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SOLD SOLD SOLD (6/10) AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH, Original WW2 British 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Etched Panels & Scabbard. Sn 14562 - 14562
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This example is in excellent condition as found and un-messed with. Its 165mm long double edged blade with medial ridge has etched panels on both sides, one side ‘The FS Fighting Knife’ the reverse with ‘Wilkinson Sword London’ name & crossed swords legend. The hilt is brass with knurled grip and an oval cross guard. It has its original scabbard with brass chape and belt loop. As is common with these daggers, its 4 sewn on tabs have been contemporarily cut back and its elasticated retaining strap is present but perished. All stitching and leather are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14562
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 18/9 ) WW1 1917 Dated U.S. Military Henry Diston & Sons Design, Trench/ Fighting Knife By L.F. & C (Landers Frary & Clark). Sn 14556 - 14556
In 1917 several designs were submitted to the U.S. Ordnance Department for a new fighting knife. The design by Henry Diston & Sons, Philadelphia was chosen over others (see pages 22 – 23 of Cole’s book U.S. Military Knives).This is an excellent original example of the Diston design Model 1917 Trench/ Fighting Knife. The blade is a simple but effective blackened 9” triangular spike (14 ¼” overall) secured to a contoured walnut grip with finger grooves. The edges of the steel knuckle bow bears a row of pressed pyramid shaped steel knuckles. The grip also has a pyramid steel pommel nut. The guard of the bow is crisply stamped 'US L.F&C (Landers Frary & Clark) 1917". The original green leather scabbard has blackened fittings including an integral brass belt hanger all in great condition. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14556
£0.00

WW1 1918, U.S. Army Model 1917 Machine Gunner’s Bolo Fighting Knife By A.C. Co Chicago & Scabbard. Sn 14557 - 14557
The model 1917 U.S. Machine Gunner’s bolo knife originated from the form of the Springfield 1903 pattern bolo bayonet, identical to the bayonet but without bayonet fittings (see page 66 plates 316 & 317 of Fighting Knives by Fred Stephens). The hilt is steel with contoured wood grips secured by 2 bolts. It has a contoured flat steel cross guard and heavy 10 ¼” bolo shaped blade ideal for cutting dense foliage and digging machine gun emplacements. The blade has staining consistent with age. The ricasso is stamped on one side ‘AC Co Chicago’ and dated ‘1918’. The reverse has model detail ‘Mod 1917’ and ‘U.S’ (U.S. Army) together with ‘CT’. Its original scabbard is canvas covered wood with reinforced leather chape and brass throat mount. The rear of the scabbard has a brass wire hanging bar. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14557
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (30/10) WW2 Private Purchase Taylor Eye Witness Sheffield F.S. Style Fighting Knife & Scabbard To 167701 Po/Sqdr Leader Carver No.2 Sqdn Spitfire. Sn 14512 - 14512
A WW2 private purchase F.S. style fighting knife/dagger and scabbard by Taylor Eye Witness. These knives were private purchase weapons during WW2 (see page 179 item 12.1 in 'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife and Other Commando Knives' book by Ron Flook). The pommel and cross guard are brass. It has a compressed leather ring grip which is in excellent condition. The brass cross guard is oval. The sturdy FS style blade with medial ridge measures 6 ¾” and it is 11 ¼” overall. The dagger blade has some light staining consistent with age. The blade is etched on one side "Taylor Witness Sheffield England" with eye trademark. The scabbard is dark brown leather and is stitched and riveted with 7 rivets. The scabbard has an integral belt loop with retaining strap that has a press stud fastener. The scabbard is impressed ‘Made in Sheffield Eng.’ The rear of the scabbard has contemporary ink hand writing ‘167701 Po/Sqdr Leader Carver No.2 Sqdn Spitfire’ most likely the name and service number of the RAF Spitfire Pilot who privately purchased this knife. The price for this knife and scabbard worthy of research re the RAF Squadron leader includes UK delivery. Sn 14512
£0.00

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

SOLD SOLD (10/10) 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
£0.00
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