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Spanish Civil War Era Spanish Air Force Pilot Officer’s Dress Dagger Marked ‘FN’ & Crown (Fabrica Nacional), Scabbard & Chain Hangers With Bullion Belt. (ED 2229 Daggers & Swords) - ED 2229
This is an original Spanish Air Force Officer's dress dagger set as issued to during the Spanish civil war era 1936 to 1939. The dagger obviously influenced by Nazi German Luftwaffe daggers of that era has a 37cm long double edged blade marked on one side with the combined ‘FN’ and crown mark (Fabrica Nacional). The blade has stable areas of light pitting but retains much of its original polish and is totally secure. The blade has its original hilt washer. The dagger has the correct distinctive cross guard, decorated on one side with the Spanish Air Force 'winged crown' and on the reverse with Spanish heraldic arms and Eagle. It has its original deep orange hue wire bound ivorine grip with ornate ferrule and pommel. The hilt mounts retain most of their original gilt finish and the wire binding on the grip is tight and intact. The dagger measures 49.5cm overall length. Its original gilt scabbard has 2 hanging ring mounts with ornate decoration and Oak leaf panel near to the tip of the scabbard. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings and chain hangers with hanging hook and sprung clip. Also included is its original bullion faced belt with gilt Spanish Airforce emblem & Oak leaf wreath embossed buckle. The belt is 5cm wide and 103cm long. The belt is clean and undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2229

SOLD SOLD (13/11) QUALITY, Boxed Scottish Sgian Dubh Knife & Scabbard With Stainless Steel Blade, Cairngorm & Sterling Silver Edinburgh 1965-1966 Hallmarked Fittings Retailed By J. Smith, Jewellers, Fife, Scotland. (Sn 14693 Daggers & Swords) - 14693
Scottish Sgian Dubh 'Gaelic- Black Knife' were carried by heavily armed Scottish Clansmen. Tucked into the sock, this was reputed to be the weapon of last resort. Today it remains an essential part of traditional Highland wear. This excellent example was made in Scotland and has sterling silver mounts which have Edinburgh 1965-66 hallmarks. It has a clean 3 ½” blade with scalloped back edge and fuller. The blade is marked ‘stainless steel’. Its black grip has hallmarked silver mounts and Cairngorm set into the pommel. The Sgian Dubh is complete with black leather sheath which has matching silver hallmarked mounts. It is contained in its original cardboard box with removable lid. The lid of the box bears the name of the retailer (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14693

WW2 British Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando & RAF Pilot’s Fighting Knife With Wood 16 Ridge Grooved Grip & Scabbard. Sn 14643 - 14643
This is an original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and scabbard, see pages 133 to 137 and plates 9.24 (13 ridge grip) and 9.25 (16 ridge Grip) of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Flook which illustrated wood handled FS daggers similar to ours. In his book page 133, plate 9.22 Flook references the use of wood handled FS daggers by WW2 Pilot’s with a contemporary image of a Pilot carrying a wood hilt FS dagger while being debriefed at an airfield in France shortly after D day June 1944. The hilt is correctly made of black painted wood with 16 ridge grooved grip, rounded pommel and an oval blackened steel cross guard. It has a 175mm double edged blackened dagger blade with medial ridge and blackened steel oval cross guard. It has its leather scabbard with belt loop, elasticated retaining strap, blackened brass chape and 4 sewn on leather tabs. All leather, webbing & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this WW2 RAF Pilot’s FS Dagger and scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14643

SOLD SOLD (13/11) , EARLY BLADE MARKED, MATCHING DATES, WW2 1943 U.S. M3 Fighting Knife By Utica & Correct WW2 1943 M6 Leather Scabbard By SBL CO With Coiled Thigh Cord. (ED 2228 Daggers & Swords) - 2228
The M3 Trench Fighting Knife was introduced in 1943. M3 knives were produced by a number of American Manufacturers including Utica Cutlery (U.C). 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 (see page 97 No. 24 of US Military Knives Book III By Cole. Cole states that Utica manufactured approx. 655,230 out of a total of the 2,590,240 knives made). 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 an excellent 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 parkerised blade is undamaged. The blade is stamped 'US M3 U.C. (Utica)’ and dated 1943. 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 together with wire belt bar. 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 and has its original coiled leather lace thigh cord. The front of the scabbard is impressed by the manufacturer ' SBL CO’ and 'US M6’ together with matching 1943 date. The price for this rare U.S. M3 Fighting Knife with M6 scabbard, a must for the serious collector, includes UK delivery. (ED 2228 Daggers & Swords)

WW2 British Soldier’s Private Purchase Southern & Richardson Sheffield F.S. Style Fighting Knife/Dagger & Scabbard. (ED 2225 Daggers & Swords) - ED 2225
This is a WW2 private purchase F.S. style fighting knife/dagger and scabbard by Southern & Richardson Sheffield. These knife were private purchase weapons during WW2. An identical example is illustrated at page 179 item 12.2 in 'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife and Other Commando Knives' book by Ron Flook. The pommel and cross guard are brass. It has a compressed leather rings grip which is in excellent condition. The small brass cross guard is oval. The dagger blade measures 169mm and it is 284mm overall length. The FS style blade with medial ridge has light staining and areas of stable pitting but no rust. One side of the blade has the maker’s name ‘Southern & Richardson Sheffield England’ below their trademark . The original scabbard is in very good condition. Made of dark brown leather it has an integral belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener which functions as it should. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2225

