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Awards & Medals

Japan - Order of the Golden Kite 5th Class

Japan - Order of the Golden Kite 5th Class


Kinshi Kunshō (金鵄勲章). According to the previous owner this was awarded to a Lt. Lizuka Chitoku on March 6, 1941. Introduced on February 12, 1890, the Order of the Golden Kite was exclusively a military award, conferred for bravery, leadership or command in battle. It was awarded in the following conflicts: First Sino-Japanese War, Russo-Japanese War, World War I, Manchurian Incident, Second Sino-Japanese War and ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-31447
Rating:    NM
Price:    $849.95 USD
Japan - China Incident War Medal 1939

Japan - China Incident War Medal 1939


Sina jihen jūgun kishō - Shōwa period. Instituted December 7, 1939, the Japanese China Incident War Medal was awarded for any service in China from 1937-1945. It is constructed out of a die struck bronze base that has been chemically burnished. The round shaped obverse features a centrally placed crow with outstretched wings, below the Imperial Chrysanthemum Seal of Japan, ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-31442
Rating:    NM
Price:    $79.95 USD
Imperial Japanese Red Cross Medal Lapel pin in issue box

Imperial Japanese Red Cross Medal Lapel pin in issue box


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Item Number:    M-28275
Rating:    Mint-
Price:    $49.95 USD
Imperial Japanese Veteran Association Badge

Imperial Japanese Veteran Association Badge


An approximately 28mm x 44mm, silver washed alloy badge which features, to its obverse, a fouled anchor and crossed swords on a pebbled background, over which is affixed a brass five-pointed star. To the inscribed reverse is a vertical pin and catch assembly. These were given, in many minor variations, to veterans of the wars in China, Korea, and Manchuria, ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-28271
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $29.95 USD
Cased Imperial Japanese Veteran/Reservist Association Badge

Cased Imperial Japanese Veteran/Reservist Association Badge


An approximately 28mm x 44mm, silver washed alloy badge which features, to its obverse, a fouled anchor and crossed swords on a pebbled background, over which is affixed a brass five-pointed star. To the inscribed reverse is a vertical pin and catch assembly. These were given, in many minor variations, to veterans of the wars in China, Korea, and Manchuria, ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-28270
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $149.95 USD
Imperial Japanese Veteran Association Badge

Imperial Japanese Veteran Association Badge


An approximately 28mm x 44mm, silver washed alloy badge which features, to its obverse, a fouled anchor and crossed swords on a pebbled background, over which is affixed a brass five-pointed star. To the inscribed reverse is a vertical pin and catch assembly. These were given, in many minor variations, to veterans of the wars in China, Korea, and Manchuria, ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-28269
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $34.95 USD
Japanese Army Men's Red Cross Medal

Japanese Army Men's Red Cross Medal


A 30mm diameter alloy medal, with a clasp to its top through which is fed a ring for its ribbon. To the obverse face of the medal is what appears to be a peacock above a Baltic cross, with olive or laurel branches arching up either side, and three-lobed flowering Paulownias to the base of each branch. To the reverse ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-28268
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $39.95 USD
Japanese Army Men's Red Cross Medal

Japanese Army Men's Red Cross Medal


A 30mm diameter alloy medal, with a clasp to its top through which is fed a ring for its ribbon. To the obverse face of the medal is what appears to be a peacock above a Baltic cross, with olive or laurel branches arching up either side, and three-lobed flowering Paulownias to the base of each branch. To the reverse ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-28266
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $29.95 USD
Japanese Army Men's Red Cross Medal w lapel pin

Japanese Army Men's Red Cross Medal w lapel pin


A 30mm diameter alloy medal, with a clasp to its top through which is fed a ring for its ribbon. To the obverse face of the medal is what appears to be a peacock above a Baltic cross, with olive or laurel branches arching up either side, and three-lobed flowering Paulownias to the base of each branch. To the reverse ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-28265
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $44.95 USD
Mie Prefecture Fire Dept Merit Award

Mie Prefecture Fire Dept Merit Award


Nice enamel work with a sterling mark. ... See More
Item Number:    M-27100
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $69.95 USD
Order of the Rising Sun 8th Class

Order of the Rising Sun 8th Class


旭日章 Kyokujitsu-shō. The Order of the Rising Sun was awarded for long and/or especially meritorious civil or military service. It is constructed out of a die-struck silver-alloy mirror like base. The obverse features the 5-3 Paulownia, consisting of three leaves and an inflorescence of 3-5-3 flowers. The full back reverse features four kanji characters. To the top is a ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-23105
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $24.95 USD
Retired Soldier Badge

