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Original Polish HIGH GRADE, WW2 Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Showa-To Shin-Gunto Sword Signed Tang ‘KOJIMA KUNI FUSA (Sword Smith Working In Seki Mino Province, Real Name Kojima Yuzo) With Rare Military Iron Tsuba & Scabbard With Field Combat Cover - 13711
This is an original condition as found, original WW2 Japanese Officers Shin-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. Unusually it is also fitted with a rare Iron military tsuba which are usually made of brass. The tang is signed on one side with Japanese script characters ‘KOJIMA KUNI FUSA’ a Sword Smith Working In Seki Mino Province whose real name was Kojima Yuzo. Yuzo was born 23rd June 1914 & worked as a Gunto Sword Smith (see Markus Sessko page number 412). The tang also has Showa-To Seki Arsenal stamp. The blade is 26 ½” length, has its original polish and has well defined hamon. The blade is razor sharp. The sword is carried in its wood 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 cover has some areas of service wear consistent with age and use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13711
£1,275.00

SOLD LAY-AWAY SOLD SOHIGHLY RATED MAKER, UNTOUCHED, WW2 Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Shin-Gunto Sword Double Signed Tang ‘KANE MICHI SAKU’ (Won Special Honour Seat at 1941 Exhibition), original polish to blade & a Scabbard With Leather .Sn 13709 - 13709
This is an untouched, as found, original WW2 Japanese Officers Shin-Gunto 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. The tang is marked on both sides with Japanese script characters including the Sword Smith’s name and Showa-To stamp ‘KANE MICHI SAKU’ (A highly rated Smith who won a Special Honour Seat at the Japanese 1941 Exhibition). The habaki has contemporary hand tooled naïve initials possibly the original owners. The special order long blade is 27 ½” length. The blade retains its original polish, is razor sharp 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 which has 2 press stud fasteners at the throat. The cover has some areas of service wear consistent with age and use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13709
£0.00

WW2 Japanese Naval Officer's Kai-Gunto Sword With Naval ‘Sun Ray’ Tsuba , Signed Tang ‘Mihara Yoshiteru’ (Mihara- City Founded in 1936 in Hiroshima Prefecture) & Lacquered Wood Scabbard With Brass Naval Mounts. Sn 13688 - 13688
This is an excellent, original WW2 Japanese Naval Officers Kai-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fully bound Tsuka with gided copper Naval fuchi-kashira & 3 cherry blossom menuki each stippled & moulded/chiselled in high relief. The outer bottom of the fuchi (collar) has 3 characters stamped in it & the corresponding base of the handle has 2 on each side. It has oval blued flat tsuba with “& 30” stamped on one side. The 4 small seppa & the 2 large seppa have “& 30” stamped into their rear. It has silvered copper habaki and it has a brown cloth tassel loop. It has Naval ‘Sun Ray’ design on 2 of the hilt fittings. The tang is crisply marked on one side with 4 Japanese script characters ‘Mihara Yoshiteru’ (Mihara is a City founded in 1936 in Hiroshima Prefecture). On the same side is a small indistinct arsenal stamp of a Japanese character where the tang becomes the blade. The 26” oil quenched blade is excellent with original polish and typical ‘Wave’ hamon. The blade is razor sharp. The sword is carried in its original lacquered wood scabbard with brass Naval mounts and 2 hanging rings. The lacquered surface of the scabbard has small areas of surface wear consistent with age and service use, this does not detract from the attractiveness of the piece. Price for this excellent Naval sword with signed tang includes UK delivery. Sn 13688
£1,595.00

MATCHING DATES, WW1 1916 Dated WD 1908 Pattern British WD Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword With Enfield & SB&N Ltd Marks & 1916 Dated Scabbard. Sn 12461 - 12461
This is an excellent original, WW1 British 1908 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Troopers Sword 1916 dated with its scabbard. The Sword has an undamaged 35 " single edged blade with fuller (43" overall). The blade has areas of light staining consistent with age. The ricasso is marked ‘4 ‘16 ( April 1916) with Enfield ‘EFD’ inspection marks & WD arrow. The reverse is stamped ‘SB&N Ld’ with WD inspection marks. The back of the blade is stamped ’P08’ (1908 Pattern). The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct full bowl guard and stippled light brown composite grip with thumb recess. The guard has no visible Regiment Marks. It is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed hanging rings. Again there are no visible Regiment marks but it has faint matching date ‘16’ (1916). The scabbard has even patina consistent with age and service use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12461
£645.00

