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RARE, WW1 Imperial German Kaiserliche Marine Naval Officer's Dagger By WKC (Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen) & Scabbard. Sn 15192 - 15192
The Imperial German Kaiserliche Marine (German Navy) was created at the time of the formation of the German Empire. It existed between 1871 and 1919, growing out of the small Prussian Navy and Norddeutsche Bundesmarine, which primarily had the mission of coastal defense. Kaiser Wilhelm II greatly expanded the Navy, and enlarged its mission. This is an excellent WW1 era Imperial German Kaiserliche Marine Officer's dagger. It has the correct ivory hue resin grip with thick silver wire binding and cross guard with cast Marine rope fouled anchor design. The pommel is the correct cast Imperial Crown with shield panels featuring Imperial Eagles and Tutonic Crosses. The 12 ¾” long double edged dagger blade with double fullers is clean. One side of the blade has a crisp Medieval helmet trade mark of WKC (Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen). The cross guard has the correct friction fit clasp which secures it neatly in its original brass scabbard which is decorated with etched foliate and lightning bolts. It also has twin rings and relief knotted rope suspensions. The price for this rare WW1 dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 15192

Inter War Native Nepalese Hand Crafted Bone Handled Kukri With 2 Skinning Knives & Leather Scabbard With Brass Fittings ‘Nepal’ Badge & Mounted With Nepalese Coins. Sn 15163 - 15163
A very good hand crafted bone handled Nepalese Kukri, complete with scabbard and two skinning knives. The knife has a heavy 10 ½” polished steel curved kukri blade which has a single edge and hand tooled decoration. As is typical of the Kukri form blade it is 'notched' near to the hilt. The blade is clean sharp and undamaged. It measures 15” overall. The handle is carved polished bone with brass ferrule and pommel cap. The scabbard is black leather covered wood, mounted with brass ‘Nepal’ badge, ornate floral tooled brass mount, brass stud chevrons and 5 Nepalese copper coins The throat of the scabbard has 52 open top pockets which contain its original 2 small wood handled skinning knives with crude 1 ¼” single edged steel blades. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15163

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 10/05) WW2 2nd Pattern British WD B2 Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 15164 - 15164
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941 (see page 89-93 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This is an excellent WW2 2nd pattern, B2, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and a blued steel oval cross guard. The top of the cross guard is crisply stamped with War Dept 'B2' designation and arrow. It has a 172mm long double edged blued blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external blackened brass chape. As is common with these scabbards its 4 sewn on leather tabs have been contemporarily cut back. The original elasticated retaining strap on the belt loop is present but perished in the centre. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15164

American WW2 Theatre Made Bowie Knife And Scabbard. ED 872 - ED 872
This is a WW2 American theatre made bowie knife made during WW2. These knives were made by American and British serviceman in the field in order to provide a personal last ditch weapon. These weapons could be made out of any spare broken blades or fabricated from scratch. This knife has a 9 182 inch bowie style blade and has engraved decoration on one side together with the name BUDDY ENGLE (presumably the name of the original owner). The hilt is comprised of an aluminium hilt and a pommel made of leather and aluminium washers for grip. The whole knife is well made and sits nicely in the hand. The leather scabbard is designed to hand from a wide belt and is held together with rivets and leather thonging. The scabbard has tooled decoration to the front. The bottom of the scabbard has two holes for a leg strap. This is a very nice WW2 theatre made knife. See Theatre made Military Knives of WW2 by Bill and Debbie Wright for hundreds of similar knives. Price includes ED 872

MINT, English Large 'Fred James' Sheffield Made 'America Land Of The Free & Home Of The Brave ' Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Polished Horn Scales, Embossed Mythical Hybrid Horse / Leopard Brass Pommel & Leather Scabbard. Sn 9266 - 9266
Before his death in 1986 Fred James was Sheffield's best known Bowie Knife maker. He began his career in 1935 at Johnson's Portobello Works & continued work at Wostenholm's Washington Works in 1956. In 1971 when the companies of Wostenholm and Rodgers merged, James began his own knife making business (see pages 214-215 of The Sheffield Knife Book By Tweedale). This Fred James Sheffield made Bowie Knife & scabbard are in near mint condition. The knife has polished horn scales secured with steel pins. The brass pommel sections are embossed on both sides with a mythical hybrid Horse / Leopard figure. It has a brass cross guard and the 9” Bowie blade is polished steel with scalloped decoration on the back edge. One side of the blade is etched with elaborate scroll work and wording "America Land Of The Free and The Home Of The Brave". The ricasso is stamped "F. W. James Sheffield". The scabbard is black leather with integral belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 9266

