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WW2 US Army Airforce Folding Survival Machete By Cattaraugus. ED 2079 - ED 2079
This is an original American made folding machete / fighting knife by Cattaraugus. The U.S Army, folding survival machete was introduced in 1942 and issued to U.S Air crew and originally carried folded in the seat pack attached to parachutes. This original WW2 example has a riveted handle. The machete measures 15 1/2" extended & 11" folded. The 9 3/4" blade has some staining and nicks to the cutting edge consistent with service use. The blade is marked by the manufacturer "Cattaraugus USA". It's black grips are in good undamaged condition. The Machete's folding lock action operated by thumb lever at the cross guard works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2079
£145.00

WW2 American U.S. Navy MK I Utility Knife and Scabbard. ED 2033 - ED 2033
This is an American U.S. Navy utility knife from WW2. It is marked on the ricasso with "U.S.N." on one side and "Camillus N.Y." on the other. The grip is the usual compressed leather washers but the original owner has customised it for a better grip. The blade is blued and in excellent condition. The scabbard is the standard leather one with all stitching intact and a press stud which works as it should. The original owner has scored "A Elpern" on the reverse. It is stamped on the front with "U.S.N.". The price includes UK delivery. ED 2033
£225.00

19th Century Spanish Artillery Sidearm and Leather Scabbard. ED 300 - ED 300
This is a 19 Century Spanish Artillery sidearm with 11 3/4" Bolo blade. The forte is marked with crowned cannons and "Artilleria Fabricade Toledo" The other side is stamped with "36474". It has an 'S' shaped crossguard with a spring catch to engage the scabbard. The grips are chequered wood and it has a 'turn down' steel pommel. The leather scabbard is steel mounted. The is minor damage to the leather on one side. The price includes UK delivery. ED 300
£175.00

Early 20th Century Pesh-Kabz Choora / Khyber Afghan Knife With Ivorine Sectioned Grips & Scabbard. Sn 12500:3 - 12500:3
The Pesh-Kabz or Choora is a type of Perso-Afghan knife (see page 494 of Stone's book 'A Glossary Of Arms & Armour'). The knives were typically used a a thrusting weapon, however their heavy blades also possessed 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 centred 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 example of the pesh-kabz / choora form knife most likely made some time in the early 20th Century. It has a heavy 7 ½” single edged blade (12 ¾” overall). The blade has fullers and is 1 ½” wide at its broadest. The blade has staining and wear consistent with age but no rust. It has the correct curved pronged pommel and finger guard. The pommel has a small fixed lanyard ring. The brass grip frame is decorated with crude hand tooled geometric and foliate designs. The scales are formed from sections of ivorine. The knife is complete with its original wood lined, brass covered scabbard. The scabbard has hand tooled geometric decoration and a fixed belt bar holed for cord. The scabbard has some areas of surface wear consistent with age. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12500:3
£245.00

Victorian Era North West Frontier Pesh-Kabz Choora / Khyber Afghan Armour Piercing Knife With Polished Bone / Antique Ivory Sectioned Grips, Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 12500:1 - 12500:1
The Pesh-Kabz or Choora is a type of Perso-Afghan knife designed to penetrate chain mail armour (see page 494 of Stone's book 'A Glossary Of Arms & Armour'). The knives were 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 / choora made in the Victorian era. It has a heavy 9" single edged T section blade (13 ¼” overall). The 1 ½” wide blade with single edge narrows to a pin sharp point. The blade has staining consistent with age but no rust and is etched on both sides with foliate designs. It has the correct curved pronged pommel and finger guard. The pommel has a small fixed lanyard ring. The grip frame is decorated with hand tooled geometric designs. The scales are formed from sections of wood and pieces of riveted polished bone or antique ivory. The pommel sections have pierced foliate decoration. The scales have a few minor, stable chips consistent with age and use. The knife is complete with its original wood lined, leather hide covered scabbard. The leather is pierced near to the throat to reveal a naïve green and red enamel effect decoration. The leather of the scabbard has some areas of surface wear. The scabbard has a small external metal chape. Price for this great historic piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12500:1
£245.00

