A Japanese Kabuto, a helmet. A battle weight, sixteen plate iron bowl. The laquer finish is a red/brown mixture. Circa Edo period 1700-50. In good condition for its age. There is cracking of the laquer, the original liner has been replaced and has had some other repair work in the past. But overall a fine Kabuto. OVER 18'S AND U.K SALES ONLY. read more
A Japanese Ko-Gatana, sideknife. Good quality example with a male dragon in clouds motif. Signed
Idzumi Kami Kosho Kunai Mori Kuni Saku. A rated maker. Circa 1661-73. Has a shakudo and gilt hilt.
Blade in old polish. A nice example. OVER 18'S AND U.K SALES ONLY. read more
Japanese Ko Gatana.
A Japanese Ko Gatana, a side knife. A blade in shira saya , resting scabbard. Some one has put a replacement handle on the blade. Signed Bishu Osafune Ju Fujiwara Sukesada. Blade in good polish. A fine example of this kind of blade.
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A Japanese Tsuba in iron and Katana sized. From the mid Edo period 1680-1750. Signed Soheishi Niudo Soten. Looks first generation signature, only two generations listed. Has a design of samurai warriors, plenty of gold and silver still left. Has some light old rust spots but overall condition is good. A fine tsuba and good example of its kind. OVER 18'S AND U.K SALES ONLY. read more
A Japanese Tsuba , irregular shape in Shakudo metal. Meiji period. Has a depiction of Hotei , god of fortune. In good condition, has a small alteration by cutting into the figures chin so as to fit the sword it was on. Measures 64mm by 66mm. In good condition. OVER 18'S AND U.K SALES ONLY. read more