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RESERVED 23/04 , WW2 Era 1st Pattern Nazi German Luftwaffe Officer's Dagger By Ernst Pack & Sohne And Scabbard With Hanging Chains And Clasp By OLC Overhoff & Cie of Lüdenscheid Brought Back From WW2 Germany By Corporal John Rush of the British RASC. - 16239
The Luftwaffe came into existence in 1935. Luftwaffe Officers were authorised to wear the 1934 Pattern 'Fliegerdolch' flier's dagger (see page 124 of Daggers Swords & bayonets Of The Third Reich By Stephens). This is an excellent 1st pattern WW2 Luftwaffe Officers dagger with scabbard and chains. This dagger was received direct from the family of Corporal John Rush of the British Royal Army Service Corps. Documentation accompanying the dagger describes how this weapon was given to him by a German Officer while serving in Germany in 1945 (an original black & white photo of the Corporal in Germany and a couple of wartime dated receipts and illegible hand written noes also accompany the dagger). The dagger has a dark blue leather grip with all binding wires present and tight. It has the correct Swastika pommel and stylised winged cross guard also with Swastika. It has a clean 12" dagger blade with original leather hilt washer and marked by the manufacturer ‘Ernst Pack & Sohne’ together with trademark. Its original steel scabbard is covered with dark blue leather with nickel plated chape and locket is undamaged but the metal fittings have tarnish consistent with storage. The scabbard is fitted with original hanging chains and sprung clasp stamped with OLC within diamond cartouche which is the manufacturer mark of Overhoff & Cie of Lüdenscheid. The clasp is fitted with a leather tab hanger with iron ring. The price for this rare Luftwaffe piece with provenance includes UK delivery. Sn 13067:13
£895.00

RARE MAKER, EARLY PRODUCTION, Nazi German 1933 Pattern NSKK Dagger By Hugo Rader Solingen (Rarity 9) & Scabbard With DRGM Marked Hanger. ED 2421 - ED 2421
This is an original, 1933 pattern NSKK dagger and scabbard. The blade is crisply stamped with the manufacturer name and trademark ‘Hugo Rader Solingen’.The lack of Nazi Quartermaster’s Office RZM mark indicates that this is an early Nazi production dagger. Rader made only approximately 4,000 of these daggers and are rated as rarity value 9 (10 being highest rarity value) in the book ‘The Service Daggers Of The SA & The NSKK’ by Siegert. The wooden grips are original and undamaged. The Nazi German National Emblem and 'SA' roundel are perfectly fitted. It has a Nickel plated cross guard & pommel. The cross guard is stamped on one side ‘No’. The blade has the correct "Alles Fur Deutschland" inscription. The dagger is complete with its original black metal scabbard. The scabbard has a nickel plated chape, throat mount & single hanging ring. The scabbard has its original leather hanger with buckle and nickel plated sprung clip. The clip has a manufacturer trademark and DRGM mark (illustrated). The price for this early production NSKK dagger includes UK delivery. ED 2421
£695.00

MINT, 1st Type WW1 1917 American Cutlery Company USA Flanged Knuckle Bow Trench Fighting Dagger & Scabbard. Sn 16226 - 16226
This is a near mint, original, 1st type WW1 1917 dated USA American Cutlery Company made Trench Fighting Knife (see page 69 of Fighting Knives By Stephens). The blade is a simple but effective 8 ½” triangular spike (13 ½” overall) secured to a contoured wood grip with finger grooves. The flanged steel knuckle bow bears 2 rows of dome shaped teeth on the edges of the bow. The steel pommel has a domed end cap. The leather scabbard has original green paint and blackened steel fittings together with a brass belt hanger all in similar near mint condition. The inside of the knuckle bow is dated 1917 'A C Co' manufacturer's legend and ‘USA’ and the metal throat mount of the scabbard is stamped with a small ‘M.S.’ inspection mark. This is a scarce original WW1 fighting knife with original scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16226
£795.00

WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.2 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 16190 - 16190
This is an excellent original 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife (see The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged blackened, ribbed handle. It has a number 2 mould mark on the handle near to the pommel. It has an undamaged 176 mm blued double edged dagger blade with medial ridge. The dagger is complete with correct original leather scabbard which is in very good condition with external blackened chape and belt loop. One of the scabbard’s original 4 sewn on leather tabs has been contemporarily cut back. It has its original elastic retaining strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16190
£495.00

