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Awards & Medals

Cased 1937 Japan-China Incident War Medal

Cased 1937 Japan-China Incident War Medal


Nice bronze award with original ribbon with hook and eye with minor wear. In its case of issue with kangi characters on the lid, recessed medal bed. ... See More
Item Number:    M-20827
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $89.95 USD
Japanese 5 Place Medal Bar

Japanese 5 Place Medal Bar


Beautiful 5 place medal bar in good condition with some ribbon fading. The medals appear to be in good condition with all hooks and eyes intact. Included are:
  • Japanese Order of the Golden Kite Seventh Class in silver with gilded falcon, 41.4 mm x 56 mm
  • Order of the Rising Sun 8th Class in silver, 30.5 mm x 33.5 mm
  • ... Read and See More
  • Item Number:    M-20714
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $399.95 USD
    Japanese 7 Place Medal bar

    Japanese 7 Place Medal bar


    Beautiful 7 place medal bar in good condition with some ribbon fading. The medals appear to be in good condition with all enamels intact. Included are:
  • Order of the Golden Kite Fourth Class, in silver and enamels, 46 mm x 50 mm with original ribbon with hook and eye.
  • Order of the Rising Sun - 4th Class original ribbon with ... Read and See More
  • Item Number:    M-20713
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $1,299.95 USD
    Cased Red Cross Order of Merit

    Cased Red Cross Order of Merit


    Minty Award for distinguished service to the Japanese Red Cross Society. The cross is enameled silver, 1 13/16" from point to point, with a 3/4" diameter, central medallion. Six white enamel rays are to each arm of the cross, obverse and reverse. To the obverse of the medallion, against its dark blue enamel background, is what appears to be a silver bird above ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    M-20712
    Rating:    NM
    Price:    $189.95 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:    $999.95 USD
    Manchurian Oder of the Auspicious Clouds 8th Class

    Manchurian Oder of the Auspicious Clouds 8th Class


    Very nicely detailed silver medal that has nicely patinaed. The dull silver medal with center, long rays and the borders of the clouds highly polished. Reverse features kanji characters impressed to it. Complete with original ribbon and black lacquered wooden case. A hinged alloy closure device and corresponding stud is to its forward edge, and a wide alloy hinge is ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    M-20668
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $479.95 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:    $99.95 USD
    Cased Japanese Maneuvers Award Battleship KONGO 1934

    Cased Japanese Maneuvers Award Battleship KONGO 1934


    Rare medallion awarded to officers on the famous Japanese battleship Kongō when she completed maneuvers in 1934. There were only 60 Officers on the Kongō. this ship participated in most major actions in the Pacific war, (Midway, Guadalcanal, Truk, Leyte Gulf) and most of these lie at the bottom ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    M-20666
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $399.99 USD
    Cased Order of the Golden Kite 6th Class w Rosette

    Cased Order of the Golden Kite 6th Class w Rosette


    This sixth class, gold plated silver award is in the form of crossed Samurai shields, with crossed, sheathed swords laid over them, banners with heraldic devices along either side of them, and, to the center, a vertical, sheathed halberd, surmounted by a spread winged, gilded falcon. The falcon is the "kite". The reverse is polished and flat. A perforated ball ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    M-20665
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $299.95 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:    $79.99 USD
    Cased Order of the Rising Sun 4th Class

    Cased Order of the Rising Sun 4th Class


    This medal is in the form of a "sun," in gold plated silver, upon which are enameled thirty-two white rays eight long with three short separating each, all emanating from a, red garnet center. The reverse is identical to the obverse. The uppermost ray is hinged to a three-lobed spray of jade green enameled Paulownia leaves, outlined and with its ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    M-20663
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $329.95 USD
    Cased Order of the Rising Sun 6th Class w Rosette

    Cased Order of the Rising Sun 6th Class w Rosette


    This medal is in the form of a sun in gold plated silver, upon which are enameled thirty-two white rays eight long with three short separating each, all emanating from a 9/16" diameter, red garnet center. The reverse is identical to the obverse. The uppermost ray is hinged to a three-lobed spray of jade green enameled Paulownia leaves, outlined and with ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    M-20662
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $249.95 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:    $699.95 USD
    Cased Order of the Rising Sun 7th Class

