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RARE, WW2 Japanese ‘Last Ditch Emergency Measures' 1883 Pattern Naval Officer's Dirk With Bakelite Mounts & Scabbard. ED 2425 - ED 2425
This is an original Model 1883 Pattern Japanese Naval Officer's Dirk & Scabbard. These dirks were worn by all commissioned Officers. Late examples made towards the end of WW2 when resources were running low for the Japanese Empire, had simulated sharkskin grips made from bakelite or composite material and celluloid finger guards (see pages 70-73 of Military Swords Of Japan By Fuller & Gregory). This original emergency measures example has Bakelite mounts, round finger guard and celluloid simulated sharkskin hilt. The grip Emperor's family Chrysanthemum insignia, or 'Mon' devices. It has an 8 ¼” single edged blade & measures 12 ½” overall. The hilt is slotted for push button retaining clip which is mounted on its scabbard. The scabbard has embossed bakelite mounts and is covered with brown leather. The upper mount of the scabbard has 2 hanging rings. The price for this rare to find Japanese Naval piece includes UK delivery. ED 2425

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 23/05) MINT, WW2 Era Nazi German Kriegsmarine Dagger With Etched Blade By WKC (Weyersberg Kirchbaum & Co Solingen) With Bullion Cord, Portepee & Rare To Find All Hammered Scabbard With Hangers. Sn 16312 - 16312
A near mint, complete, original, Nazi German Kriegsmarine Dagger set. The Dagger has a clean blade etched on both sides with Kriegsmarine fouled anchor together with scroll work panels. The ricasso is crisply marked with the makers name WKC and Helm trademark (Weyersberg Kirchbaum & Co Solingen). Original blueing is present on the etching. It has the distinctive Kriegsmarine Eagle Pommel, ornate cross guard with scabbard retaining button that works as it should and correct orange hue phenol resin grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. The dagger has its original bullion cord and portepee & is complete with original scabbard which is decorated with the rare to find, all hammered design and 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings and hanging straps with Lion’s head bosses, sprung clips & chain with hook. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16312

Early Production WW2 Era Nazi German 1933 Pattern RZM Marked NSKK Dagger By Hammesfahr Cie Solingen (Rarity 7) With Motto Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 16247 - 16247
This is an original 1933 pattern SA/ NSKK dagger and scabbard. The blade is crisply stamped with the manufacturer’s name Hammesfahr Cie Solingen. Hammesfahr Cie made approximately 15,000 of these daggers and are rated as rarity value 7 (10 being highest rarity value) in the book ‘The service daggers of the SA & The NSKK’ by Siegert. There is no RZM marking indicating that this is an early production example. 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 ‘No’. 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 16247

WW2 Era 1935 Pattern Nazi German Army Officer's Dagger By Eickhorn Solingen And Scabbard. Sn 16279 - 16279
An excellent, original, 1935 pattern German Army Officer's Dagger and Scabbard. It has a clean blade and the ricasso is stamped with the Eickhorn Solingen makers name and Squirrel Logo. It has a distinctive 'Eagle with Swastika' design cross guard and correct deep orange hue 'phenol resin' grip with ornate oak leaf decorated pommel. The Dagger is complete with original scabbard which is decorated with a 'hammered' design and 2 hanging ring mounts with matching oak Leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16279

RARE, KA-BAR FIGHTING KNIFE CONNECTIONS, C1910 American Keenwell Mfg. Co. Olean, NY (Union Cutlery) Bowie Knife, Hatchet Axe Combination With Interchangeable Blades & Correct Original Tooled Leather Scabbard. Sn 16277 - 16277
The American Union Razor Company was started in 1898 by Wallace R. Brown a grandson of Job R. Case in Tidioute Pennsylvania. The operation was soon moved to Olean, New York where Union produced Olcut, Keenwell and Ka-bar stamped knives. The company also changed its name from Union Razor to Union Cutlery Company. They continued to produce high quality cutlery until around 1977. This is an excellent, rare to find Bowie knife hatchet combination stamped with the Keenwell Mfg Co mark. According to the Houston Price Guide to knives this stamping was used around 1910 by Union Cutlery. The brass and steel frame hilt has steel bolsters and Ivory hue smooth celluloid scales secured by brass pins. One bolster has an adjustable steel screw with knurled edge. When the screw is undone it allows the hatchet and knife blades to be changed. The tangs of the knife and axe have a round recess which fits the screw thread in the hilt securely. The cutting edge of the knife blade is 5” length and it has a ribbed recess section in the back edge of the blade. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Keenwell Mfg Co Olean, NY’. When configured as a knife the knife measures 9 ¾” overall length. The hatchet blade has just light staining consistent with age and is marked with matching manufacturer detail. The cutting edge is 2 ½” length. When configured as a hatchet it measures 12” overall length. The knife blade edge and hatchet head blade are both sharp. The combination comes with its original leather scabbard which securely houses the combination configured as a knife with retaining strap and press stud fastener together with a separate integral pocket with flap cover and press stud fastener which houses the hatchet blade. The brown leather scabbard has heavy duty reinforced stitched and riveted edges. The leather has tooled decoration to the front aspect and single belt loop to the rear. All leather, stitching & rivets of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price for this rare to find combination includes UK delivery. Sn 16277

