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Cased C1950’s George Wostenholm & Son Sheffield I*XL* Bowie Knife. Sn 15372:8 - 15372:8
This is an excellent George Wostenholm & Son Bowie made C1950’s. The knife is in excellent condition. Its polished 6” single edged Bowie blade is crisply marked I*XL* and inscribed with the makers name within banner. The reverse is inscribed ‘Sheffield England’ the back of the blade is decoratively scalloped near to the hilt. The wood grips are secured by brass rivets and one scale is scalloped for grip. The dagger is contained in its original wood case. The case has a hinged lid and single clasp fastener. The inside of the case is lined with felt & white material. The white material has the makers name and I*XL* highlighted in gold. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The price for this excellent piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15372:8
£295.00

Victorian British Folding Bowie Knife With Stag Antler Scales & Brass Blade Guard. ED 2221 - ED 2221
This is a very good original Victorian era folding Bowie Knife in the form of similar folding Bowies by Victorian British makers. The knife's 6” Bowie blade has just light staining consistent with age. The blade has no visible manufacturer marks. It has attractive Antler scales which are in great condition each secured by 5 steel pins. It has a brass cross and steel lever which releases the blade for opening. When fully extended the knife measures 9 ¾” overall when open. The knife is complete with its original small brass blade protector which has a steel thumb spur. The price includes UK Delivery. ED 2221
£295.00

RARE, MINT, Large Victorian English Joseph Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk Street Sheffield Folding Classp Knife With Tooled Polished Buffalo Horn Scales And German Silver Fittings. Sn 15469 - Sn 15469
Joseph Rodgers had an unsurpassed reputation for knife making in the 19th century. The Star and Maltese cross were granted to Rodgers by the The Cutlers Company in 1764 and both he and later his sons continued to produce quality knives throughout the Victorian era at various premises in Sheffield including the world famous 6 Norfolk Street. Due to the high quality of their work Rodgers & Sons were awarded a Royal Warrant to make knives for her Majesty Queen Victoria. This impressive, near mint, large, folding knife was made by Joseph Rodgers & Sons at their 6 Norfolk Street Sheffield address. The clean steel single edged blade is 7” long and it measures 12” overall length when unfolded. The ricasso is crisply signed ‘6 Norfolk Street Sheffield England’ on one side and the reverse with the Companies Maltese cross trade mark. The blade is also crisply marked on one side ‘Joseph Rodgers & Sons’ and ‘To Strike fire’. The blade folds out firmly. It’s undamaged Buffalo horn scales are secure and as new with deep cut chequered design to aid grip. The scales have German silver end blocks and brass lanyard ring with matching chequered decoration. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15469
£495.00

WW2 Era Japanese Leather Field Combat Covered Military Tanto. Sn 15453 - 15453
This is an original Japanese military tanto with leather field combat covered wood handle & scabbard. The Tanto has a clean, sharp 7 ½” curved single edged blade with 2 piece brass habaki and plain brass oblong tsuba. The tanto measures 12 ¼” overall. The hilt, at the tsuba has the remnants of a small leather strap. The leather & stitching of the hilt and scabbard covering are undamaged and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15453
£495.00

RARE, WW2 Era Italian Fascist Model 1925 MVSN (Milizia Voluntaria Sicurezza Nationale) Poignard Dagger Marked ‘MVSN F.36’ With Inlaid Brass Fascist Devices & Correct Steel Scabbard. Sn 15478 - 15478
This is an excellent original WW2 era Italian Model 1925 MVSN (Milizia Voluntaria Sicurezza Nationale) Poignard Dagger & Scabbard (Poignard, or Poniard, (French), refers to a long, lightweight thrusting knife with a continuously tapering, acutely pointed blade and cross guard, historically worn by the upper class, noblemen, or the knighthood. Similar in design to a parrying dagger, the Poignard emerged during the Middle Ages and was used during the Renaissance in Western Europe, particularly in France, Switzerland, and Italy). The Italian MVSN model 1925 Poignard utilised obsolete shortened blades of Model 1897 Vetterli Vitali rifle bayonets ( see page 75 plate 372 of Stephen’s book ‘Fighting Knives’ where a similar example without Fascist devices is illustrated). This Poignard has a 7 ¾” diamond section blade which is clean and undamaged (correctly made from a shortened Mod 1897 bayonet blade). It measures 12 ¾” overall. It has the correct wood hilt with broad back strap, curved pommel steel cross guard with cast ball end finials. The hilt is inlaid with brass fascist devices on both sides. The cross guard is stamped ‘MVSN’ on one side and numbered ‘F.36’ on the reverse (most likely a Regiment or Unit number). The knife is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed steel belt bar. The scabbard has no dents. The price for this rare WW2 Italian Poignard includes UK delivery. Sn 15478
£975.00