    Cased Order of the Rising Sun 7th Class


    This medal, the seventh of the eight classes, is in the form of a three-lobed spray of jade green enameled Paulownia leaves, outlined and with its veins articulated in silver to the obverse, outlined and with a row of four silver kanji characters to the reverse, which translate to "Order of Merit Decoration." The leaves are surmounted by three sets ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    M-20212
    Rating:    NM
    Price:    $99.95 USD
    Cased Order of the Rising Sun 8th Class

    Cased Order of the Rising Sun 8th Class


    This medal, the eighth of the eight classes, is in the form of a three-lobed spray of silver Paulownia leaves, with its veins articulated to the obverse, and with a row of four golden kanji characters to the reverse, which translate to "Order of Merit Decoration." The leaves are surmounted by three sets of silver Paulownia flowers on stalks, five ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    M-20211
    Rating:    NM
    Price:    $79.95 USD
    Cased Order of the Rising Sun 8th Class

    Cased Order of the Rising Sun 8th Class


    This medal, the eighth of the eight classes, is in the form of a three-lobed spray of silver Paulownia leaves, with its veins articulated to the obverse, and with a row of four golden kanji characters to the reverse, which translate to "Order of Merit Decoration." The leaves are surmounted by three sets of silver Paulownia flowers on stalks, five ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    M-20209
    Rating:    NM
    Price:    $64.95 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:    $49.95 USD

    Edged Weapons

    Japanese Type 95 Army NCO Samurai Sword by Tokyo

    Japanese Type 95 Army NCO Samurai Sword by Tokyo


    Check out this matching Type 95 Variation #2A NCO Samurai Sword by Tokyo First Arsenal. Unusually good paint to the grip on this. The slightly curved, 27 1/2 inch long, single fullered, machine made matte blade on this one looks good. It has some scuffs, age and a wee bit of pitting right at the tip. A beautiful inspection stamp and serial number "100154". ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-20727
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $1,199.95 USD
    Army Company Grade Officer's Kyu-gunto

    Army Company Grade Officer's Kyu-gunto


    The matte machine made blade looks good! The tip is sharp and the fit is nice and tight! The blade rates Exc++. The steel based plated scabbard has a few light scratches / wear spots. It remains dent free. The fittings are all steel. The throat (kuchigane) is tightly secured by two screws. The back strap, pommel, D-guard and ferrule are ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-20507
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $1,999.00 USD
    Japanese Navy officer Kai-Gunto

    Japanese Navy officer Kai-Gunto


    Here's a good example of a late war time officers sword. This one has a Exc++/NM stainless steel blade. No sharpening. Blade is seated through a one piece tsuba with the tang secured with a bamboo peg. It has painted characters to one side and a Naval stamp to the other. The blade displays a faint thin temper line. ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-20408
    Rating:    Exc++/NM
    Price:    $1,595.00 USD
    Japanese Type 95 Army NCO Samurai Sword

    Japanese Type 95 Army NCO Samurai Sword


    Here we have a what is either a a customised war period piece or a post-war modified example with a sarute & tsuba from an officers type 98 sword. The 26 1/4" inch machine made blade is in fine shape. The fit is nice and tight and the tip is perfect. The scabbard is period painted in factory green paint. It does have several ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-20214
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $595.95 USD
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    Early Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by the TALW

    Early Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by the TALW


    Here we have an Early (Variation A) Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by the TALW (Toyada Automatic Loom Works Arsenal). It is an early Type 30 variation with a birds head pommel, shaped grips and a hooked quillion. The Type 30 bayonet was designed for use on the Meiji 38 rifle and the squad light machine guns type 96 and 99. The blade, scabbard and hilt are ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    BA-20011
    Rating:    Exc
    Price:    $199.99 USD
    Japanese Type 95 Army NCO Samurai Sword

    Japanese Type 95 Army NCO Samurai Sword


    Here we have a honest example of what is becoming a hard find. This is a Nagoya sword produced under Kokra administration. I do like these as they are unique and always desired by experienced collectors. The 26 1/4" inch machine made blade is in fine shape, As with all Nagoya Arsenal blades the numbers are read with the cutting edge up. ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-19924
    Rating:    Exc/Exc+
    Price:    $1,199.00 USD
    Japanese Short Shin-Gunto

