WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 90 Helmet
A WW2 Japanese Army Type 90 combat helmet. The helmet is undamaged and retains most of the original paint. This example was manufactured by the ‘Kobe’ steel works in Japan as indicated by an ‘S’ in a diamond shaped stamped on the helmets inside.
The helmet is complete with pigskin liner and chinstrap. The pigskin liner is complete, but fragile and has split by the rear chinstrap... read more
Pre WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Cap
A pre WW2 Imperial Japanese Army NCO’s / Enlisted mans peaked service cap. The light khaki coloured cap has red piping and a red band with the Imperial army star at the centre. The leather chinstrap is secured with 2 brass buttons and is complete without damage.
The internal leather sweatband and hessian lining are both complete and in very good condition. The hessian lining sho... read more
WW2 Japanese Army Type 99 Water Bottle Unissued
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 99 enlisted mans / NCO’s water bottle. A very uncommon unissued example with both the bottle and harness in completely unused condition.
The water bottle has the wooden ‘Model B’ stopper and the body of the canteen still retains all of its original paint and is without dents or holes.
The bottle is dated for ‘Showa 18’ (1943).
WW2 British Army Medics Personal Notebook
A WW2 British Medics personal notes book. The small hard back book belonged to a Pte R Urwin 7371710 of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).
The book covers a lots of battle field treatments from gunshot wounds to amputations and treatment of malaria, through to a soldiers daily dietary calorie intake requirement.
Pte Urwin has neatly laid out his notes with a co... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 45 Officers Cap
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army officers type 45 peaked service cap. The khaki coloured cap has red piping and a red band with the Imperial army star at the centre. The leather chinstrap is secured with 2 cherry blossom design buttons and is complete without damage.
The internal leather sweatband and silk lining are both complete and in good condition. The green silk lining has the... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army ID Book
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Identification book or ‘Guntai Techo’. This unusual example is for a soldier late in the war for the defence of Japan. The ID book is named to Pte 1st Class Akimitsu Kasahara of the Artillery. Pte Kasahara was born in 1923 in Tokyo, Japan and was drafted into the army in late 1944.
The book also contains a letter of joining instructions for Pte Kasah... read more
WW2 Japanese Army Type 99 Water Bottle
A WW2 Japanese army Type 99 enlisted mans / NCO’s water bottle. Dated ‘Showa 18’ (1943). The water bottle has the cork and wood ‘Model B’ stopper, which was introduced in 1942. The body of the canteen still retains most of its original paint and without holes.
The bottle is housed in a ‘Model A’ harness which was an all webbing version with a leather and buckle strap to secure th... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Officers Sword Hanger
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy officers sword hanger. The leather hanger is complete with all fixtures and has a blue material backing.
The hanger is in good solid condition with some moth holes to the blue fabric on the rear.
Overall length is 15”. read more
A large South African Zulu knobkerry. The large sized traditional Zulu weapon is made from an African hardwood and has a shaft length of 53 cm. The base of the shaft has a palm swell and the head has a diameter of 10 cm.
Interestingly the toward the top of the shaft is a silver collar that reads:
'Presented to C. W. Barnish
By Zulu Chief Dingabakubo Mapumu... read more
Imperial Japanese Army Manchurian Incident Medal
An Imperial Japanese Manchurian incident medal. The Manchurian Incident or Mukden Incident was an event staged by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for the Japanese invasion in 1931 of northeastern China, known as Manchuria.
The 30 mm bronze medal was awarded to those who served in the 1931-34 Manchurian Campaign. The medal was established in 1934 and abolished in 1946.