MINT, VERY RARE,Original WW1 French Francais Armes & Cycles St Etienne Factory Made Aluminium Hilt Trench Fighting Knife With M1871 Gras Bayonet Blade & Original Steel Scabbard. Sn 15470 - 15470
This a very rare, near mint, Original WW1 era trench fighting knife factory made to a high quality by the French arms manufacturer Francais Armes & Cycles St Etienne (see page 27 plates 93 & 94 of Fighting Knives by Fred Stephens where an example without scabbard is illustrated). The 8 ½” long ‘T’ section blade is correctly made from the end of a Model 1871 Gras bayonet and the cast aluminium hilt with integral cross guard and pommel end is finely chequered. The cross guard is marked on one side ‘Manufacture Francais Armes & Cycles St Etienne’ and the reverse ‘Brevete’. The knife measures 13” overall length. The original steel scabbard, factory made from a section of Gras bayonet scabbard has no dents and retains its original black paint and factory applied steel belt clip. The price for this very rare Original WW1 piece in near mint condition includes UK delivery. Sn 15470
£875.00

RARE, MATCHING DATES, 1st Type, WW2 1943 U.S. M3 Fighting Knife By Imperial & Correct WW2 1943 M6 Leather Scabbard By SBL CO With Coiled Leather Thigh Cord. Sn 15468 - 15468
The M3 Trench Fighting Knife was introduced in 1943. Early production knives were produced with model, manufacturer and date marked blades (see page 95 of US Military Knives By Cole). 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. M3 knives were produced by a number of American Manufacturers including the Imperial Cutlery Company USA. 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 WW2 American M3 Fighting knife. It has a steel cross guard and the steel pommel. The handle has the correct compressed leather washer construction with plastic spacers at the top and bottom. Its 6 ½” blade is undamaged. The blade has the early marking 'US M3 Imperial’ and ‘1943’ date'. 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 sheath is holed for thigh cord with reinforcing ring and has its original coiled leather 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 includes UK delivery. Sn 15468
£795.00

SOLD SOLD (22/06) British WW2, 1944 Dated Military Machete And Scabbard. ED 2219 - ED 2219
This is a British WW2 1944 dated machete made by Samuel Kitchen and Company of Sheffield. These details appear on the blade together with a W.D. broad arrow. The fibre grips are secured by 3 copper rivets through copper washers. There is a hole at the top of the machete to take a wrist lanyard. One grip has broad arrow with the number 11 under it. 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 SL 1944 and the W.D, broad arrow plus the number 3. See British and Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook, pages 108 and 109. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2219
£0.00

Gentleman’s Folding Pen Knife With 1922-23 London, 9ct Gold Hallmarked Scales & Thomas Turner & Co Sheffield Stainless Steel Blades. Sn 15389 - 15389
Thomas Turner & Co. was a cutlery and tool manufacturer of Suffolk Works, Sheffield, England. They were particularly known for cutlery and knives of all kinds, and also made brick trowels, wood chisels, hand saws, and other hand tools. By the end of the 19th Century, Turner's was one of the most important cutlery firms in Sheffield. In 1822, it was listed in a Sheffield directory in Norfolk Street. Stainless steel was introduced into knife making C1913. By 1929 the company was known as Thomas Turner and Co (Sheffield). This is an excellent Gentleman’s folding pen knife by Turner Co made C1922-23. The small knife has 2 single edged stainless steel folding blades. One is 1 ½” length and the other 1” length. The large blade is stamped ‘Stainless Sheffield’ & the reverse faintly ’T.Turner Co England’. It has solid Gold finely chequered scales both stamped with small British Gold ‘9. 375’ Assay marks (illustrated). The scales are fitted with Gold hinged loop. The pen knife weighs 20 grams. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15389
£195.00

SOLD SOLD (18/06) RARE, UN-ISSUED CONDITION, Original WW2 British 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & Scabbard. Sn 15370 - 15370
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This example is in excellent un-issued condition. Its blued 170 mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge has etched panels on both sides, one side ‘The FS Fighting Knife’ the reverse with ‘Wilkinson Sword London’ name & crossed swords legend. The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and an oval cross guard. It has its original scabbard with blackened brass chape, belt loop & elasticated retaining strap. As is common with these scabbards, its 4 sewn on tabs have been contemporarily cut back. All stitching and leather are intact. The price for this rare to find 2nd pattern FS dagger with etched panels includes UK delivery. Sn 15370
£0.00
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