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SOLD SOLD (27/09) Original WW2 1943 Nazi HASAG Arms Factory Luftschutz (Nazi Air Raid Protection) Arm Band. N 515 - N 515
HASAG (also known as Hugo Schneider AG, or by its original name in German: Hugo Schneider Aktiengesellschaft Metallwarenfabrik) was a German metal goods manufacturer founded in 1863. Based in Leipzig, it grew from a small business making lamps and other small metal products by hand into a large factory and publicly traded company that sold its wares in several countries. During the Second World War, HASAG became a Nazi arms-manufacturing conglomerate with dozens of factories across German-occupied Europe using slave labour on a massive scale. Tens of thousands of Jews from Poland, and other prisoners, died producing munition for HASAG. The Nazi Luftschutz (Nazi air raid protection department) were responsible for air raid warden duties not only to protect the general public but were also allocated specific postings at important public buildings and factories such as HASAG. This is an excellent Nazi HASAG factory Luftschutz arm band. Made of cotton material. The black black print has the Luftschutz banner with Wings, Oak Leaves and Swastika above the ‘HASAG’ factory mark. The rear of the arm band is date stamped ‘1943’. The armband has just light storage staining & is undamaged with all stitching intact. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed as 100% genuine and original. The price includes UK delivery. N 515

SOLD SOLD (27/09) LAST MONTHS OF WW2 Emergency Measures Original Nazi Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht (People's Militia) Armband. N 516 - N 516
The Volkssturm roughly translated "People's Militia" was a German National Militia formed in the last months of World War II. It was set up, not by the traditional German Army, but by the Nazi Party on the orders of Adolf Hitler on October 18, 1944. It conscripted males between the ages of 16 to 60 years who were not already serving in any military unit as part of a German Home Guard. This is an original Nazi Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht Armband. The armband is made of white cotton. The front is black ink stamped Nazi National Emblem, Eagle with Swastika together with 'Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht'. The rear has the black printed Nazi National Eagle with Swastika and indistinct German script text. The armband has printed red bands at the top and bottom edges. The armband has a stitched hem and is undamaged with just light storage staining and is undamaged. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed 100% genuine. The price includes UK delivery. N 516

SOLD SOLD (27/09) Original WW2 1943 Nazi German / Italian Fascist Ministero Difesa Nazionale Servizio Del Lavoro Arbeits Dienst (Ministry of National Defence Labour Work Service) Arm Band By ‘Mze’. N 517 - N 517
This is an excellent Nazi German made Italian Fascist Ministero Difesa Nazionale Servizio Del Lavoro Arbeits Dienst (Ministry of National Defence Labour Work Service) Arm Band. Made of cotton material. The black print has the Nazi German National Emblem Eagle with Swastika mark and Italian wording Ministero Difesa Nazionale Servizio Del Lavoro Arbeits Dienst (Ministry of National Defense Labour Work Service) above ‘N.38.355’ . The rear of the arm band is stamped with the Nazi German manufacturer code ‘Mze’ and ‘43’ date (1943) within roundel. The armband has just light storage staining & is undamaged with all stitching intact. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed as 100% genuine and original. The price includes UK delivery. N 517

WW2 Burma Campaign Chindit Special Forces, Fighting Knife / Combat Bowie & Scabbard. ED 2470 - ED 2470
The Chindits – officially in 1943 designated the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade and in 1944, the 3rd Indian Infantry Division were a British "Special Force" that served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 during the Burma Campaign in WW2. This is an original combat bowie carried by Chindit troops. These fighting knives were manufactured in India during WW2 and come in a number of variations. An example the same as ours is illustrated on page 205 plate 493 of Flook’s book British & Commonwealth Military Knives. AS is common with these knives there are no manufacturer or date marks on our example. The wood slab grips are secured to the Tang by 3 rivets. The grips have knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has a single edged 6 ¾” long blade with correct Bowie type tip. The blade has staining consistent with age. The correct original scabbard is made of leather, stitched along the edges and has a single belt loop to the rear of the scabbard. The scabbard has the correct leather retainindg strap with eyelet and brass stud. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2470

SOLD SOLD (26/09) l Early Matching WW2 1939 Dates Nazi German K98 Bayonet By ‘J.Sch’ With Later Etched Blade '7 (7th Regiment)SS Gebirgs (Mountain)Division Prinz Eugen', 'Miene Ehre Heist Treue’, & Matching 1939 Dated Scabbard By Gebr Heller. BAYO 430 - BAYO 430
An original early WW2 K98 rifle bayonet with later beautiful etching that makes this a collector’s piece in its own right. The 10" single edged fullered polished blade is marked by the manufacturer at the ricasso 'J.Sch’ and the back edge of the blade is dated ‘39’ (1939). The blade is beautifully etched on both sides with panels '7 (7th Regiment), SS Gebirgs (Mountain)Division Prinz Eugen' and loyalty motto 'Miene Ehre Heist Treue’ together with Swastikas and SS Runes . The blade is numbered ‘2721b’. The pommel is engraved on one side with a panel containing ‘SS Runes’ & ‘7’ (7th Regiment). The back edge of the pommel is Waffenamt ‘WaA 155’. The bayonet has undamaged grooved Bakelite grips & has its original black painted steel scabbard. The neck of the scabbard has matching date ‘1939’ and has manufacturer detail ‘Gebr Heller’. It is also numbered ‘6488f’. The price for this desirable collector’s piece includes UK delivery. BAYO 430

