From highly embellished ceremonial swords to plain standard issue sabers carried by members of the calvary in the Civil War and World War I, swords are of keen interest to collectors of militaria. In particular, many collectors seek out the Japanese katanas from the World War II, which were brought in record numbers to the United States by returning soldiers at the end of that conflict.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

myArmoury.com

myArmoury.com

This resource for historic arms and armour collectors provides exhaustive information on modern reproductions (cust… [read review or visit site]

Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum

You can get happily lost searching through the 10,000 or so objects on the Asian Art Museum's website. For example,… [read review or visit site]

The Civil War

The Civil War

Paul McWhorter’s amazing reference site tells the story of the Civil War through high resolution scans of Harpers… [read review or visit site]

Gotheborg.com

Gotheborg.com

Jan-Erik Nilsson's extensive reference on antique Chinese porcelain. Jam-packed with information (e.g. on porcelain… [read review or visit site]

Mikes Tanks

Mikes Tanks

Mike Seeber’s extensive collection of over 500 diecast tanks and military vehicles, dating back to WWII. Browse b… [read review or visit site]



Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

K299 Japanese Sword Wakizashi In Handachi Mountings, "sukesada", Nbthk Paper1796 Pat Varrient British Cavalry Sword Napoleonic & 1812 War Sabre Waterloo EtcUsa Civil War Infantry Staff & Field Officer Regulation Sword & Scabbard GermanyHamon Art By Masahiro正広: 340yr Edo Japanese Samurai Wakizashi Katana SwordJapanese Sword Higo Dotanuki School Late Muromachi With PapersY81 Japanese Sword Wakizashi In Mountings "kanefusa", MintJapanese Sword In Honzukuri Mountings "tadayoshi", 27"Ww2 Japanese Sword Gendaito EmuraC.1790 British Royal Naval Officer's Dagger .navy Dirk Trafalgar No Sword KnifeGreat Early 1800s U S Curved Sword/sabre With Leather Scabbard-circa 1810-30Nbthk Papered Sue-nio末二王: 340yr Muromach Japanese Samurai Long Katana SwordGreat Lot Of Antique Japanese Mixed Metal Sword Fittings Menuki Kashira End CapA Fine French Light Infantry Briquet Napoleonic Short Sword Sabre C1820Vintage Civil War Era Sword Marked D.r. 1863 29 W/ Sheath Overall 43" Long1816 M. Antique French Sword Sabre: Similar To U.s. 1832 Foot Artillery BriquetAntique 1845 Pattern French Officer Infantry Sabre (sword) - 1879Us Ww1 Model / Dated 1913 Springfield Arsenal Sa Patton Sword Scabbard Low #1452Orig Civil War Union Cavalry Sword 1860 Adk Scroll Maker Marked Collector GradeRare Ww2 Japanese Sword Antique Signed Samurai Katana RegislationAn Xi Pattern French Infantry Briquet Sabre (sword) With A Saw BladeJapanese Wwll Army Pilot, Tank Crew Sword In Mountings, Old Family Blade *rare* Wwii Japanese Officers Samurai Sword Nihonto Katana Ww2 Shin Gunto TachiAuthentic Japanese Sword Wakizashi Fujiwara Sukesada 藤原祐定 Signed W/koshirae Nr!!Scarce Nice Japanese 1945 Nco Wood Hilt Shin-gunto Samurai SwordPre Civil War American Militia Officer Sword-german Made-p. Knecht SolingenJapanese Samurai Sword Tanto Older Blade Ww2 Bring BackNice Ww 2 Early German Engraved Cavalry Officer's Sword, Reiter Regt No 10Antique Prussian Officer Sword (dagger Sabre) - 19th CenturyImperial German Hirschfanger Hunting Sword-schimmelbusche & Sohn SolingenOriginal Civil War Confederate Alabama Officers Sword Plate Buckle"rare 1940 Koa Isshin Mantetsu" Wwii Japanese Samurai Sword/shin Gunto/katana Pre Civil War Us Navy Officer Dress Sword-beautiful-originalJapanese Sword Antique Signed Kunimitsu(国光) Regislation CertificationOriginal 1850 Staff And Field Officer's SwordUs Civil War Cavalry Or Artillery Sword ScabbardSaber, Dagger Kriegsmarine Labeled Eickhorn SolingenKanehisa兼久 420yr Muromachi Tanto Dagger: Japanese Samurai Katana SwordOriginal Civil War Era Sword / Sabre With Scabbard Nbthk Papered Fujiwara Takada藤原高田 250yr Edo Japanese Samurai Wakizashi Sword(no.2) Antique Silver Niellio Ottoman Yatagan Sword Islamic Turkish Sabre TulwarWwii Japanese Army Nco Type 95 Combat Sword W/ Matching Numbered Scabbard*koto* Wwii Japanese Samurai Sword Officer Shin Gunto Katana Nihonto World War 2Japanese Sword Wakizashi In Shirosaya, Full Polish, ExcellentOceania Papua New Guinea Melanesian Tribal Carved Wood Sword Club 19th Century Antique Silver Tuareg Dagger Telek Saharan Nomad Arab Islamic Knife No Sword~*~ Estate Find~*~ Civil War Sword ScabbardWw 1 Imperial German Hessen Infantry Officer's Basket Hilt SwordJapanese Wwll Army Officer's Sword In Mountings, Yasukunito, Yasumitsu, Mint~*~estate Find~*~ Us Military Civil War Style Presentation Sword & Scabbard Japanese Shin-gunto,sword ,knife,tantoTomoshige友重 In Art Mountings: 340yr Edo Japanese Samurai Wakizashi Katana SwordWw1 Ottoman Turkish Cavalry Officers Sword – Star & Crescent Etched Blade - 1905Antique French 1884 Pattern Nco Infantry Sword - France Late 19th Early 20thCivil War Model1861 Navy Cutlass Sword, Old Antique M1860 Naval Usn, ConfederateGood Signed Ww2 Navy Kai-gunto Katana Ca. 1940 - Japanese Samurai Sword Tsuba Legend Uda Kunimune宇多國宗 530yr Japanese Samurai Wakizashi Katana Sword*shinto* Wwii Japanese Officers Samurai Sword Nihonto Wakizashi Ww2 Shin Gunto #0324 Japanese Samurai Edo Antique All Dragon Fittings Tanto Sword Koshirae Strong Ww2 Gendaito + Bohi Nidai /2nd Minamoto Yoshichika Japanese Samurai SwordHamon Art By Shigenori重則: 330yr Edo Japanese Samurai Long O-wakizashi Sword