Koto Wakizashi Ubu by Kaneharu Saku Mino province, Muromachi period. Blade shape of hirazukure, iroi mune, sakizori, bohi. Tempering of gunome notare midare, togare, deep ashi iri, yo, choji, nado. Boshi is jizo. Forging is itame hada, some looseness, fain
Shinto Wakizashi by Yamashiro Kuni Ju Fujiwara Tsunahiro circa 1670, with tang signed 'Yamashiro Kuni Ju Fujiwara'. It was quite common for the owners of Japanese swords to shorten them by having a swordsmith cut down the tang to suit the owner's fighting
Frank H. Mcnamara V.C., walking stick (made from a propeller) with silver presentation plaque 'Presented to Lt. F.H. McNamara V.C. No. 67 Squad R.F.C.', McNamara was the first Australian airman to be awarded the Victoria Cross, serving in both World Wars w
Prison Baton, 19th century with Queen Victoria's cypher, 48 cm. Together with booklets (2) including 'Extracts from the Rules and Regulations relating to Penal Establishments and Goals' (Melbourne, 1925)
A Shimwell Alexander Morse torch made by Shimwell Alexander, 13 Bury St. London. This Morse code torch was issued to Z special Unit for use behind Japanese lines in British north Borneo, with customised jarrah case. Torch length 30 cm
A rare mid-19th century British military deep sided cast iron trough, reputedly for the mass storage of cannonballs, rectangular mildly tapered form with everted lip, the front with armorial of the British Ordinance Office, a shield with three cannons and
A rare and important HM Achilles crew signed Ensign the Royal Navy St George linen Ensign flag (1707 pattern) from the famous leander-class light cruiser HM Achilles and signed by numerous members of that ship's crew after the 'Battle of the river plate' o
A suit of armour in the 16th century, style Possbily French /, circa 1900, inscribed 'Nicolo Da Ponte,' 182.5 cm high, some components missing; sold with a dressmaker's mannequin. Note: according to correspondence from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Y
A New Zealand woods colonial box of long narrow rectangular form for the housing of a baton or similar, the lid panel with burr totara panel centrally set with a star within a circle, fan forms to each end of that panel, tapered border, the red velvet line
Four leather bound cartridge holders, including two tall cylindrical single handle carriers with polychrome heraldic decals together with two tapered carriers with similar decoration, the tallest, 43 cm high.
A Japanese wakazashi (short sword) of middle to late Edo period with fuchi-kashira showing a kabuto, the tsuba with silver flowers in relief, the blade with visible temper line, black lacquered scabbard. Length 57.5 cm
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