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Awards & Medals

Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class

Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 3rd 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 alloy base that has been gold gilded with multi-colored enamel work. The obverse features a centrally placed red circle (the rising sun) with white rays emanating out of it, below a hinge and the 5 ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-23107
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $499.95 USD
Order of the Rising Sun 6th Class

Order of the Rising Sun 6th 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 base with multi-colored enamel work. The obverse features a centrally placed red circle (the rising sun) with white rays emanating out of it, below a hinge and the 5-3 Paulownia, consisting of three ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-23106
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $114.95 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
Japan-China Incident War Medal 1939

Japan-China Incident War Medal 1939


Die stamped bronze with swivel ball loop and ribbon housed in original case. Top lid insert lost to time. Award measures 1 3/16 inches in diameter. ... See More
Item Number:    M-23102
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $89.95 USD
Cased Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 6th Class

Cased Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 6th Class


瑞宝章 Zuihō-shō. It was awarded for long and/or meritorious civil or military service. It is constructed out of a die-struck silver-alloy base with multi-colored enamel work. The obverse features a raised, centrally placed silver “mirror” against a blue enamel background surrounded by a pebbled round border, red circles and four white clusters of five rays. The reverse features kanji ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-23083
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $299.95 USD
Japanese Firefighter Medal

Japanese Firefighter Medal


Screwback in silver with Japanese Kangi ... See More
Item Number:    M-23052
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $69.95 USD
Japanese Fireman Service Award

Japanese Fireman Service Award


Nice enamels with kangi to reverse. This badge is Post-war. ... See More
Item Number:    M-23051
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $49.95 USD
Japanese Packeted Order of the Golden Kite 7th Class

Japanese Packeted Order of the Golden Kite 7th Class


金鵄勲章 Kinshi Kunshō. The Japanese Order of the Golden Kite, established the 12th of February 1890, was exclusively a military award, conferred for bravery, leadership or command in battle. It is constructed out of a silver alloy mirror like base with a gilding. The obverse features two cross Samurai shields and sheathed swords laying over them, with two mitsu tomoe Shinto symbol ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-23049
Rating:    NM
Price:    $219.95 USD
M87 Japanese Marksman Badge 3rd Class

M87 Japanese Marksman Badge 3rd Class


A bronze badge that takes the form of a convex five petal cherry blossom is 36mm across with crossed rifles in the foreground. The rifles and blossom are in bronze while the border of the petals is in gold. The reverse has a hinge with a broad flat pin whose perforated end mates with an "eye" on the flat backing. ... See More
Item Number:    M-20971
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $79.95 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
M87 Japanese Marksman Badge 3rd Class

M87 Japanese Marksman Badge 3rd Class


A bronze badge that takes the form of a convex five petal cherry blossom is 36mm across with crossed rifles in the foreground. The rifles and blossom are in bronze while the border of the petals is in gold. The reverse has a hinge with a broad flat pin whose perforated end mates with an "eye" on the flat backing. ... Read and See More
Item Number:    M-20969
Rating:    Exc
Price:    $59.99 USD
Japanese Navy Gunnery Proficiency 2nd Class Badge

Japanese Navy Gunnery Proficiency 2nd Class Badge


Bronze gilt, unmarked badhe approx 31 mm x 37 mm, vertical pinback with light honest wear. ... See More
Item Number:    M-20968
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $249.95 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 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-20960
Rating:    NM
Price:    $499.95 USD
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:    $79.95 USD
5 Place medal Bar

5 Place medal Bar


Beautiful 5 place medal bar in good condition with some ribbon fading and wear. The medals appear to be in good condition with all enamels intact. Included are:
  • Order of the Rising Sun 5th Class original ribbon with hook and eye.
  • Manchurian War Incident Medal In bronze, 30 mm, original ribbon with hook and eye
  • Taisho Enthronement ... Read and See More
  • Item Number:    M-20825
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $299.95 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:    $239.95 USD
    Cased Order of the Sacred Treasure 2nd Class Breast Star

    Cased Order of the Sacred Treasure 2nd Class Breast Star


    Multi-piece construction in silver gilt with fine enamel work. There is gold center piece ring with sixteen red glass cabochons approx 75mm, triple prong attachment on the reverse. there are 2 rays with some hairlines as shown. In its hardshell case of issue, balsa wood frame, black lacquer finish, octagonal, gilt characters on the lid and a silk tassel. I researched ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    M-20821
    Rating:    Exc++/NM
    Price:    $1,149.95 USD
    Japanese Cased Wound Badge