    Japanese Short Shin-Gunto


    japanese wakizashi sword bizen koku jyu osa 備前國住長 signed with WW2 gunto koshirae and shirasaya. This antique wakizashi was transplant to WW2 gunto koshirae. It's not a government issue. Perhaps it was a private property of an officer. Blade is overall in good condition with normal signs of wear,scratches,scars,rust and stain,guaranteed against hagire. May have been a ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-19166
    Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
    Price:    $1,715.00 USD
    Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by Jido Shokki Seisakusho Arsenal

    Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by Jido Shokki Seisakusho Arsenal


    Here we have a beautiful example of a Japanese (Variation T) Type 30 Bayonet by Toyoda Jido Shokki Seisakusho Arsenal. 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 3/4 inch, blued, unfullered blade looks excellent! The Jido Shokki Seisakusho Arsenal maker mark remains ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    BA-18189
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $414.95 USD
    Police Kyu-Gunto

    Police Kyu-Gunto


    Here we have a decent example. The grip consists of a bakelite. The grip is triple wire wrapped in brass with nice tight wires. The plated 34" blade is the standard shape with a long fuller or groove. The blade has some age and a false temperline with a few naul catchers. The scabbard has a few small dents towards the ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-18021
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $349.95 USD
    Japanese 1886 Pattern Field grade Army Officer Parade Saber

    Japanese 1886 Pattern Field grade Army Officer Parade Saber


    We owned this back in 2011 and bought it back, so I will use our old description. If you are ever looking at selling something that you’ve bought from us please contact us as they aren’t making any more of these things!
    ”This is the 1886 patterned Army Officer's Parade Saber with a fully decorated back strap with the ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-16582
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $494.95 USD
    Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by the Mukden Arsenal

    Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by the Mukden Arsenal


    Here we have a nice example of a Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by the Mukden Arsenal. It is an early Type 30 variation with a rounded pommel, shaped grips and a hooked quillion. The Type 30 bayonet was designed for use on the Meiji 38 rifle and the squad light machine guns type 96 and 99. The scabbard and hilt are heavily blued and the blade ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    BA-15224
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $214.95 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 blade. The blade shows the factory graining which is typical of later pattern blades. There is just a bit of age. It's never been sharpened. The blade length is 8 3/8 inches, while the overall length in scabbard is 16.5". The crossguard is ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JapD-13664
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $814.95 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 10" blade. The blade shows a couple scuffs but all in all is a nice example. The crossguard is polished brass. The grip is double brass wire wrapped over imitation, (plastic)ray skin. All grip wire and fittings to include the ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JapD-7858
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $849.95 USD
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    Belt Buckles

    Japanese Senninari - 1000 Stitch Belt

    Japanese Senninari - 1000 Stitch Belt


    It is constructed out of a single piece of white cotton with red/yellow cotton stitching pieces along with red, blue and black print and a stitches on good luck charm. The two ends have been ripped off. It measures approximately 13 inches tall by 33 1/2 inches long. A great addition to your collection! ... See More
    Item Number:    BB-16635
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $219.95 USD
    Japanese Senninari - 1000 Stitch Belt

    Japanese Senninari - 1000 Stitch Belt


    It is constructed out of a multi piece single / two ply white silk/cotton material with red cotton stitching pieces along with a red printed portion and black ink sanji. The top portion has a double pocket. The right side there is a stitched hole and to the left is an attachment loop. The whole piece shows age toning/soilage ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    BB-16634
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $249.95 USD
    Japanese Senninari, (1000 Stitch Belt)

    Japanese Senninari, (1000 Stitch Belt)


    Very nicely conditioned example in white with red stitches. Measures approx 32" x 5.5" with 2 17" ties on the ends. There are no holes or tears. Upon the senninbari are displayed rwo "good luck coins". There is some period soil from honest wear. ... See More
    Item Number:    B-16633
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $249.95 USD
    Japanese Green Senninari, (1000 Stitch Belt)

    Japanese Green Senninari, (1000 Stitch Belt)


    Very nicely conditioned example in green with pink stitches a bit unusual but a bonus to find. Measures approx 38" x 9" with 2- 27" ties. The green senninbari, upon which is stitched a large Rising Sun image, also has a pouch inside. It can be accessed through the opening between the panels. I can see there is folded paper inside. The openings ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    BB-13721
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $314.95 USD
    Japanese Red Senninari, (1000 Stitch Belt)

    Japanese Red Senninari, (1000 Stitch Belt)