ORIGINAL NAPOLEONIC WARS ERA British 1796 Pattern Officer's Light Cavalry Sabre By Gill, London & Scabbard Presented To Captain John Guy Lovedon Volunteers By Duke Of Rutland For Service During Defence Of Belvoir Castle C1814 & Certificate Of Commission - 13644
Thomas Gill began manufacturing Swords in Birmingham during 1774 and is last recorded at St James, London in 1816. The Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre was used primarily by British Light Dragoons and Hussars during the Napoleonic Wars. The blade is remembered today as one of the best of its time and has been described as the finest cutting sword ever manufactured in quantity. Officers of the famous 95th Rifles, Light Infantry Regiments and the "flank" Companies of Line Regiments adopted these Swords (The Hit Peninsular War, Book & TV series Sharpe's Rifles featured this pattern of Sword). Belvoir Castle is a stately home in the English county of Leicestershire, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir (grid reference SK820337). A corner of the castle is still used as the family home of the Manners family and remains the seat of the Dukes of Rutland, most of whom are buried in the grounds of the mausoleum there. This original Officer's quality 1796 Sabre by Gill is in excellent condition and has a handwritten cardboard label attached ‘Presented To Captain John Guy (Lovedon Volunteer Infantry Lincolnshire) By The Duke Of Rutland For Services Relating To A Defence Of Belvoir Castle During Riots About 1814. John Guy’s Commission 1804’. It has a single edged, fullered 33” sabre blade (38 ½” overall). The blade has some staining consistent with age but no rust or damage. One side of the blade near to the hilt has traces of blue and gilt etched decoration. The back of the blade is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Gill’. Its cross guard with rounded langets, knuckle guard, pommel are undamaged. It has a ribbed Ivory handle which has a couple of fine stable cracks consistent with age. The grip is secure. The Sabre is complete with its original steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. The Officer’s Original hand written certificate of commission (illustrated) accompanies the piece and has original seals applied together with the original signature of the Lord Lieutenant and 1804 date. The certificate is mounted in a dark wood glazed frame and has hanging rings and cord to the rear for wall mounting. Price for this excellent Napoleonic Wars Era dated piece with interesting history to a named Officer worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 13644
£1,750.00

Rare, WW1 1915, Pattern 1896 British Mountain Artillery 'All Ranks' Sword (North West Frontier Era) By Mole Birmingham & John Round & Son Limited Sheffield With Scabbard. Sn 13428 - 13428
In 1896 a special Pattern of sword was introduced for all ranks of the Mountain Artillery Batteries. This pattern of sword is one of the rarest of regulation patterns and was used by British & Indian troops during campaigns on the North West frontier & WW1 (see pages 228-230 of Robson's book Swords Of The British Army). This is an excellent original example. The Sword has a 30 " single edged blade with fuller (34 ½” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age but no rust and the cutting edge has just a few small nicks to be expected with age and service use. The nicks are only visible on close inspection. The ricasso is marked John Round & Son Limited Sheffield on one side and the reverse with WD arrow mark, inspection marks and WW1 ‘8 15’ date (August 1915). The back of the blade is stamped with an inspection mark. It has a steel flat bow guard and grooved correct cast iron ribbed grip. The guard has inspection marks and is stamped ‘Mole’ (Birmingham). It is complete with its original correct leather scabbard with brass mounts. All stitching & leather of the scabbard is intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13428
£695.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD 'Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 Cyclopeddia Edition' Book by Jim Dawson. BO 302 - 13694
This is a mint, as new copy of the 'Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 Cyclopedia Edition' by Jim Dawson. Anyone having an interest in WWII Japanese Swords or simply Japanese swords in general should buy this book. For those WWII collectors interested in purchasing Japanese Swords it is critical to have the information in this book to avoid cheap fake swords being produced in china currently and aged to appear real. This book is full of photos, information, and pictures of Japanese military soldiers carrying the swords they were issued or purchased during the war, and any collector should be armed with this overall view of the items before trying to purchase one. Highly recommend it for any Japanese sword collector. It consists of 448 pages, is packed with colour and black and white photographs, sketches and drawing. It is in mint condition. It measures 11 1/4" x 9". The price includes UK delivery. BO 302 sn 13694
£0.00

