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19th Century Japanese Otanto (Large Tanto) By Kane Nori With Signed Tang, Export Mounts Tsukashi Tsuba C1850 & Scabbard With Kozuka Short Knife. ED 2436 - ED 2436
This is an original 19th century Japanese Otanto. The 11 ¾” long blade has staining consistent with age and just a few small nicks to the cutting edge only visible on close inspection. It measures 18 ¾” overall length. The Tang is signed on one side with Japanese script characters Sword Smith’s name 'Kane Nori' (translated by UK expert Bill Tagg who describes the blade as appearing to be Mino (seki) work. Pages 56-58 of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths by John Slough describes and illustrates signatures of Smith’s using the name Kane Nori).Its handle has Shagreen and leather binding. Bill Tagg describes the mounts as ‘Export’ & ‘Tsukashi Tsuba C1850’ The weapon is complete with its lacquered wood scabbard which has a metal end cap. The scabbard is undamaged and the throat has insets which hold a small kozuka knife with 4 ¼” steel blade, copper handle with samurai warrior form decoration on both sides. The blade has staining consistent with age and has a Japanese script character on one side. The price includes UK delivery. 19th Century Japanese Otanto (Large Tanto) By Kane Nori With Signed Tang, Export Mounts Tsukashi Tsuba C1850 & Scabbard With Kozuka Short Knife. ED 2436 This is an original 19th century Japanese Otanto. The 11 ¾” long blade has staining consistent with age and just a few small nicks to the cutting edge only visible on close inspection. It measures 18 ¾” overall length. The Tang is signed on one side with Japanese script characters Sword Smith’s name 'Kane Nori' (translated by UK expert Bill Tagg who describes the blade as appearing to be Mino (seki) work. Pages 56-58 of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths by John Slough describes and illustrates signatures of Smith’s using the name Kane Nori).Its handle has Shagreen and leather binding. Bill Tagg describes the mounts as ‘Export’ & ‘Tsukashi Tsuba C1850’. The weapon is complete with its lacquered wood scabbard which has a metal end cap. The scabbard is undamaged and the throat has insets which hold a small kozuka knife with 4 ¼” steel blade, copper handle with samurai warrior form decoration on both sides. The blade has staining consistent with age and has a Japanese script character on one side. A small handwritten label with Bill Tagg's notes accompany this item. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2436
£595.00

C1960, British Royal Navy Siebe Gorman Diver's Knife With Saw Back Blade & Brass Scabbard Marked ‘Non Magnetic AP 6261’ Slotted For Belt Loop. ED 2435 - ED 2435
This is an original, British Royal Navy Diver's Knife and Scabbard acquired from the Navy diver who was issued with this knife. The knife has a 1 ½”broad, 7 ¾” long double edged spear point blade with medial ridge & saw back (13 ¼” overall). The double edged blade is undamaged with just staining and scuffs consistent with age and use. The blade has no visible markings. The knife has a brass cross guard, ferrule & tang nut together with ribbed & contoured grooved bakelite handle. The knife is complete with solid brass scabbard with belt slot. The scabbard has faint rubbed markings ‘Non Magnetic AP 6261’. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2435
£375.00

C1960, British Royal Navy Heinke Diver's Knife With Saw Back Blade Marked ‘Non Magnetic AP 6260’ & Brass Scabbard Slotted For Belt Loop. ED 2434 - ED 2434
This is an original, British Royal Navy Diver's Knife and Scabbard acquired from the Navy diver who was issued with this knife. The knife has a 1 ½”broad, 7 ¾” long double edged spear point blade with medial ridge & saw back (13 ½” overall). The double edged blade is undamaged with just staining and scuffs consistent with age and use. Both sides of the blade are marked ‘Non Magnetic AP 6260’. The knife has a brass cross guard, ferrule & tang nut together with ribbed & contoured grooved ebonised handle. The knife is complete with solid brass scabbard with belt slot. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2434
£475.00

C1950 Large Geo Wostenholm & Son, Washington Works, Sheffield I*XL Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales & Original I*XL Leather Scabbard. ED 2433 - ED 2433
Along with Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm is possibly the most famous name in Sheffield cutlery. Geo Wostenholm’s first knife making works were established in 1785. The Wostenholm business now forms part of the Egginton Group, Sheffield. This is an impressive original I*XL Bowie Knife made by Geo Wostenholm & Son. It has a 10” long deep swept bowie blade which is 1 ¾” broad at its widest point. The knife measures 15” overall length. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife's model detail 'I*XL.' and the blade is marked with the makers name and Sheffield Address together with 'Original Design By Colonel James Bowie' (all illustrated). It has a brass cross guard & beautifully coloured Stag horn slab scales. It is complete with its original brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop. The scabbard has tooled decoration and has ‘I*XL Sheffield’ highlighted in gold. It is also impressed ‘Real Hide’. All stitching, leather & rivets of the scabbard are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2433
£345.00

