Japanese swords and militaria for sale by Anjin Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #937343
Brandywine Militaria
$1,965
Beautiful Imperial German Hussar sword. Inset into the grip is the skull and crossed bones representing the elite Hussars. It is often forgotten that before WWI this symbol was the proud symbol of Germany's elite fighting force, namely the heavy cavalry know as Hussars. Detail on this is superb. Handsome, silver lion head handle is really a nice one. Lion's flowing mane trails to the backstrap. Red ruby eyes go very well with the toned silver of the handle...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1800 item #723367
Brandywine Militaria
$1,855
This is a very special piece with a rich history. I have had this in my personal collection for many years now. It started out as an American Revolution horseman saber. A nearly identical sword is pictured on page 164 of George C Neumann's important book "Swords & Blad3es of the American Revolution" (third edition, October 1991). During the Civil War a Confederate soldier had it either cut down or remounted to a bowie knife. Its current blade length is just under 17 inches...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #974591
Brandywine Militaria
$1,795
This is the Civil War discharge certificate for James M Bell, Captain Company D Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry. James Bell. The unit saw heavy action including Culpepper Court House, Mine Run Campaign, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Ream's Station. In the Battle of the Wilderness he was breveted a Captain for gallant services, and a Major for similar conduct at Ream's Station. Things really got interesting for Captain Bell, who stayed in the Cavalry, during the Indian Wars...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #907255
Brandywine Militaria
$1,720
Civil war foot officer sword by Collins and Co. Hartford Co. Dated 1862, so a nice early date. Blade is engraved with floral pattern, a large "US", an eagle with a ribbon in its beak and arrows in its claw, and various flags, drums, shields and polearms. Handle is a beauty with nicely patinated brass with a fair amount of gilt left and no wobble when twisted. Perfect wire wrap over undamaged fish skin grip...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1800 item #1187856
Brandywine Militaria
$1,699
Lovely French naval artillery shorts sword which saw service from about 1771 to 1790, a span which perfectly brackets the American Revolutionary War. This exact sword is featured in George C Neumann'a important Swords & Blades of the American Revolution. I have the Third Edition from 1991 and find it on page 189...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1121834
Brandywine Militaria
$1,655
Small Samurai tanto in the style of an armor piercing blade. Lovely lacquer mounts as shown in photographs. Scabbard fittings appear to be silver. Tang is unsigned. Blade shows darkening but is smooth with no rust, pitting or nicks. Attractive piece priced fairly.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1176771
Brandywine Militaria
$1,649
Really, really nice transitional helmet. I am calling it a double decal as it was issued as such. Most likely the national tri-color shield was removed when regulations dicated this to be done. It was a smooth even job done without damaging the helmet but traces of this decal do remain quite clearly (See photos). The Wehrmacht eagle decal to the left is in great shape. The finish is very strong throughout but as most 70+ year old hlmets are, there is some wear to the finish...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1118341
Brandywine Militaria
$1,625
Yes, it is a darn shame about the decal hit on the eagle. All I can say is that I didn't do it and that it saddens me also. If everything was perfect, though, we wouldn't have the thrill of the hunt, right? Anyway, the eagle looks gold to me but could be toned army...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1189928
Brandywine Militaria
$1,599
ET68 double decal combat police helmet made for a fellow with a large cranium. It actually swallows up my poor dummy head in the photos. Nice looking helmet with fair amount of honest wear but still looking good. Photos show details well. Size 68 was, I believe, the largest size made by any company.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1120143
Brandywine Militaria
$1,489
Very clean example. No rust or nicks on blade. Scabbard is in excellent shape with very little wear. Tang is navy proofed with the anchor stamp. Fuchi, tsuba and seppa are all matching and marked with a 5. A nice touch as this indicates all parts have stayed together over time. Not a fancy example but certainly an honest and very clean representative piece.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1259250
Brandywine Militaria
$1,459
Very respectable early transitional DLV - Luftwaffe dagger. These early DLV examples have the staples on the reverse of the scabbard fittings and are not easily found these days. This example is by SMF (And it is always hard to resist pondering what "SMF" may be an anachronism for). Blade is excellent and far better looking then my heavy flash photography conveys. The fittings throughout all have nice, dark patina giving that great uncleaned look. The crossguard is engraved F.A.S. which represen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1158117
Brandywine Militaria
$1,395
Exceptional quality Indo Persian shield dating to late 18th or early 19th century. Gold and silver floral design throughout obverse. At one point gold and silver relief was entirely offset by fine black enamel work. Over the centuries the black enamel has largely worn from the center, raised section but remains thick on the lower, outer portions. This does afford the piece an honest and tasteful aged appearance. The center shows four raised bosses backed on the reverse solid hexagonal bolts pier...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1240814
Brandywine Militaria
$1,379
This is a lovely Belgian Cavalry saber. German blade makers were very popular with many different countries at the time and this was most certainly a private purchase. The size is very comparable to the U.S. model 1860 cavalry saber so I would date this right around the mid 19th century. The blade is engraved POUR LE ROI - ET LA PATRIE, French for "For King and Homeland". The lion rampant shown on both the blade engraving and the handle indicate this is Belgian. Other then the engraving the blad...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1147014
Brandywine Militaria
$1,329
This is just a cool sword, untouched and literally right out of an attic. Early nickel silver fittings with extra hand tooling throughout. These fittings are light years ahead of later aluminum types. As this sword hasn't been touched by the hands of man in decades, some might say it needs a cleaning but these fittings are just the way I like them. Wood grip with blue Moroccan leather and double twisted wire. The wire is perfect but the leather has significant wear as per photos. The bottom of t...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1178197
Brandywine Militaria
$1,269
Nice Luftwaffe DD. The eagle side, unfortunately, has a mostly rubbed out decal with a few parts and the general shape still visible. The tri-color side is a terrific looking decal with a cool crackle pattern to the crazing. The shell overall has a nice original finish with pleasant signs of age wear (Greatly exaggerated in my photos because I use a heavy flash for my photography). Maker and size marked SE64 for Sachsishe Emaillerwerke, Lauter. The chinstrap is awfully fresh so I think it was li...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1168857
Brandywine Militaria
$1,259
The quality and condition of the fabric on this tunic is top notch. This must have been in a safe collection for quite a while as the fabric is soft with a full pile and minimal wear. I am sure it has been displayed in a flat case because when laid out for photos the arms just flop right down in the perfect display position with just the right bend on each side in the back. It is early quality throughout and as it was most certainly private purchase there are no inspector marks. One knowledgable...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1162922
Brandywine Militaria
$1,229
Double decal Luftwaffe helmet. Outside shows fair amount of good, honest wear. Wear is mostly on top where front line soldiers would sit on it in the field. While this is a well worn helmet there is something good to be said about decals that are so very obviously righteous. These are melted in just right, match wear spots that connect with them and have a real pleasing crackle pattern. Liner is complete but shows wear perfectly in line with the outside of the helmet. Chinstrap is gone but these...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1202576
Brandywine Militaria
$1,219
Super nice 50 year veterans standard bearer gorget. Nice, original condition with full length chain. I don't clean or fix anything so a quick polish on the front might make this look even nicer but it is a screamer as it is. Unit or group engraving looks to be "Woltmersh. Wehr. u. Kr. - Kameradschaft e.V" which looks a lot better on the gorget then in computer type. I see no damage to the enamel past normal age toning. A scrap of fabric has been added to the reverse; Probably a period addition t...