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Dealing in a broad range of Militaria ranging from 15th Century through to WW2, we are well known for our Edged Weapons and specialise in Japanese Swords.

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13 Russian/Japan War 1904-05 Military Postcards. 13 Russian/Japan War 1904-05 Military postcards. All 13 cards are in unissued condition. A nice collection of cards in fine condition, a rare lot.
British Light Infantry Officers Side Cap. British Light Infantry Officers Side Cap, Victorian period. Has London Tailors label, Hobson & Sons. Also has the remains of what looks like the owners name inside. In very good condition.
Colt Mod/1851 Navy Revolver. Colt Mod/1851 Navy Revolver. Matching serial numbers, 166581. Has the 3rd type barrel address. Made circa 1850- 1873. Is a 36.calibre six shot. The barrel length is 7.25". Has some cylinder scene left. Wooden grips in good condition. In good condition for its age. U.K SALES ONLY.
English Bowie Knife. English Bowie Knife, circa 1920's. Blade is engraved J.Nowill & Sons Sheffield England Established AD 1700, also has a stamp and crosskeys. The hilt is white metal in a Art Nouveau style and has two more stamps as well. The blade is 10.5" in length, has been cleaned bright and has a few chips to the edge. No scabbard. U.K SALES ONLY.
Framed Silk Military Portrait. A framed silk portrait. The subject is from A Caton Woodville's , " A gentleman in Kharki " This is circa 1900-15. The image was woven in silk by T.Stevens , Coventry. The frame is old and has a size of 6.5" by 8.5". A nice item in good condition.
German S/84/98 Bayonet. German S/84/98 Bayonet. Blade is maker marked Diamant and dated 37. Frog is maker marked. The blade and scabbard are non matching numbers. Overall condition is good. U.K SALES ONLY.
German WW2 Dress Bayonet. German WW2 Dress bayonet. Has wartime economy (plastic) staghorn grip. Is not maker marked. The plating is worn. Scabbard is in good condition. Blade is worn but in good condition. Overall condition good. U.K SALES ONLY.
German WW2 P38 Holster. German WW2 P38 holster. The holster is waffen ampted and dated 1941. It is also maker marked, C.W.W. The leather is in good condition, the straps have been removed. A U.S Army style pistol clip has been has been put in place, so as to fit on U.S webbing. This was a common field modification. A nice example with a rare twist.
Indian Presentation Khukri. Indian Presentation Khukri in silver metal with military emblem. Scabbard covered in cloth and silver metal. Khukri circa 1950's. Blade in bright condition and scabbard in good condition. U.K SALES ONLY.
Indian Presentation Khukri. Indian Presentation Khukri in silver metal. Has silver metal mounts and cloth covered scabbard. Possibly presented to the 2nd Ghurka reg. Only one knife in back. Khukri circa 1945. Overall condition good. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Kenjo Iron Tsuba. A Shoami Kenjo (gift) Iron Tsuba. A big katana sized tsuba made as a gift for a wealthy man, has been of the highest quality. But is missing some gold inlay and has some rusting. Made circa 1700-1750. A very fine piece nonetheless.
Japanese 44 Pattern Sword. A late war Japanese 44 Pattern Sword. The blade is signed Kane Nori , a Seki arsenal smith. The sword has battle damaged hilt, and the blade is marked. The scabbard is worn and the paint is missing in parts. Sword in tired condition but an interesting war souvenir. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Aikuchi Dagger. A Japanese Aikuchi dagger. Has a arrowhead for a blade , the arrowhead is signed Tade Shige. This style is Meiji export work circa 1800's. In good untouched condition. A rare quirky item. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Aikuchi Dagger. Japanese Aikuchi Dagger in quality Meiji (export) mounts. Mounts are made of Boxwood with Bone and Nacre inlays. Blade is signed Bishu Osafune Suke Sada. Blade length is 9". The blade is circa 1600. The blade is in very fine condition as is the rest of the dagger. A fine example. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Aikuchi Dagger. Japanese Aikuchi Dagger. Looks 19th century, is signed but is difficult to translate. What I have seems to say this was a presentation to a man of China. The blade has been polished and has a suguha hamon, muji hada and nie crystals. The mounts are in good condition. The dagger needs more research to ascertain the provenance of the smith. An unusual and rare dagger. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Aikuchi. Japanese Aikuchi (dagger), 19th century period. The blade is unsigned and is 7.75" in length. The blade is in old polish and has a couple of rust spots. The shira saya is in black laquer. The fittings are all contemporary and of good quality. Overall a nice dagger. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Aikuchi. Japanese Aikuch (dagger). Unsigned, export style with a dragon design in boxwood mounts. Blade length 8.75". Newly polished, has a suguha/midare hamon with sunacashi and nie crystals. The dagger was made circa 1890's. There is some small pin hole rust on blade but overall condition is good. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Army Officers Sword. Japanese Army Officers Sword (shin gunto). Signed Noshu Seki Ju Hattori Masa Hiro. Born in 1907 worked as a gunto smith in Seki arsenal during war. Made low to medium grade quality Showa -to and Gendiato blades. See John slough's book for reference. In untouched condition, mounts in reasonable condition and blade has some marks and staining. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Civilian Award. Japanese Civilian award, possibly presented for bravery. In original box with paperwork. A scarce item. In excellent condition.