    Japanese Cased Wound Badge


    The second type Wound Badge (Shoigunjinsho) was established on August 3, 1938. The class designations ""Sen'Sho"" and ""Lo'Sho"" were used to distinguish wounds suffered in battle versus wounds of a disability or non-combatant nature. This badge the kanji indicated upper ceneter indicates Lo, non-combat. Comes in original case of issue ... See More
    Item Number:    M-20820
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $149.95 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:    $329.95 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:    $999.95 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:    $399.95 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:    $79.95 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:    $229.95 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:    $69.99 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:    $499.95 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:    $54.95 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:    $39.95 USD

    Edged Weapons

    Early Japanese Navy Dirk

    Early Japanese Navy Dirk


    This is a very reasonably priced example with traces of lacquer remaining to the brass. The blade on this one has some age towards the habaki I have not tried to clean. The fit is tight and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc+/Exc++. The blade measures approx 8 1/4 inches long,(measured from the habaki). The black saya ( ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    Jap-25539
    Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
    Price:    $649.95 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
    Early Japanese Navy Dirk

    Early Japanese Navy Dirk


    This is an interesting example with a unique grip. 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 ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JP-25337
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $799.95 USD
    Interesting Japanese Naval Dirk

    Interesting Japanese Naval Dirk


    Here's an interesting example of an 1883 patterned Imperial Japanese Naval Officer Dirk. The single fullered blade on this one is a nice example. It has some minor age towards the tip. The fit is good and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc++. The blade measures approx 8 1/4 inches long,(measured from the habaki). The saya (scabbard) is wood ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JP-24170
    Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
    Price:    $899.95 USD
    Japanese Navy Dirk

    Japanese Navy Dirk


    This is a well marked example of an 1883 patterned Imperial Japanese Naval Officer Dirk in unusually nice condition. The single fullered blade on this one is a nice example. It has some minor age dots. The fit is good and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc++. The blade measures approx 8 1/4 inches long,(measured from the habaki). The ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JP-24169
    Rating:    Exc++/NM
    Price:    $1,099.95 USD
    Beauty Early Japanese Navy Dirk

    Beauty Early Japanese Navy Dirk


    This is a nice 1883 pattern Imperial Japanese Naval Officer Dirk with all the features guys want! The single fullered blade on this one is nice but it does suffer some age towards the tip. This you likely could polish out with some elbow grease. The fit is snug and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc+. It has ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JP-24156
    Rating:    Exc++/NM
    Price:    $1,199.95 USD
    Early Japanese Navy Dirk

    Early Japanese Navy Dirk


    Here's a well marked example of an 1883 patterned Imperial Japanese Naval Officer Dirk. The single fullered blade on this one is a nice example. It has some minor age towards the tip. The fit is good and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc++. The blade measures approx 8 1/4 inches long,(measured from the habaki). The brown saya (scabbard) ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JP-24155
    Rating:    Exc/Exc+
    Price:    $599.95 USD
    Japanese Navy Dirk

    Japanese Navy Dirk


    Here's a well marked example of an 1883 patterned Imperial Japanese Naval Officer Dirk. The single fullered blade on this one is a nice example. It has some minor age dots but that's it. The fit is good and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc++. The blade measures approx 8 1/4 inches long,(measured from the habaki). The brown saya ( ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JP-24154
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $599.95 USD
    Early Japanese Navy Dirk

    Early Japanese Navy Dirk


    This is a nice 1883 patterned Imperial Japanese Naval Officer Dirk. The single fullered blade on this one is a nice example. The only issue I see is a spot of pitting just an inch south of the obverse blade tip. The fit is tight and the tip is perfectly pointed! The blade rates Exc++. The blade measures approx 8 1/4 inches long,( ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    Jap-24153
    Rating:    Exc
    Price:    $499.95 USD
    Japanese Navy Dirk

    Japanese Navy Dirk


    This is a late 1883 patterned WWII Imperial Japanese Naval officer dirk. This example is of wartime construction with machine made 8.25" blade as measured from the crossguard. The blade shows some age but is fairly clean. The crossguard is polished brass. The grip is double twist brass wire wrapped over imitation, (plastic)ray skin. All grip wire and fittings to include ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    Jap-24151
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $549.95 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
    Japanese Navy Dirk