MINT, Cased Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'WW2 The Invasion Of Italy' By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Blade. Sn 12518:5 - 12518:5
This superb 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was issued to Commemorate the WW2 Invasion Of Italy. The full size dagger is in pristine condition. Its blade is etched on one side with the Wilkinson Sword London name & crossed swords legend & decorative foliate panels and wording 'Strike Hard & Strike Home' together with the names of the war time American president 'Roosevelt' & British Prime Minister 'Churchill'. The reverse is etched 'In Honor Of The Invasion of Italy 14 May 1943, 2 May 1945' with battle honour roll within scrolling panels. The ribbed handle and cross guard retain all of their original nickel plated finish. The dagger is contained in its original wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fastener. The inside of the case is lined with green felt & white material. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12518:5
£345.00

MINT Cased Commemorative 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'WW2 The Battle Of The Rhineland' By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Blade. Sn 12518:2 - 12518:2
This superb Sterling Silver 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was issued to commemorate the WW2 ‘Battle Of The Rhineland’. The full size dagger is in pristine condition. It has a beautiful blade etched on one side with the Wilkinson Sword London name & crossed swords legend together with a depiction of the Remagen Bridge over the River Rhine. The reverse is etched 'In Honor Of The Battle Of The Rhineland’ with battle honour roll within scrolling panels. The ribbed handle and plain cross guard retain all of their original nickel plated finish. The dagger is contained in its wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fastener. The inside of the case is lined with green felt and white material. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. Price for this excellent commemorative piece includes UK delivery. Sn 12518:2
£345.00

WW1 U.S. Fighting/ Trench Combat Knife By Case Cutlery Co & Leather Scabbard. Sn 12456 - 12456
The Case Cutlery Company USA made stiletto type fighting knives during WW1. They were often privately purchased by American soldiers (see page 63 plate 296 of Fighting Knives by Stephens). This is an original Case Cutlery fighting knife and scabbard. The knife has a single edge 6 ¼” blade, with an overall length of 10 ¼”. The original grips are wood secured by 3 rivets. The ricasso is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Case’. It is complete with its original riveted and stitched brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12456
£295.00

WW1 French 1916 Issue Fighting Knife And Leather Sheath With Belt Loop. Sn 12460 - 12460
A WW1 French Army 1916 issue fighting knife with leather sheath and belt loop. The knife has a smooth hook top shaped one piece handle which is in very good condition. It has a metal, oval shaped cross guard which is stamped with "GP" within a rectangle. The blade is a modified Lebel bayonet blade and measures 5 3/4" long, 10 1/2" overall. The blade tang goes through the hilt and is 'peened' over on the top of the pommel. The sheath is dark brown leather and the stitching is all present and secure. The leather belt loop is riveted to the sheath. (see page 29 in Fighting Knives' book by Frederick J Stephens). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12460
£425.00

WW2 British Special Operations Executive Folding Knife With Moulded Bolster By William Rodgers, Sheffield. Sn 12458 - 12458
A scarce WW2 British S.O.E. (Special Operations Executive) folding knife with moulded bolster. This knife was manufactured in England primarily for use by the S.O.E. Some of the knives produced don't have a manufacturers name or origin but this one has "William Rodgers, Sheffield" stamped on the blades ricasso (see the second photograph). There were two versions of this knife, one with a black moulded bolster and one with a white metal bolster. This knife has the black moulded bolster. The grips are chequered Bakelite or Bexoid. The bade measures 3 1/2" long, 8 1/4" overall with the blade locked out. The blade folds out and locks in place. It is released with a metal sprung thumb release which works perfectly. The blade is polished steel and is in good condition as can be seen from the photographs. (see page 46-47 in 'British and Commonwealth Military Knives' book by Ron Flook). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12458
£475.00
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