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WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Furoshiki

WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Furoshiki

A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Furoshiki. Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths used to wrap and/or to transport goods and gifts.

This navy blue cotton example was a gift to a soldier serving with the 13th Logistics Battalion. During WW2 the 13th Logistics (Transport) Battalion served mostly in China with a detachment being sent to Guam in 1942.

The fu... read more

Code: 51199

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WW2 Japanese National Defence Women’s Association Tasuki

WW2 Japanese National Defence Women’s Association Tasuki

A very nice Imperial Japanese National Defence Women’s Association Tasuki (Sash).

The Association started in 1932 and grew out of the ‘Osaka National Defence Women's Association’, which was formed to give send offs to troops to Manchuria, and to welcome them on their return.

The association grew in size thanks to activities carried out mainly by housewives and wor... read more

Code: 50637

65.00 GBP

Imperial Japanese Army Manchuria Incident Smoking Set

Imperial Japanese Army Manchuria Incident Smoking Set

A pre WW2 Imperial Japanese Army smoking set. The set commemorates the ‘Triumphant Return Memorial’ for the Manchuria incident.

The Manchurian Incident was an event staged by the Japanese military as a pretext for the 1931 Japanese invasion of Manchuria. The Japanese invasion of Manchuria began on 18th September 1931 and the occupation lasted until August 1945.

The... read more

Code: 51037

155.00 GBP

WW2 Imperial Japanese Killed In Action Badge

WW2 Imperial Japanese Killed In Action Badge

A WW2 Japanese Killed In Action (KIA) or Bereavement Badge. These were given to families who lost a loved one in, or as a result of injuries from the war.

The pin fastened medal bears a cherry blossom on the front and the reverse reads ‘Military Bereavement Award’.

In addition to the badge the bereaved family received a pension and funeral expenses along with help... read more

Code: 50990

65.00 GBP

WW2 Japanese Houkou Bukuro

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 ‘Utaro Kameoka’.

The green hessian bag has the Imperial Japanese military zig-zag symbol across the top below the drawstring.

The reverse of the b... read more

Code: 51197

45.00 GBP

WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Shussei Nobori

WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Shussei Nobori

A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Going To War Banner (Shussei Nobori). The top of the silk banner shows the military zig zag symbol.

The hand written message reads ‘Congratulations Expedition’ and was gifted to a soldier named ‘Kazuyoshi Onishi’.

These banners were used to celebrate the entry of young men into the military and displayed at the going away party.
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Code: 51196

65.00 GBP

WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Officers Saya

WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Officers Saya

A WW2 Imperial Japanese army officers leather bound saya or scabbard for the katana sword. The brown leather saya is in good overall condition with a single rip below the ashi.

Length 73 cm.

A good quality example.

(Stand Not Included) read more

Code: 51195

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WW2 Japanese Army Bunchin

WW2 Japanese Army Bunchin

A WW2 Japanese Army Bunchin or paper weight. The bunchin was used to hold the paper in place during writing. This brass patriotic example shows a large bomb with a Japanese type 90 helmet with the Imperial Army star. The kanji on the bomb reads ‘Japan will rule the skies’.

The item measures 5” long and 2” at its widest point.

Fantastic patina. read more

Code: 50937

95.00 GBP

WW2 Japanese Golden Kite Medal 7th Class

WW2 Japanese Golden Kite Medal 7th Class

A very nice WW2 Japanese Order Of The Golden Kite medal in 7th class.

The Order of the Golden Kite was an exclusively military award for bravery, leadership or command in battle.The Golden Kite medal was established in 1890 by Emperor Meiji and was officially abolished in 1947.

The order consisted of 7 classes. Enlisted soldiers were eligible for the 7th–5th class... read more

Code: 50792

135.00 GBP

19th Century Zulu Iklwa

19th Century Zulu Iklwa

A 19th century Zulu Iklwa stabbing spear. Large iron hand forged tanged blade with leather binding onto wooden shaft. The base of the 11” blade head shows the Zulu notches.

In the early 1800’s King Shaka of the Zulu invented a shorter stabbing spear with a reduced shaft and a larger, broader blade. This weapon is otherwise known as the iklwa or ixwa, after the sound that was hear... read more

Code: 51193

265.00 GBP