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WAKIZASHI – SIGNED MASATSUGU

This is a signed Wakizashi with the two character signature of ” Masatsugu “. This is attributed to Ko-Bizen Masatsugu of the Masatsune school. It dates to the Nanbokucho era ( 1336-1392 ) and has a beautiful wavy hamon with … Continue reading

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Ketland & Co. Flintlock Horse pistol – 1760 -1775

This is a rare Early Pre American Revolutionary War Colonial Military Flintlock Horse Pistol by; Ketland & Co., circa. late 1760’s – 1775. It has a 10 1/8″, 60 cal. round iron barrel struck w/(2) early PROOFS on the left … Continue reading

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G. LASONDER of UTRECHT ( NETHERLANDS ) FLINT PISTOL – 1725-1750

This is a beautifully carved flintlock pistol made by Gerrit Lasonder of Utrecht, Netherlands around the first half of the 18th century. It has a 10 1/8 inch round barrel of approximately 68 cal. The pommel is silver and and the … Continue reading

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Kanabo Masatsugu – Muromachi Period – Genki -1573 – 1592

This sword is the work of second generation Masatsugu from the Kanabo school. He was rated Wazamono; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wazamono, and his swords were highly prized by the Samurai of the Sengoko Era of constant warfare because of their superior strength and cutting … Continue reading

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Iron Pipe Tomahawk – Philip Skene Foundry – 1750

This tomahawk is believed to have been made at the Skene foundry at Skenesborough NY, along Lake Champlain,  by Philip Skene,  who settled there in the early 1750 time frame. It was offered to the local Iroquois as a peace … Continue reading

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Mohawk Indian Tomahawk – 1600 – 1700’s

This tomahawk was made by a Mohawk Indian of the Iroquois nation during the 1600 – 1700 time frame, in the Lake Champlain area of NY. It has a 17 & 5/8 inch handle made of white oak and a 5 & … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Mumei – 16th – 17th Century

This Wakizashi came from a WWII veteran who brought it back from the Philippine Islands after the war. It is mounted in it’s original Edo style mounts, fully matching with wave designs on the metal parts. The Kodzuka is in … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Yokoyama Kozuke Daijō Fujiwara Sukesada – 1661

This sword is absolutely beautiful, in full polish and displaying a large, wide Gunome temper line. It is mounted in Shirasaya with sayagaki. It has a 21 inch blade and an ubu  nakago, signed on both sides; Yokoyama Kozuke Daijō Fujiwara Sukesada. … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Yamashiro Igo no Kami Kinmichi – 1596

This is a beautiful sword made in the Keicho era ( 1596 ) by the Igo no kami Kinmichi school in Kyoto. It is in new polish and displays a nice gunome temper line and itame grain ( hada ). The … Continue reading

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Henry T. Horn’s Horn – 1779

This horn is beautifully carved with the owner’s name and date of 1779 within a large carved border of a scalloped design. It also has a wonderful large maze and near it, a sailing ship or sloop. Also carved is … Continue reading

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