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RARE, WW2 Australian & USAF Air Crew Jungle Survival Machete/ Fighting Knife With Alloy Handle & Steel Blade By East Bros Sydney Australia & Correct Original 1944 Leather Scabbard By Goldseal Sydney With Straps For Leg & Belt Carry. Sn 11514. - 11514
Australia produced many Military Knives and Machetes during WW2. These examples were issued to Australian and U.S. Air Force Aircrew for use as Jungle Survival Machete/ Fighting Knives ( see pages 163 to 164 and illustrated plates 384 & 385 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). This is an excellent original example. It measures 13” overall with an 8 ¼” single edged, heavy steel machete blade which is 1 ½” wide. One side of the blade is crisply stamped ‘East Bros Sydney’. Its alloy handle scales are secured by brass rivets. It is complete with correct original leather scabbard with integral belt loop & straps with buckles configured for leg carry (as illustrated in the contemporary image inset in image 3). The scabbards has a single retaining strap with single brass stud fastener. The belt loop is impressed by the manufacturer 'Coldseal Sydney’ & dated '1944'. All leather stitching and rivets of the scabbard are intact. The scabbard has contemporary hand written lettering scratched into the leather ‘Jack’. The lower leg strap has perished at one edge but this could easily be repaired. Price for this rare WW2 survival machete includes UK delivery & the contemporary image illustrated in image 3. Sn 11514.
£695.00

Presentation 3rd Pattern F.S. Commando Dagger With Inscribed Plaque To Staff Sgt Pete Hobson 29 Cdo Lt. Regt. RA 1972 and Two Plaques and a N.I. Presentation Tankard. Sn 11412 - 11412
A Presentation 3rd Pattern F.S. Commando dagger with inscribed plaque, two regimental plaques to Commando Light Regiment Royal Artillery and a N.I. presentation tankard inscribed on the rear with "D Troop Strabane N.I. Tour 92". The presentation mounted F.S. dagger is on a varnished teak triangular shaped plaque and is a 3rd pattern knife. The knife is in perfect condition and is blackened. The plaque has a brass inscribed plate which has "Presented to S/Sgt (Pete) Hobson From The Sergeants Mess 29 Cdo Lt Regt RA 1972" inscribed on it. The plaque and knife are in excellent undamaged condition. The two further plaques are:- Commando Light Battery Royal Artillery with the Queens Crown VIII and the Regimental Crest, 'Alma 1854", the second, has "7 (Sphinx) Commando Battery Royal Artillery, Egypt". It has a very nice blue enamelled panel in the centre, brass edged and with the Sphinx picked out in brass with 'Egypt' below. Both plaques are in perfect condition and ready for hanging for display. The tankard is Sheffield Pewter and has the Commando Light Battery crest raised on the front with the motto in a banner. On the reverse it is inscribed with "D Troop Stabane N.I. Tour 92". This is a very nice presentation collection of one mans service in the commando's. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11412
£375.00

Hand Crafted Buffalo Horn Handled Small Nepalese Kukri With 2 Skinning Knives & Scabbard With Hand Tooled Silver Work. Sn 11349 - 11349
A very good hand crafted Buffalo Horn handled Nepalese Kukri, complete with scabbard and two skinning knives. The knife has a heavy 5½” steel curved kukri blade which has a single edge and hand tooled decoration on both sides. As is typical of the Kukri form blade it is 'notched' near to the hilt. The blade is undamaged. It measures 8 ¾” overall. The handle is carved Buffalo Horn with brass ferrule and pommel cap. The scabbard is rich velvet covered wood, encased in hand tooled silver work incorporating stylised foliate panels and band with central small shield pendant. The throat of the scabbard has 2 small fixed hanging rings with a later addition twisted wire loop. The rear of the scabbard has a velvet pouch which contains its 2 original small Buffalo Horn handled skinning knives with 1 ½” single edged steel blades. Price for this hand crafted Gurkha Kukri includes UK delivery. Sn 11349
£165.00

Hand Crafted Bone Handled Gurkha Presentation Kukri With 2 Skinning Knives & Scabbard With Fine Silver Work Incorporating the Crossed Kukri Device Of The Gurkha Regiment. Sn 11347 - 11347
An excellent quality hand crafted bone handled Gurkha presentation Kukri, complete with scabbard and two skinning knives. The knife has a heavy 8 ½” polished steel curved kukri blade which has a single edge and hand tooled decoration with brass inlays along both sides of the blade. As is typical of the Kukri form blade it is 'notched' near to the hilt. The blade is clean sharp and undamaged. It measures 12” overall. The handle is carved polished bone with brass ferrule. The scabbard is rich velvet covered wood, encased in fine hand tooled silver work incorporating stylised birds, animals, flowers and the crossed Kukri device of the Gurkha Regiment. The scabbard also has a thin silver chain attached with a small silver shield pendant. The rear of the scabbard has a velvet pouch which contains its 2 original small bone handled skinning knives with 2” single edged steel blades. Price for this hand crafted Gurkha Kukri with fine silver work includes UK delivery. Sn 11347
£375.00

