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C1910 American Bowie Knife By LF&C (Landers, Frary & Clark) With Stag Horn Grips & Leather Scabbard. Sn 10926 - 10926
Landers, Frary & Clark (LFC) was a housewares company based in New Britain, Connecticut USA. The Company also produced quality Bowie knives and during WW1 manufactured Trench Fighting knives for American Forces. The firm operated from 1865 until its assets were sold to the General Electric company in 1965. This excellent Bowie by LFC is typical of the American manufacturer's high quality work and is typical of their knives produced C1910 (The Bowie & Scabbard are similar to illustrations in a 1910-1920 catalogue of an LFC American retailer Thomson Diggs Co). It has a clean 7" single edged Bowie blade, German Silver cross guard and Stag horn scales secured by 4 brass rivets. The blade is marked at the ricasso by the retailer 'LF&C' (Landers, Frary & Clark). It measures 11 3/4" overall and is complete with its original brown leather scabbard. The scabbard has a belt loop and all leather and stitching are intact. The rear of the scabbard has contemporary hand written ink lettering ‘Maker Landers Frary + Clarke’. Price for this excellent American Bowie includes UK delivery. Sn 10926
£425.00

WW2 Private Purchase F.S. Style Fighting Knife/Dagger & Scabbard by Southern & Richardson. ED 2362 - ED 2362
A WW2 private purchase F.S. style fighting knife/dagger and scabbard by Southern & Richardson of Sheffield. This knife was a private purchase during WW2 (see page 179 item 12.2 in 'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife and Other Commando Knives' book by Ron Flook). The pommel and crossguard are brass. It has a leather ring grip which is in good condition. The brass crossguard is oval. The blade measures 6 1/4", 10 3/4" overall. The polished blade is FS style and is etched on one side with "Southern & Richardson Sheffield England". The scabbard is dark brown leather and is stitched and riveted with 7 rivets. The scabbard has a belt loop. On the reverse is "F" handwritten in black ink. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2362
£245.00

Original C1960's Hand Made Push Dagger By J.E. Middleton & Sons, Sheffield With Polished Horn Handle. Sn 10849 - 10849
This is an original hand made and Push Dagger by J.E. Middleton & Sons. The steel double edged spearpoint blade with medial ridge is 4" in length and measures 6 1/4" overall. The ricasso is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'J.E. Middleton & Sons Rockingham Street, Sheffield'. It has it's original polished horn palm grip which allows the dagger to be securely held. The dagger is complete with it's brown leather open top sheath. EXPORT ONLY. Sn 10849
£395.00

WW1 Era German Trench Dagger / Fighting Knife, Blade Marked Garantiert Stahl With Stag Horn Handle With German Silver Pommel Cap Unit Marked 'A3'. Sn 10679 - 10679
This is an original WW1 Era German Trench Dagger. It has a Stag Horn handle with German Silver pommel cap which is hand etched with unit mark 'A3'. It also has a German Silver ferrule. The knife has a 4" single edged blade nicely marked 'Garantiert Stahl'. The point of the blade has a small nick. It measures 8 1/2" overall. The dagger is complete with original brown leather sheath with German Silver throat mount. The leather tip of the scabbard is frayed. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10679
£195.00

WW1/WW2 Imperial German Army Taschenmesser Trench Dagger/ Utility Clasp Lock knife By Mercator, DRGM Marked. Sn 9770 - 9770
Taschenmesser Clasp Lock knives were popular amongst Imperial German troops during WW1 due to their locking blade and which allowed them to used as a fighting knife and the folding utility tools. Many saw service throughout both World Wars. (see page 33 item 123 of Stephen's book 'Fighting Knives'. This example is in excellent original condition. The knife is blackened throughout and it's 4" single edged blade locks in place securely. The thumb operated locking bar works perfectly. The ricasso of the blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'MERCATOR' and the reverse crisply marked 'Solingen'. The 2 additional folding tools (illustrated) fold securely into the steel handle. The back of the handle is crisply marked 'MERCATOR DRGM'. The butt of the handle is fitted with steel lanyard ring. Price for this rare Taschenmesser Clasp Lock Knife includes UK delivery. Sn 9770
£395.00

