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WW2 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. (Sn 14827 Daggers & Swords) - 14827
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is an excellent condition WW2 Officer’s 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. Examples of Nickel plated FS daggers are illustrated in Chapter 7 of ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’ by Flook. The dagger is in excellent condition with nickel plated brass knurled handle & oval cross guard. The knife is ‘sterile’ with no manufacturer or Unit marks. The knife has a 173mm long blade with medial ridge. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. Its original elasticated retaining strap is present. All stitching and leather are intact. Price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 14827
£675.00

WW2 Era British WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) With Scabbard. (Sn 14839 Daggers & Swords) - 14839
The Beaded & Ribbed variant of the Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting knife was available as a private purchase weapon but were also Military issue. Beaded & Ribbed versions have been found with 9,8,7 & 6 rows of beads (see page 127 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Ron Flook). This WW2 era Beaded and Ribbed Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife has a brass beaded and ribbed grip with 9 rows of beads. The hilt is also stamped with WD arrow above number ‘1’ mark. It has a 166mm long blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external brass chape and belt loop. The scabbard retains its original elasticated retaining strap and 4 sewn on leather tabs. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14839
£695.00

SOLD SOLD (08/12) RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & 1st Pattern Scabbard. (Sn 14838 Daggers & Swords) - 14838
The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and produced by Wilkinson Sword (see page 63 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This is an original WW2 1st pattern, FS dagger in excellent condition with original 1st pattern scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish & knurled grip with a 2” oval wave cross guard. The ricasso is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. The etchings are crisp. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 175mm in length (blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground). It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap and correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener (see page 77 of Flook’s book). All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14838
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (7/12) Victorian British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Fighting Knife With Ebony Hilt ‘Army & Navy CSL’ With Original Leather Scabbard Stamped ‘J.G.B.H’. Sn 14831 - 14831
This a is an original Victorian British Officer’s private purchase fighting knife with its original leather scabbard. It has an ebony handle which has a deep chequered design. The pommel has its original screw bolt. It has a brass ferrule and steel finger guard holed for wrist strap. It’s heavy 6” single edged, steel blade is marked ‘Army & Navy CSL’ (Army & Navy Co-Op Society Victoria St London SW'). The blade has staining consistent with age. The knife measures 10 ¾” overall length. Its original open top, brown leather scabbard has a stitched belt loop to the rear. The scabbard near to the throat is impressed ‘J.G.B.H’ no doubt the initials of the Officer who commissioned this Bowie. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14831
£0.00

MATCHING WW2 DATES, 1943 British WD Paratrooper’s/ Far East Chindit’s Short Machete Fighting Knife By Ralph Martindale & Original WD 1943 Leather Scabbard By ‘BHG’ With Correct Leather Thigh Strap Assembly. (Sn 14830 Daggers & Swords) - 14830
An original WW2 Paratroopers/ Pilots short machete fighting knife by Ralph Martindale. These weapons were originally made for British Paratroopers / Chindits operating in the Far East during WW2 (see pages 109 and plates 250 & 250A on 110 in 'British and Commonwealth Military Knives' book by Flook). The machete has a heavy blade which is 9 ¾” long and 2 ¼” wide at its widest point. The grips are a chequered composite material and are secured by three copper rivets to prevent rusting. The handle has some surface wear consistent with age and service use but is totally intact and secure. The butt is holed for wrist cord. One side of the blade is stamped with the War Department arrow together with 1943 date and manufacturer’s registered Crocodile trademark and name ‘Martindale’ (illustrated in image 2). The blade has some staining consistent with age but no damage. The machete measures 14 ¾” overall length. These weapons are not usually found with their scabbards. This example is complete with its original leather scabbard which has a single retaining strap with press stud fastener, riveted and stitched body and leather strap assembly with buckles for belt or leg carry. The rear of the scabbard towards the lower edge is impressed with WD arrow and by the manufacturer ‘BHG’. It is also stamped with matching 1943 date. There is also a contemporary hand written ink name ‘Barratt’ most likely the name of the British Soldier who was issued with this machete (all illustrated in image 2 ). All leather stitching and rivets are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14830
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 08/12) RARE ORIGINAL, WW2 British WD Commando & Special Operations Executive (SOE) Smatchet With Brass Pommel Stamped & WD 1942 Webbing Mills Equipment Company Scabbard . (Sn 14829 Daggers & Swords) - 14829
In many respects the WW2 British Special Forces Smatchet is one of the most mysterious British issue knives of the period. It's development appears to have been around the same time as the F-S Commando dagger i.e 1940-41. The Smatchet is listed as equipment issued to Commandos for D-day. While some examples have War Dept Broad arrows no examples have been found bearing manufacturer's names. (see pages 39 & 40 of Flook's book British & Commonwealth Military Knives where both brass pommel and alloy pommel examples are illustrated). This rare, original, brass pommel example of the Smatchet is excellent and undamaged. It has the correct large leaf shaped blade 11" in length which is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age and riveted wood grips which are undamaged. It has the correct steel cross guard & brass pommel holed for wrist strap. The pommel is stamped with a small WD arrow above number ‘13’ (illustrated). Its original webbing covered wood scabbard has single retaining strap with brass stud fastener & integral belt loop. The scabbard is clean & all material stitching & rivets are intact. The rear of the scabbard is ink stamped with 'WD Broad Arrow' and 'ME Co' (Mills Equipment Co) together with 1942 date ( illustrated). The price for this rare piece of WW2 British Special Forces Equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 14829
£0.00