    Japanese Navy Dirk


    This is a late 1883 patterned WWII Imperial Japanese Naval officer dirk. This example is of wartime construction with machine made 8.25" blade as measured from the crossguard. These late war examples have no Habaki or lock mechanism. The blade shows spotting which I have NOT tried to clean. The crossguard is polished brass. The grip is double brass wire wrapped over ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JapD-24050
    Rating:    Exc
    Price:    $399.95 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 8.25" blade as measured from the Habaki. The blade shows a age and gray with a couple scuffs. The proofed crossguard is polished brass. The grip is triple brass wire wrapped over imitation, (plastic)ray skin. All grip wire and fittings ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JapD-24049
    Rating:    Exc
    Price:    $749.95 USD
    Early Japanese Navy Dirk

    Early Japanese Navy Dirk


    This is a nice early 1883 patterned Imperial Japanese Naval Officer dirk with all the features collectors look for. 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 Exc++, just a spot or two of age. The blade measures approx 8 1/4 ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JapD-24048
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $1,099.95 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
    Type 97 Naval Kai-gunto

    Type 97 Naval Kai-gunto


    Here's a decent Kai gunto. The blade has some scuffs and I think someone has fixed up the tip at some point. Well done, he was a professional not a blacksmith!! The 25 inch machine-made blade's got a straight temper line. There are a couple small rough areas to the cutting edge. rates Exc+. The scabbard is black lacquer over wood, ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-24046
    Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
    Price:    $999.95 USD
    Type 97 Naval Kai-gunto

    Type 97 Naval Kai-gunto


    Here's a very nice example of an Officer grade Shin-gunto The 25 inch machine-made blade rates Exc++. There are a few odd surface scratches and a couple rough spots to the cutting edge. It has a nice clean cutting edge. The tip looks good and the fit is nice and tight. The scabbard is polished shark-skin over wood, with gold plated ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-24040
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $1,699.95 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
    Beauty Early Japanese Navy Dirk

    Beauty Early Japanese Navy Dirk


    This is a high quality 1883 patterned WWII Imperial Japanese Naval officer dirk with unusually light Shark-skin. This example is of early construction with machine made 10" blade. The blade shows a dot of age to the reverse. No sharpening or damage, a nice example. The crossguard is brass with traces of gilt remaining. The grip is triple brass wire wrapped over ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JapD-23366
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $899.95 USD
    Japanese Navy Dagger

    Japanese Navy Dagger


    Another 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 brass based fittings. The crossguard is polished brass with a Navy stamp. The grip is white faux ray skin used on late war pieces with triple brass wire wrap and two 5 ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JapD-23365
    Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
    Price:    $649.95 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
    Type 97 Army Shin-gunto w Combat Cover

    Type 97 Army Shin-gunto w Combat Cover


    Here's a very nice example of an Officer grade Shin-gunto The 24 inch machine-made blade rates Exc++/NM. It has a nice clean cutting edge. The tip looks good and the fit is nice and tight. The tang is nicely signed and Navy marked. The scabbard is black lacquered, from what I can see, and the entire surface has a shrunken ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-23363
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $1,299.95 USD
    Early Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by Matsushita

    Early Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by Matsushita


    Here we have an Early (Variation A) Japanese Type 30 Bayonet by Matsushita. It is an early Type 30 variation with a flat 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 all blued. The single factory ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    BA-23224
    Rating:    Exc++/NM
    Price:    $179.95 USD
    Personalized Japanese 1883 Naval Sword

    Personalized Japanese 1883 Naval Sword


    Hard to find 1883 pattern sword of Officers with a nine-leaf guard. These were originally authorized for the ranks of ensign through captain. The plated 26" blade is near mint. The hilt is brass based with areas of frosting remaining. The top of the pommel and backstrap have a five leaf cherry blossom. The rayskin grip has intact original wire wrap. The ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-22598
    Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
    Price:    $899.95 USD
    Japanese Navy Dirk

    Japanese Navy Dirk


    This is a nice 1883 patterned WWII Imperial Japanese Naval officer dirk. This example is of early construction with machine made 10" blade. The blade shows minor age and all in all is a nice example. The crossguard is gilt brass. The grip is triple brass wire wrapped over faux, (plastic) ray skin. All grip wire and fittings to include the brass ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JapD-22550
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $899.95 USD
    Japanese 1883 Naval Sword

