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RARE, WW2 British Commando & Special Operations Executive Pattern Folding Lock Knife By Cresta (Spear & Jackson Sheffield). ED 2149 - ED 2149
A scarce WW2 British Commando & S.O.E. (Special Operations Executive) pattern folding knife. These knives were manufactured in England primarily for use by Commando’s & the S.O.E. (see pages 150/151 & Plate 355 in 'British and Commonwealth Military Knives' by Ron Flook). Some of the knives produced don't have a manufacturers name or origin but this one has 'Cresta' stamped on the blade which is a trade mark of the Sheffield Cutlers Spear & Jackson. During WW2 Spear & Jackson also made Sten Guns for the British Army. The undamaged scales are chequered Bakelite or Bexoid (white metal gripped versions were also made). The knife is fitted with correct steel lanyard ring. The single edged blade measures 3 ½” long and it is 9” overall with the blade locked out. The cutting edge of the blade has no damage or nicks and has just the staining to be expected with age. The blade folds out and locks in place correctly. The blade is released by operation of a metal sprung thumb release which works perfectly. The price for this rare SOE pattern knife includes UK delivery. ED 2149
£475.00

C1885 Victorian Skinning Knife By Walter Thornhill & Co London Cutler To Queen Victoria And The Prince & Princess Of Wales With Leather Scabbard. Sn 13692 - 13692
The name Thornhill has a history in knife making dating back to 1734. A maker of quality knives, Thornhill traded under various names. In 1832 a John James Thornhill is recorded at 144 New Bond Street & William and Frederick Thornhill are recoded as operating from 23 Fish Street, London. In 1850 a Walter Thornhill is recorded at the same address. In 1885 The company is recorded as Thornhill Walter & Co 144 & 145 New Bond Street & 6 Little Bruton Street London 'Cutler to The Queen & The Prince & Princess Of Wales’. The Company went out of business C1912 (see pages 161 & 167 of the London Knife book By Flook). This is an excellent Victorian era Skinner by Walter Thornhill. It has a 4” single edged blade which is marked by the manufacturer 'W. Thornhill London' together with 'Crown VR' (Victoria Regina) indicating that this knife was made by Walter Thornhill after the companies Royal Appointments had been secured C1885. The blade has a scalloped back edge, is undamaged and has just the staining consistent with age. It has undamaged chequered ebony scales secured by rows of rivets. The knife measures 7 ½” overall and is complete with its original brown leather scabbard. The leather of the scabbard is undamaged but the stitching of its rear belt loop has become detached over time at the top edge, this could easily be re-stitched. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13692
£395.00

Vietnam Period American / Australian 'Parsons' Type Theartre Made Knuckle Knife and Leather Scabbard. Sn 13630 - 13630
Vietnam Period alloy grip American / Australian knuckle knife with leather scabbard. This knife is featured in 'The Military Knife & Bayonet ' book by Homer M. Brett, See page 293. This example has a cast alloy grip with moulded knuckle guard which has cast pyramid type projections and flat pommel. The knife measures 11” overall with a clean 6 3/4” blade with thin fuller either side and slight false back edge.. The ricasso is stamped with "Weston Boulder", the rest of the manufacturers stamp being hidden by the alloy grip. The knife is complete with its correct original brown leather scabbard which has a single belt loop and retaining leather straps with press stud. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13630
£395.00

ORIGINAL WW2 Alloy Hilt New Zealand Army Knuckle Knife With Original Correct Scabbard. Sn 13629 - 13629
WW2 era New Zealand made military fighting knives come in a number of forms, but all have the same alloy hilt with moulded chequering. The New Zealand made knives were popular with American Forces (see pages 214 216 plate 521of British & Commonwealth Military Knives By Flook which illustrates an example identical to ours). This example has the correct cast alloy grip with moulded knuckle guard which has cast pyramid type projections and raised pommel ideal for striking during combat. The knife measures 10 ½” overall with a clean 6” spear point blade. As is usual with these weapons there are no manufacturer, date or military markings on the knife. The knife is complete with its correct original brown leather scabbard which has a single belt loop and retaining strap with eyelet which fastens to a brass stud on the body of the scabbard. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13629
£495.00

