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Unusual Near Mint Massive Hand Tooled Spear Pointed Bowie By David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield. ED 2223 - ED 2224
This is an unusual, near mint massive hand tooled spear pointed bowie knife made by David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield. The knife is 17 ¼ inches in length with a 11 ½ inch blade with a spear point with a false edge 4 ¾ inches long. The ricasso is crisply stamped David North Sheffield England. The pommel has a hybrid mythical horse with alligator skin cast into it. Both the crossguard and pommel are made of nickel. The grips are made of ivorine held on with four pins and it is inlaid with a bland silver escutcheon. The knife comes with its original brown leather scabbard with an integral belt loop. It is unusual find a large spear point knife of this size made by David Marsh. (This knife appears to be one of a pair, this one being a spear point bowie and the other a plain bowie blade, stock numbers ED 2224 and ED 2225). The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2224

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 21/09) Superb Near Mint Large Bowie Knife And Sheath By John Nowill And Sons Of Sheffield. ED 2223 - ED 2223
This is a superb near mint bowie knife made by one of the most respected makers in Sheffield who have been making knives since the 1840s. The 10 ½ inch blade carries the J. Nowill and Sons, Sheffield trademark D* which is still in use to this day. The crossguard and pommel are made of German silver with floral decoration. The brown buffalo horn grips are held by 5 pins. The sheath is hand made in brown leather with a retaining strap and the rear is stamped with the Sheffield coat of arms. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2223

Original Early Model 1883 Pattern Japanese Naval Officer's Dirk & Scabbard. Sn 15576 - 15576
This is an excellent, original early model 1883 Pattern Japanese Naval Officer's Dirk & Scabbard. These dirks were worn by all commissioned Officers. Late examples made towards the end of WW2 had simulated sharkskin grips made from plastic or composite material and celluloid cross guards. Early examples had sharkskin grips and ornate gilt finished fittings (see pages 70-73 of Military Swords Of Japan By Fuller & Gregory). This Dirk has the correct shark skin grip with gilt wire binding which is tight. It has an ornate pommel and wave cross guard. The grip is mounted with the Emperor's family Chrysanthemum insignia, or 'Mon'. The fittings retain traces of original gilt finish. It has an 8 ¾” single edged polished steel blade with fullers. It measures 13 ¼” overall and the hilt is slotted for retaining lug which is mounted on its scabbard. The wood scabbard has ornately decorated mounts with traces of original gilt finish and is leather bound which is a rich red/brown colour. The upper mount of the scabbard has the correct press button retaining lug & 2 hanging rings. Price for this sought after Japanese Naval piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15576

MINT, Cased, 1976, Large, Hand Made German Puma Model 6376 Bowie Knife With Pumaster Gold Inlay Steel Blade, Indian Sambar Stag Scales, Scabbard With Thigh Cord & Original Instruction / Guarantee Label. ED 2259 - ED 2259
Since 1769, Puma has been hand crafting the finest sporting knives in the World. Each knife is built to live up to Germany’s high quality knife making tradition. Puma’s handmade knives are very versatile and include knives for hunting, outdoor use, sporting use, fishing use, hiking, biking, trekking, survival, self defence and other uses. This Puma model 6376 Bowie is in near mint condition. It has beautiful well matched Indian Sambar Stag Antler scales secured by large brass rivets. The scales and tang are holed for wrist cord. It has a 7 ¾” steel Bowie blade which is crisply etched with the 'Puma’s head legend' and '6376 HANDMADE ORIGINAL PUMA BOWIE, GENUINE PUMASTER STEEL GERMANY’ all inlaid with Gold. The cutting edge of the blade has a 1 ½” saw section near to the hilt for cutting bone or wood. The finger guard is numbered ‘97674’ which dates its manufacture to September 1976. The Knife measures 12 ¾” overall and is complete with its original, near mint, quality made riveted and stitched brown leather scabbard with large belt loop and retaining strap with ‘’Puma Solingen Germany’ press stud fastener. Both the hanging loop and the bottom edge of the sheath are fitted with their original leather cords for securing to the belt and the leg of the wearer. The rear of the scabbard is impressed 'Made In Germany' above 'DBGM 1865840'. The knife and scabbard are contained in their original wooden case with hinged lid and 2 clasp fasteners. One edge of the case has its original green and black ‘Puma 6376 Bowie’ label. The lid has its original green and gold puma plastic badge. The inside of the case is foam lined and factory cut to snugly fit the knife and scabbard. The box contains the knife’s original Puma guarantee / care instruction leaflet with matching number ‘97674’. The price for this mint, cased, Puma Bowie includes UK delivery. ED 2259