    Japanese 1883 Naval Sword


    Hard to find 1883 pattern sword of Officers with a nine-leaf guard. These were originally authorized for the ranks of ensign through captain. The plated 26" blade is Near Mint with just a few odd scuffs. The hilt is brass based with areas of frosting remaining. The detail is great. The top of the pommel and backstrap have a five leaf cherry ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-21059
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $1,399.95 USD
    Early Japanese Navy Dirk

    Early Japanese Navy Dirk


    This is a nice 1883 patterned WWII Imperial Japanese Naval officer dirk. This example is of early construction with machine made 10" blade. The blade shows no age but suffers some shapening. All in all is a nice example if you can forgive the scuffs. The crossguard is gilt brass with a stamp under the one quillion The grip is triple brass ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    JapD-21057
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $799.95 USD
    Japanese 1883 Naval Sword

    Japanese 1883 Naval Sword


    Hard to find 1883 pattern sword of Officers with a nine-leaf guard. These were originally authorized for the ranks of ensign through captain. The plated 26" blade has plating lifting and a few dark spots where the plating is gone. The hilt is brass based with areas of frosting remaining. The finish is mostly worn down to the base metal. The top ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    SW-20995
    Rating:    Exc/Exc+
    Price:    $799.95 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:    $1,199.95 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:    $249.95 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:    $499.95 USD

    Belt Buckles

    Japanese Imperial Army Officer Belt & Buckle

    Japanese Imperial Army Officer Belt & Buckle


    Here we have a (IJA) Japanese Army Officer Sword Belt and Buckle! The buckle, clip, rivets and attachment pieces are constructed out of die struck brass that have been gold gilded. The belt, loops and strap are constructed out of a brown leather exterior and a canvas blue interior. The dagger strap is lined to the interior with blue wool ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    B-21967
    Rating:    Exc/Exc+
    Price:    $159.95 USD
    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:    $179.95 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:    $199.95 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:    $279.95 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:    $249.95 USD

    Cloth

    Japanese Warrant Officer Shoulder Boards

    Japanese Warrant Officer Shoulder Boards


    A pair of stiffened, black wool shoulder boards featuring a golden tress stripe sewn to the black wool background with a brass Naval button to one end. The reverse is covered with a leather that has a metal alloy slider attached ... See More
    Item Number:    SB-23050
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $69.95 USD
    Japanese Army Officer Pilot Wings

    Japanese Army Officer Pilot Wings


    Gilt separately applied star in the center, wings and propeller in silver bullion wire interlaced with white threading, the propeller with brown threading defining the spinner, wreath in yellow embroidery interlaced with brown and copper-coloured threading, giving definition to the wreath, on a blue wool base, 24 mm x 85 mm, crisp colours unissued. ... See More
    Item Number:    M-20965
    Rating:    NM/Mint-
    Price:    $79.95 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:    $249.95 USD

    Field Gear & Misc.

    Two IJA Toy Tanks

    Two IJA Toy Tanks


    IJA Type 97 "Chi-Ha" (early Production) IJA Type 95 "Ha-Go" Light Tank. ... See More
    Item Number:    Toy-23807
    Rating:    N/A
    Price:    $49.95 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:    $9.95 USD
    Imperial Japanese Compass

    Imperial Japanese Compass


    Nice minty example. ... See More
    Item Number:    FG-18145
    Rating:    NM
    Price:    $189.95 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:    $29.95 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
    IJN Chief Petty Officers Field Cap

    IJN Chief Petty Officers Field Cap


    A Japanese Navy Chief Petty Officers Green Field Cap. It is constructed out of a multi-piece green khaki cotton material that has been stitched together. The front center features a separately stitched on machine embroidered yellow chrysanthemum flower on top of fouled anchor on a green khaki oval backing above a dual cotton chin strap and a stiffened beak. There ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    Cap-22045
    Rating:    Exc++/NM
    Price:    $299.95 USD
    IJA EM/NCO Field Cap

    IJA EM/NCO Field Cap


    A IJA EM/NCO Wool Field Cap. It is constructed out of a multi-piece khaki-colored wool material that has been stitched together. The front center features a separately applied yellow wool star on top of pentagon backing, that is above a crazed leather chin strap and a stiffened beak. The double leather chin strap comes complete with two adjustable leather ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    Cap-22043
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $429.95 USD
    Named - IJN Officers Visor Cap

