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Early WW2 Vichy French Military Youth Organisation Alloy Handled Dagger & Leather Sheath. Sn 12821. - 12821
These daggers were made in Vichy France 1940 / 1941 and issued to a Military Youth Organisation that was formed as part of the armistice agreement between Nazi Germany and the French Vichy Government (see page 19 of ‘A Photographic Primer Of Military Knives’ by Flook). The dagger has a cast alloy hilt with stippled panels, cross guard and pommel. It has a 5 ¾” single edged blade with small fuller to one side. The blade has staining and wear consistent with age and service use. It measures 10” overall. The dagger is complete with its original brown leather sheath which has an integral belt loop and retaining strap with eyelet that fastens to a brass stud on the body of the scabbard. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12821
£295.00

WW2 American U.S. Navy MK 2 Combat/Utility Knife and Scabbard. ED 2094 - ED 2094
This is a Ka-Bar type American U.S. Navy combat/utility knife from WW2. It is stamped on the ricasso with "U.S. Camillus N.Y.". The grip is the usual compressed leather washers. The blade is a single edge, clipped point and short fuller measuring 7". It is in very good condition. The crossguard is steel as is the pommel. The scabbard is the standard leather one with all stitching intact and a press stud which works as it should. It retains the thigh leather strap. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2094
£225.00

Original WW2 2nd Pattern Private Purchase Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panel To ‘H.A.F. Williamson’ & Scabbard. ED 2090 - ED 2090
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is excellent condition WW2 2nd pattern FS dagger and scabbard. This example is a Soldiers private purchase weapon. Its 164mm long double edged blackened blade with medial ridge has an etched banner on one side with name ‘H.A.F. Williamson’ no doubt the name of the WW2 Soldier who owned this dagger. Examples of private purchase FS daggers with etched panels are illustrated on pages 100 & 101 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and an oval cross guard. Its original scabbard with blackened brass chape and belt loop retains 2 of its original 4 sewn on tabs. As is common with these scabbards its elasticated retaining strap is present but perished. All stitching and leather are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2090
£895.00

WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench Fighting Knife With Ebony Handle & German Silver Fittings Blade Marked With Kings Crown ‘GR’ By Rodgers & Sons Sheffield With Original Leather Scabbard. Sn 12569 - 12569
Joseph Rodgers is perhaps rivalled only by George Wostenholm in terms of its importance to Sheffield cutlery and its fame around the world. The mark of The Star and Maltese Cross was registered by the Rodgers Company in 1764. With increasing business in what is thought to have been exclusively Pocket Knives, in around 1780, the firm moved to larger premises at No. 6 Norfolk Street. Eventually, as Rodgers expanded, it would acquire surrounding property until the famous Norfolk Street Works occupied the entire plot. Joseph Rodgers’ success is evident in the firm’s appointment to five successive sovereigns - George IV, William IV, Queen Victoria, Edward II and George V. Rodgers & Sons made popular private purchase weapons during WW1 including trench daggers. This a is an original WW1 era British Officer’s private purchase trench fighting knife by Joseph Rodgers & Sons with its original leather scabbard. It has an ebony handle which has a deep chequered design. The pommel has a small, old, stable chip. It has a German Silver ferrule and finger guard. It’s slim, clean, 6 ¾” single edged, Bowie shaped steel blade is marked ‘J. Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk St, Sheffield, England’ together with Kings Crown and ‘GR’ (George Rex) and the reverse with Star and Maltese Cross trademark. The knife measures 11” overall length. Its original brown leather scabbard has a riveted integral belt loop and retaining strap with small buckle. The top 2 rivets on the rear of the scabbard which form the belt loop are absent but an old contemporary repair secures the top of the belt loop to the scabbard body. The rivets could easily be replaced. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12569
£795.00

WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench Fighting Knife By Chas Clements London & Leather Scabbard. Sn 12519:1 - 12519:1
Chas Clements were a long established firm of WW1 era cutlery retailers based in London. Clements made popular private purchase weapons during WW1 including trench daggers & knuckle knives (See pages 19 & 20 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook). This a is an original WW1 era British Officer’s private purchase trench fighting knife by Clements with its original leather scabbard. It has an ebony handle which has a deep chequered design. The pommel has an exposed brass stud. It has a German Silver ferrule at the hilt and a slim undamaged 4 ¾” single edged, Bowie shaped steel blade, marked ‘Chas Clements’. The knife measures 9 ¾” overall length. Its original brown leather scabbard has belt loop to the rear which also acts as a retaining strap for the knife (an eyelet at the end of the retaining strap fastens to the stud in the pommel of the knife and keeps it securely in the scabbard). A small area of stitching at the throat of the scabbard which forms the lower end of the strap into a belt loop is missing but this could easily be replaced. All leather of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12519:1
£425.00

Late Victorian Masonic Knife With Ebony Handle Inlaid With Mother Of Pearl Studs By Henry Hobson & Sons Sheffield Blade Engraved ‘Masonic Lodge No 51’ & Leather Sheath. Sn 12516:1 - 12516:1
Henry Hobson & Sons were Sheffield based cutlers. The business was established in Sheffield by Henry Hobson in 1845. A London branch was opened in 1852 and later styled George Hobson & Sons. Their Queen Street factory moved to Carver Street (1901) and then to Eyre Lane, Sheffield (1912). This is an attractive sheath knife by Hobson & Sons with sheath in late Victorian form. It has an ebony handle with raised edges inlaid with mother of pearl studs. It has a German Silver cross guard and a 5” spear point blade with medial ridge. The blade has staining consistent with age but no damage. The blade has a later applied engraving ‘Masonic Lodge No 51’. The knife measures 9” overall length. Its original brown leather open top sheath has a stitched seam and single belt loop. All leather & stitching of the sheath are intact. Price for this knife by a quality Sheffield maker with Masonic connections includes UK delivery. Sn 12516:1
£395.00

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
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