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Original, WW1 Solingen Made Imperial German Soldier’s Folding Pocket Knife embossed Scales Einigkeit Macht Stark (Unity In Strength) & 1914-1917 Zur Erinnerung An Die Grosse Zeit (In Memory Of The Great Time). ED 275 - ED 275
This is an original Solingen WW1 Imperial German Soldier’s folding pocket knife . It has embossed cast riveted steel scales. One side features 2x bust portraits within a foiliate border and a central panel with wording ‘Einigkeit Macht Stark’ (Unity In Strength). Tfeatures the Tutonic Knights Cross with Oak leaf decorationand wording ‘ Zur Erinnerung An Die Grosse Zeit’ (In Memory Of The Great Time) together with ‘1914-1917’ date. The knife has 2 folding single edged blades, one 2 ½” length, marked ‘Solingen’ and the other 1 ¾” length. The scales and both blades have just the staining consistent with age and service use but no rust. Price includes UK delivery. ED 275
£245.00

Victorian English Bushman’s Friend ‘Warranted Superior’ Skinning / Hunting Knife Most Likely By Maleham & Yeomans Sheffield With Leather Sheath. ED 273 - ED 273
Many Sheffield cutlers made small fixed blade hunting knives generically named ‘Bushman’s friend’ all with similar characteristics. This is an original example in the form we have seen produced by Maleham & Yeomans who were quality Victorian and Edwardian era cutler’s and silver smiths with premises at Bowden Street Sheffield. The knife has varnished rose wood scales with brass rivets. One scale has 2 inlaid roundels embossed ‘Warranted Superior’ and void brass shield. The other has a brass roundel inlaid at the lower rivet. Another roundel which should be at the upper rivet is absent. The drop point single edge blade is 5 1/4" in length and the knife measures 9 1/4" overall. The blade has some staining consistent with age. The blade is marked with banner containing the wording ‘Bushman’s Friend’ and is marked 'Cast Steel Sheffield' together with Crown VR (Victoria Regina). The knife is complete with leather scabbard which has an integral belt loop. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 273
£175.00

Victorian English Bushman’s Friend ‘Warranted Superior’ Skinning / Hunting Knife By Maleham & Yeomans Sheffield With Leather Sheath. ED 272 - ED 272
Maleham & Yeomans were quality Victorian and Edwardian era cutler’s and silver smiths with premises at Bowden Street Sheffield. Many Sheffield cutlers made small fixed blade hunting knives generically named ‘Bushman’s friend’ all with similar characteristics. This is an original Maleham & Yeomans Sheffield example. It has varnished rose wood scales with brass rivets. One scale has an inlaid roundel embossed ‘Warranted Superior’ and void brass shield. The drop point single edge blade is 5” in length and the knife measures 9” overall. The blade has some staining consistent with age. The blade is marked with banner containing the wording ‘Bushman’s Friend’ and is marked by the manufacturer ‘Maleham & Yeoman’s’. The knife is complete with leather scabbard which has an integral belt loop. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 272
£175.00

1969 British Officer’s Gurkha Presentation Kukri With Buffalo Horn Grip, Chromed Lion’s Head Pommel & Scabbard With Presentaion Plate To ‘Capt P. Laverack From The Officer’s HQ 99th Gurkha Infantry Brigade’. ED 270 - ED 270
Captain Patrick Laverack joined the British Army in 1947 and was posted to Singapore in the mid 1960’s. He was posted to the 99th Gurkha Brigade at Nee Soon Garrison & in 1972 on his departure from the Brigade he was honoured with the presentation of a Military quality Kukri and scabbard. The kukri has a 12” single edged curved blade with fuller & measures 16 ½” overall. The blade has foliate stipple engraved decoration to the ricasso, The buffalo horn grip has chromed mounts including a Lion’s head pommel cap. It has its original wood lined, leather scabbard which has a chromed chape. The scabbard has 2 pockets for skinners which are absent and is mounted with a chromed presentation plate inscribed `Presented to Captain P. Laverack by the Officers HQ 99 Gurkha Infantry Brigade 1969`. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. A typed short biographical note from the family of Capt Laverack accompanies this piece. The note contains the information outlined above re the Officer’s posting to The Gurkhas). Price includes UK delivery. ED 270
£295.00

French Indo China / Vietnam War Era Aluminium Handled Combat Dagger & Scabbard. Sn 11854 - 11854
These Combat knives were carried by French Troops during the Indo China War in the 1950’s and American Troops found them still in service with the Vietnamese during the Vietnam War (see page 122 of The Military Knife & Bayonet By Brett) . This original example has the correct 1 piece cast Aluminium handle with finger guard & stippled panels on either side. It has a 6” single edged blade with short fuller on one side. The blade has staining and areas of pitting consistent with age and service use. It is complete with original leather scabbard which has an integral belt loop with retaining strap and press stud fastener. All rivets stitching and leather of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11854
£395.00

MINT, C1960s Large English Made Colt Bowie By Jack Adams Ltd Sheffield With Laminated Tropical Wood Handle & Scabbard. ED 269 - ED 269
J. Adams Ltd (Sheffield Knives) have been making quality knives for six generations. They are also the parent company for three other old established manufacturers: F.E & J.R.Hopkinson Ltd, established 14 June 1944, John Nowill & Sons Ltd, whose corporate name was granted by the Cutlers Company of Hallamshire on 27 April 1700 and Austin McGillivray & Co. This is a near mint large Bower made by C1960s by Jack Adams Sheffield for the prestigious U.S. Arms Company Colt. It has a pristine 6 ¾” Bowie blade (12" overall)which is 1 ¾” wide at its widest point. The blade is marked ‘Colt Sheffield England’. It has a short polished steel finger guard and lovely undamaged laminated Tropical wood grip which is contoured for grip. It has a brass pommel nut holed for wrist strap and is complete with original similar mint condition black leather scabbard with retaining strap and press stud fastener. The scabbard has a large single belt loop. The front of the scabbard in impressed with Colt’s rearing horse legend and the rear with the name ‘Colt’. Price for this quality Sheffield made Bowie & Scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 269
£295.00

