WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Tankers Mess Tin
A good complete WW2 Japanese Army ‘Hango’ or mess / rice cooker set. The aluminium set comprises of the main mess tin, small tray insert and lid. The main container has its metal carry handle and the front of the rice cooker has a metal loop for attaching to the army type 99 backpack.
Some of the original khaki paint is visible on the lid while the rest of the body is blackened f... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Shin Gunto Tsuka
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army officers shin gunto Tsuka. The tsuka is a late war example and is complete with fuchi, cherry blossom menuki and kabuto gane.
The tsuka still retains its ray skin wrap and has a tight ito.
24.5 cm long. read more
WW2 Japanese Douin Bukuro
A WW2 Japanese ‘Douin Bukuro’ or Mobilisation bag. The Douin Bukuro was a mid to late war item issued to fighting age draftees. The similar Houkou Bukuro bag was issued to soldiers and reservists to hold their existing military records and documentation. The new untrained draftees with no military experience / documentation were issued these brown canvas ‘mobilisation bags’.
The ... read more
WW2 Japanese Army Type 99 Water Bottle
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 99 enlisted mans / NCO’s water bottle. The water bottle has the cork and aluminium ‘Model C’ stopper. The body of the canteen still retains most of its original paint and is without holes. The bottle is dated for ‘Showa 16’ (1941).
The bottle is housed in a ‘Model C’ harness which was an all webbing version without the leather and buckles of the... read more
WW2 Japanese Telescopic Parade Flag
A fantastic WW2 Japanese telescopic parade flag. The flag comes with its original cloth bag. The flag stick is a 3 piece telescopic example in black and white celluloid / plastic. The top of the stick has a gold painted ball finial.
The flag itself is cotton and shows the national Hinomaru red circle on a white background.
The corners of the flag at the hoist end ... read more
WW2 British Army Officers Field Service Pocket Book
A WW2 British army officers field service pocket book. The red hardback book is titled ’Field Service Pocket Book 1938’.
A comprehensive handbook for officers during WW2, outlining all the duties and functions of the British Army when in the field. Every officer would have had one of these pocket books.
The book is filled with pamphlets from orders, communications... read more
Imperial Japanese Navy Sake Bottle
An Imperial Japanese Navy sake bottle. The green ceramic bottle has a hand painted Imperial Japanese Navy ship within a lifebuoy. Either side of the ship are the naval war flag and a naval anchor.
The front of the bottle reads ‘Commemoration Maturity’ and is embossed with a crane and a turtle which are symbolic of good luck. The rear of the bottle has embossed cherry blossoms wi... read more
WW2 Japanese Houkou Bukuro
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army service bag or ‘Houkou Bukuro’. The Houkou Bukuro was issued to all servicemen and was used to carry all military documentation and paraphernalia.
This example is named to a ‘Yohachi Kakizaki’.
The green hessian bag has the Imperial Japanese military zig-zag symbol across the top below the drawstring.
The reverse of 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
WW2 Japanese Imon Bukuro
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Comfort bag or ‘Imon Bukuro’. The Imon Bukuro was used to give servicemen on the frontline luxuries, these could be in the form of letters from home, soap, toothbrushes, fans, boxes of matches and canned food.
This example was sent from the Fukushima prefecture in Japan to a soldier named ‘Yoshiro Suzuki’. Interestingly the bag is addressed:
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