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SOLD SOLD (13/12) Pacific Theatre U.S. Marines & Signal Corps Victor Tool Co ‘Woodman’s Pal’ LC-14-B PX Private Purchase Fighting Machete With Knuckle Guard & Original Correct LC-14-B Olive Green Webbing Canvas Scabbard With Zip & Belt Loop. Sn 15914 - 15914
The Woodman's Pal was developed by Frederick Ehrsam in 1941, and quickly established itself commercially as a superior tool for the forest or jungle. During World War II the tool was issued to Signal Corps and other soldiers under the nomenclature "Knife LC-14-B" for brush clearing or as a survival tool / fighting weapon. It came with a scabbard that had a zipper down one side, a strap at the closure and a belt bar. The LC-14-B could be attached to a pistol belt or other attachment point equipped with the hanger grommets. The LC-14-B was manufactured for the Army by Victor Tool Co. of Reading, PA. Our example is in excellent condition The blade is 12” long, 2 5/8” at its widest point and 16 ¼” overall length. The blade has the correct agricultural form crow’s beak/ scythe head which is 5 ¼” wide. The parkerised blade is in excellent condition, sharp with no damage. The blade is stamped ‘Woodman’s Pal 280 Trademark Pat #2335497 Victor Tool Co. Reading, PA’. The handle is made of stacked leather washers with a steel hand guard. The grip is impressed 'PX Private Sale' indicating private purchase from a U.S. Army PX store. The hand guard is stamped on the back "LC-14-B." and fitted with cord. The original canvas webbing scabbard has the correct belt bar press stud retaining strap, zip and belt loop. The body of the scabbard is clean and undamaged. The inside of the scabbard has open top pockets and is ink stamped "LC-14-B" together with manufacturer information (illustrated). The price for this rare jungle warfare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15914
£0.00

RARE, Early Production WW2 U.S. M3 Fighting Knife By Imperial & Correct WW2 M6 Leather Scabbard By Moose Both With Frankford Arsenal Marks. Sn 15912 - 15912
The M3 Trench Fighting Knife was introduced in 1943. M3 knives were produced by a number of American Manufacturers including Imperial. Early production knives were made with model, manufacturer and date marked blades. Knives with blades marked in that manner were only produced for 2 months before manufacture changed to marking the cross guards rather than the blade to prevent causing weakness to the blades. M6 Leather scabbards were produced in 1943 for the M3 Trench daggers. These leather scabbards were only made in small numbers before introduction of the M8 scabbard. This is a very good, original & rare WW2 early production American M3 Fighting knife. It has steel cross guard and the steel pommel is stamped with the Frankford arsenal ‘ignited grenade’ mark. The handle has the correct compressed leather washer construction. Its 6 ¾” long blade is undamaged. The blade is stamped 'US M3 Imperial’ (there is no visible date mark). The knife is complete with its original rare brown leather M6 Scabbard. The scabbard is undamaged and all of its rivets & stitching are intact. It has a single belt loop & retaining strap with press stud fastener. The throat has the correct row of 8 reinforcing steel ‘laces’. The lower section of the scabbard has the correct riveted steel plates to the front and back. The bottom of the scabbard is holed for thigh cord with reinforcing ring. The front of the scabbard is impressed with manufacturer detail which appears to be ‘Moose’ & 'US M6’ together with Frankford Arsenal mark. The price for this rare U.S. M3 Fighting Knife with M6 scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15912
£475.00

WW2 Era U.S.M.C Ka-Bar Fighting Knife With USN Mark 2 Grey Plastic Scabbard By BM Co (Beckwith Mfg Co) & VP (Victory Plastics). Sn 15911 - 15911
This is an original WW2 era Ka-Bar fighting knife & Scabbard. This example is in very good condition. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed smooth leather washers, correct finger guard and has a steel pommel. The blade is stamped ‘KA-BAR Olean NY’’ on one side and ‘USN’ on the reverse. It has a 7” bowie blade with fullers. The blade has just light staining consistent with use. It is complete with its correct grey plastic scabbard with integral webbing frog and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The throat mount is stamped to the front ‘USN MK 2’ and the rear ‘NORD-6581 BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Co) /8’ and ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics). All markings are illustrated. The scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The price for this WW2 Ka-Bar knife with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15911
£245.00

SOLD SOLD (06/12) MATCHING REGIMENT NUMBERS, RARE MAKER, Early Production, Nazi German 1933 Pattern SA Dagger By August Knecht Solingen (Rarity 8) With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 15793:52 - 15793:52
This is a very good, original 1933 pattern SA dagger and scabbard by one of the rarer makers. The blade is crisply stamped with the manufacturers name & trademark ‘Aug Knecht Solingen’ and no RZM mark indicating early Nazi production. Knecht produced only 1000 SA daggers and are rated as rarity value 8 (10 being highest rarity value) in the book ‘The Service Daggers Of The SA & The NSKK’ by Siegert. The wooden grip is undamaged. The German National Emblem and 'SA' roundel are perfectly fitted. It has a Nickel plated cross guard & pommel. The cross guard is stamped with letters ‘Nm’ & Regiment numbers ‘R84/ 17753’. Its blade has staining consistent with age and has the correct "Alles Fur Deutschland" inscription. The dagger is complete with its original brown metal scabbard with nickel plated chape, throat mount and single hanging ring. The throat mount is stamped with matching Regiment marks. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15793:52
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (06/12) WW2 Production Nazi German 1933 Pattern NSKK Dagger (Early Daggers Rarity 7) RZM Marked M7/36 (E&F Horster Solingen) With Motto Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 15793:46 - 15793:46
This is an original 1933 pattern NSKK dagger and scabbard. The blade is crisply stamped with the Nazi RZM roundel and Nazi manufacturer code M7/36 which is E&F Horster Solingen. Horster’s trademark daggers approximately 8,000 made are rated rarity value 7 (10 being highest rarity value) in the book ‘The service daggers of the SA & The NSKK’ by Siegert. Our example has the Nazi RZM mark only indicating War time production. The wooden grip is original and undamaged. The Nazi German National Emblem and 'SA' roundel are perfectly fitted. It has a Nickel plated cross guard & pommel. The blade has the correct "Alles Fur Deutschland" inscription. The dagger is complete with its original NSKK black metal scabbard. The scabbard has a single hanging ring & nickel plated chape and throat mount. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15793:46
£0.00