C1860 Victorian Era North West Frontier pesh-kabz / Khyber Armour Piercing Indian / Afghan Knife With Polished Bone & Buffalo Horn Grips, Etched Blade & Scabbard. ED 268 - ED 268
The pesh-kabz or peshkabz is a type of Perso-Afghan knife designed to penetrate chain mail armour. The word is also spelled pesh-quabz or pish-ghabz and means "fore-grip" in the Persian language. The knife is typically used as a thrusting weapon, however, the wide ‘T’ section blade also possesses considerable slicing performance, and as such may also be used effectively with slashing or cutting strokes. During the British colonial rule in India, the British frequently referred to all Afghan blades of this pattern collectively as "Afghan knives" or "Khyber knives", after the Khyber Pass that marked the transition from British India to the nation of Afghanistan. In India, manufacture of the pesh-kabz was centered in the northern city of Bhera, now part of Pakistan. During the First and Second Anglo-Afghan wars, the pesh-kabz was frequently the weapon of choice for finishing off wounded British and colonial troops, as the Afghan tribesmen did not take prisoners except for use as hostages. This is a very good original example of the pesh-kabz made in the Victorian era C1860. It has a heavy 9" single edged T section blade (13” overall). The 1 ¾” wide blade with single razor sharp cutting edge narrows to a pin sharp armour piercing point. The blade has staining consistent with age but no rust and is etched on both sides with crude foliate images. One side has the naïve representation of a male figure and an elephant. It has a full brass tang, curved pronged pommel and finger guard decorated with hand tooled geometric designs. The scales are formed from pieces of polished bone and buffalo horn with hand punched decoration. The scales have wear consistent with age and use. The knife is complete with horn lined leather hide covered scabbard the leather of the scabbard which has a stitched seam is undamaged. Price for this great historic piece includes UK delivery. ED 268
£375.00

RARE, Original WW2, 2nd Pattern, British Officer's, Nickel Plated, Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With WD ‘Arrow 56’ Mark & WD ‘56’ Marked Scabbard. Sn 12051 - 12051
2nd Pattern 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is a rare example of the WW2, 2nd Pattern, Officer's fighting knife. It has a knurled nickel plated handle and cross guard. The cross guard is stamped with WD ‘Arrow 56’ mark (see pages 55 and 58 and plate 122 of British & Commonwealth Military knives By Flook). The dagger is complete with original scabbard with nickel plated chape. The scabbard has had its 4 sew on tabs removed and its single elastic retaining strap is absent. Unusually the scabbard is also impressed with WD arrow and ‘56’, a combination which has not been seen before by Flook (illustrated inset in image 2). All leather and stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12051
£795.00

RARE, C1895 Original Imperial German Naval (Kaiserliche Marine) Officer’s Dirk By Herder Solingen With Polished Buffalo Horn Handle, Brass Eagle’s Head Pommel & Scabbard. ED 264 - ED 264
The Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) was created at the time of the formation of the German Empire. It existed between 1871 and 1919, growing out of the small Prussian Navy, which primarily had the mission of coastal defence. Kaiser Wilhelm II greatly expanded the Navy, and enlarged its mission. The key leader was Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz (1849–1930), whose leadership resulted in a Naval arms race with Britain as the German Navy grew to become one of the greatest maritime forces in the world, second only to the Royal Navy. This original Imperial German Naval Dirk has a 10” single edged slightly curved un-fullered blade which is undamaged and has just light areas of natural aged staining. The blade is marked on one side with the Solingen manufacturer’s name ‘F. Herder’ and Trademark which was in use in 1895. The reverse is stamped with number ‘5356B’. The dirk measures 14 ¼” overall with a lovely polished Buffalo horn handle, brass re-curving cross guard with Lion’s head finials, brass ferrule and large brass Eagle’s head pommel. It is complete with original black leather scabbard which has a brass chape with ball end and brass throat mount with decorative frog bar. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. ED 264
£795.00

MASSIVE, Fred James Sheffield Hand Made 'Death To Abolition' Spear Point Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Polished Stag Horn Grip, Eagle’s Head Pommel & Scabbard. Sn 12017 - 12017
Before his death in 1986 Fred James was one of Sheffield's best known Bowie Knife makers. He began his career in 1935 at Johnson's Portobello Works & continued work at Wostenholm's Washington Works in 1956. In 1971 when the companies of Wostenholm and Rodgers merged, James began his own knife making business (see pages 214-215 of The Sheffield Knife Book By Tweedale). This is an original hand made Fred James 'Death To Abolition' Bowie. The knife has a polished Stag horn grip & brass Eagle’s head pommel and cross guard with German Silver ferrule. The massive 10 ½” spear point blade has a tooled back edge and is etched on one side with American Eagle & scroll work together with 'Death To Abolition'. The ricasso is stamped "F.W James Sheffield". The blade has some staining and light areas of pitting. The Bowie is 16 ½” overall length. The Bowie is complete with brown leather scabbard. The scabbard has an integral belt hanging loop and retaining strap with eyelet which fastens to a brass stud on the scabbard’s body. The price for this impressive Fred James Bowie with sheath includes UK delivery. Sn 12017
£395.00
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