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RARE, WW2 Era Japanese Officer's Shin Gunto Katana Sword With Pre 1938 Possible Hand Forged Gendiato Blade, Unknown Smith Signed Tang & Rare To Find ‘Certain Victory’ Patriotic Slogan With Original Green Painted Steel Scabbard & Translation Document. - 15900
This is an excellent original WW2 era Japanese Officers sword and scabbard. The sword's wooden handle has sections of fish skin bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki and lanyard ring. The tang is signed by an unknown smith on one side and has a rare to find patriotic slogan all in Japanese script characters 'Tomo Hissho Shige Saburo Suke Haru’’. The tang signature has been translated by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and a copy of his original hand written translation notes / assessment accompany this sword. In exerts of his notes he describes the sword as ‘Pre 1938 possible Gengiato hand forged, some evidence of hand working, no Arsenal stamps, blade needs polishing to see if Gendai. Looks typical seki (mino) temper line, cannot find any mention of the smith name in any of my reference books, there are a couple of Kanji which have more than one translation. Patriotic slogans are quite rare on swords’. The blade has a cutting edge of 26 ½” length and is clean & sharp. The hamon is well defined. The original green painted metal scabbard has single hanging ring, retains it’s original paint and ornate mounts. The paint finish is rubbed in some areas and the scabbard has a few small dents to be expected with age and service use. The price for this sword worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 15900
£1,195.00

SOLD SOLD (01/02) WW2 Era Japanese Officer's Katana Sword With Pre 1938 Hand Forged Gendiato Blade, Smith Signed Tang 'Noshu Ju Mura Yama Kane Shige Kitau Kore’ With Steel Scabbard & Translation Document. ED 2407 - ED 2407
This is an excellent original WW2 era Japanese Officers sword with Gendiato hand forged blade and scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki and lanyard ring. The tang is smith signed on one side with Japanese script characters 'Noshu Ju Mura Yama Kane Shige Kitau Kore’. The tang signature has been translated by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and a copy of his original hand written translation notes / assessment accompany this sword. In exerts of his notes he describes the sword as ‘Pre 1938 Gengiato hand forged.and references John Slough pages 64 & 65, Rikugunjumei Tosho (Army approved smith) made Medium to High grade Showato / Gendiato in Hawley’s Swordsmiths KAN-2263 Nihonto Meikan No 145’. The blade is sharp. We have had this blade professionally cleaned and it has superb wave hamon. The metal scabbard has single hanging ring, retains it’s original paint and ornate mounts. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2407
£0.00

Early WW2 C1940 Japanese Officer's Shin Gunto Seki Arsenal Katana Sword With Family name ‘Nagata’ & Smith Signed Tang 'Suke Nori’ With Scabbard, Leather Field Combat Cover & Translation Document. Sn 15996 - 15996
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers sword and scabbard with leather field combat cover. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki. The tang is signed on one side with Japanese script characters including Family name ‘Nagata’ & the Sword Smith’s name 'Suke Nori’ together with Seki Arsenal stamp. The tang signature has been translated by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and his original hand written translation notes / assessment accompany this sword. In exerts of his notes he describes the sword as having a cutting edge of 23” for the smaller man. A shin gunto seki arsenal stamp post 1939 C 1940-41 medium – better quality grade showa- to, typical pointed gunome midare hamon metal saya has good leather cover fitted Civilian mounts to Tsuka’. The blade is sharp and the hamon well defined. The metal scabbard has single hanging ring. The scabbard’s original brown leather field combat cover is laced with cord at the throat and has all leather & stitching intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15996
£975.00

AS FOUND, UN-MESSED WITH, WW2 Era Seki Arsenal Japanese Officer's Katana Sword Family Name & Smith Signed Tang ‘Okada’ By ‘Ju Kane Yoshi Saku’ & Scabbard With Leather Field Combat Cover. Sn 15997 - 15997
This is a very good original WW2 Era Japanese Officer's Sword. It has a 26 ¼” undamaged blade which has staining consistent with age. The tang is crisply signed with Japanese script characters of the Sword Smith ‘Ju (living in) Kane Yoshi (smith's name) Saku (made this)’ and Seki Arsenal stamp ( indicates post 1939 manufacture). The tang is also marked with family name ‘Okada’. The fish skin handle with cord binding and floral Menuki is complete and undamaged. Its copper and brass fittings including 2 leather spacers are all present and correct. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover which has 2 press stud fasteners at the throat. The tip of the cover is absent. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15997
£945.00

WW2 1943 Shin Gunto Japanese Officer's Katana Sword With Smith Double Signed Signed Tang 'TAKE HISA’, ‘w’ Arsenal Inspector’s Marks & Steel Scabbard With Brown Leather Field Combat Cover. Sn 15995 - 15995
This is a very good original WW2 Japanese Officers Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings and floral menuki. The tang is signed on both sides with Japanese script identifying the sword smith as 'TAKE HISA’ (see Slough page 169), together with spring 1943 date and unknown small ‘w’ inspection stamps. The hilt is fitted with push button scabbard retaining clip which works correctly. The 26 ¼” blade has staining consistent with age. The cutting edge is sharp. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover which has 2 press stud fasteners at the throat. The front and rear of the leather has perished holes in the lower third section and the tip of the cover is absent. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15995
£975.00

