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WW2 Nazi 1937 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Officer's Dagger By Eickhorn Solingen With Scabbard & Hangers With Straps & Clasp. Sn 13135 - 13135
In 1937 the German Air Ministry announced the adoption of a new, 2nd pattern dagger for Luftwaffe Officers. This is an excellent original example. It has a 10" clean double edged blade with medial ridge (15" overall). The blade is marked by the manufacturer 'Original Eickhorn Solingen' with Squirrel trademark (illustrated). Its cross guard is formed from an Eagle with spread wings carrying a Swastika and it has a round pommel with Swastika surrounded by Oak leaf wreath. The pommel has much of its original gilt finish. Its grooved grip is constructed of orange hue celluloid with twist wire bands which are tight. The dagger is complete with original stipple finished scabbard which features a panel of Oak leaves in the lower section close to the tip. The overall finish to the metal dagger fittings and scabbard was intended to be a matt, steel grey to compliment the colour of the Luftwaffe Uniform. The scabbard is fitted with 2 hanging rings, 2 sprung hangers and buckled, velvet backed bullion striped hanging straps joined to a sprung hanging clasp. The buckles are also decorated with Oak leaves. Price for this complete original Nazi Luftwaffe Officer's Dagger set includes UK delivery. Sn 13135

WW2 Nazi German Kriegsmarine Dagger By Alcoso Solingen With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 13067:26 - 13067:26
An excellent original Nazi German Kriegsmarine Dagger with Scabbard. The Dagger has a clean blade with etched panels featuring marine fouled anchor and battleships. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer ‘Alcoso Solingen (Alex Coppel)’ together with ‘scales’ trade mark and has remnants of its original leather hilt washer. 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. The Dagger is complete with original scabbard which is decorated with a 'hammered' and etched design and 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. Price includes UK delivery. **THIS ITEM IS ONE OF A RECENTLY ACQUIRED, LARGE HIGH END COLLECTION OF GERMAN DEACTIVATED WEAPONS, EDGED WEAPONS & COMBAT HELMETS*** Sn 13067:26

Ron & Roy Middleton Sheffield (Sons Of J.E. Middleton) Large Hand Made Bowie Knife With Stag Horn Handle, Eagle's Head Pommel & Sheath. ED 2114 - ED 2114 / 13046
This is an impressive original Large Bowie Knife made in Sheffield by Ron & Roy Middleton Sheffield sons of J.E. Middleton. It has a perfect 9” long deep swept Bowie blade which is a broad 1 ¾” at its widest edge. The back of the blade has scalloped tool work. The knife measures 14 ½” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife makers name 'R.R. Middleton, Sheffield'. It has a brass cross guard and dramatic stylised Eagle's Head pommel. The handle is made of beautifully curved Stag horn and it is complete with its black leather sheath. The rear of the sheath has a single belt loop impressed ‘RM’. All stitching & leather of the sheath are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2114

WW2 U.S. Navy MK 1 Fighting Knife By Camillus & Leather Scabbard. Sn 13036 - 13036
This is an original MK 1 WW2 U.S. Navy Fighting Knife made by Camillus in its scabbard. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed laminated leather washers (see pages 73 to 84 of of ‘US Military Knives by Cole’). It has a steel cross guard and a 7" parkerised bowie blade. The blade is marked "U.S. CAMILLUS" (Camillus Cutlery new York). The pommel is secured by pin. It is complete with leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with working brass press stud fastener. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13036

MINT, Un Issued Condition WW2 US Navy Mark 2 Fighting Knife By Camillus & M2 Scabbard With Integral Frog By BM Co. Sn 13028 - 13028
This is an original WW2 US MK 2 Fighting Knife & MK 2 Scabbard With Integral Frog in un issued near mint condition. Its 7” parkerised blade is undamaged. It has the correct leather washer ringed handle in excellent condition. The cross guard is crisply stamped by the manufacturer ‘Camillus US NY’ (Cutlery Company USA New York) and ‘USN MK 2’. The knife is complete with its original green plastic scabbard with integral green webbing frog which has a single retaining strap and press stud fastener. The upper mount of the scabbard is stamped 'USN MK 2’ & the reverse is stamped by the manufacturer 'BM Co' (Beckwith Manufacturing Company) together with ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics), ‘NORD-8114’ and inspection mark ‘1/1’. The scabbard is holed for thigh cord. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13028

WW2 2nd Pattern B2 WD Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. ED 2101 - ED 2101
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 a very good WW2 2nd pattern, B2, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is blackened brass with knurled grip and an oval cross guard. The top of the cross guard is stamped with the correct 'B2' designation and a War Dept arrow. It has a 169mm long double edged blackened blade with medial ridge. It is complete with original scabbard with external chape. As is common with these scabbards the belt loop & its 4 sewn on leather tabs have been contemporarily removed. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2101