Japanese Coronation Medal. Japanese Coronation medal for Emperor Taisho in 1915. Looks silver but is not hallmarked. In original but damaged box. Overall condition is good.
Japanese Fuchi Kashira. Japanese Fuchi Kashira, a matched pair. 19th century period. Lots of gilt on flowers. Has its Shipa Dome. In good condition.
Japanese Fuchi Kashira. Japanese Fuchi Kashira. 19th century period. In soft metal. Overall condition good.
Japanese Fuchi Kashira. Japanese Fuchi Kashira. Tanto size. Looks to be Higo school. In iron with gold blossom. In good condition.
Japanese Fuchi Kashira. Japanese Fuchi Kashira, tanto size. In soft metal with faded gilt. 19th century period. Has chidori over the waves. Overall condition good.
Japanese Fuchi Kashira. Japanese Fuchi Kashira, 19th century period. From the Soten school. Has Samurai design. Lots of gilt left , overall condition good.
Japanese Fuchi. Japanese wakizashi fuchi. 19th century period. Is inlaid with gold leaf and copper dots. In good condition.
Japanese Kashira. Japanese kashira for the top of a civilian sword hilt. Made of copper and is a 20th century period piece. Nice patina.
Japanese Katana Blade. The remains of a Katana blade and its original WW2 mounts. The blade is signed Suke Naga , dated 1845. The smith was highly rated in the Bizen Yokoyama school. The blade has been polished and put in shira saya. The blade length is just over 11". The original mounts are in as found condition. Sword was a wartime souvenir and broken by British M.Ps on return to U.K. A unique piece. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Katana Tsuba. Japanese katana tsuba. Made of Iron in the Namban style. Has undercut designs, has a nice black patina. Circa 1800. A nice tsuba.
Japanese Katana Tsuba. Japanese Katana Tsuba, made of iron. Looks early Edo period, possibly Higo work. The tsuba has Yoshiro-Zogan brass inlay. Has a nice dark patina, has some wear but is in good condition for its age.
Japanese Katana Tsuba. Japanese Katana Tsuba, in Shakudo (soft metal). Has a separate shakudo rim. Has gold plated Hitsu Anna. From the late Edo period. In nice condition.
Japanese Katana Tsuba. Japanese Iron Tsuba, from the late Edo period. Signed Issai Saku, the maker also went by the name of Tsuchiya Takechika. Has a Chinese landscape design carved into the tsuba. The tsuba is in excellent condition and has a fine patina. This fine tsuba was originally from the Nihon To-ken shop in early 1980's.
Japanese Katana Tsuba. Japanese Oval Iron Tsuba. From the late Edo period. Signed in soshu script, Nobu Chika Saku from Kawaji, a Choshu artist. In very fine condition, lovely patina. Has a fine design featuring horses, streams and surrounding countryside. This tsuba was previously bought from Nihon To-Ken in the 1980's. A fine tsuba.
Japanese Katana Tsuba. Japanese Katana Tsuba, iron, mid 19th century. Mokko shape, looks Nara school. Has butterfly and flower design, has some gilt left. Some old rust but otherwise in good condition.
