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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

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

'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

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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