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**EXPERT ASSESSED**Boxed, Japanese Mid Edo Period 1700-1750 Echizen Kinai Family Katana Size Perced Iron Tsuba Depicting A Male Sword tail Dragon Chasing His Tail. Sn 19173:10 - 19173:10
This is an original Mid Edo period Iron Tsuba of the Echizen Kinai Family. It has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A label with his assessment can be read in the images and accompanies the piece. The later wood box has a removable lid. The box has a padded insert to protect the tsuba. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19173:10

**EXPERT ASSESSED** VERY UNUSUAL LARGE DESIRABLE**Boxed, Japanese Early Edo Period 1600-1680’s Tembo Armourer’s Work Mokko 4 Lobe Shape Iron Tsuba For Handachi (Half Dachi) Katana Decorated With Kiri Mon Badges. Sn 19173:9 - 19173:9
This is an original early Edo period Iron Tsuba. It has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A label with his assessment can be read in the images and accompanies the piece. The later wood box has a removable lid (one edge of lid absent). The box has a padded insert to protect the tsuba. The box also contains an image of the tsuba which bears a Japanese ink cartouche. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19173:9

**EXPERT ASSESSED**Japanese Mid Edo Period (C 1700’s) Wakizashi Size Owari School Form Pierced Iron Tsuba With Later Cloth Bag. Sn 19173:8 - 19173:8
This is an original mid Edo period Wakizashi Size Iron Tsuba. It has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A label with his assessment can be read in image 1 and accompanies the piece. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19173:8

Late WW2 Japanese Army Gunzoku (Civilian Employee) Officer’s Gendaito Katana Long Sword Smith Signed Tang ‘Kane Tsune’ Scabbard With Campaign Leather Cover & Expert Assessment. Sn 19173:5 - 19173:5
An original late WW2 Japanese Officer's Sword and Scabbard. The sword has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written notes and illustrations accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “Civilian sword for military use by Gunzoku (civilians employed by the army). They wore uniform and were entitled to carry swords. 65cm Gendaito hand forged blade (says forged in Mei in inscription). Signed by its maker ‘Kane Tsune’, born in 1910 real name Nishimura Kazufumi. He worked as a gunto smith in Giffu. This is the only mention I can find of him cannot find any other Oshigata of him. The blade is in good old polish with only one chip in edge. A very unusual hamon which does not conform to standard types. Appears a bit wild and uncontrolled in places. Hada is also a bit wild with large patches of vivid O Itame. It does not appear to have had yakote line in point. Possible war time polish. Saya is wood withthin layer of lacquer covered in campaign leather cover worn in places. Tsuba soft metal showa period made . Lost its original seppa, leather put in place. Tsuka hilt very good quality han dachi mounts looks Meiji & good menuki. Very dirty brown binding intact. Missing a sarute loop for rank tassel. An interesting example of a civilian sword carried to war”. In his illustrations Bill translates the signature on the tang. He describes the tang end as Kuri Jiri (rounded) cutting edge 65cms total length 85cms. He describes the hamon as based on suguha medium Nioi crystals of Martensite, grain mixed masame goes into O (large) Itame in patches. He also identifies paint Arsenal assembly marks on the tang. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19173:5

C19th Century Japanese Bamboo Sword Stick With Root Ball Hilt, Hand Carved Samurai Warrior Faces Decoration. Sn 19173:3 - 19173:3
This is an attractive Japanese sword stick. It has a cylindrical pointed blade which is 23 ½” length and tapers to a sharp point. The sword stick measures 34” overall length in its scabbard. The sword stick’s large root ball handle is secure and undamaged. The hilt and scabbard have brass fittings. The scabbard is hand crafted thick bamboo carved with images of Samurai warrior’s faces. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19173:3