Japanese Katana. A Japanese Civilian Katana. Unsigned but blade looks pre 1600. Tang end cut and machi okuried (notches moved down). Cutting edge now 27", previous 29". Has one mekugi anna. Blade has suguha temper line with traces of shiraki utsuri and fine nie crystals. Has an iron tsuba, mounts in reasonable condition. Some damage to saya. Blade has some staining and old rust. Overall condition good for its age. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Katana. Japanese Katana, unsigned, looks Shin Shinto period and from the Bizen Yokoyama school judging by the hamon. This is a big sword with a 29.5" length blade. The blade is in untouched condition except for a patch inset on back edge of blade. Mounts in good condition , the laquer on the saya is damaged in places. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Katana. Japanese Katana signed Nagata Suke Nori. Smith worked in Seki arsenal. Has no stamps which indicates pre 1939. Blade looks oil tempered and is 25.5" in length. The hilt has been rebound and the tsuba is iron plate with shakudo plugs. The rest of the mounts are 19th century. Has remains of leather jungle cover. Some staining to blade and damage to saya, otherwise in good condition. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Ko-Gatana in Shirasaya. Japanese Ko-Gatana (knife blade) in Shira saya. Blade signed Minamoto Tane Hiro, Shirasaya has its saya gaki label. This is from mid Edo period. Comes with an Aoi-Art appraisal. Overall length is 7.20". This is in fine condition. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Ko-Gatana. Japanese Ko-Gatana. Unsigned. Has a Shakudo/Nanako hilt. The design is of a newel post with a banner and crayfish motif. Has gold and silver metal on hilt. Blade in good condition. Ko-Gatana circa 1880's. A nice example. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Ko-Gatana. Japanese Ko-Gatana with a By-Knife blade. The blade is in polish and is signed . The inscription is worn and cannot be read. The Kojuka is iron with brass inlays, insect and characters. The inlaid brass is in Chinese form of signature. Looks circa 1800. A good quality item. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Ko-Wakizashi Tsuba. Japanese Ko-Wakizashi Tsuba, circa 1900. Made of iron with a brass Chinese coin inlay design. This style is for export. A nice tsuba.
Japanese Kodjuka. A Japanese Kodjuka, a late 20th century copy of an early style. The style looks 17th century. Soft metal with decoration.
Japanese Kodjuka. Japanese Kodjuka in soft metal. An unusual subject, Chinese signs of the zodiac. Misshapen with use and has small split in the end. Reasonable condition for its age.
Japanese Kodjuka. Japanese Kodjuka, circa 19th century. Unsigned. Has a vine leaf design in gold,silver and shakudo. A fine quality kodjuka in good condition.
Japanese Kodjuka. Japanese Kodjuka, late 18th century period. From the school of Josen. Signed Nori Hisa (Sakura Gawa). In soft metal and has bird design. In nice condition.
Japanese Kodjuka. Japanese Kodjuka circa 19th century. Has a gold horse with a nanako background. Has one small patch of wear on back otherwise in good condition.
Japanese Menuki. A pair of Japanese Menuki. Late 19th century period. Katana size. The design is two Shishi dogs on stands. In good condition.
Japanese Menuki. Japanese Menuki. Look late 19th century. In Shakudo with some gilding. An unusual design. Have been mounted on a sword at some point. Some dirt in parts but overall condition good.
Japanese Menuki. A collection of three Japanese Menuki. Small sized and in good condition. Late 19th century period. Collection has been sewn on card and not removed.
Japanese Menuki. Japanese Menuki in Sakudo (soft metal). Wakizashi size. A pair of Fo-Dogs. Look 19th century. In good condition.
Japanese Navy Officers Sword. Japanese Navy Officers Sword, a Ky-Gunto. Blade is unsigned and in good polish. Has polished fish skin covered saya. Blade looks gendiato, has some nie crystals and hamon has regular gunome. Blade cutting edge 26" in length. The blade has a few scratches but overall condition is good. Hard to find in this condition. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Navy Veteran Badge. Japanese Navy Veteran Badge, in alloy. In original laquer box. In good condition.
Japanese Navy Womens Association Medal. Japanese Navy Women's Association Medal. This is their highest award, in enamel and silver, not hallmarked. In its original box and in excellent condition.
Japanese Officers Knot. Japanese Officers Knot in plain brown. Used in the navy and after 1944 on all swords. Faded due to age and some damage to the tassel.
Japanese Order of the Rising Sun. Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, 8th grade. In silver, not hallmarked. In original box and in very good condition.
Japanese Soldier's Wound Badge. Japanese WW2 Soldiers wound badge. Awarded when injured in public. Made of enamel and silver, not hallmarked. A scarce badge in good condition.
