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Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword With Mino School Work 19th Century Blade & Meiji Period Mounts (October 23rd 1868 to 30th July 1912) With Scabbard. ED 2190 - ED 2190
This is a Japanese Wakizashi short sword made for fighting single handed. It has a 12 ¼” long blade made in the 19th century most likely Mino school work. The blade has Notare hamon temperline and has no damage. It measures 18 ¼” overall length. The Tang is unsigned. Its handle has fish skin and green cord binding with Meiji period mounts together with period menuki & iron tsuba which has an embossed tree bark pattern. The hilt fittings are loose, the cord binding fish skin have surface wear and the blade would benefit from a professional polish to bring out the form and lustre of the hamon. The weapon is complete with lacquered wood scabbard which has its original Japanese dealer’s import label with Japanese script characters (many Japanese swords were imported into the UK by Tiffany’s and other famous dealers in C1890 into the 1920’s). The scabbard has areas of surface wear. The scabbard is slotted for Kozuka short knife which is absent. This piece would make an excellent restoration project and would benefit from some attention to the furniture. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2190
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) WW2 Shin- Gunto Japanese Officer’s Sword Hand Forged Old Family Blade With 2 Fullers On One Side & One Fuller On The Reverse With Army Officer’s Cord & Steel Scabbard With Leather Field Service Cover. Sn 14357 - 14357
It was common practice for WW2 Japanese Officers use old family blades as their side arms and carry them into battle. This is a very good WW2 Japanese Officers Sword with old family blade & scabbard in as found, un-messed with condition. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including tsuba and floral menuki. The pommel has its lanyard ring which is fitted with the remnants of an original Japanese Officer’s blue & brown cord. The tassels of the cord are absent. The hilt has a push button scabbard retaining clip which functions as it should. The tang is un signed and has 2 mekugi peg holes. The original 25 ¾” hand forged blade is an old family blade, hand forged. The blade has a sharp cutting edge and has fullers. One side has 2 fullers, the other side one fuller. The Notare hamon is faded with old polish and would benefit from professional polishing to bring out its full form and lustre. The sword measures 36 ¼” overall length. It is carried in its steel scabbard with copper mounts which has its original WW2 era Leather field service cover. The throat of the cover has 2 press stud fasteners. The leather and stitching of the cover are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14357
£0.00

WW2 Era Japanese Officer’s Sword With 1936-1938 Seki Arsenal Blade, Period Civilian Mounts, Sword Smith Signed Tang ‘Seki Ju Ikami Sada Hiro Saku’ & Scabbard With Leather Covered Field Service Scabbard . Sn 14353 - 14353
This is a very good WW2 Japanese Officers Sword & scabbard in as found, un-messed with condition. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with green cord. It has its original copper and brass civilian fittings including tsuba and menuki. The tang is crisply signed by the sword smith with Japanese script on one side ‘Seki Ju Ikami Sada Hiro Saku’ (illustrated in image 2, see Fuller & Gregory list No 695 & Oshigata 194/270 for reference) and has a Seki Arsenal stamp. The original 26” Seki arsenal blade has areas of light staining consistent with age and service use. It has a sharp cutting edge. The blade has well pronounced typical San Bon Suji (Mino) hamon. The sword measures 36 ½” overall length. It is carried in its lacquered wood scabbard with WW2 era Leather field service cover. The throat of the cover has a single stud on one side that fastens to a leather washer with retaining strap and stud fastener on the hilt of the sword. The other side of the throat has 3 press stud fasteners. The scabbard has no damage but the covering has areas of wear consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14353
£950.00

