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Captain D.H. Wade-Ferrell WWII 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 fall of Bo
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
Edo Wakizashi by Kawachi Daijo Fujiwara KuniSada Aizu province (1644-1681) ubu nakago, having an unusally broad blade with long kissaki. Condition: excellent, the blade in full polish set in a shirasaya, with a well defined hamon & hada, & a very fine haba
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
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 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
Gassan Sadayoshi, attributed blade and lacquer mounts, 19th century, the blade of 'hirazukuri (sunnobi tanto), hada' of 'ko-itame', temper edge of boxed shape 'choji' with 'ji-nie' and 'ashi', a carving of 'gomabashi' and a sanskrit character, 'ubu' tang w
A Kashu Kiyomitsu tanto with its lacquer mounts, 18th century (blade), the blade 'hirazukuri', with 'itame hada', the temper edge of 'suguha', with a carving of 'gomabashi', signed 'Kiyomitsu', in 'shirasaya' with a 'Nihon Bijutsu' token club paper, with b
Japanese Katana sword, the blade shinogi zukuri chu kissaki with ihori (iori) mune, probably toran hamon with the edge showing tiny nicks to edge and incorrect sharpening of boshi, with copper habaki and mei to both sides of tang, NO tsuka or fittings, but
Antique Japanese Katana sword, the blade probably chobu zukuri with no yokote and ihori (iori) mune, gunome hamon and patterned gin habaki, the tang appearing aged, futsu kurijiri and signed, in gunto fittings with sheath damaged.
Antique Japanese Katana sword, the blade heavier gauge shinogi zukuri chu kissaki ihori (iori) mune and hamon between gunome and notare, the tang futsu kiri with lengthy inscription and secondary hole and distinct taka-no-ha, with early pierced iron tsuba
Antique Japanese Katana sword, heavy gauge blade probably shobu zukuri ihori (iori) mune with gunome hamon, the tang probably futsu iriyamagata with lengthy inscription and early pierced iron tsuba, in red and black speckled lacquer saya
Antique Japanese Katana sword, the blade shinobi zukuri chu kissaki iohri (iori) mune with lightly visible irregular hamon and habaki with painted character, the long tang suriage with inscriptions to both sides, the tsuka with old mounts including signed
Japanese Katana sword, the blade shinogi zukuri chu kissaki and ihori (iori) mune, with lightly visible hamon and gilt habaki, the tang with lengthy mei perhaps partly reading Daijo Fujiwara, with the tsuka fitted with gilt Goto menuki and antique iron tsu
Japanese Katana sword with Horimono, the blade shinogi zukuri chu kissaki with ihori (iori) mune and sanbonsugi hamon, the horimono of a dragon chasing the pearl and probably patterned gin habaki, the tang futsu kurijiri with translated signature Noshu Ju
Japanese Katana sword, the blade shinogi zukuri chu kissaki and ihori (iori) mune, with sugu hamon and probably partially gin habaki with Ryukyu Kingdom mon (ceased 1879), the tang with three holes and lengthy inscription Shishi Kodama Tsune Naga and in a
Japanese Katana sword with Kai Gunto fittings, the blade shinogi zukuri chu kissaki and ihori (iori) mune, with choji hamon ashi and gilt habaki, the tang futsu haagari with single hole and signature attributed Hizen (no) Kuni Masamitsu, in a shira saya wi
Japanese Katana sword, the blade shinogi zukuri chu kissaki and ihori (iori) mune, with notare hamon and copper habaki, the tang futsu with single hole and mumei but attributed to Kane Kaga, in shira saya (with green paper no 368519). Blade length 69 cm va
A Japanese tachi, the 29.5 inch blade in original polish large dragon horomono and bonji script, suguna hamon, tsuba fuchi and kashri and saya mounts in silver, dark orange lacquered saya, all of the tsuka missing, good same, no menuki and sageo, nakago si
A Japanese katana, the 28 inch blade in original old polish, good hamon, blade with full length bohi, plain copper habaki, fuchi and kashri in gilt copper, plain iron tsuba, good wrap and menuki, black lacquered saya, nakago signed 'Muni Aki', late Shinto,
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