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VERY RARE, QUALITY, C1870’s-1910 Japanese Officers Or Samurai Warrior’s Bamboo Form Mallaca Sword Stick With Antique Hand Forged Blade. Sn 12571 - 12571
This is an excellent original Japanese Officer’s sword stick made C1870’s-1910. It has an antique hand forged blade (we have been unable to determine whether or not the tang is signed with manufacturer or family detail as the blade is securely fixed in the handle and we have been unable to discover a safe way to remove it without the prospect of causing damage). The high quality of the piece indicates that this sword is either a Japanese officer’s privately made item or Samurai weapon to be carried covertly by one of the many bands of the deposed Samurai warriors clinging to their ancient traditions after the failed Samurai Satsuma Rebellion of 1877 when, the modernization of the country led to the abolition of the privileged social status of the samurai class & their right to bear arms. The straight single edged blade is 25” in length with a Nie Quench Hamon based on Suguha going to Midare in Monouchi area. The hamon has Utsuri (a reflection or double hamon line) which would suggest Bizen influence. The blade is in bright condition with some old stable rust patches consistent with age. The sword stick measures 35” overall length in its scabbard. The sword stick’s handle and scabbard are expertly crafted thick bamboo form Mallaca. The scabbard has a brass throat mount & small brass button at the throat which operates a scabbard retaining slip which retains the blade securely in the scabbard, it also has a large brass end cap. The bamboo handle has a rounded pommel and brass fitting at the hilt. A very rare, interesting piece worthy of further research. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12571
£1,695.00

WW2 1938-1940 Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Shin-Gunto Sword Tang Signed With Sword Smith & Family Names By 'Ho Da Kane Tsugu (or Tsune)’ & Scabbard With Leather Field Combat Cover. Sn 12573 - 12573
This is a very good, original WW2 Japanese Officers Shin-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring. The tang is marked on both sides with stamped and painted Sword Smith and family name Japanese script characters including 'Ho Da Kane Tsugu (or Tsune depending on translation)’. All markings are illustrated. The 25” blade ishas typical Gunome Midare Seki Hamon. Made C 1938-1940 there is no arsenal stamp but looks oil tempered. Showa-To. The blade is razor sharp. The sword is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover which has 3 press stud fasteners at the throat. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12573
£1,195.00

SURRENDERED WW2 Japanese Officer’s Katana With Double Signed Tang, Arsenal Mark, Original Surrender Label & Scabbard. Sn 12347 - 12347
This is an excellent, original WW2 Japanese Officers sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. The pommel is fitted with lanyard ring. The tang is marked on both sides with Japanese script characters and has an Arsenal mark (translation to follow). The 24 ¾” blade has some staining consistent with age and clear ‘wave’ hamon. The blade is sharp. The sword is carried in its original steel scabbard with ornate fittings and steel hanging ring. The hanging ring has an original cloth surrender label attached which has contemporary hand written ink Japanese script characters no doubt the details of the Japanese Officer who surrendered this weapon (we have commissioned a translation of the script on the label and tang illustrated in the images. When complete this description will be updated. If this item is sold prior to translation we will provide the purchaser with the translation as soon as we have it). Price for this excellent sword with double signed tang & surrender label includes UK delivery. Sn 12347
£1,200.00