**SOLD**SOLD**29/12**RARE, EARLY PRODUCTION, Original, Nazi German 1933 Pattern SA Dagger By Ernst Erich Witte Kroneckwerk (Rarity 8) & Scabbard. Sn 14814 - 14814
This is an original, 1933 pattern SA dagger and scabbard. The blade is crisply stamped with the manufacturer name and trademark Ernst Erich Witte Kroneck (werk). The lack of Nazi Quartermaster’s Office RZM mark indicates that this is an early Nazi production dagger. Witte made only approximately 1,000 of these 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 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 ‘P’. The blade has the correct "Alles Fur Deutschland" inscription. The dagger is complete with its original brown metal scabbard. The scabbard has a nickel plated chape, throat mount & single hanging ring. The price for this rare, early production SA dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 14814
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (08/12) Original George III Era British Naval Midshipman’s Dirk Marked ‘G’ With Curved Blade, Bronze Fittings & Leather Scabbard With Brass Locket & Chape. (Sn 14737 Daggers & Swords) - 14737
Naval forces began to use dirks in the mid to late 1700s. Historians differ on whether dirks originated with the Danish Navy or the Royal Navy but they were widely used by England’s sea service. During the period 1780 to 1820, the Officer/ Midshipmen strength of the Royal Navy varied from about 3,500 to 6,000. Despite the popular notion that only Midshipmen used dirks, early paintings show dirks worn by high-ranking Naval Officers as well as Midshipmen. This original British Navy Midshipman’s fighting dirk has a 14 ¼” long pronounced curve single edged blade which is undamaged and has staining consistent with age. The blade has is stamped ‘G’ on one side (possibly King George III 1738-1820). The blade has remnants of its original leather hilt washer. The dirk measures 17 ¾” overall and has a slim, ribbed, ebony handle which is undamaged. The dirk has a copper ferrule, curved back strap with scalloped decoration and cross guard. The curved pommel has a small fixed lanyard ring. The dirk is complete with its original leather scabbard which has a brass locket and chape. All leather and stitching are intact. The surface of the leather has light wear consistent with age and service use. The price for this Midshipman’s dirk with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14737
£0.00

Victorian ‘Hunter’s Companion’ Bowie Knife By Richardson Of Liverpool Established 1796 With Ebony Scales and Leather Scabbard With German Silver Mounts. (Sn 14774 Daggers & Swords) - 14774
This excellent original Victorian era Bowie has a clean 9” single edged bowie blade, German silver cross guard and rounded pommel. It has undamaged chequered ebony scales. The blade is marked at the ricasso Richardson Of Liverpool Established 1796. The blade has just light staining consistent with age and is crisply marked ‘Hunter’s Companion’. The knife measures 13 ¼” overall and is complete with its original brown leather scabbard which has a German Silver throat mount and chape. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The rear of the scabbard has a riveted leather belt loop. The price for this attractive Victorian Bowie worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14774
£895.00

EXTREMELY RARE, ORIGINAL, BRITISH, WW1 ERA, 'Escape Tool' Folding Pocket Knife By Joseph Rodgers & Sons Sheffield. Sn 14765 - 14765
These rare, items are very desirable and much sought after, see page 85 item 434 of Stephen’s book Fighting Knives where an example with the same scale marking as ours ‘RD 354051’ is described as the fore runner to the British Special Forces (Special Operations Executive) escape tool. This WW1 example has German silver scales and lanyard ring. One scale is stamped ‘RD 354051’. It is in very good condition. The knife features an integral wire cutter the arm of which is held to the body of the knife by a German silver hinged 'hoop bar'. It measures 5 ¾”overall when closed and has 2 single edged folding blades. One measures 3" and is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Joseph Rodgers & Sons Cutlers To His Majesty Sheffield England' together with Crown GR (George Rex). The reverse has Roger’s trademark. The second blade measures 2" and has a thumb lug spur to assist one handed opening. The smaller blade is marked with Roger’s factory address ‘No.6 Norfolk Street Sheffield England’ the reverse with Roger’s trademark. Both blades have staining and service wear to the cutting edges. The price for this rare escape knife includes UK delivery. Sn 14765
£875.00
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