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WW2 U.S Cattaraugus 225Q ' Quartermasters' Fighting Utility Knife And Sheath. ED 2393 - ED 2393
During WW2 Quartermaster staff needed a heavy duty combat knife which was strong enough to open ammunition boxes and crates. The American Company Cattaraugus produced the 225Q (Q for Quartermaster), which because of their strength, soon found their way into regular service as a combat knife ( see page 67 Of U.S Military Knives By Cole & page 123 of US Military Knives Collectors Guide By Silvey & Boyd). This is a nice original example. It has a sturdy, broad single edged fullered 6 1/4" blade (10 ½” inches overall). The ricasso is crisply engraved with the 'Cattaraugus' signature legend and designation '225Q'. The blade has some areas of staining consistent with age. Its banded handle made from compressed leather washers is in good condition with just service wear to be expected. It has a steel finger guard and large oval steel pommel with flat chequered end. The knife is complete with original leather sheath with stud fastening retaining strap which functions perfectly and integral belt loop. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2393
£225.00

RARE, WW2 Italian Fighting Knife Constructed In Part from The 2nd Pattern Italian fascist, MVSN (Milizia Voluntaria Sicurezza Nationale) Dagger With WW1 Austro Hungarian Form Trench knife Blade & Steel Scabbard. ED 2389 - ED 2389
This is an excellent original WW2 Italian Fighting Knife & Scabbard. These knives have blades similar to WW1 Austro Hungarian trench/ fighting daggers and were constructed In Part from The 2nd Pattern Italian fascist, MVSN Dagger (see page 75 plates 376-377 of Stephen’s book ‘Fighting Knives’). The knife has an 8 ¼” single edged blade which has no damage and just light staining consistent with age. It measures 13 ¼” overall. It has the correct contoured wood handle with rivetsand oval steel cross guard. The knife is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed steel belt loop. The scabbard retains much of its original black paint. Price for this rare WW2 Italian fighting knife includes UK delivery ED 2359
£475.00

WW1 German Trench/Fighting Knife With Carved Wood Simulated Stag-Horn Hilt & Scabbard. ED 2380 - ED 2380
A nice original WW1 German trench/fighting knife and steel scabbard. The knife is a hunting style variant and features a carved wood simulated stag-horn hilt (see page 40, plate 177 of Steven's book 'Fighting Knives'). The dagger has a German silver pommel cap, ribbed ferrule and 'wave' cross guard. The hilt is one piece, carved wood to simulate stag-horn. The blade is 6" in length, double edged with a medial ridge. The blade has some areas of light staining consistent with age. It is 11" overall. The knife is complete with its original leather scabbard with steel chape. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2380
£275.00

Original WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2378 - ED 2378
This is an original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and scabbard (see pages 67-69 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook and Page 136 plate 9.31 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Flook). The hilt is wood with grooved grip with rounded pommel end and an oval brass cross guard. It has a 171mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge and is in its original leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with stud fastener. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2378
£495.00

MINT, Boxed Hand Made German Puma ‘White Hunter II Kraton’ Hunting Knife With Stainless Steel Blade, Kraton Composite Grip & Sheath. ED 2376 - ED 2376
Since 1769, Puma has been hand crafting the finest sporting knives in the World. Each knife is built to live up to Germany’s high quality knife making tradition. Puma’s handmade knives are very versatile and include knives for hunting, outdoor use, sporting use, fishing use, hiking, biking, trekking, survival, self defence and other uses. This White Hunter II Kraton was hand made by Puma. The blade is stainless steel for sharpness retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance. This is a near mint example of the Puma White Hunter II Kraton. The knife has a pristine 5 ¾” single edged stainless steel blade. The blade is crisply marked ’13 6374 Hand Made Puma White Hunter II Kraton Stainless Steel’ and with Puma’s Head logo. The back of the blade has a serrated notch near to the hilt. The blade also retains its original Rockwell Control/ Test sticker. Its rugged chequered and ribbed Kraton handle is contoured for grip and incorporates a curved finger guard and lanyard hole (Kraton is a very durable thermoplastic polymer). The knife measures 10” overall and is complete with its mint black synthetic sheath with single belt loop stitched seam and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The front of the sheath is embroidered with the Puma’s head Trade Mark. The knife and sheath are contained in their original black cardboard box with removable lid. The lid has gold lettering with Puma Trade Mark together with German Address and Patent detail in both English and German. The box also has a small label with number ’13 6374’. Price for this superb, mint White Hunter II Kraton with sheath and original box includes UK delivery. ED 2376
£225.00