C1800 Aikuchi Japanese Tanto & Scabbard With Kozuka Short Knife & Samurai Hair Pin. Sn 13576 - 13576
This is a C1800 Japanese Aikuchi (dirk without a guard) in its original scabbard. The Aikuchi is 13” overall with a 9” single edge clean steel blade which has nice hamon. The tang is unsigned. It has a ray skin handle bound with green cord and decorated with brass Menuki. The scabbard is brown laquered wood and is fitted with its original Kozuka (small knife). The Kozuka is 6 ¾” overall length with a decorated brass handle. The scabbard also has a removable 4 ½” long flat brass pin with engraved decoration most likely a type of hair pin used by Samurai warriors. The Kozuka and pin sit firmly within the purpose made cut out sections of the scabbard at the throat. This is an excellent, original and complete Aikuchi. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13576
£1,200.00

WW2 U.S.M.C. MK 1 Ka-Bar Fighting Knife & Leather Sheath. ED 2134 - ED 2134
This is an original MK 1 WW2 U.S. Ka-Bar fighting knife in its correct leather sheath. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed laminated leather washers with four grooves and with plastic spacers top and bottom. It has a steel cross guard which is stamped "Ka-Bar Olean N.Y." and a 150 mm parkerised bowie blade. The pommel is steel and round. It is complete with a heavy duty leather sheath with belt loop and retaining strap with working brass press stud fastener. According to M.H. Cole in his book 'US Military Knives", no two of the U.S.N. Mark I are identical. Each manufactures had its own variations and as such a huge collection of different types can be amassed. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2134
£275.00

WW2 U.S.M.C. MK 1 Ka-Bar Fighting Knife & Leather Sheath. ED 2133 - ED 2133
This is an original MK 1 WW2 U.S. Ka-Bar fighting knife in its correct leather sheath. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed laminated leather washers with four grooves and with plastic spacers top and bottom. It has an alloy cross guard which is stamped "Ka-Bar Olean N.Y." and a 150 mm polished bowie blade. The pommel is alloy and oval. It is complete with a heavy duty leather sheath with belt loop and retaining strap with working brass press stud fastener. According to M.H. Cole in his book 'US Military Knives", no two of the U.S.N. Mark I are identical. Each manufactures had its own variations and as such a huge collection of different types can be amassed. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2133
£275.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD WW1 1917 Dated U.S. Military Diston & Sons Design Model 1917- 1918 Trench/ Fighting Knife By American Cutlery Co (A.C. Co.) Sn 13463 - 13463
In 1917 several designs were submitted to the U.S. Ordnance Dept 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- 1918 Trench/ Fighting Knife by the American Cutlery Co. The blade is a simple but effective blackened 8 ½” triangular spike (13 ½” overall) secured to a contoured walnut grip with finger grooves. The edges of the steel knuckle bow bears 2 rows of steel flange teeth. The grip also has a stepped steel pommel nut. The inside of the bow is crisply stamped 'A.C. Co USA’ and dated ‘1917'. The original green leather scabbard has blackened fittings including an integral brass belt hanger all in great condition. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13463
£0.00

RARE, WW2 Era MK 2 U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) Fighting Knife By PAL With USMC Marked Blade & Scabbard. Sn 13451 - 13451
This is an original rare WW2 era Mark 2 fighting knife used by the US Navy’s UDT (see page 78 of the book ‘United States Military Knives By Silvey & Boyd item 64 and page 82 item 75). This example is in very good condition with just the service wear to be expected. The grip is constructed of compressed laminated smooth leather washers with red spacers, correct short finger guard and alloy pommel. It has a 6 ¾” bowie blade with fullers stamped on one side ‘PAL’ (PAL Blade Co). The other side is stamped ‘USMC’. It is complete with its leather scabbard with integral belt loop and retaining strap with stud fastener. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13451
£395.00

Original, WW1 Era British Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk With King’s Crown Etched Blade, Cord, Portepee & Scabbard. Sn 13404 - 13404
This is a very good original Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk With Scabbard. It measures 23 ½” overall and has an 18" blade faintly etched on both sides with decorative foliate panels and Kings Crown above Naval Fouled Anchor. There is no visible manufacturer’s name on this piece. The dirk has a Brass hilt with wire bound shark skin grip, lion head pommel with lanyard ring & cross guard with King’s Crown Anchor & Rope centre piece & acorn finials. The hilt is fitted with its original cord and weighted ball portepee. The cord is frayed consistent with age and service use. It is complete with its original black leather scabbard with brass locket & chape. The mounts are decoratively engraved and the upper mount has 2 hanging rings and is fitted with locking catch which snugly fits into a slot in the cross guard of the dirk securely retaining the dirk in the scabbard. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13404
£495.00
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