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Original, 1946-1949 Hand Drawn, Tom Beasley Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By Wilkinson Sword 3 Panel Etched Blade ‘Hand Forged By Tom Beasley The Famous Sword Smith Of Stalingrad Fame' With Original Scabbard. Sn 14526 - 14526
Tom Beasley was Wilkinson Sword's master Swordsmith. One of his outstanding creations was the blade for the sword which Britain presented to the people of the City of Stalingrad in commemoration of the City's defence against the Nazis. These sought after Tom Beasley knives were made between 1946-1949 and are thought to be advertising pieces for Wilkinson sword who undertook a sales drive in the early post war years. This is an excellent original hand drawn Tom Beasley FS Knife with correct original scabbard (see page 182 & 183 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Flook). The knife is in excellent condition. Its blade is beautifully etched on both sides. One side has a banner etched 'Hand Forged By Tom Beasley The Famous Sword Smith Of Stalingrad Fame'. The reverse is etched with decorative panels containing 'Wilkinson Sword, London' name and crossed swords legend together Royal Appointment, also, 'Commando Fighting Knife World War 1939-45' and 'Made In England'. The orange hue Ivorine handle is undamaged. The cross guard and pommel nut retain their original correct gilt finish. The dagger has its original brown leather scabbard with gilt throat mount and chape. Price for this excellent piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14526
£1,175.00

Victorian Era English Thomas Turner & Co Sheffield ‘Encore’ Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales & Leather Sheath. Sn 14445 - 14445
At the end of the 19th century, Thomas Turner was one of the most important cutlery firms in Sheffield. The company was founded in 1802. By 1822, it was listed in a Sheffield directory in Norfolk Street. The company mixed steel and tool manufacture with cutlery, and also operated as a merchant. The owner was Thomas Turner, living at East Bank. After he died on 5 March 1845, aged 61, the business passed to his eldest son, also named Thomas. The latter had been born on 10 January 1829. His brothers, Benjamin Thorne and William Thorne Turner, also became partners. By the 1850s, the company's reputation was secure. In 1851, it won a Prize Medal at the Great Exhibition. Sometimes Turner stamped several slogans on each knife. Aside from the slogans, Turner's used the trade mark "Encore"(granted in 1805). This is a very good Victorian era English ‘Encore’ Bowie by Thos (Thomas) Turner & Co. It has undamaged stag horn scales & German Silver cross guard. It has a 6” single edged, deep swept Bowie blade, marked by the manufacturer ‘Thos Turner & Co Sheffield’ and with ‘Encore’ trademark. It measures 10” overall length. It has a riveted & stitched brown leather sheath. All leather, rivets & stitching of the sheath are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14445
£275.00

MINT, Hand Made Winchester Skinning Knife With German Solingen Stainless Steel Blade, Stag Horn Handle & Sheath. Sn 14487 - 14487
This is a near mint skinner hand made in Germany for the American arms company Winchester. It has a Stag Horn handle with German silver pommel cap and ribbed ferrule. It has a clean 4" single edged blade with small integral finger guard and measures 8 ¾” overall length. One side of the blade is etched ‘Winchester’ within blued banner above ‘The Original’ and ‘Handmade Stainless Solingen’. The dagger is complete with original brown leather sheath with German silver mounts and stitched seam. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14487
£245.00

Victorian English George Butler & Co Trinity Works Sheffield Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Scales & Leather Sheath. Sn 14444 - 14444
A very good Victorian era English Bowie & Scabbard. It has undamaged stag horn scales & German Silver cross guard. The scales and tang are holed for wrist cord. It has a 4 ¾” single edged, deep swept, Bowie blade, marked by the manufacturer ‘George Butler & Co Trinity Works Sheffield England’ with ‘key’ trademark (George Butler & Co Sheffield C1810-1952, see pages 169-170 of the Sheffield knife Book by Tweedale). Its original riveted & stitched brown leather sheath has an integral belt loop. The rear of the sheath and belt loop are stamped ‘Laker’ most likely the manufacturer or retailer of the sheath. All leather, rivets & stitching of the sheath are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14444
£325.00