WW2 1941 British WD V.A.D (Vickers Armstong Development) Ghurka Kukri & Scabbard. Sn 16276 - 16276
This is an original WW2 dated British made WD Ghurka Military Kukri. It has a 13 ½” single edged Kukri blade & measures 17 ½” overall. The wood handle with raised central band is secured by two large brass rivets and it has a steel pommel plate. The blade is stamped 'V.A.D’ (Vickers Armstrong Development) together with WD arrow and ‘1941’ date. It comes with its original leather covered wood scabbard which has a small brass chape. The scabbard is undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16276

Victorian Henry Thomas Underwood London Spear Point Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Handle & Leather Scabbard With Hilt Retaining Clip To WW1 Captain Stephen Mitchell, Scottish Fife & Forfar Yeomanry Later MP For Lanark. ED 2424 - ED 2424
The Underwood family of London based Cutlers began their knife making heritage with Yeeling Underwood in 1791. Henry Thomas Underwood was recorded as working at 56 Haymarket between 1822 until his death in 1860. The family business continued making knives marked ‘Underwood’ until 1925 when the company ceased trading. Stephen Mitchell (10 March 1884 – 7 June 1951) was a Scottish Unionist politician who sought change through unity. Educated at Loretto School and Jesus College, Cambridge, he served as a Major with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, including service in World War I. He was a Director of Imperial Tobacco. Mitchell was Unionist Member of Parliament (MP) for Lanark from 1924 until 1929. Mitchell also was a Member of the Royal Company of Archers and was High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1945-1946. A copy of a contemporary photo portrait of Stephen Mitchell MP is illustrated in image 3. This is an excellent spear point Bowie Knife made by Henry Thomas Underwood With Scabbard Marked to Capt Stephen Mitchell of the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry, no doubt carried by him as a private purchase fighting knife during WW1. The knife and scabbard are similar to those described and illustrated on pages 182 & 184 of ‘The London Knife Book 1820-1945’ by Flook). It has a clean, sharp, 8” long polished steel spear point blade with medial ridge. The knife measures 13 ¼” overall. One side of the blade is marked with partially visible ‘Crown VR’ (Victoria Regina) above maker detail ‘Underwood 56 Haymarket London’. It has a German Silver, ferrule & cross guard holed for scabbard retaining clip and attractive, undamaged, curved Stag horn handle with German Silver pommel cap. The Bowie has its original brown leather scabbard. The rear of the scabbard has a stitched seam and single belt loop. The throat has a steel scabbard retaining clip which works as it should and keeps the Bowie securely in its scabbard. All stitching & leather of the scabbard are intact. The body of the scabbard has period ink handwriting ‘Captain Stephen Mitchell, Fife & Forfar Yeomanry’. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2424

Early Production, Nazi German Hitler Youth 'HJ' Dagger By Hartkopf & Co Solingen With Motto Etched Blade, Scabbard With Integral Frog & Original Cloth HJ Insignia Patch / Badge. ED 2423 - ED 2423
An excellent, original, Hitler-Jugend (HJ) Hitler Youth dagger with nickel plated pommel and cross guard. It has original black chequered grips, the front inset with the red and white enamel HJ diamond & black swastika on a field of gold. It has a 5 ¼” long, 1” broad single edged blade. On one side the blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer Hartkopf & Co Solingen together with the Company trademark and ‘Ges Geschutz’ Nazi quality assurance mark. The reverse has the HJ motto ‘Blut Und Ehre (Blood & Honour). The blade has staining consistent with age. The lack of RZM marks indicates that this is an early production HJ dagger. It is complete with original black metal scabbard with leather integral frog and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The dagger is accompanied by an original Nazi period cloth HJ insignia patch badge with which it was found. The patch is clean and undamaged. It measures 9.5cms x 5.5cms. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2423

Large Sheffield Bowie Knife With Stag Antler Scales Intricate Tooled Decoration & Scabbard. ED 2422 - ED 2422
This is an impressive, large Bowie knife made in Sheffield. It has a clean pristine 9 ¾” long deep swept Bowie blade which is a broad 1 ¾” at its widest edge. The back of the blade has scalloped tool work and the grip frame has intricate tooled decoration. The knife measures 14 ¾” overall. The ricasso is marked ‘Made In Sheffield' (there are no manufacturer marks on this Bowie). It has a brass cross guard with scalloped decoration and Stag Antler scales secured by brass pins. One scale is mounted with a void brass plate. The Bowie has a brown leather scabbard with 2 retaining straps & press stud fasteners & belt loop . All stitching & leather of the scabbard are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2422

SOLD SOLD (26/04) WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Wood Hilt Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Correct Scabbard With Hand Inscribed Far East Campaign Markings. Sn 16241 - 16241
An original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and correct scabbard (see Page 137 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). The hilt is natural wood with grooved grip and an oval brass cross guard (these daggers were made with both steel and brass cross guards, see item 9.33 page 137 of Flook’s book for an example with brass cross guard). It has a 161mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has staining consistent with age and use. The dagger has its original correct leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with stud fastener. The riveted and stitched scabbard has areas of wear consistent with age & service use. The belt loop is impressed ‘Made in Sheffield Eng’. The front of the scabbard has contemporary hand inscribed Far East Campaign location markings and the rear has and indistinct hand written ink name together with what appears to be an indistinct service number, all most likely applied by the WW2 British Soldier who was issued with this fighting knife. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16241
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