WW1 Era British Officer’s Fenton Bros Sheffield Sword Cutlers To The War Office 1821 Pattern Royal Field Artillery (RFA) Sword With Brass Hilt & Etched Blade To W.A. Chislett, Leather Cord & Acorn Knot, Leather Covered Field Scabbard & Frog - 16701
The Royal Field Artillery (RFA) of the British Army provided close artillery support for the infantry. It came into being when created as a distinct arm of the Royal Regiment of Artillery on 1 July 1899, and was re-amalgamated back into the Regiment proper, along with the Royal Garrison Artillery, in 1924. The Royal Field Artillery was the largest arm of the artillery. It was responsible for the medium calibre guns and howitzers deployed close to the front line and was mobile. A Lieutenant W.A. Chislett is recorded on internet resources as serving with the Royal Horse Artillery in 1917. This is an original 1821 pattern RFA Officer’s sword & Scabbard with early pattern hilt (see page 99 of World Swords by Withers where he describes early versions of these swords as having pronounced stepped pommels with ball ends and being carried by both Cavalry & Artillery officers). The sword has a 32 ¼” blade with fullers and measures 39” overall. The blade has its original leather hilt washer. It has the correct fish skin grip with wire binding which is intact and tight and correct 3 bar brass guard hilt. The pommel has the early version pronounced stepped pommel with ball end and it has a knurled grip back to assist grip. The hilt is fitted with original brown leather cord & acorn knot. The blade is etched and blued on both sides with foliate panels . One side is etched to the ‘Royal Artillery’, Artillery piece, heraldic arms, WD proof star and panel inscribed to ‘W.A. Chislett RFA’. The reverse has King’s Crown and Royal cypher ‘GRV’ (George V Rex) together with maker’s detail ‘Fenton Bros Sheffield Est 1850 Sword Cutlers To The War Office’. The blade has is clean and has original protective grease. The leather covered field scabbard has a German Silver throat mount and is fitted with its original Sam Browne pattern frog with straps and buckles. The price for this sword worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 16701

RARE, Captured, Very Old Family Blade C16th Century, WW2 Japanese Officer’s Army Company Grade Bizen / Bungo School, Kyu Gunto Type 19 Sword With Signed Tang, Scabbard With Leather Field Combat Cover, Original 1946 Dated Surrender Certificate SN 16702 - 16702
This is an original Japanese Officer’s Army Company Grade surrendered WW2 Japanese Officer's Type 19 Sword with surrenderr certificate (see chapter 6 of Swords Of Imperial japan by dawson for descriptions and illustrations of these swords) . The Kyu-Gunto sword’s blade has a cutting edge of 26”. The tang is marked on one side with indistinct Japanese script characters. The sword has been assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His hand written assessment label accompanies the sword. In extracts of from his notes he states “Type 19 Army Company grade Kyu Gunto with very old family blade.Silver mon badge on backstrap. Signed tang of 6 or 7 kanji (too worn to read). Looks like Bizen / Bungo school work. Hamon is Suguha with fine Nie Crystal quench appears to be Utsuri Gost hamon. Grain looks Masame straight wood pattern blade is late Muromaci period late 16th century. Mounts C1886. Certificate to an airman giving permission to keep the sword. A rare sword”. The Ray skin covered handle is complete and intact and all the fittings are original, correct and present (illustrated). The silver family mon badge is clean and undamaged. The sword is complete with metal scabbard which retains its single hanging ring. The scabbard is fitted with its original field combat cover which has 3 press studs at the throat. All leather and stitching of the cover are intact. The sword comes with its original British Army surrender souvenir certificate which is illustrated. The certificate reads “This is to certify that No 1698071 Rank (illegible) Name Clark E.D. has been permitted to retain as a souvenir the following captured item One Japanese Sword.” & describes it as a legitimate souvenir quoting relevant orders. The certificate bears the hand written ink signature of an authorising Officer dated 2/9/46”. The certificate has at some time in its life been laminated and the lamination contains a rubbing of the sword’s tang markings. The price for this WW2 surrender piece worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 16702