SOLD...17/06...AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH, WW1 1918 U.S. Army Trench/ Fighting Knife By Landers, Frary And Clark (LF&C) With Spiked Brass Knuckle Bow & Matching LF&C 1918 Dated Scabbard. ED 2432 - ED 2432
This pattern of Knife was first produced in 1918 and were used by American troops in the later stages of WWI. The same knives also saw action in WW2 (see page 68 of Fighting Knives By Stephens). This is an original example of the Landers, Frary and Clark Fighting Knife in as found and un-messed with condition. It has a 6 ¾” double edged spear point blade with medial ridge and solid brass handle with 4 finger stalls, spiked knuckle bow. The right side of the handle is deeply stamped 'U.S. 1918 LF&C 1918'. The pommel has the correct pointed nut which secures the blade through the handle. The Knife is complete with its original pressed steel scabbard which is crisply stamped at the throat 'L.F & C 1918'. The top and bottom sections of the scabbard are slotted for belt or strap. The throat has a removable stitched leather loop. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2432
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (13/06) MINT, Original WW2 Japanese Kamikaze & Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Seppuku Suicide Dirk With Fullered Blade, Wrist Cord, Shirasaya Rose Wood Scabbard & Later Cloth Bag. Sn 16338 - 16338
The WW2 Japanese Kamikaze (divine wind) special attack corps was formed from volunteer pilots who crashed their aircraft or 'Okhas' (piloted bombs) into enemy shipping. Kaiten (Japanese Navy One man Submarines were also used for this purpose). A Kamikaze or Kaiten pilot could if he wished carry a small Aikuchi (dagger without guard) with which to cut his own jugular or stab himself in the last moments before hitting his target. This is a near mint, original Japanese Kamikaze / Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Seppuku Suicide Dirk & Scabbard, This Dirk has the correct Rosewood handle without guard. It has a superb 6 ¼” single edged blade with fullers and original polish. The tang is unsigned. It measures 9 ¾” overall. The handle is Rosewood and has a polished bone ferrule, peg and pommel cap. The hilt is holed for lanyard and fitted with thin rope wrist cord. Its original rosewood scabbard is clean, undamaged and has a polished bone throat mount and chape. The knife comes with a later colourful cloth bag with foliate printed decoration and draw string. The price for this rare, sought after Japanese Kamikaze piece includes UK delivery. Sn 16338
£0.00

Victorian Joseph Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield Large Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales, German Silver Fittings & Scabbard. Sn 16360 - 16360
Joseph Rodgers & Sons were first established as cutlers at ‘Holy Croft’ Sheffield C1724. By 1780 the firm was firmly established and well known for making quality knives. Having outgrown their Holy Croft premises moved to what was to become their worldwide famous address 6 Norfolk Street Sheffield. Originally making small edged weapons the Company moved into manufacture of large Bowies when American & British Empire markets expanded in the Victorian era (see pages 19 and 248-249 of Joseph Rodgers & Sons By Domenech where Rodger’s Bowies similar to our example are illustrated). This is an excellent Victorian era large spear point bowie made at Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk Street premises. The 15 ½” long, bowie has stag horn scales secured by nickel silver pins. One scale has a void nickel silver oval mount. It has a nickel silver finger guard and a 9 ¾” single edged, spear point steel blade, on one side it is marked crisply at the ricasso,' J. Rodgers & Sons, 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, England'. The reverse is stamped with Rodgers Tutonic type cross trade marks. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. Its original brown leather scabbard has an integral belt loop, nickel silver throat mount & chape which have some service wear. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact (similar scabbards are also illustrated on page 248 of Domenech’s book). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16360
£795.00

WW2 Era Cased Presentation British Army In India Ghurkha Kukri With 2 Skinners, 4 Metal Cap Badges, 2 Brass Shoulder Titles & 1 Medal Ribbon. ED 2431 - ED 2431
This is an original WW2 Ghurkha’s Kukri. The sturdy military grade weapon is 17” overall length. The wood handle has a nickel plated brass pommel cap, hilt bands and rivets . The curved 12 ½” nickel plated blade is sharp and has the distinctive Kukri ‘notch’. The blade has staining consistent with age. There are no manufacturer or date marks on the Kukri. The Kukri is accompanied by 2 period skinners with wood handles which have nickel plated steel pommel caps. Each of the skinners have 2 ¾” long, curved nickel plated blades. The blades have staining to be expected. Also with the kukri are 4 white metal cap badges: The ‘Shiny Eight’ 8th Ghurka Regiment with crossed Kukris and number 8: Duke Of Cornwall’s Light Infantry with ‘Crown , Cornwall & Bugle: Kings crown Royal Tank Regiment With tank & ‘Fear Naught’ motto: 1st Battalion, 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) With Prince Of Wales Feathers 'Ich Dien' motto Number 1, crossed Kukris & Bugle. Also 2 brass shoulder titles: 11th Battalion Sikhs Regiment ‘11 Sikhs’ & Indian Tochi Scouts (Frontier Force). Also a British WW2 Defence Medal ribbon. All are mounted in their fitted wood case with 2 clasp fasteners. The wood is covered with snake skin print paper which has areas of wear. The box is lined with padded silk and blue felt again the material has staining and wear consistent with age. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2431
£295.00

Large J.E. Middleton & Sons Sheffield Hand Made Bowie Knife With Polished Buffalo Horn Scales & Scabbard. ED 2430 - ED 2430
This is an impressive, original, Large Bowie Knife made in Sheffield by the now deceased J.E. Middleton & his sons Ron & Roy Middleton. It has a pristine 10” long deep swept Bowie blade which is a broad 1 ¾” at its widest edge. The knife measures 15 ¼” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife makers name 'J.E. Middleton & Sons, Rockingham Street, Sheffield'. It has a re-curving brass cross guard and The hilt has thick polished Buffalo horn scales secured by steel pins. The Bowie has its brown leather scabbard. The rear of the scabbard has a single belt loop impressed ‘RM’ (either Ron or Roy Middleton who made the scabbards for Middleton & Sons Bowies). All stitching & leather of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2430
£345.00

Large David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield Cutlery Hilt Bowie Knife & Scabbard. ED 2429 - ED 2429
David North of Killamarsh Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives. This impressive, large, Bowie was made by David North. The polished steel, deep swept, Bowie blade is 9 ¾” long and 1 ½” broad at its widest. The knife measures 14 ¾” overall length. The ricasso is signed 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has brass cross guard and ornate brass, cutlery form hilt. The knife comes with its quality bespoke Saddler hand made leather scabbard with integral belt loop. The Bowie fits the scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2429
£425.00
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