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Lot Number: 528
A Japanese Army company officer's kyu-gunto with stamped and pierced sakura pattern guard to thin knucklebow bearing four character marks, gilt brass foliate decorated back strap with white metal (probably) Sakai Clan mon and same wirework grip, the blade engraved with dragon chasing Pearl of Wisdom and sword/dagger to either side and with copper mount to base, blade length to top of mount 56cm, in nickel plated single ring scabbard.
Category: Edged Weapons
Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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Loss to the blade top with small nibbles to the blade edge upper section, general surface wear with some scratches and nicks to the blade, hilt and scabbard, the guard and knucklebow slightly loosely attached to the hilt, there is residue to the guard, some discolouration, rubbing to the gilt finish, some small areas where sections of the sam? grip have been lost including two nodules to the upper band, the scabbard is dented in numerous places, corrosion and rubbing to the plated finish, particularly to the lower section, with description stating that the four character mark to knucklebow gives the name Nakamura Toshio although this is the vendor's information and we cannot guarantee this.

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Lot Number: 529
A Japanese naval officer's c. 1914 pattern kyu-gunto, the sakura motif guard with two character mark to thin knucklebow with gold cord, slider and knot, the gilt floral decorated back strap with white metal watanabe clan mon and same wirework grip, the fullered blade with copper mount to base, blade length to top of mount approx 70.2cm, in black same scabbard with sakura motif brass mounts (af).
Category: Edged Weapons
Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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Condition Report

Damage to the scabbard both to the upper and central sections with losses to the sam? outer surface and to the central brass mount, some old repairs and tape, pitting to the blade back and some to the edge, scratches, nicks etc to the blade and copper mount, some deep scratches to the copper mount, probably as a form of decoration, further similar surface wear to the hilt and hinged guard, the knucklebow slightly misshapen, discolouration and tarnish to the metalware, rubbing to the gilt finish, the wirework has come loose to the upper section of the grip, wirework may or may not be original, sam? grip worn, discoloured and dirty, some small holes. Wear and discolouration to the cord and knot.

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Lot Number: 530
A Japanese naval officer's kai-gunto with sun ray pattern seppa and plain tsuba, the brown tape bound grip with three sakura to either side and similarly decorated collar, pommel, sarute and brown tassel, the tempered steel blade with copper mount to base, blade length to top of mount approx 62cm, in same scabbard with sakura gilt metal twin ring mounts.
Category: Edged Weapons
Estimate: 400 - 600

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Condition Report

Scabbard quite heavily worn, there is a split from the centre up to the upper section, some losses, some discolouration both to the sam? and the metal mounts, extensive rubbing to the metal mounts, the blade with surface scratches and nicks particularly to the upper section, potential tiny loss towards to the blade tip, please judge that for yourself, scratches to the copper mount and further general wear throughout, some distress to the tape grip, rubbing to the gilt finish on the mounts, general discolouration, wear, scratches etc.

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Lot Number: 531
A Japanese naval officer's kai-gunto with sun ray motif seppa and black lacquered tsuba, black same tape grip with three sakura to either side and similarly decorated ferrule, pommel and sarute with brown tassel, the fullered steel blade with copper coloured mount to base, blade length to top of mount 49cm, in black same scabbard with gilt metal sakura motif twin ring mounts.
Category: Edged Weapons
Estimate: 600 - 1000

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Condition Report

Some particular areas of wear to the same scabbard, rubbing to the gilt mounts, general surface wear, some light pitting to the blade, scratches, nicks etc, wear to the copper coloured mount, areas of loss to the lacquer on the tsuba, scratches to the finish on the seppa, further general wear, the tape on the grip now faded and discoloured, rubbing to the gilt mounts throughout, general wear to the same grip.

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Lot Number: 532
A Japanese Army non-commissioned officer's shin-gunto with cast brass sakura motif grip and pommel with leather strap, slider and knot, the copper fuchi bearing Koishikawa Kokura Arsenal symbol and brass tsuba with faux mane detail, the two seppa with stylised rings, the double fullered blade stamped with Arabic assembly/accountability numbers 13350 and control stamp, with brass mount to blade base, blade length approx 67cm, in steel single ring scabbard numbered 13350 to throat/base.
Category: Edged Weapons
Estimate: 300 - 500

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Condition Report

Wear to the scabbard throughout, some loss to the painted finish, scratches, gouges, no major dents however scratches, nicks, general surface wear throughout to blade, similarly to the brass mount, tsuba, seppa and hilt, the tsuba with discolouration, rubbing to the finish on the grip with the brass showing through, various surface wear throughout to the hilt, distress to the leather tassel and cord.

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Lot Number: 533
A Japanese Army officer's parade sabre with pierced sakura motif guard and similarly decorated back plate, wirework grip and gold cord, green and red slider, knot and stem (faded) (x2), the double fullered blade with lightly etched wave motif to edge, blade length 73cm, in nickel plated single ring scabbard.
Category: Edged Weapons
Estimate: 150 - 250

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Condition Report

Wear throughout to the scabbard, rubbing to the nickel finish, particularly to the upper section but with corrosion, discolouration, dents, scratches etc throughout, the blade with surface scratches, nicks and small gouges, the washer that was present has partly perished, similar surface wear to the hilt, rubbing to the gilt finish, surface scratches, nicks, gouges etc, discolouration possibly corrosion to the wirework of the grip, the grip itself with wear to the finish, the very tip of the pommel has lost its outer gilt metal surface and interior exposed, much of the gold finish on the tassel has gone. Wear and discolouration to one cord and knot, the knot, stem and slider are a different colour to the cord so it may have been matched up at one point. The other very similar and very faded.

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Lot Number: 534
A Japanese Army company officer's shin-gunto brown and blue strap, slider and tassels, and another field officer brown and red example, the second and slightly longer 52cm.
Category: Edged Weapons
Estimate: 60 - 100

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Condition Report

Some discolouration and some minor wear, the field officer example somewhat frayed to the upper loop of the cord, some damage, staining and discolouration.

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Lot Number: 535
A Japanese bronze tsuba modelled as a dragon with some coloured detail and five character mark to upper section, 8.2 x 7.2cm, with perspex display stand.
Category: Edged Weapons
Estimate: 120 - 180

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Condition Report

Surface wear throughout, scratches, nicks etc and some rubbing to the original colouration. Meiji period item.

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Lot Number: 536
A Japanese bronze floral decorated tsuba with coloured detail and six character mark to upper section, 7.8 x 7.3cm, with perspex display stand.
Category: Edged Weapons
Estimate: 120 - 180

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Condition Report

Surface wear, scratches, nicks and gouges throughout, some rubbing and loss to the coloured detail. Meiji period item.

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Lot Number: 537
Two Japanese sarute or tassel loops for Army shin-gunto or naval kai-gunto, one with clasped hands motif to loop, and the other of foliate, probably sakura, motif, with wooden box (2).
Category: Edged Weapons
Estimate: 60 - 100

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The clasped hand example misshapen, both with general surface wear, some rubbing to the finish, scratches etc.

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