Japanese Relic Price Guide
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Original WWII Imperial Japanese Naval Officer's Visor Hat Cockade
This is an excellent and scarce original high quality cockade for the WWII Japanese Naval Officer's visor hat. This stunning cockade features lovely golden metallic thread embroidery on a dark blue wool front, with a center gold-gilt metal anchor and a frosted silver-finished metal cherry blossom above. This thick cockade has a black cloth backing material. A superb item to display with your WWII Japanese officer's dagger or samurai sword…$85. SOLD
Ancestral Japanese Samurai Sword Dating from early 1700's
This is an exceptional find that came in a pile of swords I recently purchased. This original samurai sword without scabbard features a polished steel blade dating from the early 1700's, with the signed tang for noted swordsmith "Kanesada, Kyoho (1716-1736), Musashi - “Bushu-ju Kanesada”, “Kanesada", who lived in Edo’s Shinmei. The blade has no edge dings on its original very sharp edge, and a faint temperline is visible on the blade. The blade measures about 20 3/4" (excluding the copper habaki blade collar). There is some light rust freckling on blade. The buyer could have the blade professionally polished to enhance its appearance and value. The wrought iron tsuba is marked for the maker "Kishu ju Sadanaga". The tight cloth-wrapped handle with sharkskin covering has two bronze "menuki" under the wrap. There is no metal end cap to the handle. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN USA.
Original WWII Japanese War Souvenir Framed Display
This is an extremely fine WWII veteran's home-made display that shows much intricate hand-work with each Japanese "rising sun" ray hand-cut in colored paper, and each original WWII Japanese occupation banknote carefully affixed to the board within the aluminum frame. There is a steel hanging chain on the top edge of the frame. This display measures about 17 3/4" x 21 1/4" including the frame. Great display item for your WWII collection. Item #0406-5
WWII Japanese Soldier’s “Meatball” Flag with Ink Inscriptions
This is an outstanding extremely fine original linen flag featuring numerous “kanji” inscriptions wishing the soldier good luck in battle. This flag measures about 27 1/2” x 33” and has just a few small holes. Both corner ties are still present. This flag would display well with your samurai sword or Japanese rifle collection…$225. SOLD
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