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SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 18/9 ) WW1 1917 Dated U.S. Military Henry Diston & Sons Design, Trench/ Fighting Knife By L.F. & C (Landers Frary & Clark). Sn 14556 - 14556
In 1917 several designs were submitted to the U.S. Ordnance Department 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 Trench/ Fighting Knife. The blade is a simple but effective blackened 9” triangular spike (14 ¼” overall) secured to a contoured walnut grip with finger grooves. The edges of the steel knuckle bow bears a row of pressed pyramid shaped steel knuckles. The grip also has a pyramid steel pommel nut. The guard of the bow is crisply stamped 'US L.F&C (Landers Frary & Clark) 1917". The original green leather scabbard has blackened fittings including an integral brass belt hanger all in great condition. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14556
£0.00

WW1 1918, U.S. Army Model 1917 Machine Gunner’s Bolo Fighting Knife By A.C. Co Chicago & Scabbard. Sn 14557 - 14557
The model 1917 U.S. Machine Gunner’s bolo knife originated from the form of the Springfield 1903 pattern bolo bayonet, identical to the bayonet but without bayonet fittings (see page 66 plates 316 & 317 of Fighting Knives by Fred Stephens). The hilt is steel with contoured wood grips secured by 2 bolts. It has a contoured flat steel cross guard and heavy 10 ¼” bolo shaped blade ideal for cutting dense foliage and digging machine gun emplacements. The blade has staining consistent with age. The ricasso is stamped on one side ‘AC Co Chicago’ and dated ‘1918’. The reverse has model detail ‘Mod 1917’ and ‘U.S’ (U.S. Army) together with ‘CT’. Its original scabbard is canvas covered wood with reinforced leather chape and brass throat mount. The rear of the scabbard has a brass wire hanging bar. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14557
£475.00

WW2 American Blade Marked Imperial M3 Fighting Knife & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog By BM Co. Sn 14405 - 14405
This is an excellent, WW2 US Imperial M3 Fighting Knife & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog. The blade is stamped "US M3 Imperial". 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 M8 scabbard with integral green webbing frog which has a single retaining strap and press stud fastener. The upper mount of the scabbard is stamped 'USM8' & by the manufacturer 'BM Co' (Beckwith Manufacturing Co). The scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14405
£425.00

Vietnam Period WW2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Fighting Knife By Camillus and Leather Scabbard. ED 2208 - ED 2208
This is an original Vietnam period MK 2 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. ED 2208
£275.00

WW2 US M3 Fighting Knife By Imperial & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog By BM Co. ED 2204 - ED 2204
An original WW2 US M3 fighting knife and M8 scabbard with integral frog. It's has a clean 6 1/2" blade. The crossguard is stamped by the manufacturer 'USM3 IMPERIAL'. The leather ringed handle has just light service wear. The top of the pommel has the Frankford Arsenal 'ignited grenade' mark. The knife is complete with it's original green plastic M8 scabbard with integral green webbing frog which has a single retaining strap and press stud fastener. The upper mount of the scabbard is stamped 'USM8' and by the manufacturer 'BM Co'. This is a very nice example. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2204
£275.00

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
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