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Rare Pre-Civil War Period American Coast Guard Sword

Rare Pre-Civil War Period American Coast Guard Sword

( ID: a56 )

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Rare Taiwanese Presentation Dagger to American General

Rare Taiwanese Presentation Dagger to American General

( ID: c54 )

A rare post WWII Taiwanese Chinese Nationalist presentation dagger letter open to another American general. The translation on the handle reads: The front side of the dagger says: "ka bu xi"- this is the name of a western general transliterated in Chinese "we present to you this dagger" or " please accept this dagger" Back side says: "secretary of the military of republic of china" "Huang jie jing zheng" - person who gave the dagger On the inside of the dagger: One side says: "cheng gong" -S...

SOUTH INDIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL, 19c

SOUTH INDIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL, 19c

( ID: o62 )

A rare type, the hardwood full stock elaborately inlaid with silver studs in geometrical patterns, the lock of European type. Octagonal barrel with swamped muzzle and elaborated silver inlaid motifs. Mid-19th century. See R. Elgood, Firearms of the Islamic World, (Tauris: London) p. 183 for quite similar. Overall is 17 1/2", barrel is 11". ...

Very rare 19th C. Caucasian/Indo-Persian Combination Percussion Flintlock Rifle with damascus barrel and gold inlays

Very rare 19th C. Caucasian/Indo-Persian Combination Percussion Flintlock Rifle with damascus barrel and gold inlays

( ID: o59 )

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WWII Chinese Nationalist Airforce Dagger

WWII Chinese Nationalist Airforce Dagger

( ID: c53 )

A nice WWII era Chinese Nationalist Airforce officers dagger. This example is longer than normal and has the original scabbard and remains in good condition. The ferrule and the crossguard are slightly loose and the eagle is missing the two little plastic red eyes. However good condition overall. 14 1/2" overall. Blade is 9"....

WWII Kanezane (Kanesane) Katana Sword blade

WWII Kanezane (Kanesane) Katana Sword blade

( ID: j28 )

Asano Kanesane, also spelled Kanezane, is one of the better documented swordsmiths of the Showa (WW II) Era. He was born Asano Shinichi on December 19th 1910 in the city of Seki in Mino (Noshu) Province and was apprenticed to master swordsmith Kojima Kanemichi in 1923. In April of 1930, he became an independent swordsmith and adopted the art name of Kanesane. He established a school of swordmaking in Seki and began teaching the art in 1933 when he accepted his first students, Kanetada and Michis...

WWII Rare 1500s Straight Japanese Blade in very fine WII Mounts

WWII Rare 1500s Straight Japanese Blade in very fine WII Mounts

( ID: j29 )

A very rare 16 th C. Koto blade mounted in very fine WWII officers mounts of the best quality, with a pierced and gilt tsuba and fine other fittings. The blade is unsigned and is straight with a nice temper line that can be seen. The blade has a few issues which are best seen in the pictures but for a rare blade and very nice fittings the price is fair and negotiable. Overall length is 38", blade cutting edge is 25 1/2". ...