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WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2257 - ED 2257
This is an original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and scabbard (see Page 136 plate 9.31 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Flook). The hilt is wood with grooved grip and an oval alloy cross guard. It has a 163mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge and is in its original leather scabbard with belt loop, riveted and stitched edges and retaining strap with stud fastener. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2257

Post 1952 QE II British ‘Best Commando On Course Prize’ Nickel Plated 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Panel & Scabbard. ED 2256 - ED 2256
An original, excellent 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with etched Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointment Wilkinson Sword panel. These quality knives were reputedly presented to the ‘best Commando on course’ after completion of their arduous training and were highly prized fully functional fighting knives. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook) and continued to be issued post war. This post 1952 Commando prize knife has an undamaged ribbed and nickel plated brass handle with slotted pommel nut and oval nickel plated cross guard. It has a clean 179mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has an etched panel on one side ‘Wilkinson Sword London Made In England’ with crossed swords legend and QE II Royal Appointment. It is complete with its leather scabbard with nickel plated external chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on leather tabs and elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2256

WW2 American USMC Raiders Stiletto Fairbairn Sykes FS Cast Alloy Hilt Variation Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 14561. - 14561
This is an original WW2 variation of the FS Fighting knife. This form of dagger was used by USMC Raiders during WW2 (see pages 222 to 224 of Flooks book The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando knives where similar alloy hilt USMC knives are illustrated) . It has a one piece cast alloy handle with stippled panels on the front and back. The handle retains much of its original blackened finish. The clean steel blade with medial ridge is undamaged and measures 152 mm and measures 286mm overall. The knife is complete with leather scabbard. The dark brown leather scabbard has a single belt loop and retaining strap (The tip of the strap is absent). The scabbard has stud on the body. The bottom of the scabbard has 2 ringed holes for thigh cord. The price includes UK delivery Sn 14561

C1840 Victorian English C.J. Johnson Western Works Sheffield Horseman's Multi Bladed Folding Clasp Knife With 7 Blades / Tools & Antique Ivory Scales. ED 2255 - ED 2255
This is a C1840 Sheffield made Horseman's Multi Bladed Clasp Knife by C.J. Johnson Western Works Sheffield . The knife has 3 fold out tools, 1 removable spike tool and screw driver tip. The 2 ¾” single edged blade is signed by the makers. The smaller single edged blade is 2” length and also signed by the maker. The tools which can be seen in the images fold neatly into its steel frame which has antique ivory scales secured by steel pins. The scales are undamaged, stable and secure. One scale is inlaid with a void silver escutcheon. The back of the frame has a shackle. Slotted into one of the scales is a spike tool. Closed the knife measures 4” length. The length with larger blade open measures 6 ½” overall. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2255

WW1 Era British Morby & Sons Sheffield Military Folding Clasp Knife With 2 Blades, Gouged Bone Scales & Copper Shackle. ED 2224 - ED 2224
This is a WW1 Era British Morby & Sons Sheffield Military Folding Clasp Knife With 2 Blades (a similar knife is illustrated on page 136 of Flook’s book British & Commonwealth Military Knives). The knife has 2 fold out blades. The 3” single edged blade is signed by the maker. As is common with these military utility knives the tip is absent no doubt due to use in the field. The smaller 1 ¾” tin opener blade has a thumb spur to assist opening. Both blades have staining consistent with age. The blades fold neatly into its steel frame which has undamaged gouged decorated bone scales secured by pins. The knife has a copper shackle. The scales and shackle are identical to the knife illustrated in Flook’s book. Closed the knife measures 4 ½” length. The length with larger single edged blade open measures 7 ½” overall. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2224

