Daily Archives: January 18, 2012

American Revolutionary War Sword

This is a nice original saber with it’s original leather scabbard ( separated at the seam ). It came with authentication papers from a Canadian Antique dealer. According to him, it was purchased from a family in New York, near … Continue reading

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American Revolutionary War sword and plug bayonet – Samuel L’Hommedieu

This sword and plug bayonet were found in a buckskin covered wooden trunk in 1957 in an attic by the grandmother of Alfred H. Seibel, Jr., of North Merrick, N.Y. The grandmother told Alfred that the trunk had been passed … Continue reading

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Kentucky Rifle – incised carved

The rifle being discussed here  is a beautiful, slender rifle with a 47 inch octagon to round barrel for buck and ball. There is no patch box installed on this rifle but it has a lot of incised carving around … Continue reading

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Kentucky Rifle – 1795

This is a nice, clean, original rifle, stocked in nice curly maple with it’s original flintlock, signed ” Wheeler “. It has a 42 inch octagon barrel, with deep rifling, and is 50 caliber. All mounts are brass and the … Continue reading

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Kentucky Rifle – M. Jacob – incised carved

This rifle has a derringer style patch box, original flintlock and nice incised carving on the left side of the butt under the cheek rest, the lower ram rod pipe, barrel tang and around the lock plates. It is stocked … Continue reading

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Tanto – Ed Hollenbeck collection

This sword has a nicely curved naginata style blade, 12 & 1/8 inches long, with a wavy midare hamon. The matching tsuba, fuchi & kashira and menuki have gold cherry blossoms . The kozuka also has gold cherry blossoms. This … Continue reading

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Yari – signed – Shimosaka Kanemitsu – late 1500’s to mid 1600

This Yari is from the Ed Hollenbeck collection. It is signed and shows a battle scar in the center of the blade. The blade length is 12 & 1/2 inches while the total length is 27 &1/4 including the long tang. … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Shinto Period with Goto Mounts

This is a Shinto period blade with a 16 inch cutting edge in flawless condition. It is mumei and has not been shortened. The hamon is a very flamboyant, erratically wavy line extending to the mid point of the blades … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – Koto Period – Ed Hollenbeck Collection

This is a slender blade of 13 & 1/16 inches in length with a thin suguha hamon. A deep groove  is cut the entire length on each side, ( horimono ) going into the ubu nakago. The nakago is signed … Continue reading

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Wakizashi – WWII Vet bring back

This sword was mounted in WWII mounts and under the leather cover is the original black saya. It now has a black silk wrapped handle and Edo style tsuba. The blade is a cut down tachi or katana, shortened about … Continue reading

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