WW2 1942 Japanese 1944 Pattern Mounted Army Officer’s Sword With Gendaito Blade Double Signed Dated Tang ‘Hiro Gawa Aki Mitsu’, Scabbard & Expert Assessment. Sn 19156 - 19156
This sword has been assessed by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment accompanies this piece. In exerts from the assessment he states “A 1944 pattern Army Officer’s sword with Gendaito hand forged blade. Big strong looking signed by ‘Hiro Gawa Aki Mitsu’ a Rikugun Jumei Tosho (army approved smith). He has a good rating in the back of John Slough’s book on swordsmiths 1 million Yen. Real name Hiro Gawa Orie born 1899 lived in Gotenba. Sturdy blade in original old polish with some scratching obscuring any grain. Hamon is Ko (small) Midare in Nie Deki which is heavily scattered along edge of hamon (good sign). Mounted in 1944 pattern Kosherai. Saya iron mounts with thick crackled dark brown lacquer on Honoki wood base, damaged bottom end patches of lacquer missing. Tsuba darkened iron plate. Tsuka is coarse hessian wrapped with dark brown stippled lacquer applied to it. In very good condition but missing original steel screws. Only 1944 pattern swords had metal mekugi for locking sword in tsuka. It is possible to repair the lacquer damage (on saya) this would then be a good addition to any sword collection”. In images of the tang which accompany the assessment, one side has the translated smith signature the reverse has a translation of the markings ‘Made May 1942’. The cutting edge of the blade is just under 26 ¼” length. Total length just under 34 ¾”. Kissaki 33mm. He also identifies a polisher’s mark’. The hilt's locking catch works as it should securely retaining the sword in the scabbard. The price for sword with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 19156

**SOLD**21/11**Victorian / Edwardian Era Bamboo Sword Stick With Triangular Section Blade & Curved Root Ball Handle. Sn 19008 - 19008
A quality Bamboo Sword Stick. It has a 26 ¾” Triangular Section Blade which is straight & tapers to a pin sharp point. The hilt has a brass ferrule. It measures 33 ¾” overall and has a curved bamboo handle with bulbous root ball top (the sword stick measures 36 ½” overall in its scabbard). The scabbard has a brass collar and conical brass end cap. The price for this attractive sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn

WW1 Era Imperial German Cavalry Officer’s Dress Sword With ‘Jewelled’ Eyes Lion’s Head Pommel & Scabbard. ED 2562 - ED 2562
This is an attractive, original Imperial German Cavalry Officer's dress sword. The sword has a brass guard ornately decorated with Oak leaves and cross guard with Puma’s head finial. The cross guard has langets, one decorated with Cavalry crossed swords device the other with shield containing an engraved monogram ‘CS’. The impressive Lion’s head pommel has red glass ‘jewelled’ eyes and the grip strap has Lion’s mane and Oak leaves. It has an undamaged grooved wire bound fish skin grip. All wire is intact and secure. The sword measures 38” overall and its 32 ½” single edged, curved blade is clean. There are no visible manufacturer marks on the blade under the langets. The blade has its original leather hilt washer. The sword is complete with its original black painted steel scabbard with hanging ring mount fitted with original hanging ring and fixed strap bar. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2562

*British* ‘c1770’ Pattern Infantry Officers Sword. ED 2555. - ED 2555
This is an attractive ‘c1770’ pattern sword with a 31” blade. The blade carries traces of engraving with ‘HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE’ and ‘DIEU ET MON DRUIT’ to both sides, together with ornate engraving to both sides of the ricasso. The brass heart shaped guard, knuckle bow and pommel also have ornate engraving and the wire bound grip is in perfect condition. As is usual with swords of this age, the scabbard is absent. An attractive late 18th Century sword in excellent condition. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2555.

**QUALITY**British Robert Mole & Sons Birmingham Sword With Blued & Gilt Etched Blade Ornate Gilt Crown Pommel & Lion With Crown Guard. ED 2539 - ED 2539
Robert Mole and Sons of Birmingham (1835-1920) supplied swords and bayonets to the War Office, the Admiralty and the Government of India as well as for private and trade customers. This is an unknown Victorian pattern of sword made by Mole & Sons. The high quality & form of the sword would indicate that it may have been carried by a Court or Parliament Guards Officer. It has a 31 ¼” blade with gilt panels on a field of blue that ends in a maltese cross in the mid section of the blade (36 ¼” overall). The gilt panels feature Crown VR (Victoria Regina) foliate devices and heraldic arms. The ricasso and spine of the blade are signed by the maker ‘Robt Mole & Sons Birmingham’. One side of the blade shank has a small inspection proof mark similar to marks seen on military issue swords and bayonets (illustrated). The gilt 3 bar guard incorporates a crown with crowned Lion device. The hilt has an ornate Crown pommel the fish skin grip is wire bound. The sword is without scabbard. An excellent, quality made sword worthy of further research. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2539
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