MINT, Large Geo Wostenholm & Son Washington Works Sheffield ‘I*XL Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave’ Coffin Handle Bowie Knife With Etched Blade & Mint Bespoke Saddler Hand Made Leather Scabbard. Sn 15372:13 - 15372:13
Along with Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm is possibly the most famous name in Sheffield cutlery. Geo Wolstenholm’s first knife making works were established in 1785. The Wolstenholm business now forms part of the Egginton Group, Sheffield. This is an impressive original I*XL Bowie Knife in near mint condition made by Geo Wolstenholm & Son at their Washington Works Sheffield. It has a 9 ¾” long deep swept polished steel bowie blade which is 2” broad at its widest point. The knife measures 14 ¾” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife's model detail 'I*XL.' and the blade is marked with the makers name and address together with Deep etched Wosenholm Sheffield detail and panel With Wostenholm address and American Mottos ‘ United States The Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave Protected By The Noble And Brave Volunteers, Americans Ask For Nothing But What Is Right And Submit To Nothing That Is Wrong’ (all illustrated). It has brass finger guard bolsters & Oak Coffin shaped scales which are each 4mm thick. The scales are secured to the tang by brass pins. The Bowie comes with a mint, quality, bespoke, Saddler hand made, thick brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop which we have had made for this impressive Bowie. The Bowie fits the scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15372:13

Post 1963 Boxed, Limited Edition No.772 Of 1500 Buck Custom Knife USA Model 110 Folding Hunter Lock Knife With Etched Blade, Original Wood Buck Display Stand & Care Instruction Pamphlet . Sn 15372:12 - 15372:12
The American Company, Buck Knives was founded in San Diego, California in the early 1900's and is now located in Post Falls, Idaho. The company has a long history through five generations of the Buck family. Buck created their model 110 folding hunter in 1963 when Al Buck decided that a revolutionary lock blade knife was needed by outdoorsmen who wanted a sturdy knife but did not want to carry a long, fixed blade knife. This is an excellent limited edition Buck 110 folding hunter Custom Knife With Original Display Stand, Box and Paperwork. The folding lock knife has a 4” drop point blade. One side of the polished steel blade has a finger groove and is etched with the scene of ‘H.H. Buck’s original business premises and banner with ‘HH Buck’ emblazoned in gilt. The ricasso is marked ‘Buck 110 USA'. The reverse is numbered ‘0772 / 1500’. The knife’s undamaged American Walnut scales are secured by brass and steel pins. The knife has a brass grip frame. Opened the knife measures 9” overall length. The blade locks firmly in place and is released for closing by depression of a steel lever on the back of the grip frame. The knife is complete with it's original Buck wooden display stand which was issued with the knife. The stand has a recessed block to comfortably seat the knife’s butt and slotted block to accommodate the blade edge. The stand has a small plate labelled ‘Buck’ on the front and has 2 holes for wall hanging to the rear. The knife is accompanied by its original care instruction pamphlet and printed ‘Word From The Chairman Of Buck Knives’ leaflet. The knife, stand and paperwork are contained in their original cardboard box emblazoned with ‘Buck Custom Knife’ and image of a knife smith at his forge in gold. The box has a removable lid and retains its original white cardboard sleeve. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15372:12