Retired Soldier Badge


A large, shield shaped badge featuring a fouled anchor atop a pair of crossed swords with a raised, large five pointed star. To the reverse is a hinged, vertical pin, with a locking catch assembly near the base. 2 lines of Kanji are visible to the reverse. The badge measures approximately 3cm x 4cm. These were given, in many minor variations, ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-20970
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $39.95 USD
Retired Soldier Badge

Retired Soldier Badge


A large, shield shaped badge featuring a fouled anchor atop a pair of crossed swords with a separately applied raised, large five pointed star. To the reverse is a hinged, vertical pin, with a locking catch assembly near the base. The badge measures approximately 30mm x 40mm. These were given, in many minor variations, to veterans of the wars in ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-20967
Rating:    Exc
Price:    $29.95 USD
Cased Imperial Visit to Japan Commemorative Medal 1935

Cased Imperial Visit to Japan Commemorative Medal 1935


Oxidised silver medal in the form of a stylised spearhead, on laterally-pierced cylinder suspension; the face decorated with orchid and chrysanthemum blossoms, the Imperial flowers of Manchukuo and Japan, a scroll imposed at the base inscribed ‘I Te I Hsin’ (One in virtue and in spirit), describing the union of Japan and Manchukuo (from the Japanese perspective); the reverse inscribed ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-20824
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $219.95 USD
Cased Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class

Cased Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class


This medal is in the form of a "sun," in gold plated silver, upon which are enameled thirty-two white rays, all emanating from a, red garnet center. The reverse is identical to the obverse. There is some wear to the edges on the reverse. The uppermost ray is hinged to a three-lobed spray of jade green enameled Paulownia leaves, outlined ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-20711
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $899.95 USD
Cased Showa Grand Enthronement Medal

Cased Showa Grand Enthronement Medal


To the obverse center of the 3cm diameter silver medal is set a sixteen-petaled Imperial Chrysanthemum, in gilt, within the opened curtains of the Imperial throne, to either side of which are stylized clouds, and beneath which are the kanji characters for "Banzai!" (which usually translates to "May the Emperor Live Ten Thousand Years"). The image is bordered in alternating ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-20667
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $74.95 USD
Cased Order of the Sacred Treasure 8th Class

Cased Order of the Sacred Treasure 8th Class


The die-struck silver medal takes the form of an eight-pointed star whose points terminate in small circles, with even smaller circles marking the intersections of the edge lines, forming a stylized necklace. To the center is a raised, silver "mirror" against a pebbled background. Reverse features kanji characters impressed to it, translating to "Order of Merit Decoration." A perforated ball ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-20664
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $64.95 USD
Cased Order of the Sacred Treasure 3rd Class w Photo

Cased Order of the Sacred Treasure 3rd Class w Photo


The die-struck silver medal takes the form of an eight-pointed star with enamels in small circles, with even smaller circles marking the intersections of the edge lines, forming a stylized necklace. To the center is a raised, silver "mirror" on blue enamel on a pebbled background. Reverse features kanji characters impressed to it. The wide ribbon suspension ring remains. Fed ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-20661
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $474.95 USD
Japanese Army Men's Red Cross Medal

Japanese Army Men's Red Cross Medal


A 30mm diameter alloy medal, with a clasp to its top through which is fed a ring for its ribbon. To the obverse face of the medal is what appears to be a peacock above a Baltic cross, with olive or laurel branches arching up either side, and three-lobed flowering Paulownias to the base of each branch. To the reverse ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-20205
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $29.95 USD

Edged Weapons

Interesting Type 98 Army Officer Shin-Gunto

Interesting Type 98 Army Officer Shin-Gunto


Here's a good example of a custom officers sword. Probably local-area made in the Indonesia area of operations. Often found as Australian bring-backs. This one has an VG blade with a well unmarked tang and a straight temper line. The blade has fingerprint stains, oxidation and scuffs with some roughness to the cutting edge. I have not tried to clean ... Read and See More
Item Number:    SW-29984
Rating:    VG/Exc
Price:    $999.95 USD
Type 98 Army Shin-gunto w Combat Cover