SOLD SOLD (24/09) GENDAITO, LUCKY DAY AUGUST 1943, WW2 Japanese Officer’s Sword Hand Forged Blade, Double Signed Tang Swordsmith (Taguchi) Masatsugu With Leather Covered Field Scabbard, Leather Hilt Cover, Expert Assessment Label & Tang Rubbings.S - 16703
This WW2 dated & double signed Japanese sword blade is in excellent condition. The blade which has a cutting edge of 26”, has been assessed by UK based Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. His assessment label, copy of research reference and rubbings of the tang signatures which were taken at some point in the sword’s life accompany this piece. In extracts from the assessment he states ‘ Gendaito blade (hand forged) by Masatsugu a medium to high rated swordsmith with star stamp ‘R.J.T (Rikugun Jumei Tosho) Army approved smith. Made using sand iron (Tama Hagane) with replacement leather covers on saya & tsuka’ (see Modern Japanese Swordsmiths pages 106 and 107 by Slough). Another label accompanying the sword reads ‘(Taguchi) Masastsugu real name is Taguchi Kiichi born July 1904. Started making swords around 1935 & studied under Kurihara Akihide. High Grade Gendaito. 1941 Exhibition 2nd seat & cutting test category’. The tang has the smith’s signature and R.J.T. stamp on one side and the reverse is dated in Japanese script characters which translates as ‘ A Lucky day August 1943’. The bound hilt is undamaged and has a press button scabbard retaining catch which functions as it should. The leather of the scabbard and hilt cover are clean and undamaged. The price for this WW2 dated High Grade Gendaito sword with expert assessment & tang rubbings includes UK delivery. Sn 16703

MINT, ESPECIALLY PRECIOUS, HIGHLY SUPERIOR SWORD SMITH, 17th CENTURY ANCIENT BLADE Japanese Sword Blade By ‘Kanesada II’, Protective Japanese Maple Wood Hilt & Scabbard Additional Sword Hilt With Wood Blade & Scabbard, Tokyo Panel Assessment From Japan. - 16704
This mint ancient Japanese sword blade is in superb condition with pronounced hamon & full polish. The blade has a cutting edge of 25.90”. In the 1970’s this blade was sent to Japan and assessed by a panel of sword smith judges. The sword is accompanied by original judgement documents from the Tokyo (Nipon Bijujsu Token Hozon Kai) with stylised Japanese script, ink stamps and an original rubbing of the blade tang taken during the assessment. The blade was examined and confirmed by the panel to have been made by the Highly Superior rated sword smith ‘Echigo (No) Kami Kanesada’ (Kanesada II) ’ (Hailing from the Osaka region the swordsmith was adopted by Shodai Kanesada and originally signed his sword like his sensei ‘Echigo (No) Kami Kanesada’. In 1666 his sensei died but Kanesada continued to sign his family name until 1680 when he relinquished the full name and from this point Kanesada II began to sign his swords ‘Sakakura Gennoshin Terukane’. See Hawley’s ref KAN 281). The assessment continues to describe the blade as ‘Tokubetsu Kicho Token’ (especially precious) and has the stamped seal of Judges. The documents have been translated by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg and photocopies of the original Japanese assessment documents with his hand written translation notes are also included. Other notes that accompany the sword include internet sourced reference material and a description of the blade which describes it as ‘ The hamon temper line is exquisite notare or undulating waves, flows like water. The jihada is a tight ko-tame reminiscent of the top swords from the Hizen province’. To protect the blade it is fitted with a Japanese Maple wood hilt and scabbard in superb condition. The weapon comes with an additional cord bound hilt with menuki and tsuba fitted with wood blade and lacquered scabbard with cord. The collection is contained in 2 later bags. The price for ancient blade with original Japanese Tokyo Hozon papers and translation notes includes UK delivery. Sn 16704

SOLD SOLD (04/09) FAMOUS SWORD SMITH & BLADE CARVER, Late 19th Century Japanese Civilian Katana Sword With Signed Tang ‘Nishijin Ju Umetada Myojo Saku’, Dragon Horimono Carved Blade, Lacquered Black Scabbard With Cord & Carry Bag. ED 2471 - ED 2471
The Katana’s blade has a cutting edge of 26 ¼”.The tang is signed on one sides with crisp Smith’s name in Japanese script characters. The signature has been translated and the sword assessed by UK Japanese sword expert Bill Tagg. A copy of his hand written assessment notes accompany the sword. In extracts from his notes he states “Civilian Katana. Hamon is typical Mino den Gunome Midare grain not visible. A heavy blade strong & powerful with deep well carved Dragon Horimono Inscribed art name Nishijin Ju Umetada Myojo Saku . This is a very famous sword smith and blade carver (Hoimono) working 1597-1640’s. This blade was possibly made as a tribute to him by another smith working late 19th Century Circa 1880’s-1900. Mounts are all 19th century, Tsubashi Tsuba in iron unsigned, with bamboo stalks & leaves some gold highlights Fuchi Kashira very unusual with Kabuto helmet for the top mount. A very impressive looking sword & fittings”. The sword is complete with its brown lacquered wood scabbard which has a fixed hanging lug fitted with cord. The scabbard retains its original finish. The sword comes with a later carry bag. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2471
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