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Original British WW1 Medieval Halberd Pole Arm Head Form Improvised Trench Fighting Axe / War Hammer. (ED 2217 Edged Weapons & Swords) - ED 2217
During WW1 Military Units on both sides improvised their own trench warfare weapons which they saw as being of more use than issued weapons, when fighting hand to hand. This excellent unusual improvised British trench fighting axe in the form of a medieval halberd head (A halberd also called halbard, halbert or Swiss voulge is a two-handed pole weapon that came to prominent use during the 14th and 15th centuries). This is not a decorative replica of a Medieval halberd axe head but was definitely made for use in close quarter battle. Usually a halberd would have be attached to a long pole but the full tang hilt of ours has WW1 period composite scales secured by copper rivets to allow use in confined spaces. The axe made of 6mm thick steel, measures 7 ½” from the broadest part of the cutting edge to the pointed end of the armour / helmet piercing pointed hammer head. The sharpened cutting edge of the axe head measures 5 ¾” from tip to tip and the underside of the blade has a notch most likely used to rip open the armour of a fallen enemy (similar to how a can opener operates). The overall length of the axe is 11 ½”. The axe weighs a hefty 2lbs 1oz. The price for this hard to find reminder of the brutal nature of trench warfare includes UK delivery. ED 2217
£495.00

FS COMMANDO DAGGER CONNECTIONS Victorian Era Marshall Glasgow Scotland Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales & Original Leather Sheath. (Sn 14522 Daggers & Swords) - 14522
A nice Victorian era Scottish Bowie & Scabbard. It has lovely stag horn scales secured by brass pins & German Silver cross guard. It has an 8” single edged, steel bowie blade, marked ‘Marshall Glasgow’ (most likely J&I Marshall, Glasgow, Scotland, a firm of Cutlers dating back to 1888 who went on to make FS commando fighting knives bearing their name during WW2. FS knives bearing Marshall’s name are extremely rare and sought after). The bowie measures 12 ¼” overall length. Its original brown leather sheath has an integral belt loop and stitched seam. The leather of the sheath is intact but has surface scuffs consistent with age and use. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14522
£575.00

RESERVED RESERVED WW2 Era MK 2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Kabar Fighting Knife With USN Mark 2 Grey Plastic Scabbard By BM Co & VP. (Sn 14588:9 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:9
This is an original WW2 era Mark 2 Ka-Bar fighting knife & Scabbard (see page 78 of the book ‘United States Military Knives Collector’s Guide By Silvey & Boyd No. 63 for illustration & page 89 No 166 for description, also Cole’s book U.S. Military Knives Book III pages 86- 87 No 7). This example is in very good condition. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed smooth leather washers, correct finger guard and has a steel pommel. The blade is stamped ‘KA-BAR’ on one side and ‘USN MK 2’ on the reverse. It has a 7” clean, blackened, bowie blade with fullers. It is complete with its correct grey plastic scabbard with integral webbing frog and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The throat mount is stamped to the front ‘USN MK 2’ and the rear ‘NORD-4723 BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Co) /2’ and ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics). All markings are illustrated. The scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The price for this WW2 Ka-Bar knife with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:9
£345.00

RARE MAKER, WW2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Fighting Knife By PAL (PAL Blade & Tool Company Plattsburg New York) & USN Leather Scabbard. (Sn 14588:7 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:7
This is an original WW2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Fighting Knife made the uncommon to find maker PAL in its original scabbard. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed laminated leather washers and red spacers at the cross guard and pommel (see Silvey & Boyd’s book U.S. Military Knives Collector’s Guide, page 82 No 75 for illustration and page 91 No 177 for description where this type of knife by PAL is described as ‘uncommon’ ). It has a steel cross guard and a 6 ¾” parkerised bowie blade with fullers. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘PAL’ on one side and ‘U.S Navy’ on the reverse. It is complete with its original leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with brass press stud fastener. The scabbard is fitted with coiled thigh cord. The front of the scabbard is impressed ‘USN’. All markings are illustrated. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:7
£375.00

RARE, WW2 U.S. M3 Fighting Knife By Utica & Correct WW2 1943 M6 Leather Scabbard By SBL CO. (Sn 14588:5 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:5
The M3 Trench Fighting Knife was introduced in 1943 (see pages 100 & 106 of US Military Knives Book III By Cole and Silvey & Boyd’s U.S. Military Knives Collector’s Guide page 111 No. 211). M3 knives were produced by a number of American Manufacturers including Utica. 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 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 Utica’. 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 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 1943 date. The price for this rare U.S. M3 Fighting Knife with M6 scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:5
£625.00