Inter War, German Puma Solingen No. 3591 Hunt Master Trench Fighting Knife Style Dagger With Fold Out Tools In Stag Horn Scales Hilt & Leather Scabbard With Removable Frog. Sn 15074 - 15074
An original inter war dagger with in the form popular as trench fighting knives with fold out tools. The dagger is in excellent condition. It has a 4 ¼” single edged steel blade (9” overall length). The cutting edge has a 1” serrated saw edge near to the small finger guard of the hilt. The stag horn grips are undamaged. The fold out tools consist of a 2 ½” curved blade, a 3” saw edge blade with screw driver tip and cork screw. The blade has German script on both sides including the Puma Solingen name and number 3591 (all illustrated). The scabbard is black leather with retaining strap and brass stud. Its removable leather frog with small belt loop is secured to the scabbard by 2 retaining straps. The leather of the frog is impressed 'DBGM 1895046'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15074

RARE, Original WW2, 2nd Pattern, British Officer's, Nickel Plated, Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With WD ‘Arrow 56’ Mark & Scabbard. Sn 15122:3 - 15122:3
2nd Pattern 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is a rare example of the WW2, 2nd Pattern, Officer's fighting knife. It has a 170mm double edged dagger blade with medial ridge which is razor sharp and has a knurled nickel plated handle and cross guard. The cross guard is stamped with WD ‘Arrow 56’ mark (see pages 55 and 58 and plate 122 of British & Commonwealth Military knives By Flook). The dagger is complete with original scabbard with nickel plated chape. The scabbard has had its 4 sew on tabs and retaining strap contemporarily removed. All leather and stitching are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15122:3

SOLD SOLD (16/08) WW2 Era Nazi German Luftwaffe 2nd Pattern Officer's Dagger By Rich Abr Herder Solingen & Scabbard. Sn 15007 - 15007
An excellent, original, 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Officer's Dagger. The dagger has a clean blade and the ricasso is marked by the maker Rich Abr Herder Solingen and with trademark. It has the correct distinctive 'Luftwaffe Eagle with Swastika' design cross guard and ivory hue 'phenol resin' grip with ornate Oak leaf decorated, hilt mount and pommel with Swastikas. The wire binding on the grip is tight and intact. The Dagger has its original scabbard which is decorated with a 'hammered' design and has Oak leaf panels on both sides of the lower section. The scabbard has 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. The Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15007

MATCHING MANUFACTURER MARKS, WW1 German Rich Abr Herder Trench/Fighting Knife (Hunting Style Variant) With Stag-Horn Hilt, German Silver Fittings & Scabbard. Sn 15043 - 15043
This is an excellent original WW1 German trench/fighting knife and leather scabbard. The knife is a hunting style variant and features a stag-horn hilt (see pages 40 and 41 of Stephen's book 'Fighting Knives' where similar variants are illustrated). The dagger has a German Silver pommel cap, ribbed German Silver ferrule and German Silver 'wave' cross guard. The hilt is curved stag-horn. The blade is 6 ¼” in length with medial ridge. The blade has some areas of light staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer Rich Abr Herder together with trademark. It is 11" overall length. The knife is complete with its original leather scabbard with integral belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The front of the scabbard is impressed with matching manufacturer marks (all illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15043

WW1 American Cutlery Co USA 1917 Flanged Knuckle Bow Trench Fighting Dagger & Scabbard. Sn 14940 - 14940
This excellent original WW1 1917 dated USA American Cutlery Company made Trench/ Fighting Knife (see page 69 of Fighting Knives By Stephens). The blade is a simple but effective 9 inch triangular spike (14 inches overall) secured to a contoured wood grip with finger grooves. The flanged steel knuckle bow bears 2 rows of dome shaped teeth on the edges of the bow. The steel pommel has a domed end cap. The leather scabbard has original green paint and blackened steel fittings together with a brass belt hanger all in similar excellent condition. The inside of the knuckle bow is dated 1917 'A C Co' manufacturer's legend and ‘USA’ and the metal throat mount of the scabbard is stamped with a small ‘M.S.’ inspection mark (all illustrated). This is a scarce original WW1 fighting knife with original scabbard. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14940
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