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WW2 Era Swiss Army Officer’s Model 1943 (M43) Dagger By Elsener Schwyz With Officer’s Cord, Portepee & Scabbard With Hanger. Sn 15189 - 15189
This is an excellent, original, WW2 era Swiss Army Officer's M43 Dagger. It has a clean 8 ¼”' double edged dagger blade with medial ridge and measures 13 ¼” overall. The blade is stamped by the manufacturer Elsener Schwyz. The reverse is numbered ‘31910’. It has a nickel-plated cross guard and pommel & hardwood scales secured by nickel plated screw bolts. The hilt is fitted with an original, clean, undamaged Officer’s red ribbon cord with bullion stitching and white portepee. Its original black painted metal scabbard is in the same excellent condition and has a fixed belt bar fitted with leather tab belt hanger which has a nickel plated sprung hanging clip. The rear of the scabbard is stamped ‘S’. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15189

Early 20th Century Imperial German Clamshell Deer Hunting Dagger / Sidearm, Ornate Brass Fittings & Original Leather Scabbard. Sn 15136 - 15136
This is an excellent original early 20th Century 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 a ribbed antique Ivory hilt with heavy ornate brass fittings including swept cross guard with acorn finials and cast oak leaf & acorn centre panel on one side, large clamshell cast with Deer in the field scene, ribbed ferrule and butt cap with cast hunter in period costume & dogs pursuing Deer scene. The hilt has its original green felt washer. Its 16” single edged steel blade has fullers and medial ridge towards the tip. The blade is undamaged with just light areas of staining consistent with age. It measures 21 ¾” overall. The blade has no visible manufacturer marks. The weapon is complete with its original black leather scabbard with rear seam, brass throat mount and chape. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15136

Victorian English George Woodhead Sheffield ‘Californian’ Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Ivory Bulrush Carved Handle & Leather Scabbard With German Silver Mounts. Sn 15191 - 15191
The English cutler George Woodhead is recorded at 7 Lambert Street, Sheffield in 1841 and 36 Howard Street, Sheffield in 1851. This is a Victorian Bowie knife made by Woodhead at his Howard Street address. It has a 7” long deep Bowie blade. The knife measures 11 ¾” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the makers name and address ‘Woodhead Howard St Sheffield' and beautifully etched on one side with ‘American Eagle Carrying a Sack of Money’ motif and ‘Californian Bowie Knife’ together with banners ‘I Can Dig Gold From Quartz’ and ‘Californian Ask For Nothing But What Is Right And Submit To Nothing That Is Wrong’. It has an ornate German silver ferrule and oval cross guard. The contoured antique Ivory handle is hand carved with a deep cut Bulrush design. It is complete with its brown leather scabbard with German silver mounts. The chape has a ball end finial and the throat mount has a frog stud. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15191

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 (13/11) 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

SOLD SOLD (04/10) 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

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
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