Post 1900, Large Folding Pen Knife With German Silver & Mother Of Pearl Scales Engraved With Cyrillic/ Hebrew Script By Walker & Hall Sheffield. Sn 10789 - 10789
The Sheffield based Cutler George Walker is recorded as operating as a 'knife forger' in 1845. In 1853 the firm was joined by Henry Hall of Worcester and became 'Walker & Hall' based at the Elecro Works in Howard Street, Sheffield. Walker & Hall are believed to have been the biggest employer in the cutlery trade prior to WW1 (see page 284 of The Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). This is an excellent folding pen knife by Walker and Hall made post 1900. It has a clean 4 1/2" single edged folding blade and measures 9 3/4" when open. The blade is marked by the manufacturer 'Walker & Hall Sheffield'. It has German Silver scales inset with attractive undamaged Mother Of Pearl sections which are engraved on one side with Cyrillic/ Hebrew Script which is worthy of further research. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10789
£295.00

MINT, Original WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 10718:4 - 10718:4
A near mint condition WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and scabbard (see Page 69 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook). The hilt is wood with grooved grip and an oval brass cross guard. It has a clean dagger blade with medial ridge and is in it's original leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with stud fastener. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The scabbard is impressed ‘Made In Sheffield Eng’. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10718:4
£495.00

Currently Unavailable Late 1800's- Early 1900's, Malayan Native Dagger With Ornate Antique Ivory Or Bone Handle With Hand Forged Acid Wash Blade & Brass Mounted Hardwood Scabbard. Sn 10680 - 10680
The kris is a type of dagger, often with a pistol-gripped shaped handle. Traditionally worn as a status symbol and carried by warriors. The kris is characterised by its distinctive wavy blade. The blade is given its characteristic shape by folding different types of metal together and then washing it in acid. Kris were said to be infused with venom during their forging but the method of doing this was a closely guarded secret among blacksmiths. This is an excellent Malayan Kris most likely made in the late 1800's -Early 1900's. It has a beautiful 15 1/2" long acid washed, hand forged Kris blade which incorporates it's ornate barbed design. The handle is beautifully hand crafted from antique Ivory or Bone and has a decorative ferrule. The dagger measures 19 3/4" overall and is complete with it's original hardwood scabbard. The body of the scabbard is wrapped in a thin sheet of brass with a foliate hammered design. Price for this beautiful ethnic piece includes UK delivery. Sn 10680
£275.00

WW2 Era U.S. Kinfolk's Fighting / Utility Knife With Leather Scabbard. ED 2348 - ED 2348
An original U.S. Kinfolk's made Fighting utility Knife. These knives were the 1930-1940 forerunner of the MK 1 USN (United States Navy) fighting knife ( see pages 166-167 of Knives Of The United States Military WW2). It has a clean 5" single edged clip point blade with fuller & measures 9 1/2" overall. It's compressed leather washer handle is undamaged. The ricasso is crisply marked 'Kinfolk's Inc'. The knife is complete with original leather scabbard with large belt loop and single retaining strap with press stud fastener. The front of the scabbard is marked 'Kinfolks' and has tool work around the riveted and stitched edges. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2348
£245.00

19th Century French Naval Boarding Axe With War Hammer Head. Sn 10425. - 10425
This is an original Boarding Axe. These axes were used by The French Navy in the 19th Century for boarding enemy Ships or repelling attacks. The axes were modelled on medieval War hammers and this example which measures 38cms overall has a heavy steel axe head and armour piercing spike typical of these types of weapon. The distance from the edge of the axe head blade to the curved spike point measures 19cms. The axe head is secured to the ebonised chamfered wood shaft by 2 tangs each secured by 2 screws. The shaft has a brass end cap. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10425
£375.00
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