    Very nicely conditioned example in red with yellow stitches a bit unusual but a bonus to find. Measures approx 42" x 5.5" with 2 sets of 3 snaps. There are no holes or tears. Upon the red senninbari are displayed the five kanji for Ki Buun Choukyuu "Prayers for Eternal Good Fortune in Battle". Of interest is that the Ki kanji (祈) is located in ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    BB-13720
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $299.95 USD

    Cloth

    Japanese Senninari, (1000 Stitch Belt)

    Japanese Senninari, (1000 Stitch Belt)


    Very nicely conditioned example in white with red stitches. Measures approx 32" x 5.5" with 2 17" ties on the ends. There are no holes or tears. Upon the senninbari are displayed rwo "good luck coins". There is some period soil from honest wear. ... See More
    Item Number:    B-16633
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $249.95 USD
    Japanese Red Senninari, (1000 Stitch Belt)

    Japanese Red Senninari, (1000 Stitch Belt)


    Very nicely conditioned example in red with yellow stitches a bit unusual but a bonus to find. Measures approx 42" x 5.5" with 2 sets of 3 snaps. There are no holes or tears. Upon the red senninbari are displayed the five kanji for Ki Buun Choukyuu "Prayers for Eternal Good Fortune in Battle". Of interest is that the Ki kanji (祈) is located in ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    BB-13720
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $299.95 USD

    Field Gear & Misc.

    3 Very Nice Japanese Comfort Bags

    3 Very Nice Japanese Comfort Bags


    A nice collection! There are constructed out of brown cotton that has been stitched together and been black printed and red stenciled. Nice printing with minor damage, with the crest of the Expired Soldiers League. These show minor age soilage throughout. The individual who we purchased these from said that one is features in a reference book, though I cant ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    FG-18164
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $114.95 USD
    3 Period Pictures of Imperial Japanese Soldiers

    3 Period Pictures of Imperial Japanese Soldiers


    As shown ... See More
    Item Number:    P-18149
    Rating:    Exc/Exc+
    Price:    $29.95 USD
    Imperial Japanese Compass

    Imperial Japanese Compass


    Nice minty example. ... See More
    Item Number:    FG-18145
    Rating:    NM
    Price:    $209.95 USD
    Japanese Comfort Bag

    Japanese Comfort Bag


    A neat piece! It is constructed out of two pieces of brown cotton that have been stitched together and have been black printed. The top has a white twisted cotton drawstring. Nice printing, with the crest of the Expired Soldiers League. It has one minor hole to the side and appears to have been repaired with black stitching to the ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    FG-15394
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $39.95 USD

    Flags & Banners

    Japanese Rising Sun Flag

    Japanese Rising Sun Flag


    Post-war example approx 59" x 36" with stains. ... See More
    Item Number:    FL-14542
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $49.95 USD

    Headgear

    Japanese WWII Army Tankers Helmet

    Japanese WWII Army Tankers Helmet


    Original era manufacture. A very nice example with clear issue stamps inside the lining. Brown cloth covered cork body with adjustable laced openings on each side. Brown leather ear protection/chinstrap lined with tan colored coarse cotton. Near new condition, showing storage wear only. ... See More
    Item Number:    Cap-20234
    Rating:    Exc++/NM
    Price:    $795.95 USD
    Imperial Japanese Army Side cap

    Imperial Japanese Army Side cap


    Late war canvas/linen construction olive drab field cap used by the Japanese army until the end of the war. Above its short reinforced visor, made of the same material as the body, is a separately applied wool star. The doubled, leather chin strap is complete with its two adjustable sliders. The strap is torn at the side at the ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    Cap-19909
    Rating:    Exc
    Price:    $339.95 USD
    Japanese Civil Defence Helmet

    Japanese Civil Defence Helmet


    This is a light weight cast aluminium helmet. Kanji reads: 15 護防部 Protection Section 大和甼会 Yamato Block Association 㐧一部隊 Section No. 1 ... See More
    Item Number:    HE-14976
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $134.95 USD

    Uniforms & Acc.

    Japanese Army General's Shoulderboards

    Japanese Army General's Shoulderboards


    WWII Senior Army General's Shoulder Boards - This set was brought back by an American GI following the Pacific Campaign. Fabricated from fine gold and silver bullion wrapped around a light orange embroidered fabric frame, multiple overlapping design, weighing 103 grams each, three large gilt stars and gilt button on the upper, black wool with chromed metal straps and clip on ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SB-20723
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $499.95 USD