WW2 Era Nazi German Kriegsmarine Dagger With Etched & Blued Blade By Eickhorn Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 15793:45 - 15793:45
An original, German Kriegsmarine Dagger & Scabbard. The Dagger has a clean 10” long dagger blade, etched on both sides with marine fouled Anchors together with scroll work panels which retain some of their original blueing. The ricasso is crisply marked with the makers name and squirrel Logo 'Original Eickhorn Solingen'. It has the distinctive Kriegsmarine 'Eagle Pommel, ornate cross guard with scabbard retaining button that works as it should and correct Ivory hue resin grip with wire binding which is tight and secure. It is complete with original scabbard which is decorated with a 'hammered' and etched design. The scabbard has no dents. It has 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15793:45
£575.00

SOLD SOLD (06/12) RARE, WW2 Pacific Theatre U.S. Marines & Signal Corps Victor Tool Co ‘Woodman’s Pal’ LC-14-B Fighting Machete With Knuckle Guard & Original Steel Open Sided Pressed Steel Scabbard. Sn 15896 - 15896
During World War II the Woodman's Pal tool was issued to Signal Corps and other soldiers under the nomenclature "Knife LC-14-B" for brush clearing or as a survival tool / fighting weapon in the pacific theatre. The tool was manufactured for the Army by Victor Tool Co. Our example is in very good condition. The blade is 12” long, 2 ¾” at its widest point and 16 ½” overall length. The blade has the correct agricultural form crow’s beak/ scythe head which is 5 ½” wide. The blade which has staining consistent with age and use is stamped with the ‘Woodman’s Pal’ designation together with Patent numbers and with the Victor Tool Co manufacturer’s trade mark (illustrated). The handle is made of the correct stacked leather washers with a steel hand guard. The open sided pressed steel scabbard is contoured to snugly fit the unusual form blade and has and integral belt loop formed from the pressed steel near to the hilt and press stud leather retaining strap. The price for this rare jungle warfare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15896
£0.00

WW2 Era American Imperial United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Folding Survival / Fighting Machete With Locking Blade & Integral Hinged Tin Plate Blade Guard. Sn 15859 - 15859
This is an original American made WW2 era folding machete / fighting knife by Imperial. These machetes were issued to USAAF crew in survival packs. Our example has its original integral hinged tin plate blade cover. The machete measures 17” extended & 11 ½” folded. The 10” blade has some staining consistent with age & service use. The blade is marked by the American manufacturer "Imperial Prov RI (Providence Rhode Island)". Its original riveted black Bakelite slab grips with chequered panels are secure & undamaged. The pommel end of the handle is holed and fitted with leather wrist cord. The machete's folding lock action operated by a small steel button lever on the right scale works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15859
£275.00

Original, Early Post WW2 1946-1949, Private Purchase Tom Beasley Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By Wilkinson With Etched Wilkinson Panel, ‘EGM’ & Original Scabbard. Sn 15886 - 15886
Tom Beasley was Wilkinson Sword's master Swordsmith. One of his outstanding creations was the blade for the sword which Britain presented to the people of the City of Stalingrad in commemoration of the City's defence against the Nazis. These sought after Tom Beasley knives were made between 1946-1949 and are thought to be advertising & private purchase pieces for Wilkinson sword who undertook a sales drive in the early post war years. This is an excellent original hand drawn Tom Beasley FS Knife with correct original scabbard (see page 182 & 183 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Flook). The knife is in excellent condition. Its blade is beautifully etched on both sides. One side has a banner with Monogram ‘EGM’ within banner. The reverse is etched with decorative panels containing 'Wilkinson Sword, London' name and crossed swords legend together Royal Appointment. The orange hue Ivorine handle is undamaged. The dagger has its original brown leather scabbard with brass throat mount and chape. The price for this excellent piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15886
£975.00

Large 19th Century Corsican Folding Vendetta Assassin's Knife With Etched Blade 'Vendetta Corsa' (Continuing Revenge), 'Che La Mia Ferita Sia Mortale' (May Your Wounds Be Mortal) & Bone Scales. Sn 15884 - 15884
These daggers were made by Corsican blade makers and were favoured by assassins and families involved in Vendettas that often led to bloodshed. It was typical of these knives that they would be etched with motto's to remind the assailant and the victim of the reason for the assault with the blade. This example has the form and characteristics of those made in the 19th Century. The steel single edged steel blade in typical Corsican form is 8 ¾”” in length and has only light staining consistent with age. The knife measures 18 ½” overall length when open. The blade is etched on both sides with Corsican Mottos within blued panels & foliate decoration. One side has 'Vendetta Corsa' (Continuing Revenge), the reverse 'Che La Mia Ferita Sia Mortale' (May Your Wounds Be Mortal). It has undamaged bone scales secured by rivets. The price for this Corsican Vendetta knife includes UK delivery. Sn 15884
£395.00
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