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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

1st Edition of 'Edged Weapons Of The Third Reich' by Major John Angolia. BO 1024 - BO 1024
This is a 1st Edition copy of ' Edged Weapons Of The Third Reich' by Major Angolia. It was published by Bender In 1974. This was the author's third book and covers swords, daggers and bayonets of the Third Reich together with blades of the Axis Powers. It covers items not found in his first two books and is invaluable to the serious collector and student of edged weapons. A well illustrated and well written book. The book is in very good condition. The price includes UK delivery. BO 1024
£125.00

British Post WW2 3rd Pattern Army Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By Frank Mills & Co Ltd. With Etched Panels on Both Sides & Scabbard. Sn 11240:5 - 11240:5
An excellent original Post WW2 3rd Pattern Army Commandos 1940-45 Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife or dagger. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook). These knives were continued to be made Post War. It has an undamaged ribbed and brassed alloy handle with original finish. It features a hex pommel nut. It has a superb clean blade with etched panels on both sides. On one side it has The Army Commando Crest with "We Conquer" and "The Army Commandos 1940-45" along with "Commandos" in a banner and shoulder badge 'dagger'. On the other side it has "Frank Mills & Co Ltd" and "They Performed Whatsoever Their King Commanded", "For valour" and "When Shall Their Glory Fade". It is complete with original leather scabbard with external chape and single belt loop. It retains it's 4 leather sewn on tabs and elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11240:5
£395.00

A Victorian Renaissance Form Prostitute’s Dagger With Spanish Toledo Blade & Scabbard. ED 2397 - ED 2397
Victorian era Swords & Daggers were often made in the form of Medieval or Renaissance period weapons. This excellent original Victorian era dagger is in the form of a 16th century dagger similar to those used by Prostitutes for self protection. The dagger measures 11 ½” overall and has a 6 ½” long single edged Spanish Toledo steel blade which tapers to a pin sharp point (The area of Toledo in Spain has for centuries been renowned for the production of quality blades). The blade is beautifully engraved with foliate panels on both sides and the ricasso of one side is marked ‘Fabrica De Toledo’. It has a one piece Walnut handle with wire binding which is nice and tight, steel ferrule, cross guard with decoratively cut down swept quillons and steel ball top pommel. The dagger is complete with original steel mounted brown leather scabbard with stitched seam. All leather and stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2397
£295.00

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
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