MASSIVE, Early 20th Century Pesh-Kabz Choora / Khyber Afghan Knife / Sword With Polished Horn Scales, Fullered T- Section Blade & Rare To Find Original Scabbard. Sn 15992 - 15992
The Pesh-Kabz or Choora is a type of Perso-Afghan knife (see page 494 of Stone's book 'A Glossary Of Arms & Armour'). The knives were typically used a a thrusting weapon, however their heavy blades also possessed considerable slicing performance, and as such may also be used effectively with slashing or cutting strokes. During the British Colonial rule in India, the British frequently referred to all Afghan blades of this pattern collectively as "Afghan knives" or "Khyber knives", after the Khyber Pass that marked the transition from British India to the nation of Afghanistan. In India, manufacture of the pesh-kabz was centred in the northern city of Bhera, now part of Pakistan. During the First and Second Anglo-Afghan wars, the pesh-kabz was frequently the weapon of choice for finishing off wounded British and colonial troops, as the Afghan tribesmen did not take prisoners except for use as hostages. This is an excellent, massive example of the pesh-kabz / choora form knife made some time in the early 20th Century. It has a heavy 23 ½” single edged blade (29” overall). The blade has fullers and is 2 ¼” wide at its broadest. The blade is clean, sharp and undamaged. It has the correct curved pommel and finger guard. The pommel has a small fixed lanyard lug. The grip frame has thick polished horn scales secured by rivets. The knife is complete with its original rare to find wood lined, leather covered scabbard. The scabbard has hand tooled geometric decoration and a large conical steel chape with ball end. The scabbard has some areas of surface wear consistent with age. The knife fits the open top scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15992
£645.00

AS FOUND Shinto Period C1700 Ancient Blade Mino School Work Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword Period made from Cut Down Katana Blade With Kanji Marked Tang & Lacquered Wood Scabbard. ED 2405 - ED 2405
An original Japanese Wakizashi Sword made for one handed use with ancient blade and scabbard. The sword is as found & un-messed with. It measures 21” overall with a 14 ¼” hand forged ancient blade made during the Shinto period C1700. The blade has wave hamon. The tang has a small kanji which appears to be Mino work. The hilt has copper spacers & polished horn tsuba. The hilt has fish skin covering bound with leather cord which is all present but has become detached in the centre section. The hilt has brass ‘fishermen in boats’ menuki on either side and lacquered wood pommel which is undamaged and secure but does have some chips to the lacquer. The Wakizashi has an undamaged lacquered wood scabbard slotted for short knife which is absent. The includes UK delivery. ED 2405
£675.00

MINT POLISH, WW2 Era Japanese Officer's Showa - To Seki Arsenal Katana Sword With Special Order Fullered Blade, Signed Tang 'Seki Ju Nin Ko – Jima Kane Nori Saku' With Scabbard, Leather Field Combat Cover & Translation Document. Sn 15994 - 15994
This is an excellent original WW2 Japanese Officers sword and scabbard with leather field combat cover. 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. The tang is signed on one side with Japanese script characters including the Sword Smith’s name 'Seki Ju Nin Ko – Jima Kane Nori Saku'. The tang signature has been translated by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and his original hand written translation notes / assessment accompany this sword. In exerts of his notes he references pages 56-57 of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths by John Slough and describes the Smith ‘real name Kojima Taro born 1907 younger Brother of Kane Michi. During WW2 served as a Rikcugun Jumei Tosho. This in my opinion is medium grade Showa- To special order blade in mint polish, full length groove, cutting edge just under 26”. Civilian mounts to Tsuka’. The blade is razor sharp and has well defined 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 15994
£1,495.00

SOLD SOLD (03/02) Japanese Officer’s Seki Arsenal Katana Sword With Double Signed Tang By Sword Smith ‘TAKA MASA’ & Scabbard. Sn 15980: - 15980:24
This is a very good original WW2 Japanese Officers sword with double signed tang. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral Menuki. The pommel is holed for lanyard. The hilt has a push button scabbard retaining catch which works as it should. The tang is double signed with Japanese script characters on both sides with the Sword Smith’s name ‘TAKA MASA’ Seki inspector’s mark , August 1943 date and number ‘362’ (see Fuller & Gregory Oshigata No.72 List No.398 for Smith reference). The cutting edge of the blade is 26” length. The blade is clean and razor sharp. The sword is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard has copper mounts and retains its original green paint finish. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15980:24
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (12/02) Victorian British Police Constabulary Police Cutlass / Hanger & Scabbard. Sn 15980:21 - 15980:21
This is a very good original Victorian Police Hanger & scabbard. It has a 23 ¼” blade with pronounced curve and fullers. The blade has small areas of staining consistent with age but no damage to the cutting edge. It has a sprung retaining clip with press button at the hilt. The blade is fitted with leather hilt washer. Its Shagreen handle is in good order and it has a brass handguard & stepped pommel. The overall length of the cutlass is 29” and it locks firmly into the scabbard. Its black leather scabbard is in nice undamaged condition with brass mounts. The upper mount has brass locket. There are no manufacturer or date marks on the cutlass or scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15980:21
£0.00
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