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Vietnam Era U.S. Special Forces 'Nata' Design Fighting Knife / Machete & Sheath. Sn 13871:6 - 13871:6
This is a Japanese made Nata design fighting knife / machete. These knives were popular with U.S. troops and Special Forces serving in Vietnam. They found the 18" U.S. machetes unsuited to their particular kind of fighting. This style was so popular, that it served to influence the development of the larger Square Tip and SOG Bolo machetes. The overall length of the knife is 14 1/2 inches, the blade is 7 1/2 inches long, and 2 1/4 inches wide. The edge is hewer cut, that is bevelled only on one side. The flat side has a visible temper line and fuller. The other side is a chiselled design with Japanese symbols. The wooden handle has a ferrule and the handle is cut to accept the blade and is secured with two steel pins. The blade is very sharp. The overall condition of the knife is excellent. The scabbard is made of wood and is covered with brown leather. All stitching is intact. Riveted belt loop is present but the retention strap is broken on one side. (see 'The Military Knife & Bayonet' book by Homer M. Brett, page 327). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13871:6
£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

WW2 USMC Utica M3 Fighting Knife & M8A1 Scabbard With Integral Frog By PWH. Sn 13892 - 13892
A very good original WW2 US M3 Fighting Knife & M8A1 Scabbard With Integral Frog. The underside of the cross guard is stamped "US M3 Utica". The compressed leather ringed handle and blade are undamaged. The top of the pommel has the 'ignited grenade' Frankford Arsenal mark. The knife is complete with original green plastic M8A1 scabbard with integral green webbing frog which has a single retaining strap, press stud fastener and hanging bar. The upper mount of the scabbard is stamped 'USM8A1' & by the manufacturer 'PWH'. The chape is holed for thigh cord. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13892
£225.00

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

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

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
£695.00

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

RARE MANUFACTURER, WW2 U.S. Kinfolks V-44 Combat / Survival Bowie Knife & Scabbard. Sn 13143 - 13143
An original WW2 United States V-44 Combat and Survival Bowie knife by Kinfolks Incorporated, Williamsburg, VA part of the Case family business. Kinfolks is the 2nd rarest maker of these knives after Western (see page 130 of ‘United States Military Knives Collectors Guide’ by Silvey & Boyd). Officially a survival knife the U.S. Marine Corps used them as a fighting knife against the Japanese. It is a huge knife measuring 14 ¾” in length and with a black synthetic slab sided handle secured by 3 rivets. It has a brass cross guard with ball ends which is a unique shape compared to other manufacturers. It has a 9 ½” broad steel bowie blade with falchion - style tip and twin narrow fullers. The blade has a crisp 'Kinfolks Inc.' stamp. It is accompanied by its brown leather scabbard with rear riveted belt loop. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. There are no manufacturer marks on the scabbard. Price for this rare Combat / Survival knife includes UK delivery. Sn 13143
£425.00

WW2 Era U.S. Navy Mark 1 Utility / Fighting Knife Marked ‘RH-35 PAL Made In USA’ & Correct U.S.N. MK 1 Grey Plastic Scabbard By BM Co & VP. Sn 13146 - 13146
This is an original WW2 era USN Mark 1 utility / fighting knife (see page 75 of the book ‘U.S Military Knives by Cole’). This example is in very good condition with just the service wear to be expected. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed laminated leather washers with correct short finger guard and alloy pommel. It has a 5 ¼” bowie blade stamped on one side ‘RH 35’ with ‘PAL’ logo in between and ‘Made In USA’. The other side is stamped ‘USN Mark 1’. It is complete with its original correct grey plastic scabbard with integral riveted webbing belt loop. The throat mount is stamped on one side ‘USN MK1’ & the reverse ‘NORD-8114’ and ‘BM Co’ (Beckwith Manufacturing Company), also ‘1/4’ together with ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics). The tip of the scabbard is holed for thigh cord. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13146
£275.00
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