UNTOUCHED COLLECTOR’s CONDITION, WW2 Era Japanese Officer’s Seki Arsenal Sword With Special Order Fullered Blade & Scabbard With Field Combat Cover. Sn 14352 - 14352
This is a collector’s condition WW2 era Japanese Officers Sword & scabbard as found and un-messed with. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including tsuba and floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The tang is unsigned. The original 24” clean blade appears to be good quality pre war Seki arsenal work, special order fullered (lighter) oil tempered. The blade has pronounced, pointed gunome hamon. The sword measures 35 ½” overall length. It is carried in its wood scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather field combat cover with a single brass stud near to the throat. All leather and stitching of the cover are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14352
£850.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 09/10) British Officer's 1912 Pattern Cavalry Officer’s Sword With Etched Blade, Kings Crown Royal Cypher By Wilkinson Sword London & Leather Covered Field Service Scabbard. Sn 14316 - 14316
This is a very good, British Officer's 1912 pattern Sword & Scabbard made by Wilkinson with scabbard. The sword has a 35" single edged blade with fuller. The blade has staining consistent with age. The blade is etched on both sides with foliate panels and has Royal Cypher, Crown 'GR' (George Rex). The ricasso is marked with ordnance quality star and insert on one side and the reverse by the manufacturer Wilkinson Sword London together with crossed swords legend and Royal appointment. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The full knuckle guard is decorated with a foliate design and crisp Kings Crown & Royal Cypher. it has a stepped ornate pommel. Its fish skin bound grip with thumb recess & wire binding is undamaged & the wire is tight and intact. The sword is complete with its leather covered field service steel scabbard. The scabbard has no dents and the leather is clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14316
£0.00

RARE, British Pattern 1896 Mountain Artillery 'All Ranks' Sword (North West Frontier Era) India Stores Department ‘ISD’ & WD Arrow Mark, Regiment Marked 1/191 & WW1 1915 WD Marked Scabbard. Sn 14314 - 14314
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 29 ½” single edged blade with fuller (35 ¼” overall). The blade has staining consistent with age but no rust and the cutting edge no nicks. The ricasso is marked on one side with the India Stores dept ‘ISD with WD arrow’ mark and the reverse with Regiment mark ‘1/191’ below WD arrow. The back of the blade has indistinct lettering (all marks illustrated). It has a brass flat bow guard and correct grooved cast iron ribbed grip. It is complete with its original correct leather scabbard with brass mounts. The throat mount and chape have small inspection marks. The chape is dented but secure and intact. The leather is impressed with ’15 (1915) date ‘WD arrow above AO’ mark and Crown inspection mark. All stitching & leather of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14314
£695.00

WW2 1938 /1944 Japanese Officer's Shin-Gunto Sword With Signed Tang 'Seki Ju Kane Matsu Kazu Nori Saku' With Officer’s Cord, Scabbard and Leather Field Combat Cover. Sn 14317 - 14317
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 a fine leather lanyard ring fitted with Officers blue and brown cord. The tang is signed with Japanese script characters including the Sword Smith’s name Seki Ju Kane Matsu Kazu Nori Saku. Kazunori's real name is Nakano Renji. He is the son of 2nd generation Hirosaburo Kazunori. His ancestor studied under Unju Korekazu and was a swordsmith for the Lida clan in Shinshu, (see page 80-81 of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths by John Slough. The special order long blade is 27 3/4" length (37 1/2” overall). The blade is razor sharp, clean with original polish and has well defined wave hamon. The sword is carried in its metal 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 14317
£1,275.00