WW2 American Blade Marked Imperial M3 Fighting Knife & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog By BM Co. Sn 14405 - 14405
This is an excellent, WW2 US Imperial M3 Fighting Knife & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog. The blade is stamped "US M3 Imperial". The compressed leather ringed handle and blade are undamaged. The top of the pommel has the 'ignited grenade' Frankford Arsenal mark. The knife is complete with original green plastic M8 scabbard with integral green webbing frog which has a single retaining strap and press stud fastener. The upper mount of the scabbard is stamped 'USM8' & by the manufacturer 'BM Co' (Beckwith Manufacturing Co). The scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14405
£425.00

EARLY PRODUCTION, Original, Nazi German 1933 Pattern SA Dagger By J.P Sauer & Sohn Suhl (Rarity 3) & Scabbard With Hanger. Sn 14486 - 14486
This is an original, 1933 pattern SA dagger and scabbard. The blade is crisply stamped with the manufacturer name and trademark J.P Sauer & Sohn Suhl above numbers and letters 'GEGR 1751'. The lack of Nazi Quartermaster’s Office RZM mark indicates that this is an early Nazi production dagger. Sauer made approximately 23,000 of these daggers and are rated as rarity value 3 (10 being highest rarity value) in the book ‘The service daggers of the SA & The NSKK’ by Siegert. The wooden grips are original and undamaged. The Nazi German National Emblem and 'SA' roundel are perfectly fitted. It has a Nickel plated cross guard & pommel. The cross guard is stamped on one side ‘Mi’. The blade has the correct "Alles Fur Deutschland" inscription. The dagger is complete with its original brown metal scabbard. The scabbard has a nickel plated chape, throat mount & single hanging ring. The scabbard has its original leather hanger with buckle and nickel plated sprung clip. The price for this early production SA dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 14486
£475.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD (18/9) Original, WW2 Luftwaffen- Kampfmesser Boot Knife With Period Inlaid Enamel SS Runes & Scabbard. Sn 14483 - 14483
An original WW2 German Luftwaffe Luftwaffen- Kampfmesser Boot Knife & Scabbard. These knives were carried in the boots of Luftwaffe pilots and Air crew (see page 78 of German Combat knives 1914-1945 By Mery). The knife has a 6 ½” steel blade. The blade has light areas of staining consistent with age. The ricasso is stamped with the correct stylised Eagle 'Luftwaffe' mark. The overall length is 11". The grips are smooth wood and secured to the tang by three rivets. One scale is inlaid with a black and gold enamel disc with Nazi runes no doubt contemporarily applied. It has a small steel finger guard. It's original scabbard is metal with original black paint. It has the correct 2 prong metal belt / boot clip riveted to the rear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14483
£0.00

3rd Pattern Post War Military Contract F.S. Knife. ED 2210 - 2210
This is a well made F.S. knife by J. Nowill & Sons of Sheffield. Nowill's produced many F.S. knives over the years and this is a very nice 3rd Pattern knife with black ringed grip, stamped with cross keys and a star over "D" above the cross guard. The crossguard itself has 'Nowills' name and address stamped on one side and "H" in a diamond and the 'Broad Arrow' on the other side. The blade is finished bright with no markings. The scabbard is black leather. A very nice late variant of a military contract F.S. knife. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2210
£295.00

WW2 1943 Theatre Made Fighting Knife Conversion From A Mauser Bayonet. ED 2206 - ED 2206
This is a WW2 German Mauser bayonet which has been field converted into an effective fighting knife. The blade has been shortened and sharpened into a stiletto shape. The crossguard has been filed down, as has the pommel. The wooden grips have what appears to be the name "Slim" carved into one side and 3 notches carved into the other. The blade is marked with the original manufacturers code of "COF 43" (1943) and "2862 Z". The leather scabbard is a standard sheath knife type with the addition of leg ties, retaining straps and reinforcing at the mouth. A very nice wartime field conversion knife. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2206
£295.00

Vietnam Period WW2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Fighting Knife By Camillus and Leather Scabbard. ED 2208 - ED 2208
This is an original Vietnam period MK 2 WW2 U.S. Navy Fighting Knife made by Camillus in its scabbard. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed laminated leather washers (see pages 73 to 84 of of ‘US Military Knives by Cole’). It has a steel cross guard and a 7" parkerised bowie blade. The blade is marked "U.S. CAMILLUS" (Camillus Cutlery new York). The pommel is secured by pin. It is complete with leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with working brass press stud fastener. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2208
£275.00
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