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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

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

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

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

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

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) WW2 1940 /1941 Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Shin-Gunto Sword With Special Order Blade Smith Signed Tang ‘KANE MICHI (aka Kin Michi Won Special Honour Seat at 1941 Exhibition) With Officer’s Cord Scabbard Leather Field Combat Cov - 14125
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 fittings including floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring fitted with Officers cord. The tang is signed with Japanese script characters including the Sword Smith’s name Kane Michi and 3 Kanji family name and 1940-41 arsenal stamp. Kojima KANE MICHI aka Kin Michi was born July 1902. His real name was Kojima Tokijiro. He was a highly rated Smith who won a Special Honour Seat at the Japanese 1941 Exhibition (see page 46 of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths by John Slough and ref TK-132 Toko Taikan & KAN-1401,1392 Hawleys list). The special order long blade with full length fullers is 25 ¼” length (35 ¼” overall). The blade is razor sharp, clean with original polish and has well defined wave hamon. The sword is carried in its wood scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover laced with cord at the throat. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14125
£0.00

*RESERVED*UNTIL 300517*RESERVED*Japanese Officer’s Wakizashi Short Sword With 1843 Dated Double Signed Tang ‘ICHI BISHU OSAFUNE JU YOKO YAMA KAGA FUJIWARA SUKENAGA SHODAI’, Wave Hamon & Scabbard With Leather Field Cover & Translation Docs - ED 2163
This is a rare, excellent quality WW2 Japanese Officer’s Wakizashi Short Sword with old family blade by a high grade sword smith. The Wakizashi is 29” overall length and the clean razor sharp blade with excellent polish & wave hamon is 21” length. The blade has recently been professionally polished. In the accompanying documentation the blade is described as: ‘The blade is by the 1st Generation (Shodai) made in 1843. For a blade by the same maker see British Museum catalogue page 72 plate 51 Wakizashi dated 1850. Grain is very tight Ko-Itame so small difficult to see. Very extravagant hamon of Choji with Ashi in bright nidi boshi (point) is midare Komi, 3 swords in British museum collection isbn 0714124192’ see Nihon to Koja translation by H.A.F.U. Watson Page number 101 for reference. The tang is crisply signed on both sides ‘ICHI BISHU OSAFUNE JU YOKO YAMA KAGA FUJIWARA SUKENAGA SHODAI’ together with Chrysanthenum, Tenpo ju san or 13th year of Tenpo and February 1843 date. In the accompanying documentation the smith is described as: ‘Working 183-1850 died June 1853 age 57 the best smith in the bizen yokoyama group in shinshinto period’. The fittings are standard WW2 and it was common for Japanese Officer’s to use a family blade and re-fit for WW2 use. It has a fish skin bound handle, floral menuki, cord binding and lanyard ring. The wood scabbard has a single hanging ring and is fitted with original brown leather field cover. All leather and stitching of the cover are intact. The accompanying paperwork also has black and white images of the signatures and dates on the tang with translations. The price for this scarce Japanese piece with well documented old blade includes UK delivery. ED 2163
£2,900.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** MATCHING NUMBERS, Original, WW2 Japanese NCO's Type 95 Katana With Suya (Harp) & Tokyo Kokura Arsenal Marks & Scabbard. Sn 14108 - 14108
This is an original WW2 Japanese NCO's Katana and scabbard. The sword has the typical brown painted aluminium cast handle with lanyard ring and fully functioning scabbard retaining clip. The handle retains some of its original paint. Its fullered, 27 ½” blade is crisply stamped '18947' and with inspection mark. The hilt is stamped with 1929-45 Kokura Arsenal marks and Suya (harp) mark (see page 185 of Swords Of Imperial Japan by Dawson) together with inspection mark. It is complete with its original scabbard which has a single hanging ring. The scabbard is original and retains its original green paint. The scabbard’s finish has small areas of wear consistent with age and service use. The throat of the scabbard is stamped with matching number. This piece is clearly a bring back, surrendered or recovered from the battlefield. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14108
£0.00

WW1 British Royal Artillery Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade By Boyton & Son Clerkenwell London & Leather Covered Wood Scabbard. ED 2162 - ED 2162
An original Royal Artillery Officer’s sword & Scabbard. It has a heavy 35” blade with fullers and measures 41 ¾” overall. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is intact and tight and steel voided bar knuckle guard. It has a brass hilt with stippled back strap and stepped pommel with ball top. The blade is etched on both sides with foliate panels. One side is etched with Royal Artillery Cannon with banners and motto below Kings Crown and the reverse with King’s Crown and Royal Cypher. The ricasso is marked on one side by the maker ‘G.Boyton & Son Clerkenwell EC (London)’ and the reverse with ordnance star and inlaid roundel. The blade has staining consistent with age. The wood scabbard has a brass throat mount and is tightly bound with brown leather. The scabbard has a leather belt / frog strap with eyelet near to the throat. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2162
£595.00

Post 1952 QE II British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade By Wilkinson Sword, Bullion Cord, Portepee and Scabbard. ED 2161 - ED 2161
This is an original British Royal Navy Officer’s Sword and Scabbard. The Sword made post 1952 has a clean steel single edged straight blade which is 31” in length with central fuller (37” overall). The blade is crisply etched with Naval fouled anchor & foliate panels on both sides together with ‘Crown E II R’ (Queen Elizabeth II Regina). The riccaso is marked on one side by the manufacturer Wilkinson Sword, England with crossed swords legend and Royal appointment and the reverse has the ordnance acceptance proof star. It has a gilt brass lions head with mane pommel and grip strap & full knuckle guard with the Royal Navy Queen’s Crown and fouled anchor motif. One side of the guard has a small hinged folding langet which, when folded flat fastens to a pin on the throat mount of its scabbard and holds the sword securely in place. The sword’s fish skin grip with bullion wire binding is undamaged. Attached to the guard is its twisted bullion cord and portepee. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard which has gilt brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2161
£675.00
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