RARE, MINT, Original WW2 Nazi German Luftwaffe General’s ‘Flieger- Generalsdegen’ 2nd Model Officer’s Sword By Eickhorn, Solingen With Etched Blade ‘Der Oberbefehlshaber Der Luftwaffe Herman Goring’ With Goring Signature General's Cord Portepee & Scabbard - 13536
This is a near mint, rare, original WW2 period German Nazi Luftwaffe General’s 2nd Model Officer's Sword. These swords were 1st commissioned by Hermann Goring the Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe and examples of 2nd Model General’s sword were seen as early as 1937 (see page 194 of Swords Of Germany By Angolia where a 2nd Model example by Eickhorn identical to our piece is illustrated). Our example has the correct orange hue celluloid handle with tight wire binding and gold coloured hilt fittings with correct folding clamshells on the obverse and reverse. The larger clamshell has the correct silvered cast Luftwaffe Eagle which retains much of its original silver finish. The sword measures 37 ¾” overall and the ricasso of its superb, clean, 31 ¼” single edged, slim, fullered blade is stamped with the Eickchorn Original Solingen makers name and squirrel trademark. It is beautifully etched on both sides with scrollwork panels and central raised blued panels with gold plated inscriptions, one side ‘Der Oberbefehlshaber Der Luftwaffe Herman Goring’ (The Commander In Chief With The Name In Correct Facsimile Goring Signature), the other side ‘In Dankbarer Anerkennung’ (In Grateful Recognition). The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer & original General’s bullion cord and portepee (the cord has areas fraying consistent with age and service use). The sword is complete with its original black leather scabbard with correct brass throat mount and chape. The throat mount has the correct fixed hanging bar. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this near mint Nazi Officer's sword with General’s cord, portepee and scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 13536
£8,250.00

Victorian British 1889 Pattern Staff Sergeants Sword With Gilt Brass Hilt, Etched Blade By Henry Wilkinson London Blade Number 29258 With Etched Blade Scabbard & Leather Frog. Sn 13573 - 13573
This is an excellent original, 1889 Pattern British Staff Sgts Sword with Gilt Brass Hilt, Scabbard & Frog (see page 178 of World Swords by Withers). These swords were intended for dismounted Engineers, Infantry (except Rifles & Highlanders) & Medical Staff Corps (there was also a version with steel hilt hor dismounted artillery, Rifles & Other Corps.. The Sword has a 32 ¾” single edged blade. The blade is clean with etched panels and Crown VR (Victoria Regina) and foliate panels to both sides. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer 'Henry Wilkinson Pall mall London’ and has the Prince of Wales royal Appointment. The reverse has the ordnance acceptance star and roundel. The back of the blade is numbered ‘29258’. The Gilt brass hilt is excellent and undamaged. It has an ornate voided bowl guard with stylised Victorian Royal Cypher and Crown. It has an undamaged wire bound fish skin grip together with stepped steel pommel with ball top. It is complete with its correct undamaged steel scabbard which has even patina and 2 hanging rings.. The scabbard is fitted with an original brown leather frog with straps, brass stud and buckles. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13573
£675.00

Magnificent 'Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Channel Isalnds Liberation' 43" Sword, Mounted For Display, Limited Edition LR 99 Commemorative Piece By Wilkinson Sword. Sn 13548 - 13548
A limited edition (LR 99) made by Wilkinson Sword craftsmen to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Cannel Islands Liberation 1945-1970. The Channel Islands were occupied during World War II by German forces from 30 June 1940, until May 1945. They were liberated by British forces following the general German surrender. Considered not defendable by the British government in 1940, the islands were demilitarised and some civilians were given the opportunity to evacuate to England before the German forces arrived. The island leaders and some civil servants were asked to stay in their posts to look after the civilians in their care. 41,101 remained on Jersey, 24,429 on Guernsey and 470 on Sark. Alderney had just 18. Apart from undertaking a few commando raids, the islands were ignored by the British government until June 1944 when additional attacks on German shipping and radar units took place. To avoid starvation of civilians, permission was given for Red Cross parcels to be sent to the islands during the winter of 1944-45. Liberation would have to wait until the end of the war in Europe. The sword has a double edge plated steel blade, acid etched with a commemorative inscription "Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Channel Islands Liberation 1945-1970". On the reverse it is stamped with 'LR 99', being part of a limited edition sword. It has a gilt metal crossguard, pommel and langet which bears the Guernsey and Jersey arms. It has a very nice wire bound green leather grip. The blade measures 33 1/2"long. It is mounted beautifully on a large polished mahogany plaque which is drilled for wall mounting and measures 9" x 46". The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13548 ****(see the other sword in stock Sn 13549)***
£375.00
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