UN-TOUCHED COLLECTOR’S CONDITION, WW2 Japanese Officer's Seki Arsenal Shin-Gunto Sword Tang Signed With Army Sword Smith Script & Scabbard With Leather Field Combat Cover. Sn 12565 - 12565
This is a very good, original WW2 Japanese Officers Shin-Gunto sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with cord. It has its original copper and brass fittings including floral menuki. The pommel is holed for lanyard ring. The tang is marked on both sides with stamped and painted Seki Arsenal and Army Sword Smith Japanese script characters including ' Seki Ju Mayegawa Kane Tsugu Kore Wo Saku’ (Respectfully Made). All markings are illustrated. The 24” Sowa-To has Niui quench Gunome Midare Hamon. The blade is razor sharp. The sword is carried in its original steel scabbard with single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather field combat cover which is laced at the throat. This piece is as found and un-messed with. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12565
£895.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD WW2 Japanese Army Officer's Shin-Gunto Seki Arsenal Sword With Sword Smith and Family Signed Tang 'NOSHU SEKI JU HATTORI MASA HIRO SAKU', Original Officer’s Cord With Tassels & Scabbard. Sn 12596 - 12596
This is a very good original WW2 Japanese Officers Shi-Gunto Sword & scabbard. The sword has a fish skin handle bound with brown cord . It has its original copper and brass fittings including tsuba and floral menuki. The pommel has its original lanyard ring fitted with original Japanese Officer’s brown cord with tasselled ends. The tang is signed with Japanese script 'NOSHU SEKI JU HATTORI MASA HIRO SAKU' (Noshu Province Living In Seki City Hattori family Masa Hiro Sword Smith) together with Seki Arsenal mark (all illustrated). The hilt is fitted with its fully functioning push button scabbard retaining clip. The 25” blade has typical Gunome Midare Hamon in Nioi. The blade is razor sharp. It is carried in its original steel scabbard with ornate copper fittings and a single hanging ring. The scabbard has just minor dents consistent with age and service use & retains its original brown paint. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12596
£0.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD Japanese Wakazashi Short Sword With Ancient Early Shinto Period Mino School 1600-1650 Hand Forged Blade & Scabbard. ED 2042 - ED 2042
This is an original Wakazashi Short Sword made for fighting one handed. The sharp hand forged blade was made in the early Shinto period is most likely by the Mino School who produced quality blades in that era. The Wakazashi is 22 ½” overall length and the ancient blade with original full polish and pronounced OGhoji Midare Hamon in Nie Crystals is 15" length. The tang is unsigned. Its fish skin wrapped handle has fresh binding. It has original copper fittings and pierced iron Tsukashi tsuba most likely refitted for the Satsuma rebellion of the 1870’s. The Scabbard with single cord mount and later cord has just light wear consistent with age. The scabbard is slotted for Kozuka short knife which is absent. Price for this excellent Japanese piece includes UK delivery. ED 2042
£0.00

QUALITY, English, 1803-1838 Flintlock Blunderbuss By Thomas Styan, Manchester With Integral Folding Bayonet. Sn 12505 - 12505
This an excellent Flintlock Blunderbuss made By Thomas Styan a quality English Gun maker located Broome Street, 6 Market Street & Hanging Ditch Manchester between 1803 & 1838 (see page 342 of British Gunmakers Vol.1 By Brown). This Blunderbuss is 29 ½” overall with a 13 ½” steel cannon barrel which is a large 1” smooth bore. It has a Steel hammer & lock, Walnut stock and brass mounts including ornately engraved butt plate tang, trigger guard with acanthus bud finial & ramrod mounts. The steel lock plate is nicely marked 'Styan'. The top of the barrel has proof marks and ‘Manchester'. It has wood ramrod with brass cap. The blunderbuss has its original integral folding bayonet mounted on top of the barrel which is retained by a spring clip at the muzzle end & sliding catch at the breech. The spring clips works correctly and the 13" triangular shaped blade tapers to a pin sharp point. The weapon strips, cocks and dry fires as it should. Price for this quality Blunderbuss includes UK delivery. NB As an antique flintlock weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a private collection or display. Sn 12505
£1,675.00

British 1907 Pattern Bayonet By Wilkinson and Scabbard. Bayo 194 - Bayo 194
This is a standard 1907 bayonet made by Wilkinson's. The blade carries the Crown over 'G.R.' over '1907' followed by the date "5 18 (May 1918) and then "Wilkinson Pall Mall". The other side carries several inspection marks and the War Department 'Broad Arrow'. The slab wood grips are secured by two screw bolts. The grips have notches cut into them, see the close up photograph, possibly done by the original owner but their meaning or use is unclear, possibly for extra grip. The fullered blade is in excellent condition. The scabbard is the No 2 MK I with the rivets in the locket showing and the tear drop frog stud. A very nice clean WW1 1907 bayonet and scabbard. (see Skennerton's, item B 235 pages 187-195) The price includes UK delivery. Bayo 194
£125.00

