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SOLD SOLD SOLD RARE, WW2 1941 Pacific Theatre U.S. Marines Victor Tool Co ‘Woodman’s Pal’ LC-14-B Fighting Machete With Knuckle Guard & Original Correct Olive Green Webbing Canvas Scabbard With Zip & Belt Loop & Correct Original Instruction Booklets. - 14106
The Woodman's Pal was developed by Frederick Ehrsam in 1941, and quickly established itself commercially as a superior tool for the forest or jungle. During World War II the tool was issued to Marines & GIs under the nomenclature "Knife LC-14-B" for brush clearing or as a survival tool / fighting weapon. It came with a scabbard that had a zipper down one side, a strap at the closure and a belt bar. The LC-14-B could be attached to a pistol belt or other attachment point equipped with the hanger grommets. The LC-14-B was manufactured for the Army by Victor Tool Co. of Reading, PA. In addition to the tool itself, two illustrated booklets , one instructions for Care, Use & Sharpening and the other Fighting With USA Knife LC-14-B. Our example is in very good condition The blade is 12” long and 16 ¼” overall length. The blade has the correct agricultural form crow's beak/ scythe head which is 5 ¼” wide. The blade which has staining consistent with age and use is stamped ‘Woodman’s Pal Trademark Pat Applied For Victor Tool Co. Reading, PA’ The handle is made of stacked leather washers with a steel hand guard. The handguard is stamped on the back "LC-14-B." The correct canvas webbing scabbard has the correct belt bar press stud retaining strap, zip and belt loop. The body of the scabbard is clean and undamaged. The inside of the scabbard has open top pockets for the booklets and is ink stamped "LC-14-B" together with manufacturer information (illustrated). The pockets contain their 2 original instruction pamphlets. The price for this rare jungle warfare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14106
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SOLD SOLD SOLD Vietnam War U.S. Patent CIA Handler Stecher Haxit Survival / Fighting Machete By Taylor Eye Witness Sheffield England. Sn 14291 - 14291
This is an original Stecher Haxit. These short machetes more suitable for jungle combat conditions as opposed to longer machetes were made in Sheffield England and used by U.S. CIA personnel during the Vietnam war. The overall length of the machete is 16 ¼”. The correct, unusual chisel shaped blade is 9 ½” long, and 2 ½” wide at the tip. The bevelled edges are made for cutting and chopping. The blade has no damage and even patina. The blade has crisp markings. One edge has instructions ‘Cutting Edge’ the other ‘Chopping Edge’. The centre of the blade is marked ‘The Stecher Haxit’ and with manufacturer detail ‘Taylor Eye Witness, Sheffield, England’. Near to the ricasso it is marked with U.S. Patent detail (all illustrated in image 2). The wooden scales are undamaged and secured by 3 rivets. The pommel end is holed for lanyard. Our example is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14291
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MINT, Boxed, Ka-Bar 100 Years Anniversary 1898-1998 U.S.M.C Commemorative Fighting Knife & Scabbard With Original Information Pamphlets. ED 2187 - ED 2187
Ka-Bar Knives, Inc formerly the Union Cutlery Co. of Olean, New York, is an internationally recognized cutlery company. Ka-Bar knives manufactures the world-famous Ka-Bar USMC Fighting/Utility Knives, along with many other fine knives for outdoorsmen, hunters, fishermen and knife collectors. The Ka-Bar trade name first appeared on knives made by the Union Cutlery Co, Olean New York in 1898 and is the contemporary popular name for the combat knife first adopted by the United States Marine Corps in November 1942 as the USMC Mark 2 combat knife and subsequently adopted by the United States Navy as the U.S. Navy utility knife, Mark 2. This mint, boxed, USMC Ka-Bar knife was produced in 1998 to commemorate 100 years of Ka-Bar production. It has the correct compressed leather ring handle in as new condition and 7” black epoxy powder coated carbon steel blade with gold colour commemorative etching and blood groove. It has a black epoxy powder coated carbon steel guard and pommel. The knife measures 12” overall length. The knife has its original mint Brown leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The front of the scabbard is impressed with USMC Ka-Bar logo. The knife has its original card blade protector, original Ka-Bar illustrated retail cardboard box and information pamphlets. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2187
£245.00

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

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
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