Inter World War German Trench Dagger/Knife By Eickhorn, Solingen & Scabbard With Integral Frog/ Belt Loop. Sn 11046 - 11046
This is a German trench dagger/fighting knife. These daggers were made during the Inter War years by Eickhorn Solingen in the form of WW1 Imperial German Trench Daggers which were modelled on period German Army dress bayonets. (see page 37 Item 151 of Fred Stephens book Fighting Knives). This example is 10 ¼” overall with a 5 ¼”steel blade. It has an Eagle's head pommel (WW1 versions had functioning false bayonet button which forms the Eagles eye. Inter War versions as with this example have plain pommels without button). The grips are chequered hard rubber secured with two rivets. It has a short up-swept quillon cross guard. The blade has no manufacturer marks but this dagger is typical of those made by Eickhorn. This is a very well made and substantial trench dagger. It comes with its original metal scabbard which retains most of its original black paint. The scabbard has a riveted integral leather belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11046
£295.00

MINT, Boxed 1997 Hand Made German Puma ‘Skinner’ Hunting Knife With Stainless Steel Blade, Wild Stag Horn Scales & Sheath. ED 2373 - ED 2373
Since 1769, Puma has been hand crafting the finest sporting knives in the World. Each knife is built to live up to Germany’s high quality knife making tradition. Puma’s handmade knives are very versatile and include knives for hunting, outdoor use, sporting use, fishing use, hiking, biking, trekking, survival, self defence and other uses. This Puma ‘Skinner’ Hunting Knife was hand made in Germany. The blade is German-grade stainless steel for sharpness retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance. This is a near mint example of the Puma ‘Skinner’. The knife has a curved pristine 5 ¼” single edged stainless steel blade with serrated notch in the back edge near to the hilt. The blade is crisply marked ’11 6393 Hand Made Puma Skinner Germany Stainless’ and with Puma’s Head logo. Its beautiful Wild Stag Horn Scales are as new with correct brass rivets and lanyard hole. The knife has a curved steel finger guard stamped with number 31791 which dates the knife to June 1997. The knife measures 9 ½” overall. The knife is complete with its mint brown leather sheath with single belt loop riveted & stitched seam. The rear of the sheath is impressed with the Puma’s head Trade Mark and number ’6393’. The sheath is fitted with leather thigh and belt cords. The knife and sheath are contained in their original black cardboard box with removable lid. The lid has gold lettering with Puma Trade Mark together with detail in both English and German. A previous owner has hand written the date ‘6/97’ (June 1997) in small black ink lettering on the inside of the box lid. Price for this superb, mint ‘Skinner’ Hunting Knife with sheath and original box includes UK delivery. ED 2373
£275.00

Unusual WW1 German Steel Hilted Trench Knife with Hilt Stamped 'GES Gesh', Complete With Steel Scabbard. Sn 11051 - 11051
An unusual WW1 German steel hilted trench knife with hilt stamped 'GES GESH', complete with steel scabbard. The hilt is all steel and in two halves, held with three flush rivets. The hilt is stamped on one side with "GES GESCH" which refers to the manufacturer, (see page 44, item 197 of Frederick Stephens 'Fighting Knife' book and page 27 in 'German Combat Knives 1914-1945' by Christian Mery). It has a straight steel cross guard and 5 5/8" polished steel blade. The blade has a singe edge with false back edge. The steel scabbard has lost all of it's paint. The leather belt loop is broken and needs re-stitching. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11051
£395.00

Very Rare WW1 German Presentation Trench Knife with 9" Sawback Blade & Flame Shaped Point. Sn 11037 - 11037
A very rare WW1 German presentation trench fighting knife with 9" sawback blade, 13 1/2" overall and flame shaped point. The knife has stag horn slab grips secured with three rivets. It has a steel pommel. It has an small oval crossguard. The 9" blade has a single edge and has a sawback edge. The point is 'flame shaped' kris type. The blade is etched on one side with "Kriegsheld" inside a rectangular box (War Hero) and on the other side with the makers name (illegible) and "Solingen Foche". (see page 6 in German Combat Knives 1914-1945 by Christian Mery and item 168 in'A Primer Of Military Knives European & American Combat Trench & Utility Knives Part Two by Gordon Hughes & Barry Jenkins). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11037
£595.00

A Collection Of 3 x Knife Books By Different Authors. BO 1017 - BO 1017
A collection of 3 x knife books by different authors. The first; 'The London Knife Book An A-Z Guide to London Cutlers 1820-1945' by Ron Flook. Published in 2008, this is a culmination of many years research and has become the standard work for collectors. It is profusely illustrated in colour. It is in excellent condition and is complete with the dust cover. The second; 'Knives Military Edged Tools & Weapons' by James Marchington. Published by Brasseys in 1997 and complete with dust cover, again in excellent condition. The third; 'Pocket Knives The Collectors Guide To Identifying, Buying and Enjoying Vintage Pocket Knives' by Bernard Levine. Published in1993. This is a superb reference on all aspects of the pocket knife, fully illustrated throughout. Complete with the dust cover. The price for all three books includes UK delivery. BO 1017
£150.00
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