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An Excellent William Rodgers Of Sheffield, England Ebony Handled Bowie Knife & Black Leather Sheath. Sn 13889 - 13889
This is a top quality bowie knife by the premier Sheffield knife maker William Rodgers. It is clearly marked on one side of the blade with "William Rodgers Sheffield, England". The grips are black ebony, chequered and held in place by one pin. The polished blade measures 4 3/4" long. The scabbard is top quality black leather with a belt loop riveted to the back. These knives were often carried by officers in WW1. (See 'The Sheffield Knife Book' by Geoffrey Tweedale page 257-265 and Ron Flooks ' British & Commonwealth Military Knives' pages 23, plate 29 for a WW1 knife of a similar style with a knuckleduster). A top quality knife in excellent condition by a premier Sheffield maker. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13889
£345.00

Edwardian 1901-1910 Joseph Rodgers & Sons Ebony Handled Bowie Knife & Black Leather Sheath. Sn 13888 - 13888
This is a beautifully marked bowie knife by the premier Sheffield knife maker of the Victorian and Edwardian era. It is clearly marked on one side of the 5 3/4" long polished blade with "E.R." and a Crown over "J. Rodgers & Sons, 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, England" denoting manufacture in the Edwardian era of 1901-1910. The other side of the blade carries the corporate mark of an asterisk and a Maltese Cross. The grips are black ebony, chequered and held in place by one pin. The scabbard is top quality black leather with a belt loop riveted to the back. These knives were often carried by officers in WW1. (See 'The Sheffield Knife Book' by Geoffrey Tweedale page 257-265 and Ron Flooks ' British & Commonwealth Military Knives' pages 23, plate 29 for a WW1 knife of a similar style with a knuckleduster). A top quality knife in excellent condition by a premier Sheffield maker. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13888
£395.00

Large Victorian Era American Combat / Survival Bowie Knife By R.A. Bone and Leather Scabbard. Sn 13828 - 13828
A large Victorian era American combat / survival Bowie knife and leather scabbard based on a 'Collins' knife. This is a large unusual American combat / survival Bowie Knife which has a compressed leather washer grip. The base of the grip and pommel are non ferrous cast metal. The pommel screws off. It has a large 12" blade, 2" wide at its widest point and 17" overall with falchion style tip and twin narrow fullers. The blade is stamped with "R.A. Bone Cast Steel" and a large Lion trade mark. It has a brass straight crossguard. It is in a hand tooled brown leather scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13828
£675.00

VERY RARE, WW1 Gallipoli Bring Back, German Made Turkish Contract Machine Gun Crews Trench Fighting Knife With Integral Fold Out Tools In The Hilt, Scabbard & Frog. Sn 13885 - 13885
Although this piece has no visible German manufacturer marks it is of the quality and form of the type of WW1 era German made Turkish Army contract knives most likely issued to machine gun crew’s and would likely have been in service at Gallipoli. The knife has the appearance of a knife bayonet but no apparent means of fitting to a rifle. It has slab wood grips secured by rivets. The grips are undamaged. The grip frame is slotted and has 2 integral hinged fold out tools consisting of a 2 ¼” long shank spike with thumb lever and 2 ¼” slim pyramid shaped spike with side slot for thumbnail opening. The knife measures 12" overall and has a 7 ¾” single edged blade with fullers. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. Its returning wave cross guard has what appears to be Turkish script characters on both sides. The knife is complete with its original steel scabbard which has a frog bar and ball end. The scabbard has no dents. The scabbard is fitted with its original brown leather frog with integral belt loop. The leather and stitching of the frog are intact. Price for this very rare WW1 trench knife no doubt a WW1 bring back includes UK delivery. Sn 13885
£1,275.00

RARE, QUALITY, MATCHING NUMBERS, Pre WW1 1914 Dated Imperial German Clamshell Boar Hunting Prize Dagger / Sidearm With Etched Blade ‘Commemorative Shooting Award Donated By Von Distritschef 27th January 1914’ & Stag Antler Grip. Sn 13884 - 13884
This is a rare quality made Imperial German Clamshell Hunting Dagger / Sidearm presented as a shooting prize just before the outbreak of WW1. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This shooting prize award dagger has a heavy Stag Antler hilt with heavy metal fittings including cross guard, large clamshell, ferrule and butt cap with acorn finial. The hilt has its original thin leather washer. The dagger can be dismantled. The tang and cross guard are stamped with matching number ‘5’. Its 1 ½” broad single edged blade with fullers is clean and sharp. The blade is 10 ½” length and the piece measures 16 ½” overall. The blade has no visible manufacturer marks but is beautifully engraved on one side with stylised German script which roughly translates to ‘Commemorative Shooting Award Donated By Von Distritschef 27th January 1914’. The weapon is complete with its original brown leather scabbard with metal chape. The leather is impressed with similar partially readable script as the blade marking. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this quality antique Imperial German hunting prize sidearm includes UK delivery. Sn 13884
£1,450.00

SOLD SOLD WW2 British Middle East Brass 'Deaths' Head' Knuckle Guard Commando Knife & Scabbard. With provenance. Sn 13874 - 13874
This dagger was issued to Leonard William Morris who served with the Durham Light Infantry before transferring to the Airbourne Division and in the latter part of WW2 served in the far east fighting the Japanese. It was given by him to his nephew from whom we acquired it. The manufacture of these Commando knives were influenced by members of the WW2 Middle East Commando who went to India and then China to form 'Mission 204'. An example of this knife is shown on page 208 plate 503 of Flook's book British & Commonwealth Military Knives. This is an excellent original example of the rare Middle East Commando knife. It has the correct 'deaths' head' cast brass grip with finger rings & 'cog wheel' type protrusions on the knuckle grip. Its 6" steel single edged Bowie type blade is undamaged. The knife measures 11 ¾” overall. As is common with these knives it does not have any manufacturers marks (see pages 32-35 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook). It is complete with its correct original heavy duty leather scabbard with rear belt loop & retaining strap which fastens to a brass stud on the body of the scabbard. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this piece of British Commando history includes UK delivery. Sn 13874
£0.00

