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Awards & Medals

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 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 5th Class w Rosette

Cased Order of the Rising Sun 5th 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 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

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
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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Japanese Navy Dagger with Vet bring-back tag

Japanese Navy Dagger with Vet bring-back tag


This is a 1883 patterned WWII Imperial Japanese Naval officer dirk. This example is of later wartime construction with machine made blade. The plated blade shows heavy grain with some minor oxidizing and original tip. The blade length is 8 1/4 inches witha wee tiny wave or bend towards the tip. The crossguard is plated plastic or bake-lite. The grip is cast plastic. ... Read and See More
Item Number:    JapD-20208
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $695.95 USD
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
Imperial Japanese Cigarette Case

Imperial Japanese Cigarette Case


Neat case here. ... See More
Item Number:    FG-18143
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $89.95 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