indicating British only service. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14147
£1,200.00

MINT RIFLED BORE, Victorian 1873 British Enfield Tower Snider .577 Calibre Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 14144 - 14144
This is an original British .577 Snider Patent Cavalry Carbine. The Snider action was introduced to British service in 1866 and muzzle loading Enfield Carbines were converted to allow the use of the .577 calibre brass cartridge. They remained in use until the Martini Henry was introduced. This Snider cavalry carbine has a 19” round steel barrel with a near mint bore, clean with crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. It has a brass butt plate and trigger guard with extended tang, steel saddle bar and ring. The wood is all original. The action plate is marked ’Tower’ (Enfield) together with ‘1873’ date & crisp Victorian Crown. The breech and barrel have proof inspection marks together with ‘ZE 202’. The breech cover is marked ‘Sniders Patent’. The action is strong and works as it should. It has a block & blade foresight and adjustable rear ladder sight. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this weapon in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. Sn 14144
£975.00

C1866 Victorian British Army In India Bengal Light Horse Enfield .650 Smooth Bore, Percussion Cavalry Carbine With Saddle Bar, Ring & Correct Unusual Brass & Wood Butt Configuration. Sn 14162 - 14162
Enfield Pattern 1853 cavalry carbines were used by the British army In India. By 1866 the stock of Tower P 53’s became diminished and conditions in India called for another issue of smooth bore carbines resulting in production of the ‘Bengal Light Cavalry Carbine’. Enfield and the trade made these carbines. The carbines were generally of superior quality to the P 53’s. There are 2 distinctive features in the construction of the Bengal carbine. The first is the use of the rounded Baddeley rear barrel band and the second, the 2 piece butt plate with centre wood section with cross hatched grooves. This is an original British Army In India Enfield Bengal Light Cavalry Carbine in very good condition. It has all original walnut stock and even patina to the metal work. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the lock plate is crisply stamped Crown VR (Victoria Regina) & 'Enfield’ together with inspection mark. Its 21" barrel (37” overall) has a smooth bore which has just light staining consistent with age. The top of the barrel is stamped with Victorian proof/inspection marks. It has a fixed rear sight and block & blade fore sight. It has an under barrel captive swivel steel ramrod. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard & correct unusual butt configuration (brass edge caps with central wood panel (the cross hatching is worn / not visible), illustrated). It is complete with correct steel saddle bar & ring. The stock is impressed with numerous numbers (illustrated). It cocks & dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14162
£495.00

C1866 Victorian British Army In India Bengal Light Horse Enfield .650 Smooth Bore, Percussion Cavalry Carbine With 1858 Dated Action, Saddle Bar, Ring, Inlaid Stock Disc ‘J.Fort’ (Most Likely A Cavalry Station Designation) & Correct Brass & Wood Butt - 14161
Enfield Pattern 1853 cavalry carbines were used by the British army In India. By 1866 the stock of Tower P 53’s became diminished and conditions in India called for another issue of smooth bore carbines resulting in production of the ‘Bengal Light Horse Carbine’ some re-using P53 actions. Enfield and the trade made these carbines. The carbines were generally of superior quality to the P 53’s. There are 2 distinctive features in the construction of the Bengal Light Horse carbine. The first is the use of the rounded Baddeley rear barrel band and the second, the 2 piece butt plate with centre wood section with cross hatched grooves. This is an original British Army In India Enfield Bengal Light Horse Cavalry Carbine in excellent condition. It has all original walnut stock and original finish to the metal work. It has a heavy military percussion hammer and the lock plate is crisply stamped Crown VR (Victoria Regina) & 'Enfield’ together with inspection mark and 1858 date indicating that this Bengal was built re-using the action of a P 53. Its 21" barrel (37” overall) has a smooth bore which has staining consistent with age. The top of the barrel is stamped with Victorian proof/inspection marks. It has a fixed rear sight and block & blade fore sight. It has an under barrel captive swivel steel ramrod. The carbine also has brass fore end block, trigger guard & correct unusual butt configuration (brass edge caps with central cross hatch chequered wood panel). It is complete with correct steel saddle bar & ring. The stock is inlaid with brass disc stamped ‘J.Fort’ (most likely a Cavalry Station or armoury designation) and weapon number ‘230’. There is also an impressed Enfield roundel. It cocks & dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 14161
£645.00
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