WW2 Era British Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife With Scabbard. ED 2100 - ED 2100
The Beaded & Ribbed variant of the Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting knife was available as a private purchase weapon but were also Military issue. Beaded & Ribbed versions have been found with, 9,8,7 & 6 rows of beads (see pages 64 & 65 of British & Commonwealth Military knives By Flook and page 130 of his book The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives). This WW2 era Beaded and Ribbed Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife has a blackened brass beaded and ribbed grip (9 rows of beads). There are no WD or manufacturer marks on this piece. It has a blackened 168mm blade with medial ridge. The blade has some service wear near to the hilt. It is complete with original scabbard with external blackened brass chape. As is common with these scabbards the belt loop has been contemporarily removed. It retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2100

Cased, British Royal Green Jackets Commemorative 3rd Pattern Etched Blade Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife By FE & JR Hopkinson Ltd Sheffield England. Sn 12761 - 12761
The Royal Green Jackets were formed on 1 January 1966. During the 1980s, they were deployed to various parts of Northern Ireland (Operation Banner). The Regiment's greatest loss of life came on 20 July 1982 when seven RGJ bandsmen were killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb which exploded during a public concert. After reorganisation in 1982, the RGJ were mostly based overseas and saw action in Bosnia and Kosovo during the Yugoslav Wars. Elements of the RGJ served on Operation Telic 2 in Iraq. On 1st February 2007 the RGJ formed merged with other Regiments to become ‘The Rifles’. This is a cased 3rd Pattern Commemorative Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife produced to commemorate the Royal Green Jackets.The knife has an undamaged alloy ribbed handle and cross guard which has much of its original gilt wash finish present. It has a 7” double edged dagger steel blade with medial ridge. One side of the blade is etched within scrolls ‘Royal green Jackets’ together with Regiment badge and other side etched with the representation of an RGJ Soldier & War Dept Broad arrow. The ricasso is marked by the manufacturer ‘FE & JR Hopkinson Ltd Sheffield England’ with Shield trademark. The dagger is contained in its original wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and 2 clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with maroon felt & white silk. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12761

RARE, Lady Wernher WW1 1915 Xmas (Christmas) Gift, 12th Lancers Folding Military Utility Knife Number 533 By Isaac Ellis & Sons Ltd Primus Works Sheffield With Nickel Silver Engraved Scales. Sn 12893 - 12893
Early in WW1 a public fund backed by Princess Mary began sending brass Christmas gift boxes containing a variety of items such as tobacco and chocolate to British troops serving at Christmas 1914. Princess Mary’s initiative led to other aristocracy becoming involved sending gifts to British troops at Christmas during WW1. Often they would send gifts to Regiments that had a connection to their family. This historically interesting piece is a Lady Wernher 12th Lancers 533 Xmas 1915 folding military / utility knife by Isaac Ellis & Sons Ltd Primus Works Sheffield (from "Tweedale's Directory of Sheffield Cutlery Manufacturers 1740-2010" by Geoffrey Tweedale, Isaac Ellis & Sons Ltd. had a factory called 'Primus Works' on Bridge Street, Sheffield & that they owned the "PRIMUS" trademark). Sir Julius & Lady Alice Wernher had 3 sons, the eldest Harold Augustus was commissioned into the 12th Lancers in 1912, so it is not difficult to imagine that the Lord & Lady would have been partial to contributing to the betterment of the lot of their son, his fellow officers & others in his Regiment. We know that in 1914 the Wernhers used "Ingersoll Midget" watches as Christmas gifts to the Lancers & in 1915 it was military style pocket knives. This example measures 4” length when closed. This design is typical for a military style utility knife of those made by many Sheffield cutlers from around 1900 onwards. This knife has 6 functions: Spike (or punch), Corkscrew, Button Hook, 2” blade, 2 ¾” blade and 1 ½” blade/ can opener with thumb spur.The large blade is marked ‘Primus’ & ‘I. Ellis & Sons’. The hook is marked ‘Primus’ & ‘Sheffield’. The scales are nickel silver, the blades are undamaged but have staining consistent with age. Both scales are engraved, one side "FROM LADY WERNHER XMAS 1915" & on the other "12TH LANCERS - 533". The 9th/12th Royal Lancers museum in Derby has one example of these Lady Wernher Xmas Knives. Price for this knife worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 12893

Early WW2 Vichy French Military Youth Organisation Alloy Handled Dagger & Leather Sheath. Sn 12821. - 12821
These daggers were made in Vichy France 1940 / 1941 and issued to a Military Youth Organisation that was formed as part of the armistice agreement between Nazi Germany and the French Vichy Government (see page 19 of ‘A Photographic Primer Of Military Knives’ by Flook). The dagger has a cast alloy hilt with stippled panels, cross guard and pommel. It has a 5 ¾” single edged blade with small fuller to one side. The blade has staining and wear consistent with age and service use. It measures 10” overall. The dagger is complete with its original brown leather sheath which has an integral belt loop and retaining strap with eyelet that 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 12821
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