Koto to Shinto Uchigatana in snakeskin with traditional military itomaki-no-tachi mounts of iron in koto style, with patterns in iron mimicking snake skin scales. Snakeskin covered saya continuing under silk wrap on tsuka, with large shakudo dragon menuki
A Japanese wakizashi in koshirae attributed to Harima daijo Fujiwara Shigetaka II (Shimosaka School c.1661-1672), with Juho-Token-Kenkyukai kentai papers (and translation). With signature and inscriptions to tang. Overall length 64 cm
Japanese mid 19th century Wakizashi in full Japanese polish. The sword is a scaled down version of a katana in formal handachi mounts, the blade has a high quality habaki of black shakudo with gold edging. The tsuba is Yogoro school moko gata form, in wave
A scarce last ditch Japanese type 30 straight cross guard squared birds head pommel bayonet with its exceptionally rare wooden scabbard. Unfullered blade. Locking catch works but stud is ground down to be level with the pommel surface, this is clearly a ve
A scarce last ditch Japanese type 30 straight cross guard squared birds hea pommel bayonet with its exceptionally rare wooden scabbard. Unfullered blade with original factory sharpening and 99 per cent of the original blue finish, cross guard, tang and squ
Japanese Koto Period sword circa 17th century or earlier, signed Kane Fusa, pronounced curve a Midare Harmon and a Ko-kissaki. Sword has been shortened but the signature has been folded over to preserve it. All in World War II army officers mounts. Blade 6
An Ilang Iban Parang: tribal sword with sheath Many Japanese troops fell victim to deadly darts from native blowpipes. They were almost always be-headed by parangs such as this type. The handle is carved from deer horn and the hair symbolises beheading. Le
A Barong Bajau Parang: tribal sword with sheath. This tribal sword originates from tribal areas near Jambongan and was used in the beheading of some Japanese soldiers details Chap. 16 of Jack Sue's book blood on Borneo both Jack and Lt Don Harlem enjoyed f
A Japanese food bowl. One of Jack Sue's most treasured souvenirs from Borneo He removed it from a 20,000 ton Japanese crude oil tanker on the coastline of the Kudat peninsula after his party destroyed a small boatload of Japanese military. The Japanese nav
A Japanese Katana sword with scabbard. This sword was taken from a 20,000 ton Jap crude oil tanker that had been deliberately beached following a torpedo and aerial attack. Jack and his team of native guerrilla fighters arrived shortly after to inspect and
A Japanese Katana sword with scabbard. This sword was taken from a Jap Captain of the dreaded Kempei Tei following a raid upon a 20 man Jap garrison at Dampirit, on the Kudat peninsula of British north Borneo 1945. This item along with others including Lot
A Hembrug bayonet and scabbard. This Hembrug bayonet and scabbard was made by the Dutch for the Dutch cavalry and used in Indonesia and Borneo. When the Japanese invaded, they confiscated and issued these bayonets to their own troops. This bayonet was take
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