Type 98 Army Shin-gunto w Combat Cover


Here's a good example of an worn officers sword. This one has a Exc++ hand-made blade with a nice distinct temper line. The blade is bright and clean with no nail catchers. Blade is seated through a multi-piece open tsuba with the tang secured with a bamboo peg. The tang is nicely marked and inspection marked 関 stamp: Seki [QC stamp ... Read and See More
Item Number:    SW-29981
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $2,999.95 USD
IJA Japanese Type 32 Army Sword

IJA Japanese Type 32 Army Sword


A nice IJA Japanese Type 32 (B) Army Sword! The slightly curved, 30 ½ inch long single fullered machined blade on this one looks has age and is sharp. It is serial numbered to the ricasso "25554". It has a perfect fit and solid tip. It rates Exc with some black pitting. The original leather buffer pad continues to remain intact. The scabbard is ... Read and See More
Item Number:    SW-29633
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $349.95 USD
Early Japanese Navy Dirk

Early Japanese Navy Dirk


The blade on this one has a few scuffs and remains clean and rust-free. The fit is tight and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc+/Exc++. The blade measures 8 1/4 inches long. The black saya (scabbard) is wood based, leather covered and lacquered with all stitching intact. It has some scrapes but still looks good. The saya has ... Read and See More
Item Number:    Jap-25536
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $499.95 USD
Early Japanese Navy Dirk

Early Japanese Navy Dirk


This is a well marked example. The blade on this one has some age I have not tried to clean. The fit is tight and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc+. The blade measures 8 1/4 inches long. The black saya (scabbard) is wood based, leather covered and lacquered with all stitching intact. It has some scrapes but still ... Read and See More
Item Number:    Jap-25535
Rating:    Exc
Price:    $499.95 USD
Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by Matsushita

Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by Matsushita


Here we have a unique Naval example of a Japanese (Variation O) Type 30 Bayonet by Matsushita Kinzoku KK Arsenal (National Denki). The Type 30 bayonet designed for the Japanese Army to be used with the Arisaka Type 30 Rifle and was later used on the Type 38 and Type 99 rifles. The 15 5/8 inch, blued, unfullered blade is a worn example with some oxidizing.I've ... Read and See More
Item Number:    BA-25479
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $249.95 USD
Beauty Early Japanese Navy Dirk

Beauty Early Japanese Navy Dirk


This is a nice 1883 patterned Imperial Japanese Naval Officer Dirk. The single fullered blade on this one is a real beauty showing no age or damage, Nice! The fit is tight and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates NM. The blade measures approx 8 1/4 inches long,(measured from the habaki). The black saya (scabbard) is wood based and leather ... Read and See More
Item Number:    JapD-24051
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $1,199.95 USD
Early Japanese Navy Dagger

Early Japanese Navy Dagger


This is a nice early 1883 patterned Imperial Japanese Naval Officer dirk that has taken a bullet. The single fullered 8.25", as measured from the habaki, blade on this one is a real beauty showing no age or damage, Nice! The fit is tight and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc++, just a couple rough spots to the cutting ... Read and See More
Item Number:    JapD-24047
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $699.95 USD
Japanese Police Dagger

Japanese Police Dagger


A Russo-Japanese War / WW2 period Japanese police (Sergeant's) dirk, ca. 1900-1945. A fine original and uncommon example with blackened same grip and machine made blade. Displays lightly cleaned surfaces and a couple of scabbard dents. 44.6 cm. overall in scabbard. ... See More
Item Number:    POL-23986
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $699.95 USD
Japanese Navy Dagger

Japanese Navy Dagger


This is a nice 1883 patterned WWII Imperial Japanese Naval officer dirk. This example is of wartime construction with machine made plated blade. The blade shows some sharpening and scuffs. This example utilized a mix of brass and celuloid based fittings. The crossguard is polished brass with a Navy stamp. The grip is white faux ray skin used on late war ... Read and See More
Item Number:    JapD-23364
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $599.95 USD
Tsunagi and Shirasaya - Wakizashi

Tsunagi and Shirasaya - Wakizashi


Tsunagi and Shirasaya - Showa period (1926-1989). All wood, except the seppa. These are not intended to go together. The wooden blade (tsunagi) is intended to go with other mountings (koshirae), and the shirasaya is intended to go with a blade. The blade is 19" in length. Included is the silk storage bag. ... See More
Item Number:    SW-23235
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $99.95 USD