SOLD SOLD (20/07) Large Geo Wolstenholm & Son Washington Works Sheffield ‘I*XL Californian’ Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Thick Stag Antler Scales & Mint Bespoke Saddler Hand Made Leather Scabbard. Sn 15372:9 - 15372:9
Along with Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm is possibly the most famous name in Sheffield cutlery. Geo Wolstenholm’s first knife making works were established in 1785. The Wolstenholm business now forms part of the Egginton Group, Sheffield. This is an impressive original I*XL Bowie Knife made by Geo Wolstenholm & Son at their Washington Works Sheffield. It has a 9 ¾” long deep swept polished steel bowie blade which is 2” broad at its widest point. The knife measures 14 ½” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife's model detail 'I*XL.' and the blade is marked with the makers name and address together with American Eagle and ‘California Knife’ (all illustrated). It has an ornate brass cross guard & beautifully coloured Stag horn slab grips which are each ¼” thick. The scales are secured to the tang by brass pins. The Bowie comes with a mint, quality, bespoke, Saddler hand made, thick brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop which we have had made for this impressive Bowie. The Bowie fits the scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15372:9

MINT, Boxed Complete 4 Hard Back Volume Set ‘German Daggers Of World War II A Photographic Reference’ By Thomas M. Johnson. BO 311 - BO 311
This four volume set by Thomas M. Johnson, a leading collector and authoritative researcher, has been compiled to serve as a useful and authoritative reference on the daggers of Nazi Germany, and have been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. These volumes are the result of many years of arduous research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, and are a scholarly study that is more than a perfunctory annotation and illustration of the known basic patterns. Also, the series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational – and it adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject as a whole. Within these books one will see coverage of the historical background; the manufacturing techniques; constructional information; the actual basic patterns; variations and rarities; the art of collecting, and a whole host of other salient facts of absorbing interest. This is a virtually mint complete 4 volume boxed set. Each volume contains many quality illustrations in both Colour & black & white. The volumes together in their box measure 4 ½”x 12 ¾” x 4 ½”.There are many individual copies of each volume available for sale in the marketplace but only a few complete boxed sets were issued in comparison. If you only want one German dagger reference then this is the one. The price includes UK delivery. BO 311

British WW2 Military Machete And Scabbard. ED 2222 - ED 2222
This is a British WW2 machete made by Josh Beal & Sons, Sheffield. The blade is stamped ENDURE JOSH BEAL & SONS CAST STEEL SHEFFIELD . The brown fibre grips are secured by 5 copper rivets through copper washers and the broad WD arrow on one face. There is a hole at the top of the machete to take a wrist lanyard. The scabbard is the standard British pattern made of leather with 3 rivets securing the belt loop to the scabbard mouth. The face of the belt loop is impressed with the stamp B.H.G. 1944 and also has the number 121 with the W.D. arrow below. See British and Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook, pages 108 and 109. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2222

WW1 1916 Imperial German Clamshell Deer Hunting Dagger / Sidearm With Stag Antler Handle , Ornate Brass Fittings Etched Blade To The ‘Wartenburg Jager Batallion Nr 1’ & Original Leather Scabbard. Sn 15084 - 15084
This is an excellent original WW1 dated Imperial German Clamshell Hunting Dagger / Sidearm. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Deer or Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This example has an undamaged Stag antler hilt with heavy ornate brass fittings including swept cross guard with hoof finials and cast oak leaf centre panel on one side, squirrel on the reverse panel, large clamshell cast with Deer in the field scene, ribbed ferrule and butt cap with ball top. Its 17 ½” single edged steel blade has fullers. The blade is undamaged with just light areas of staining consistent with age. It measures 23 ½” overall. The blade is etched along the fuller ‘ Jager Battalion Graf Yorch Don Wartenburg Nr 1’ and dated ‘1916’. The weapon is complete with its correct black leather scabbard with rear seam, brass throat mount with acorn locket and long chape. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15084

**SOLD**SOLD**17/7*American Jet Pilots Survival Knife And Scabbard By The Ontario Knife Company. Sn. 15528 - 15528
This is an American jet pilots survival knife made by the Ontario Knife Company Franklinville, NY, U.S.A. and is marked on the hexagonal pommel ONTARIO 6.89 (June 1989 manufacturing date). The 5 inch blade is the standard jet pilots bowie shape with a broad fuller and saw tooth back edge. The blade is parkerised and the crossguard and pommel are made of steel. The grip is composed of compressed leather washers. The scabbard is the standard leather version with a sharpening stone in its integral pouch with flap stamped U S and the correct back plate which Ontario started using in 1974. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn. 15528
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