SOLD LAY-AWAY (5/11) LOFT FIND, AS FOUND & UN-CLEANED, MINT BLADE, Early 1935 Pattern Nazi German Army Officer's Dagger By Horster Solingen With Silver Plated Mounts & Scabbard. Sn 14681 - 14681
An original, Nazi German Army Officer's Dagger & Scabbard in as found and un-cleaned condition. The dagger has a near mint blade and the ricasso is marked with the Horster Solingen name & trademark. It has the correct distinctive 'Eagle with Swastika' design cross guard and early silver plated ornate Oak leaf decorated pommel and ferrule. The metal retains its original silver plating, which has tarnished over the last 70+ years and which we have not cleaned. This really is a 'sleeper'. It has its original, undamaged, grooved, deep orange hue 'phenol resin' grip. Its original silver plated scabbard is decorated with a 'hammered' design and has 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. The Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14681

WW1 German Officer’s Anton Wingen ‘Othello’ Trade Mark Trench Dagger With 2 Rivet Hilt & Scabbard. Sn 14668 - 14668
This is an original WW1 German Officer’s trench dagger / knife. This is dagger is 10 ½” overall with a 6” steel blade with medial ridge. The blade is marked by the manufacturer ‘Anton Wingen Solingen’ together with ‘Othello’ trade mark. It has the correct Eagle's head pommel. The smooth walnut scales are secured with two rivets (see page 54 of German Combat Knives 1914-1945 by Mery where a 3 rivet example is illustrated). It has an up-swept quillon cross guard and original leather hilt washer. The dagger has its original black painted metal scabbard and integral riveted leather tab belt loop the end of which is perished with age and service use. The scabbard has no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14668

Victorian British Gentleman’s Wade & Butcher Sheffield Bowie Knife With Spear Point Blade, Blued Flame Effect Decoration Etched Panel Monogram, Antique Ivory Handle & Scabbard. Sn 14641 - 14641
Wade and Butcher was a tradename of the W & S Butcher Co. Brothers William & Samuel Butcher started the company in Sheffield in the 1820s. Soon after they had a partner named Robert Wade who was the New York based importer of Wade & Butcher knives for America. This was one of the main markets for the company's goods prior to the introduction of the McKinley tariffs of 1891. In 1921 the American company Durham-Duplex bought Wade & Butcher and used it for the production of their safety razors as well as other forms of cutlery. Wade & Butcher ceased production in Sheffield in 1959. This is an excellent Victorian Era spear point Bowie by Wade & Butcher. It measures 11” overall with a 6” spear point bowie blade. The shank ricasso is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Wade & Butcher’. The undamaged steel blade has just light areas of staining consistent with age. The blade has blued decoration on both sides. One side has a central etched panel with stylised monogram (illustrated). The elegantly shaped antique ivory handle is undamaged. It has an ornate German Silver ferrule and cross guard with ball finials. The dagger is complete with brown leather scabbard with German Silver mounts and round locket. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14641

SOLD SOLD (24/10) WW1 Era 1910 Dated, U.S. Army Springfield Armoury Model 1904 / 1909 Bolo Machete With Correct Thick Leather Scabbard With Copper Mounts. (Sn 14606 Daggers & Swords) - 14606
These heavy bladed bolo machetes were made at the Springfield Armoury for the U.S. Army between 1904 & 1917 (see pages 16 & 17 of ‘U.S. Military Knives Book III’ by Cole and page 276 of ‘The Military Knife & bayonet’ by Brett). Our example is in excellent condition. The blade is 14” long, 2 ¼” at its widest point and 19 ½” overall length. The undamaged, heavy blade is 6mm thick and has just light areas of staining consistent with age. The blade is stamped by the American manufacturer ‘SA’ (Springfield Armoury) above the Frankford Arsenal ignited grenade mark and dated 1910. The reverse is staped ‘U.S’ (Army) above number ‘9226’. The full tang hilt has undamaged walnut scales secured by 3 brass rivets. The pommel tip has the correct brass cap. The original correct heavy leather scabbard has a riveted copper throat mount and rear riveted belt loop. The tip of the scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The leather is impressed with letters ‘C.W.P’ and ‘L.S’. It is also ink stamped ‘9220’. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14606

RARE, NOBLEMAN’s QUALITY, Large, English, George III, 1786 Dated Clamshell Stag / Boar Hunting Dagger / Sidearm With Etched, Blued & Gilt Blade Signed ‘Johann Friedrick Roab Hertberg’ With Stag Antler Grip & Scabbard. (Sn 14659 Daggers & Swords) - 14659
This is a rare, quality made Georgian Clamshell Hunting Dagger / Sidearm. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Stag or Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This dagger has a heavy Stag Antler hilt with heavy brass fittings including cross guard, large clamshell, ferrule and butt cap with finial. The blade is 1 ¼” broad at its widest and is 22” length. The dagger measures 28” overall length. The blade has beautiful etched, blued and gilt panels on both sides and the back of the blade featuring , Stags in the field, horns, Antlers and foliate designs together with British heraldic arms and Crown above Royal Cypher ‘Crown GR III’ ( George II Rex). The back of the blade is signed ‘Johann Friedrick Roab Hertberg’ and dated ‘1786’. The weapon is complete with its original brown leather scabbard with brass chape and throat mount with locket. The throat mount is slotted for small skinning knife which is absent. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are clean, undamaged & intact. The price for this quality Nobleman’s hunting sidearm worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14659
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