WW2 C1942 Ornate Hand Crafted 7th Gurkhas Presentation Kukri With Scabbard In The Form Of A Service Revolver Presented By Lt (QCO) Manbir Limbu To Lt Col MGD Henderson. Sn 11346 - 11346
Made C1942 This is an interesting ornate WW2 C1942 7th Gurkhas presentation Kukri with scabbard hand crafted in the form of a service revolver & holster. The Kukri itself has a 5 ½” curved blade with etched panels on both sides. It has a hand carved curved wood chequered ‘pistol grip’ handle incorporating a carved ‘pistol hammer’ and plated metal fittings representing the butt plate with military lanyard ring and ‘action’ of a revolver. The Kukri is 8 ¾” overall. The scabbard made of hand carved wood has plated metal fittings representing the cylinder, frame and muzzle of a revolver. The bottom edge of the scabbard has a plated fitting representing the trigger and trigger guard of a revolver. There is also a separate hanging ring. The central metal fitting of the scabbard is engraved ‘Presented By Lt (QCO) Manbir Limbu To Lt Col MGD Henderson’ above the inset metal badge of the 7th Gurkhas. The price for this unusual Gurkha piece which is worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 11346
£475.00

Superb, Original, C1475 Muromachi Period Japanese Tanto With Hand Forged Blade, Tang Signed 'KOTOU UDA KUNIMUNE', Small Kozuka Knife & Scabbard Together With Traditional Blade Storage Scabbard & TOKEN KENKYU RENGOKAI Papers. Sn 9001 - 9001
This is a superb original C1475 Muromachi Period Japanese Tanto. The blade is 7 1/4" long in good polish and has a straight hamon. The tang is signed KOTOU UDA KUNIMUNE and is from the mid Muromachi period c1475. The overall length of the shira saya is 13". The length of the koshirae is 21" but it will only take this blade. The fittings are in keeping with the age of the blade. Iron tsuba and fuchi and what appears to be a shakudo kashira. It has a beautiful pair of menuki which are either hornets or bees. The small Kozuka Knife fits the scabbard perfectly and is ornately decorated with a Gilt Peacock. The Tanto is complete with a traditional wood blade storage scabbard with handle that fits the blade perfectly and which has kept this blade in superb condition. A wooden blade accompanies the piece and fits neatly into the Tanto handle keeping the hilt fittings in their correct place whenever the Tanto blade is stored in the wooden scabbard. This Historic item is complete with it's original TOKEN KENKYU RENGOKAI Papers with Japanese ink script. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 9001.
£1,950.00

LARGE, J.E. Middleton & Sons Sheffield Bowie Knife Wood Grips & Sheath. ED 2404 - ED 2404
This is a large Bowie Knife made by J.E Middleton & Sons, Sheffield. It has a perfect 8 1/4" long deep swept Bowie blade which is a broad 1 1/2" at its widest point. The ricasso is stamped with the famous Sheffield Knife makers name and Rockingham Street address. Its brass crossguard and slab wood grips are in great condition. This impressive knife is 13 1/4" in length overall and is complete with its brown leather sheath. The rear of the sheath has a single belt loop. All stitching & leather of the sheath are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2404
£245.00

RARE, WW2 Eastern Front Era Model 1932 Royal Hungarian Air Force Pilot Officer’s Dress Dagger & Scabbard. Sn 11308 - 11308
Following the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1918, a small air arm was established operating surviving aircraft from Hungarian factories and training schools. During 1938, the army's aviation service was reorganized and expanded. It subsequently participated in clashes with the newly established Slovak Republic and in the border confrontation with Romania. In April 1941, operations were conducted in support of the German invasion of Yugoslavia and, on 27 June 1941, Hungary declared war on the Soviet Union. In the summer of 1942, an air brigade was attached to the Luftwaffe's VIII. Fliegerkorps on the Eastern Front. Beginning March 1944, Allied bomber raids began on Hungary and progressively increased in intensity. Late in 1944 all efforts were redirected towards countering the advancing Red Army. This is a rare Model 1932 Royal Hungarian Air Force Pilot Officer’s dagger with Scabbard. The dagger has an 8 ½” double edged clean blade with square shank ricasso and medial ridge. The blade tapers to a pin sharp point. It has the correct gilt brass fittings including, large ‘Eagle with spread wings’ cross guard, ‘Eagle’s head pommel’ and grooved wood handle. The rear of the brass ferrule of the hilt has a press button scabbard retaining catch which works correctly. It measures 13 ¼” overall and has its original its original gilt brass scabbard, which is attractively decorated with Hungarian crest and geometric patterns. The scabbard has 2 fixed hanging rings. Price for this rare Hungarian Pilot’s dress dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 11308.
£595.00

1st Edition Of 'The Daggers and Edged Weapons Of Hitler's Germany' Book by Major James Atwood. BO 1028 - BO 1028
This is a 1st Edition copy of 'The Daggers and Edged Weapons Of Hitler's Germany'. It was published privately by the author in Berlin in 1965. Although small booklets had been published before, this is considered to be the first major in depth study of Nazi edged weapons. It has a detailed text and is fully illustrated throughout with black and white and colour illustrations of both actual items plus illustrations of them in wear. There is also a section on makers marks and accessories. This is a lovely book complete with dust wrapper that is becoming increasingly harder to find. The price includes Uk delivery. BO 1028
£145.00

'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife And Other Commando Knives' Book Signed By The Author Ron Flook. BO 1026 - BO 1026
This is a new copy, mint condition, of 'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife And Other Commando Knives' book by Ron Flook. This is recognised as the definitive work on the Fairbairn-Sykes F.S. knife and is signed on the inside cover by Ron Flook. It was privately published by Ron Flook in May 2013 and printed and bound by the 'CPI Group (UK), Croydon. The book is in mint condition and is fully illustrated throughout. It is a must have for any collector of F.S. knives. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1026
£85.00
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