RARE MANUFACTURER, WW2 U.S. Collins & Co Legitimus No.18 V-44 Combat / Survival Bowie Knife & Scabbard. (Sn 14588:4 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:4
An original WW2 United States V-44 Combat and Survival Bowie knife by Collins & Co (see page 136 of Cole’s book U.S. Military Knives Book III & page 139 number 231 of ‘United States Military Knives Collectors Guide’ by Silvey & Boyd where a Collins & Co example is described as rare). Officially a survival knife the U.S. Marine Corps used them as a fighting knife against the Japanese. It is a large knife measuring 14” in length and with a black synthetic slab sided handle secured by 5 rivets. It has a brass cross guard. The Bowie type blade is 9 ¼” length with drop point and twin fullers. The blade is marked with partially visible manufacturer’s mark ‘Collins & Co, Crown & hammer trademark, Legitimus Made In USA No.18’ . It is accompanied by its brown leather scabbard with rear riveted belt loop. The scabbard has tooled decoration and to the front is embossed with Collins & Co name and trademarks (all illustrated). All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this rare Combat / Survival knife includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:4
£425.00

WW2 U.S. Marines Medical Corpsmen USMC Village Blacksmith Bolo Knife / Machete With Correct 1944 Dated Thick Leather Scabbard By Boyt. (Sn 14588:3 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:3
These heavy bladed bolo knife / machetes were issued to U.S. Marines Medical Corpsmen and were made by a number of American companies during WW2 (see page 41 of ‘U.S. Military Knives Book III’ by Cole). Our example is in excellent condition The blade is 11 ¼” long, 2 ¾” at its widest point and 16 ½” overall length. The heavy blade is ¼” thick and has just light areas of staining consistent with age. The blade is stamped by the American manufacturer ‘Village Blacksmith’ and ‘USMC’. The full tang hilt has undamaged maple wood scales secured by 4 rivets. The original correct heavy leather scabbard has a brass throat mount, rear leather tab secured by rivets and brass wire hanger. The tab is correctly dated ‘44’ (1944) and stamped ‘USMC’ together with manufacturer name ‘Boyt’. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact with no damage. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:3
£375.00

WW2 Field Conversion U.S Marine Corps USMC KA-BAR Fighting Knife & Leather Scabbard With Integral Belt Loop. (Sn 14588:2 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:2
This is an original WW2 USMC Ka-bar Fighting Knife & Leather Scabbard (see pages 90 & 91 of Cole’s book U.S. Military Knives Book 3). This example has been contemporarily field converted. The conversion has shortened the original handle with compressed leather washers to 4 washers instead of 5 and the original steel pommel replaced by a brass pommel. The converted fighting knife fits the hand well. It’s 7” steel drop point blade has staining and stable areas of pitting consistent with age and service use. The blade has markings ‘KA-BAR’ on one side & ‘USMC’ on the reverse. It measures 11 ¼” overall length. The knife is complete with its original leather scabbard with integral belt loop & single retaining strap and press stud fastener. The front of the scabbard is embossed USMC and with the USMC badge together with KABAR’. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:2
£525.00

VERY RARE, WW2 U.S. Military ‘Western Cutlery Co Combat Knife (Fore Runner Of The Famous Ka-Bar USMC Fighting Knife) & Scabbard (Sn 14588:1 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:1
This is an original, very rare, WW2 era Western Cutlery Co USA combat knife (see page 60 Fig No.1 of US Military Knives Book III By Cole). These fighting knives were the fore runner to the famous USMC Ka-Bar fighting knife. It measures 13” in length overall length with correct, steel framed, compressed leather washer hilt, oval steel cross guard and 8” drop point blued blade. The blade is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Western Boulder Colo Pat’d ’. It is in its original correct brown leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The female part of the press stud fastener is absent. The price for this very rare fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:1
£595.00

Cased QE II Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'Commando 1940 - 1945' By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Blade. (Sn 14558 Daggers & Swords) - 14558
The British Commandos were formed during the Second World War in June 1940, following a request from the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, for a force that could carry out raids against German-occupied Europe. Initially drawn from within the British Army from soldiers who volunteered for the Special Service Brigade, the Commandos' ranks would eventually be filled by members of all branches of the United Kingdom's armed forces and a number of foreign volunteers from German-occupied countries. Reaching a wartime strength of over 30 individual units and four assault brigades, the Commandos served in all theatres of war from the Arctic Circle to Europe and from the Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre to South-East Asia. Their operations ranged from small groups of men landing from the sea or by parachute to a brigade of assault troops spearheading the Allied invasions of Europe and Asia. All Commandos were issued with the iconic FS Fighting knife. This full size (11 ¾” overall length), 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was produced post 1952 to commemorate the British Army Commandos WW2 Service 1940-1945. The knife is in pristine condition. The blade is inscribed on both sides and highlighted in gold. One side with the manufacturer's detail 'Wilkinson Sword Made In England' with their crossed swords legend and Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointment and ‘1940-1945’. The reverse is numbered ‘WO32’ and has motto ‘United We Conquer’. Note there is a very small area where the plating has lifted on the blade this does not affect the overall appearance of the piece. The ribbed handle and cross guard retain all of their original finish. The dagger is contained in its original wooden box with hinged lid covered in green leatherette material. The case has clasp fasteners. The inside of the case, lined in green felt & white silk & is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The exterior lid of the box is emblazoned with the Wilkinson Sword name & Crossed Swords legend together with the stylised image of a Commando shoulder title in Gold. The silk lining of the case lists the WW2 Battle Honours & Military Decorations Awarded to the Commandos all in Gold. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14558
£345.00
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