SUPERB, British Pattern 1827 Officer's Sword With Etched Blade By Gaunt & Son Presented To Capt A.F. Hordern CBE AFC KPM On His Retirement 1926 While Serving With The South Staffordshire Regt (He Later Became Chief Constable Of Cheshire Police). - ED 2185
Archibald Frederick Hordern CBE AFC KPM was born on 15th June 1889. He entered Sandhurst in 1913 and became a Flight Officer with the Royal Flying Corps and served throughout the Great War gaining the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Air Force Cross on 10th October 1919 and this was published in the London Gazette 14th October 1919. He became Adjutant on 9th March 1923. He then joined the South Staffordshire Regiment before retiring on 4th May 1926. He then joined Cheshire Constabulary as an Inspector on 29th June 1926 and became Chief Constable in 1935. On 16th July 1935 there was a special parade of the Constabulary held at Wigan drill hall to welcome the new Chief Constable. He was awarded the CBE in 1942 and the King’s Police Medal. He was later invested as an Officer in the most venerable order of the Hospital of St John’s of Jerusalem. He died on 17th April 1950. This is his original 1827 Pattern Officer’s Sword presented to Captain Hordern on his retirement from the army in 1926 presented by the Sergeant’s Mess of the 5th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment (the 1827 pattern is defined by an all steel hilt coupled with the strung bugle in the hilt cartouche, see page 174 of World Swords by Withers). The sword is in superb condition. It has a pristine 33” blade (39" overall) with partial fullers. The blade is beautifully etched on both sides including King’s Crown ‘GR’ Royal Cypher (George Rex) together with foliate panels. The blade also has the ordnance acceptance star with inlaid roundel at the ricasso and an etched panel on one side ‘Presented to Captain A.F. Hordern AFC by members of the Sergeant’s Mess 5th Bn The South Staffordshire Regiment on his retirement May 4th 1926’. The ricasso is also etched & blued by the manufacturer ‘JR Gaunt & Son Limited Late Edward Thurkle London & Birmingham’. It has a nickel plated voided full knuckle guard with correct Rifle Brigade 'Crown with bugle' badge the outer edge of which is later engraved ‘East Riding Constabulary’ indicating that the sword was used for ceremonial purposes by Hordern while serving as a Police Officer. The hilt has a curved stepped pommel with ball end. The fish skin grip with wire binding is in superb condition. The guard is fitted with original leather strap/ cord and 'acorn' knot. It is complete with nickel plated steel scabbard with 2 hanging rings and shoe. The scabbard is in similar excellent condition. Price for this superb sword & scabbard to an Army Officer & Police Chief Constable who served with distinction in both roles and worthy of further research includes UK delivery. ED 2185
£1,475.00

Victorian British 1895/ 1897 Pattern British Officer’s Private Purchase Sword With Etched Blade To W.H Bourke 1st Middlesex Engineers By Wiseman & Co Sackville Street London With Scabbard. ED 2181 - ED 2181
These swords were a great improvement on previous patterns with better protection to the hand through its ¾ basket hilt (see page 179 of World Swords by Withers). This is an excellent original, 1895/97 Pattern British Infantry Officer’s private purchase sword & scabbard. It has a 32 ½” single edged blade with partial fullers (38 ¾” overall). The blade has light staining to be expected but is undamaged. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer ‘Wiseman & Co Sackville St London W’. Both sides of the blade have etched panels one side featuring Royal Crown and ignited grenade amongst foliate decoration. The reverse has foliate panels, banners and arms together with wording ‘W.H Bourke’ (no doubt the name of the Officer who commissioned this sword) and ‘1st Middlesex Engineers’. The hilt is fitted with its original leather washer. It has the correct ¾ bowl guard voided with foliate design Queen’s Crown with Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina). It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. The sword is complete with its steel scabbard which has 2 hanging rings. Price for this WW1 presentation sword worthy of further research regarding the Officer and the Regiment includes UK delivery. ED 2181
£475.00

AS FOUND RESTORATION PROJECT Shinto Period 1598-1800 Ancient Bladed Mino School Japanese Wakizashi Short Sword, Smith Signed Tang ‘SADDA MITSU’ With Antique Baleen Whale Keretin Binding & Lacquered Wood Scabbard. Sn 14217 - 14217
An original Japanese Wakizashi Sword made for one handed use with ancient blade and scabbard. The sword is as found, un-messed with and would make a great restoration project. It measures 17 ½” overall with an 11 ¾” hand forged ancient blade made during the Shinto period 1598-1800 in the Mino school form. The blade is has no rust. The hilt has brass and copper fittings with voided iron tsuba and ornate Dragon Menuki. It has fish skin covered grip with antique Baleen Whale keratin binding which is tight and undamaged. The tang is signed by the sword smith ‘SADDA MITSU’ a Mino smith working during the Shinto period. The signature was also used later by the smith Gassan Nobru 3rd Living Treasure Swordsmith born 1907 (see page 148 of Slough’s book Modern Japanese Swordsmiths), however, we believe this blade to be by the original SADDA MITSU. The sword has a lacquered wood scabbard with brass throat mount. The price for this piece which is worthy of further research and restoration includes UK delivery. Sn 14217
£850.00
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