WW2 American USMC Raiders Stiletto Fairbairn Sykes FS Cast Alloy Hilt Variation Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 14561. - 14561
This is an original WW2 variation of the FS Fighting knife. This form of dagger was used by USMC Raiders during WW2 (see pages 222 to 224 of Flooks book The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando knives where similar alloy hilt USMC knives are illustrated) . It has a one piece cast alloy handle with stippled panels on the front and back. The handle retains much of its original blackened finish. The clean steel blade with medial ridge is undamaged and measures 152 mm and measures 286mm overall. The knife is complete with leather scabbard. The dark brown leather scabbard has a single belt loop and retaining strap (The tip of the strap is absent). The scabbard has stud on the body. The bottom of the scabbard has 2 ringed holes for thigh cord. The price includes UK delivery Sn 14561

**RESERVED**UNTIL 18/12**WW1 Era British Morby & Sons Sheffield Military Folding Clasp Knife With 2 Blades, Gouged Bone Scales & Copper Shackle. ED 2224 - ED 2224
This is a WW1 Era British Morby & Sons Sheffield Military Folding Clasp Knife With 2 Blades (a similar knife is illustrated on page 136 of Flook’s book British & Commonwealth Military Knives). The knife has 2 fold out blades. The 3” single edged blade is signed by the maker. As is common with these military utility knives the tip is absent no doubt due to use in the field. The smaller 1 ¾” tin opener blade has a thumb spur to assist opening. Both blades have staining consistent with age. The blades fold neatly into its steel frame which has undamaged gouged decorated bone scales secured by pins. The knife has a copper shackle. The scales and shackle are identical to the knife illustrated in Flook’s book. Closed the knife measures 4 ½” length. The length with larger single edged blade open measures 7 ½” overall. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2224

MINT, Boxed Complete 4 Hard Back Volume Set ‘German Daggers Of World War II A Photographic Reference’ By Thomas M. Johnson. BO 311 - BO 311 / 15215
This four volume set by Thomas M. Johnson, a leading collector and authoritative researcher, has been compiled to serve as a useful and authoritative reference on the daggers of Nazi Germany, and have been designed to aid not only the beginning collector, but also the seasoned advanced collector and specialist. These volumes are the result of many years of arduous research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, and are a scholarly study that is more than a perfunctory annotation and illustration of the known basic patterns. Also, the series is a study of a culture and the crafts that actually produced the blades, as well as being a manual in the art of collecting them. The embracing scope is both educational and recreational – and it adds a whole new dimension to this popular collecting subject as a whole. Within these books one will see coverage of the historical background; the manufacturing techniques; constructional information; the actual basic patterns; variations and rarities; the art of collecting, and a whole host of other salient facts of absorbing interest. This is a virtually mint complete 4 volume boxed set. Each volume contains many quality illustrations in both Colour & black & white. The volumes together in their box measure 4 ½”x 12 ¾” x 4 ½”.There are many individual copies of each volume available for sale in the marketplace but only a few complete boxed sets were issued in comparison. If you only want one German dagger reference then this is the one. The price includes UK delivery. BO 311

British WW2 Military Machete And Scabbard. ED 2222 - ED 2222
This is a British WW2 machete made by Josh Beal & Sons, Sheffield. The blade is stamped ENDURE JOSH BEAL & SONS CAST STEEL SHEFFIELD . The brown fibre grips are secured by 5 copper rivets through copper washers and the broad WD arrow on one face. There is a hole at the top of the machete to take a wrist lanyard. The scabbard is the standard British pattern made of leather with 3 rivets securing the belt loop to the scabbard mouth. The face of the belt loop is impressed with the stamp B.H.G. 1944 and also has the number 121 with the W.D. arrow below. See British and Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook, pages 108 and 109. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2222
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