Mint WW1 Model 1886/93/16 French White Metal Handle Epee Lebel Bayonet Without Hook Quillon, Scabbard and Frog. Sn 12588 - 12588
This is an excellent mint original last pattern WW1 French Epee Lebel bayonet and scabbard for the Lebel rifle (see No.209 of The Bayonet Book By Watts & White). The cross guard block is stamped 'e32659'. It's sprung muzzle ring catch with knurled button works perfectly. It has a white metal hilt/handle. It has a 20 1/2" cruciform blade. It's steel scabbard with fixed belt bar is in excellent condition with no dents. It is complete with a virtually mint condition leather frog with only very minor service wear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12588
£295.00

Norwegian M1894 Krag Jorgensen Bayonet, Scabbard and Leather Frog. Sn 12585 - 12585
This is a scarce 1st pattern M1894 Krag Jorgensen bayonet made by Steyr in Austria. Steyr made the first 20,000 bayonets numbered 1-20,000 and this is stamped with the number 11610. It has a matching number scabbard which again is scarce as most bayonets did not survive with their original scabbard. The blade is single edged for most of its length with just the tip carrying a false edge and is un-fullered. The grips are walnut secured by a single screw bolt which also acts as a pivot for the locking system . There is a press stud behind the crossguard which operates both the rifle locking device and locks the bayonet into its scabbard. The scabbard is all steel and is contained in its rare leather and steel frog which is in excellent condition. The blade carries the 'OE' over 'W.G." mark for Steyr followed by the controllers initials 'MP' (Maximillian Paaske). This is a rare and complete combination in excellent condition. (see White and Watts No 526 pages 229 and 235). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12585
£325.00

British Volunteer Pattern Private Purchase Martini Henry MK II 577-450 British Service Rifle By T Hepplestone, Manchester. (No Nepalese Marks). Sn 8101 - 8101
This is an original British volunteer private purchase MK II 577-450 Martini Henry rifle retailed by T Hepplestone, of Manchester. The rifle is Birmingham proofed stamped and has its original woodwork throughout. The Birmingham proofed stamps are on the barrel, action and breach block and it has its original woodwork throughout. It has a block and blade fore sight, platinum lined flip up ladder rear sight, steel butt plate, sling swivels, cleaning rod & bayonet lug. The steel barrel's bore is clean with crisp rifling. The metal work has even patina throughout. The nocks form is stamped with a large number 24.. The action works correctly and is fully functional. There are no Nepalese marks which indicate that this rifle was in solely British Service. There are various stamps on this weapon which indicate that it possibly came out of a museum and the markings are identical except for the numbers with another of our Martini Henry rifles, stock number 8102. This is an antique obsolete calibre rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 8101
£975.00

British 1947 Dated No 5 MK I Poole Arsenal Bayonet, Scabbard and Frog. Bayo 185 - Bayo 195
This is a very nice No 5 bayonet made at the Poole Arsenal in 1947. It is stamped on the ricasso with "P" in a circle trademark and "1947". The grips are wood secured by two screw bolts. The pommel is stamped with the War Department 'Broad Arrow' on the tang and also on the pommel end together with "G2". No figures are available for this bayonets production at Poole but it is thought that production was low compared to other makers. This is an excellent example of an iconic bayonet. The scabbard is the first pattern with a sheet steel mouthpiece, painted black overall and in excellent condition with no damage. The frog is the buff 39 pattern with hilt retaining loop. (see Skennerton's item B 293 pages 238-240). The price includes UK delivery. Bayo 195
£245.00
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