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Post 1952 QE II British ‘Best Commando On Course Prize’ Nickel Plated 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By Wilkinson Sword With Etched Panel & Scabbard. ED 2256 - ED 2256
An original, excellent 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife with etched Queen Elizabeth II Royal Appointment Wilkinson Sword panel. These quality knives were reputedly presented to the ‘best Commando on course’ after completion of their arduous training and were highly prized fully functional fighting knives. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 (see page 61 & 62 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook) and continued to be issued post war. This post 1952 Commando prize knife has an undamaged ribbed and nickel plated brass handle with slotted pommel nut and oval nickel plated cross guard. It has a clean 179mm dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has an etched panel on one side ‘Wilkinson Sword London Made In England’ with crossed swords legend and QE II Royal Appointment. It is complete with its leather scabbard with nickel plated external chape and single belt loop. It retains its 4 leather sewn on leather tabs and elasticated retaining strap. All leather & stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2256

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

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

WW1 1916 Imperial German Clamshell Deer Hunting Dagger / Sidearm With Stag Antler Handle , Ornate Brass Fittings Etched Blade To The ‘Wartenburg Jager Batallion Nr 1’ & Original Leather Scabbard. Sn 15084 - 15084
This is an excellent original WW1 dated Imperial German Clamshell Hunting Dagger / Sidearm. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Deer or Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This example has an undamaged Stag antler hilt with heavy ornate brass fittings including swept cross guard with hoof finials and cast oak leaf centre panel on one side, squirrel on the reverse panel, large clamshell cast with Deer in the field scene, ribbed ferrule and butt cap with ball top. Its 17 ½” single edged steel blade has fullers. The blade is undamaged with just light areas of staining consistent with age. It measures 23 ½” overall. The blade is etched along the fuller ‘ Jager Battalion Graf Yorch Don Wartenburg Nr 1’ and dated ‘1916’. The weapon is complete with its correct black leather scabbard with rear seam, brass throat mount with acorn locket and long chape. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15084

Early 1900’s English Thomas Turner & Company Sheffield Maker To His Majesty, Horseman's / Coachman's Multi Bladed Folding Knife With 10 Blades / Tools & Stag Antler Scales. ED 2250 - ED 2250
This is an English Sheffield made Horseman's / Coachman’s Multi Bladed Clasp Knife by Thomas Turner & Co. The knife has 4 fold out tools and 2 removable tools. The 3” single edged blade is signed by the maker Thomas Turner Co Sheffield. The smaller 2” blade is marked Turner & Co Maker To His Majesty at the ricasso. The saw blade in marked ‘’A&N’ above ‘CSL’ on one side and ‘N’ on the reverse. The tools which can be seen in the images fold neatly into its steel frame which has undamaged Stag antler scales secured by pins. One scale has a brass plate engraved ‘G. Dennis’ no doubt the original owner of the knife. Slotted into the scales are 2 removable tools which consist of a spike and a pair of tweezers. One end of the knife has a screw driver tip, the other end has a brass shackle. Closed the knife measures 4 ¼” length. The length with larger single edged blade open measures 7 ½” overall. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2250

EXTREMELY RARE, MINT, MINIATURE, R.R. Middleton, Sheffield (Sons Of The Famous Cutler J.E. Middleton) Hand Made Bowie Knife With Polished Horn Scales & Brass Fittings. Sn 15530 - 15530
This is an impressive, extremely rare and sought after hand made miniature Bowie Knife, made at Rockingham Street, Sheffield by the sons of the now deceased J.E. Middleton. J.E. Middleton & his sons Ron & Roy are famous for their quality full size Bowies. Ron Middleton now himself in his 80’s states that only 300 miniatures were ever made by the Middletons and most were exported to the USA. This miniature Bowie superbly displays the craftsmanship of the Middletons. The miniature is an exact replica of their full size example with the same quality and attention to detail. The miniature is in mint, as new condition. It measures a diminutive 98mm overall length with a 65mm polished steel Bowie blade. The blade is signed on one side ‘R.R. Middleton’ (Ron & Roy Middleton). It has a polished brass grip frame, flat, waisted, polished brass cross guard with scalloped ends, polished brass ferrule and scalloped pommel. The scales are 2 pieces of ivory hue polished horn secured by 2 brass pins. The price for this quality miniature Bowie includes UK delivery. Sn 15530

RARE MAKERS, C1850 Victorian Irish O’Neill & Thompson Dublin Horseman's / Coachman's Multi Bladed Folding Lock Knife With 10 Blades / Tools & Antique Ivory Scales. ED 2245 - ED 2245
This is a C1850 Irish Dublin made Horseman's / Coachman’s Multi Bladed Clasp Knife by the rare to find makers Thompson & O’Neill. The knife has 6 fold out tools, 1 removable spike tool and screw driver tip. The 3 ½” single edged blade is signed by the makers Thompson & O’Neill. The blade locks into place securely and is released by depression of a small ribbed steel lever on the back of the frame. The file tool is marked ‘Dublin’. The smaller single edged blade is 2 ½” length . The tools which can be seen in the images fold neatly into its steel frame which has antique ivory scales secured by steel pins. The scales have contemporary minor cracks which are stable and secure. One scale is inlaid with a void silver shield. The back of the frame has a hinged lanyard ring. Slotted into one of the scales is a spike tool. Closed the knife measures 5” length. The length with larger locking blade open measures 8 ½” overall. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2245

AS FOUND & UN-CLEANED, WW2 Era Nazi German Kriegsmarine Dagger With Etched & Blued Blade By Eickhorn Solingen & Scabbard. ED 2243 - ED 2243
An original, German Kriegsmarine Dagger & Scabbard in as found and un-cleaned condition. The blade is etched on both sides with marine fouled Anchors together with blued scroll work panels. The ricasso is crisply marked with the makers name and squirrel Logo 'Original Eickhorn Solingen'. It has the distinctive Kriegsmarine 'Eagle Pommel, ornate cross guard with scabbard retaining button that works as it should and correct Ivory hue resin grip with wire binding which is tight and secure. It is complete with original scabbard which is decorated with a 'hammered' and etched design. The scabbard has a few small dents consistent with age and service use. It has 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2243
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