    Named - IJN Officers Visor Cap


    A Named Japanese Navy Officers Visor Cap. The visor is covered in a dark navy blue wool. The crown features an internal wire stiffener. The crown and center band are pipped in that same navy blue. The front center features a naval officer’s insignia consisting of a brass fouled anchor secured with a gold bullion chain on a roundel ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    Vi-22042
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $349.95 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 WWII Imperial Guard Officer’s Visor Cap

    Japanese WWII Imperial Guard Officer’s Visor Cap


    Olive drab wool Type 45 visor cap with red band and piping, bearing a brass Imperial Guard insignia of a star over a wreath. Black leather visor and chinstrap with brass buttons bearing a raised cherry blossom; black simulated leather sweat band. This is worn with mothing. In some areas you can see the metal as the wool is worn, most ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    Vi-21656
    Rating:    Exc
    Price:    $199.95 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
    Japanese Navy Officer Pith Helmet

    Japanese Navy Officer Pith Helmet


    Pre war, British manufactured for the Japanese Navy. This has a Japanese Imperial Navy alloy cap badge in the form of a fouled anchor with a five-lobed cherry blossom to its center is attached to the front of the helmet with its original prongs. The exterior is covered in tan cloth. One piece covers the all-around visor, and six triangular-shaped ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    HE-20858
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $429.95 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:    $279.95 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
    WWII Imperial Japanese Army Button

    WWII Imperial Japanese Army Button


    Here we have 9 WWII Imperial Japanese Army Buttons, each being sold individually. They are constructed out of metal and are gold glided. The obverse depicts a cherry blossom. To the reverse there is a crimped on aluminum round wire loop, to allow it to be stitched to the uniform. Some loops still have fabric attached from being ripped off the ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    Button-22887
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $9.95 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
    Japanese EM Winter Tunic

    Japanese EM Winter Tunic


    A fully lined tunic constructed from a heavy, mustard colored wool, which features four exterior pockets, a five button, single-breasted front closure, and a lay-down collar with a hook and eye closure at the neck. The horizontal slash breast pockets have scalloped, button-down flaps, with buttons, and the unbuttoned, angled slash hip pockets have straight-edged flaps. A bayonet support strap, ... Read and See More
    Item Number:    UN-21070
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $159.95 USD
    Japanese Army Captain's Tunic Type 98

    Japanese Army Captain's Tunic Type 98


    See Below: ... See More
    Item Number:    UN-21069
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $259.95 USD
    Japanese Army Lieutenant's Uniform Type 3

    Japanese Army Lieutenant's Uniform Type 3


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    Item Number:    UN-21068
    Rating:    Exc+
    Price:    $229.95 USD
    Japanese Army Officer Pilot Wings

    Japanese Army Officer Pilot Wings


    Gilt separately applied star in the center, wings and propeller in silver bullion wire interlaced with white threading, the propeller with brown threading defining the spinner, wreath in yellow embroidery interlaced with brown and copper-coloured threading, giving definition to the wreath, on a blue wool base, 24 mm x 85 mm, crisp colours unissued. ... See More
    Item Number:    M-20965
    Rating:    NM/Mint-
    Price:    $79.95 USD
    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:    $329.95 USD

    Accoutrements

    Japanese Tassel

    Japanese Tassel


    Nice Japanese Tassel/portepee. ... See More
    Item Number:    PT-23240
    Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
    Price:    $149.95 USD
    Japanese Navy Sword Tassel

    Japanese Navy Sword Tassel


    Here we have a very nice samurai sword tassel. It is constructed out of brown cord. The tassel consists of a flat string, a braided slide, a knot and two open ended twisted tails. There is only very minor wear throughout. An excellent piece to accompany your sword! ... See More
    Item Number:    PT-23185
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $159.95 USD
    Japanese Navy Sword Tassel

    Japanese Navy Sword Tassel


    Here we have a very nice samurai sword tassel. It is constructed out of brown chord. The tassel consists of a flat string, a braided slide, a knot and two open ended twisted tails. There is only very minor fraying throughout. An excellent piece to accompany your sword! ... See More
    Item Number:    PT-22645
    Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
    Price:    $199.95 USD
    Japanese Sword Tassel

    Japanese Sword Tassel


    Blue/brown tassels were used by company grade officers (lieutenants and captains), red/brown by field grade officers (majors and colonels), red/gold tassels for general grade officers. ... See More
    Item Number:    PT-10008
    Rating:    Exc++
    Price:    $174.95 USD