A fine signed Japanese Samurai sword, the fine katani with a folded steel blade, a sting ray covered and cloth bound handle, with peg, gold relief decorated menuki, fuchi and tsuba, and a signed tanto with embellished handle; signed underneath the handle g
Koto period Katana attributed to Su Mihara dated pre 1596, unsigned but attributed to Su Mihara by Nbthk Hozon Kanteisho, circa 1550. in full Japanese polish. Blade curve, straight temper line & well aged original tang are typical of the late Muromachi per
Captain D.H. Wade-Ferrell World War II AIF collection, comprising of Wade-Ferreells Robert Mole & Sons officer's dress sword (with sheaf 102 cm long), a Japanese Shin Gunto Officers Katana sword (with sheaf 101 cm long) surrendered to him at the fa
Ujifusa signed Owari Province Katana the original Tang of gentle kurijiri shape, in shirasaya. Forging is mokume-hada, the hamon is notare mixed with gunome, & the boshi is midarekomi with hakikake. Mounted in a custom made plain wood shirasaya. The blade
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
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