Japanese Tachi. Japanese Koto Tachi. Blade length 27.5". Signed Fuji Wara Hiro Yuki, circa 1596-1615. See Markus Sesko P/NO 138. Blade has gunome midare hamon, also has hada (woodgrain). The tang has been reshaped and shortened. The sword has recently been fully restored to a high standard. Overall a very fine sword. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Tanto. A Japanese Tanto, circa 19th century. The blade is unsigned. Has an armour piercing blade. The blade is in polish and has no kizu. All the mounts are iron and contemporary to the period. The handle needs a rebind. When completed would make a nice dagger. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Tanto. A Japanese Tanto, from the Edo period. Signed Jum Yo. Blade is 12" in length. Has a typical mino hamon, in good polish. Has cast iron tsuba and 19th century mounts. Saya has some damage but overall condition is good. There were lots of smiths using this name during this period, see Sesko and Cox's books for reference. A nice tanto. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Tanto. Japanese Meiji (export) Tanto. The blade is old Shinto and is 12.25" in length. This is an unsigned blade, it is in polish but has a few scratches. The mounts are covered in leather and lots of Menuki as well . A nice piece. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Tanto. A Japanese Tanto, circa 1860-80's. Is unsigned. Has typical 19th century mounts. The hilt looks to be covered in lacquered leather. The saya is pattered and in reasonable condition. The blade is 10" in length and in old polish. The hamon has a crab claw pattern which is usually Bizen work. Aside from a couple of marks on the blade and saya this is a fine tanto. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Tanto. Japanese Meiji period export tanto , circa 1885-1900. Has an oil tempered 8.75" blade, has two horimono of male dragons. All metal mounts, copper and brass. Is covered in line engraving of trees, blossoms and birds, some gilt remains. Has a stylised elephant head kashirsa. Is signed in Kaisho kanji, Riki or Kyu. An unusual tanto . U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Tanto. A Japanese Tanto for the advanced collector. Signed Hori Toshi Hide. Has a 2.8million Yen rating in John Slough's book. In superb condition, restored in Japan. Has Hozon and Yushu papers with it. An excellent example of it's kind. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Tanto. A Japanese Tanto in shira saya. Has N.P.O Papers from 16/06/2013. The papers say that this is a attribution to Daido from the Shodai period. The blade is unsigned and in good polish. There is some open grain and tiredness. Otherwise this a fine Tanto. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Tsuba's. A Daisho (pair) of Iron Tsuba's. Looks to be from the Edo period, possibly Owari work. Has old rust and nice black patina.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Tsuba in a Mokko style. Late 19th century. Has some old pitting but overall patina nice. Would suit a Handachi Wakizashi.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba, made circa 1890's. Made from cast iron. Made in the style of an earlier period. In worn condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba made of iron. Some shaomi influence/tenbo. An old tsuba looks early Edo period. Has dark patina and in good condition for its age.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Iron Tsuba. At some point has been turned into a Katana size tsuba by adding an iron rim. Has some gilt left and a bamboo design. The tsuba has dark patina and ancient rust. A unique tsuba of some age.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Iron Tsuba. From the mid Edo period. Has a scholar on the back of a catfish in waves design. Some original gold inlay left and a nice patina.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Bushu Tsuba, Wakizashi size. Has some age to it, old rust and wear. Looks like it is signed Masa ?. A nice old tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tsuba, Tsukashi (pierced). From the Edo period. Possibly cast iron with some gilt inlay remaining. The tsuba is inscribed to Goshu Aikoneju Nomura Kane Nori. A good quality tsuba with a nice patina.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba made of iron. From the Edo period. Has a later shakudo rim, possibly later Tosho style. Has dark patina and in good condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tanto Tsuba. Made in the early 19th century. Made of iron and has a silver rim. In good condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Iron Tsuba. Inscribed So-Ten Saku. From the mid Edo period. Has a warrior on horseback crossing a bridge design. Some gilt left and nice old patina. A quality tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. A Wakizashi size Shakudo plate tsuba. From the meiji period 1880-1900. The black finish has worn off the tsuba but otherwise is in good condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Iron Tsuba. Circa 19th century, looks like Aizu Shoami work. Has an owl, representing wisdom, sitting on a garden hoe. Some gilt left and has a nice black patina.