Cloth

Imperial Japanese Army Superior Private Shoulder Boards

Imperial Japanese Army Superior Private Shoulder Boards


9cm x 3cm, red wool tab with three wool five-pointed yellow stars sewn upon it, signifying the rank of Superior Private. The reverse has two cloth strips to button down. This type of rank insignia was buttoned to the cloth loops sewn on the shoulders of uniform tunics and overcoats, in use from at least the forty-fourth year of the " ... Read and See More
Item Number:    Patch-28263
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $49.95 USD

Flags & Banners

Japanese - Send-Off Banner

Japanese - Send-Off Banner


Japanese, WWII, Imperial Japanese Army - Shussei Nobori. When men left for their military service, community organizations organized various celebrations, culminating in send-off parades to wish the troops well as they marched off to war. It is constructed out of multiple pieces of died silk. The rectangular shaped obverse features a wreathed Chrysanthemum flower, on top of two peaks, above ... Read and See More
Item Number:    FL-31617
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $374.95 USD
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Japanese National Flag

Japanese National Flag


29" x 34"cm, with small, triangular reinforcements sewn to its hoist edge corners, from each of which extend short, woven tie-strings. Printed on cotton. Nice clean example. ... See More
Item Number:    FL-30715
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $149.95 USD
Japanese Banner

Japanese Banner


Single faced multicolored printed and hand lettered on heavy patterned silk in good condition with minor age/soil. The Tanto would make for a great display. Two wee strings attached. The Kanji is 1. 祝 Shuku / Congratulations 2. 入営 Nyūei / Entering Camp [i.e., enlisting] 3 & 4. 小野寺昇三郎君 Onodera Shōzaburō-kun Mr. Onodera Shōzaburō [Onodera is the surname] 5. 魂 Tamashii Soul/Spirit 鳶 Tobi; Tonbi [literally: ... Read and See More
Item Number:    FL-27425
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $499.95 USD

Headgear

Restored Japanese Type 90 Combat Helmet

Restored Japanese Type 90 Combat Helmet


Here we have the standard type 90 Japanese combat helmet shell. The shell is constructed out of a steel base that has been painted in an olive drab. The shell shows no dents or holes, minor oxidization spotting and retains 90% of its original paint. It has a post-war IJA olive drab painted metal star affixed to the front with a split ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HE-23329
Rating:    Exc
Price:    $299.95 USD
Japanese Navy IJN Field Cap

Japanese Navy IJN Field Cap


The white cotton field cap of an officer of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the officer rank indicated by the two black bands around the body of the cap. The interior shows minor signs of wear and is unmarked. The cotton cap very clean in overall excellent field used condition. ... See More
Item Number:    Cap-21920
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $499.95 USD
Japanese Navy seaman’s Cap

Japanese Navy seaman’s Cap


A dark navy-blue/black wool Imperial Japanese Navy seaman’s cap with a post-1941 cap tally. This was purchased from an auction in the '70's, I will let the original catalog do the description below: ... See More
Item Number:    Cap-21649
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $399.95 USD

Uniforms & Acc.

Japanese Cavalry Captain Service Tunic

Japanese Cavalry Captain Service Tunic


IJA Cavalry Captain Tropical Service Tunic. It is constructed out of olive drab colored cloth. The front features scalloped buttons pocket flaps to the chest and two unbuttoned straight pocket flaps to the hips. The placket is closed with five buttons. All of the buttons are brass. The right breast features a Cavalry service badge. The collar has two captain ... Read and See More
Item Number:    UN-23128
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $389.95 USD
Japanese Army Captain Dress Full Dress Tunic

Japanese Army Captain Dress Full Dress Tunic


M1894 type dress frock coat and sash. It is constructed out of a black wool base with red piping and silk rayon blend interior. A sewn in decorative, gold bullion bordered collar and cuffs. The placket features seven cherry blossom buttons, the reverse loop has one and the scalloped tail has six, and three smaller ones to each cuff. Interior ... Read and See More
Item Number:    UN-23125
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $399.95 USD
Japanese Sub-Commanders Service Tunic

Japanese Sub-Commanders Service Tunic


A fully-lined, three-quarter length, dark navy blue wool tunic, whose single-breasted fly front is closed by nine hooks and eyes, which lead to a stand-up collar with a dual hook and eye closure at the throat. A horizontal slash pocket is to each hip. The tunic is trimmed in a decorative black wool lace, with cuff insignia. To either collar ... Read and See More
Item Number:    UN-21071
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $399.95 USD