WW2 Wilkinson Sword 2nd Pattern Double Etched British Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 16189 - 16189
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941 (see page 89-93 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This is an original WW2 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and oval cross guard. It has a 172mm long double edged blade with medial ridge. The blade has areas of staining consistent with age. The ricasso is crisply etched by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. It is complete with original scabbard with external blackened brass chape. As is common with these scabbards its original elasticated retaining strap on the belt loop is present but perished with age and its 4 sewn on leather tabs have been removed. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16189
£975.00

Victorian Scottish T. Chapman Glasgow Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Hilt & Scabbard German Silver Fittings. Sn 16150 - 16150
This is a very good Victorian era spear point bowie. The 13 ½” long, bowie has a solid curved stag horn hilt with polished horn pommel cap. It has a steel finger guard holed for scabbard retaining clip and an 8 ¼”single edged, spear point steel blade, on one side it is marked at the ricasso ‘T. Chapman Glasgow’. The blade is undamaged and has staining consistent with age. Its original brown leather scabbard has a nickel silver throat mount with belt bar, scabbard retainig clip which functions as it should & chape. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16150
£795.00

Victorian Geo Fisher, Sheffield, ‘SD’ Etched Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales, German Silver Fittings & Scabbard. Sn 16148 - 16148
This is a very good Victorian era spear point bowie. The 12” long, bowie has stag horn scales secured by steel pins. It has a nickel silver finger guard and a 7 ¾” single edged, spear point steel blade, on one side it is marked crisply at the ricasso,' SD' and also has ‘Geo Fisher Sheffield’. The blade is undamaged and has staining consistent with age. Its original brown leather scabbard has a nickel silver throat mount with locket & chape with ball end. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The scabbard’s chape has several minor dents consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16148
£895.00

Victorian Era, Thomas Ellin & Co Sheffield ‘My Country My Honour’ Bowie Knife With Antique Ivory Handle, German Silver Mounts, Clamshell Form Pommel, Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 16149 - 16149
The Sheffield cutlers Thomas Ellin & Co was founded By Thomas Ellin (1771-1845). By the 1840’s the Company the business address was Sylvester Gardens Sheffield. In the 19th century the business expanded and was the first to employ steam driven saws for cutting ivory, horn & bone. The Company moved into manufacture of large Bowies when American & British Empire markets expanded in the Victorian era (see page 186 of The Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). This is an attractive Victorian era Bowie Knife by Ellin & Co. It measures 15 ¼” overall with a 9 ½” bowie blade popular in the mid 1800’s. The ricasso is stamped by the maker ‘T.Ellin & Co Sheffield’. The clean blade has etched panels on both sides, one side ‘My Country’ the reverse ‘And Honour’ . The elegantly shaped antique ivory handle is undamaged. The ribbed ferrule, Clamshell form pommel and cross guard are German Silver. The dagger is complete with its original brown leather open top scabbard with belt loop. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16149
£575.00

Victorian Pre 1876 William Morton Sheffield Spear Point Bowie Knife With Buffalo Horn Scales, Folding Cork Screw, Removable Spike & Tweezers With Leather Scabbard. Sn 16151 - 16151
The date William Morton launched his knife making business is unknown but he is listed as a spring knife maker in Darnall in 1868. William Morton & Sons Sheffield were first listed in directories in 1876 at the old Rockingham Works 175 Rockingham Street, Sheffield as makers of pocket knives and sports knives (see page 231 of the Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). This is an excellent Victorian era folding Bowie Knife by William Morton in its original leather scabbard. The knife's 6 ¾” spear point bowie blade has just light staining consistent with age. The knife measures 11 ¼” overall length. The blade is crisply marked on one side with the manufacturer’s name ‘W. Morton Sheffield’ together with the manufacturer’s ‘Weighing Scales’ trade mark. It has undamaged chequered Buffalo horn scales which are slotted for original removable tools which consist of a 3 ¾” pin sharp steel spike and a pair of steel tweezers. It has a German Silver finger guard. The steel grip frame incorporates a folding cork screw. The knife is complete with original open top brown leather scabbard which has an integral single leather belt loop. All leather and stitching are intact. The price includes UK Delivery. Sn 16151
£875.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 08/04) Victorian Joseph Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield Large Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales, German Silver Fittings & Scabbard. Sn 16152 - 16152
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 16152
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