Japanese Samurai sword, $7,538, Mohawk Arms, Inc.
Gavels ‘n’ Paddles
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A Samurai sword surrendered by Japanese Rear Admiral Nobukagu Yoshimi on the Marshall Islands in 1945, plus an archive of material pertaining to the surrender, sold for $7,538 at a live and Internet auction held Nov. 16-17 by Mohawk Arms, Inc., in Bouckville, N.Y. Also, a Knights Cross of the Iron Cross (a military award issued by Nazi Germany during World War II) fetched $6,750; and a lot of ten medals pertaining to U.S. Sgt. Daniel Steinbach, who was killed at Normandy in June 1944, made $2,875. Prices include a graduated buyer’s premium.