WW1 Imperial German Army NCO’s Trench Dagger / Fighting Knife By Eickhorn, Solingen With Stag Antler Grips & Eagle’s Head Pommel In The Form Of The WW1 Army Dress Bayonet & Scabbard With Integral Belt Loop. ED 2153 - ED 2153
This is an original WW1 German trench dagger/fighting knife. These daggers were made by Eickhorn Solingen in the form of WW1 Imperial German Army NCO’s dress bayonets (see page 51 of the book ‘German Combat Knives 1914-1945’ by Mery which illustrates a similar example). The dagger is 10 ¼” overall with a 6” clean steel double edged blade with medial ridge . The hilt has its original leather washer. It has an Eagle's head pommel with correct false bayonet button which forms the Eagles eye. The grips are Stag antler secured by 2 rivets. It has a short up-swept quillon cross guard. Although the blade is unmarked this dagger is identical in form to those made by Eickhorn Solingen mark and was no doubt made by that company. This is a very well made and substantial trench dagger. It comes with its original metal scabbard which retains most of its original black paint. The scabbard has a riveted integral leather belt loop with retaining strap and stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2153
£345.00

AS FOUND UN-MESSED WITH Large WW1 British Officer’s Private Purchase Folding Multi Blade / Tool Clasp Knife Retailed By Harrods With 1915- 1916 Solid Sterling Silver Scales By Britton Co London & Blades /Tools By Atkinson Brothers & W. Green Ltd Sheffield - 13854
This is a quality made WW1 British Officer’s folding clasp knife with many blades / tools useful in the field. It has a large blade (3 ½”), a saw blade (3 ¼”), a file with screwdriver end, hook, gimlet and removable tweezers. The saw blade is marked ‘Harrods Ltd Brompton Road SW’ (The famous Knightsbridge London Store). The large blade ‘Atkinson Bros’ and the file ‘W.Green Ltd Sheffield’. The knife has heavy solid sterling silver hallmarked scales which denote manufacture in 1915 -1916 by Richard Britton Co London. The scales have slots near to the butt end for removable tools. One tool most likely a small blade or pin is absent from its slot. The other slot houses the small steel tweezers which are present and function as they should. This quality piece which is as found and un-messed with. The blades and tools have staining consistent with age, professional cleaning of this superb piece would make it even more desirable. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13854
£675.00

British Royal Navy Saw Back Diver’s Knife With NATO Stores Numbers By Nowill & Sons Sheffield With NATO Stores Numbered Scabbard & NATO Thigh Strap Assembly. Sn 13807 - 13807
This is an excellent original British Royal Navy Diver’s Knife. These knives are in use today (see page 92 and plates 208 & 209 of Flook's book British & Commonwealth Military Knives). The knife has a clean 7 3/4" stainless steel double edged blade with medial ridge & spear point tip. The cutting edge of the knife is sharp and the back of the blade has a deep cut sawback. The knife measures 12 ¾” overall and has a steel tang covered with moulded hard rubber which has 3 raised bands for grip. The steel pommel is correctly sunk into the rubber handle. The pommel end of the handle is holed for wrist strap. The blade is crisply etched by the manufacturer 'John Nowill & Sons Ltd, Sheffield. England'. The handle is embossed with NATO stores number 'NSNo4220-99-523-9744'. The knife is complete with its original black hard rubber scabbard. The scabbard is complete and undamaged. It has a large vented belt loop with elasticated rubber retaining band. The body is slotted for thigh strap. The scabbard is embossed with the correct NATO stores number 'NSNo4220-99-523-9745' and it is fitted with the correct NATO thigh strap assembly with plastic buckles. The straps have the correct NATO stores numbers ‘NSNo 4220-99-523-9746. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13807
£295.00

RARE, RHOM ERASED, Nazi German 1933 Pattern SA Dagger With Motto Etched Blade & Rhom Inscription Erased By Ernst Pack & Sohne Solingen (Maker Rarity Value 2) & Scabbard With Hanger. Sn 13741 - 13741
The name of the Nazi SA leader & friend of Hitler, Ernst Rohm together with 'Friendship' motto was inscribed on the blades of some SA daggers. In 1934 Rohm was accused of Treason against Hitler and he was executed. After Rohm's death Hitler ordered Rohm's name to be removed from all blades. This is an original 1933 pattern SA dagger and scabbard in excellent condition. The wooden grips are in excellent undamaged condition. The German National Emblem and 'SA' roundel are perfectly fitted. It has a Nickel plated cross guard stamped 'Nm', & pommel. One side of its clean blade has the correct "Alles Fur Deutschland" inscription. The other side has the Ernst Rhom name and friendship inscription contemporarily removed as per Hitler’s order and shows areas of rubbing where this process has taken place. The removal has partially affected the manufacturers stamp near to the hilt but it is still visible and is the name and trademark of Ernst Pack & Sohne. Pack & Sohne made approximately 41,000 of these daggers and are rated as rarity value 2 in the book The service daggers of the SA & The NSKK by Siegert (value10 being the most rare). The dagger is complete with its excellent original brown metal scabbard with nickel plated chape and locket. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather hanger with nickel plated fittings. Price for this rare Rhom erased SA dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 13741
£745.00
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