Japanese Tsuba. A Tosho style Wakizashi size iron tsuba. Looks to be circa 1580's to 1620's due to its condition and old black patina. Some wear around the Nakago ana. A nice old iron tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tsuba in soft metal from the late Meiji period. Styled in a double dragon design. There is some damage to the ends of the dragon tails. This tsuba came off a katana that had been carried in WW2. An unusual tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Iron Tsuba. From the mid Edo period. Has a farmer with a hoe wearing a silver hat. Has some original gilt left and has a nice patina. Also has wet quality to the surface of the tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tsuba in Iron, from the later Edo period. Has a theatre mask motif, has some of its original gold inlay left. Has a nice old black patina.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Iron Tsuba. Mid Edo period, looks like Nara school work. Has a puppy at play design. Has some gilt left and has a nice black patina. A good quality tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Tsuba, Wakizashi size. 19th century period. Shows Hotei, God of Plenty, in cave mouth. Has dark patina and has some wear to high spots. An unusual design.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tanto Tsuba. Made in the early 19th century. Made of iron with silver inlaid rim. In good condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Tanto Tsuba in Russet Iron. Mokko shape. Has been over cleaned and varnished in the past. Would benefit from repatination.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Tsuba from the Edo period. Has a Shakudo rim. Looks Shoami work copying Jakusi. The tsuba is unsigned. Lots of original gilt left. A good quality tsuba in good condition.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Iron Tsuba, would fit a wakizashi or small katana. Tsuba is Soten work and signed. Period circa 1800. Has plenty of gilt left. Overall condition good, a quality tsuba.
Japanese Tsuba. Japanese Bushu Iron oval Tsuba. Circa 1800. Has faint signature, ? Mitsu . Design of fine line piercing. In good condition and has a nice black patina.
Japanese Veterans Badge. Japanese Veterans Badge, the Navy Association. In silver plate and enamel. In its original box. In good condition.
Japanese Veterans Medal. Japanese Veterans Medal for the China incident, 1937. In bronze metal and in its original box. In good condition.
Japanese Veterans Medal. Japanese Veterans Medal for the China incident, 1937. In bronze metal, with paperwork in original box. In good condition.
Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba. Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba. Made of Iron in a Tsukashi style. Has birds and monkeys in a landscape design. Possibly Chosu work. Made circa 1850's. Has a nice dark patina. A nice tsuba.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi. Signed Echizen Kuni Ju Kane Hiro. Worked in the Echizen province circa 1592-96. Blade length is 20". Blade is in polish. Has a cast iron tsuba and the mounts and saya are in untouched condition. A nice sword. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi from the Shinto period. Blade is unsigned and is 14" in length. The blade is in fine polished condition. Has Handachi mounts and tsuba, all 19th century. The saya needs a Kurikata and Ko Gatana knife to complete it. Overall sword is in fine condition and with some restoration would make a fine wakizashi. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Wakizashi. Japanese Wakizashi signed Hatta Mitsu Yo. From the Kanbun period circa 1661-73. Blade length is 17.5". The blade has been polished. Has original habaki and saya, which has a gold mon badge on. The smith is rated Jo-Saku, superior grade. See Markus Sesko's book for references to the smith. Once fully restored and possibly papered it would be a very fine sword. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese Wakizashi. A Japanese Wakizashi, circa 1680-1700. The blade is signed Ise Daijo Shimosaka Mitsu Hiro. The blade is in good polish, the hamon has gunome midare with lots nie crystals. One side of blade has some wear. The handle needs restoring as does the tsuka. Also the saya needs some repair. Once restored it would make a fine sword. U.K SALES ONLY.
Japanese WW2 1000 Stitch Belt. Japanese WW2 1000 Stitch belt. Has its coin and various blessings on it. This was given to ward off bullets and keep its owner safe. A nice clean example of one.
Miniature Khukri. A miniature Khukri with Indian silver mounts. Presented by Ghurka Artillery to W.W.B to J.A.B S.G BESI 1955-57. A good quality piece in fine condition, blade in clean state, has no small knives. An unusual piece. U.K SALES ONLY.
Miniature Khukri. A miniature Khukri in Indian silver mounts. Has presentation inscription, 68 Ghurka F.D Squadron TAN. 1958. Some wear and tear and slight damage to scabbard , but blade clean. Small knives missing. A nice item. U.K SALES ONLY.
U.S Army .45 Auto Holster. U.S Army .45 Auto Holster, leather. Date marked 1941 on reverse. Has remains of name scratched on flap. Overall condition good.