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MINT, 1st Type WW1 1917 American Cutlery Company USA Flanged Knuckle Bow Trench Fighting Dagger & Scabbard. Sn 16226 - 16226
This is a near mint, original, 1st type WW1 1917 dated USA American Cutlery Company made Trench Fighting Knife (see page 69 of Fighting Knives By Stephens). The blade is a simple but effective 8 ½” triangular spike (13 ½” overall) secured to a contoured wood grip with finger grooves. The flanged steel knuckle bow bears 2 rows of dome shaped teeth on the edges of the bow. The steel pommel has a domed end cap. The leather scabbard has original green paint and blackened steel fittings together with a brass belt hanger all in similar near mint condition. The inside of the knuckle bow is dated 1917 'A C Co' manufacturer's legend and ‘USA’ and the metal throat mount of the scabbard is stamped with a small ‘M.S.’ inspection mark. This is a scarce original WW1 fighting knife with original scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16226
£795.00

WW2 Early US M3 Fighting Knife Blade Manufacturer Marked Imperial & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog By BM Co (Beckwith manufacturing Company). Sn 16136 - 16136
An original WW2 early US M3 fighting knife and M8 scabbard with integral frog. It has an undamaged 6 ½” blade which has just staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply marked 'USM3 IMPERIAL' (early M3 knives had manufacturer and model designation stamped on the blades. Later variants have those markings on the cross guard as it was believed stamping the blades risked weakening the steel) . The leather ringed handle is undamaged and has just light service wear to be expected. It has a steel cross guard and pommel. 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 throat mount of the scabbard is stamped 'USM8' & by the manufacturer 'BM Co' (Beckwith Manufacturing Company). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16136
£295.00

WW2 MK 2 2nd Type USN Ka-Bar Fighting Knife By Conetta & Korean War Era U.S.N. Black Leather Scabbard. Sn 15998:16 - 15998:16
The WW2 MK 2 type 2 fighting knives issued to the U.S.N. (United States Navy) has a heavy steel pommel secured by 2 pins (1st types had a threaded pommel nut, see page 86 of ‘U.S Military Knives by Cole’. This is a very good original example of the 2nd type WW2 Fighting Knife made by Conetta in its scabbard. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed laminated leather washers with correct 2nd type steel pommel secured at the butt by 2 pins. The blackened hilt is clean and undamaged condition. It has a steel cross guard and a 7" parkerised bowie blade. The cross guard is crisply stamped with manufacturer details "US Conetta’. It is complete with its original Korean war era black leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with working brass press stud fastener. It is stamped on the front 'USN'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15998:16
£245.00

WW2 Era U.S. KA-BAR USMC MK 2 2nd Type Fighting Knife By Camillus NY & Scabbard. Sn 15998:15 - 15998:15
KA-BAR is the contemporary popular name for the combat knife first adopted by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in November 1942 . This is an excellent original example of the Kabar MK 2 Type II knife complete with leather scabbard. The knife has a blackened 7" carbon steel clip point blade, correct Type II double pinned pommel and compressed leather-washer handle (1st pattern Knives have a threaded nut at the pommel, see pages 86-88 of U.S. Military Knives By Cole). The ricasso is crisply stamped by the manufacturer 'Camillus NY' on one side and the reverse ‘USMC’. It is complete with original leather scabbard which has a retaining strap with press stud fastener and large belt loop. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15998:15
£275.00

VERY RARE, WW2 U.S. Navy 1st Type, MK 2 (Early Ka-Bar) Fighting Knife By Camillus & Early U.S.N. Leather Scabbard. Sn 15998:14 - 15998:14
The WW2 1st Type MK 2 fighting knives issued to the U.S.N. (United States Navy) has a heavy steel pommel secured by a threaded nut at the butt. The 1st type MK2 was only in service for a short period and was soon replaced by the 2nd type which had a pommel secured by steel pin (see page 86 of ‘U.S Military Knives by Cole’. 1st type MK2 knives are very rare. This is an excellent original example of the 1st type WW2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Fighting Knife made by Camillus in its scabbard. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed laminated leather washers with correct 1st type steel pommel secured at the butt by threaded nut. The hilt is clean and undamaged condition. It has a steel cross guard and a 7" parkerised bowie blade. The cross guard is crisply stamped, "U.S.N." and the reverse with manufacturer details "CAMILLUS N.Y.". It is complete with its original early leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with working brass press stud fastener. It is stamped on the front 'USN'. The price for this very rare 1st Type MK2 knife and scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15998:14
£345.00

WW1 1917 U.S. Military Henry Diston & Sons Design, Trench/ Fighting Knife By L.F. & C (Landers Frary & Clark) With Theatre Improvised Scabbard Made From Section Of Bayonet Scabbard. Sn 14511 - 14511
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 page 117 of United States Military Knives by Silvey & Boyd where an LFC example is illustrated). This is an original example of the Diston design Model 1917 Trench/ Fighting Knife. The blade is a simple but effective blackened 9” triangular spike (14” overall) secured to a contoured walnut grip with finger contours. 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 field improvised scabbard is made from the lower section of an original WW1 bayonet scabbard (most likely a model 1913 or 1917 pattern bayonet scabbard). The scabbard has a rear seam and retains its original steel chape and original green paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14511
£575.00

RARE, Early Production WW2 U.S. M3 Fighting Knife By Imperial & Correct WW2 M6 Leather Scabbard By Moose Both With Frankford Arsenal Marks. Sn 15912 - 15912
The M3 Trench Fighting Knife was introduced in 1943. M3 knives were produced by a number of American Manufacturers including Imperial. Early production knives were made with model, manufacturer and date marked blades. Knives with blades marked in that manner were only produced for 2 months before manufacture changed to marking the cross guards rather than the blade to prevent causing weakness to the blades. M6 Leather scabbards were produced in 1943 for the M3 Trench daggers. These leather scabbards were only made in small numbers before introduction of the M8 scabbard. This is a very good, original & rare WW2 early production American M3 Fighting knife. It has steel cross guard and the steel pommel is stamped with the Frankford arsenal ‘ignited grenade’ mark. The handle has the correct compressed leather washer construction. Its 6 ¾” long blade is undamaged. The blade is stamped 'US M3 Imperial’ (there is no visible date mark). The knife is complete with its original rare brown leather M6 Scabbard. The scabbard is undamaged and all of its rivets & stitching are intact. It has a single belt loop & retaining strap with press stud fastener. The throat has the correct row of 8 reinforcing steel ‘laces’. The lower section of the scabbard has the correct riveted steel plates to the front and back. The bottom of the scabbard is holed for thigh cord with reinforcing ring. The front of the scabbard is impressed with manufacturer detail which appears to be ‘Moose’ & 'US M6’ together with Frankford Arsenal mark. The price for this rare U.S. M3 Fighting Knife with M6 scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15912
£475.00

WW2 Era U.S.M.C Ka-Bar Fighting Knife With USN Mark 2 Grey Plastic Scabbard By BM Co (Beckwith Mfg Co) & VP (Victory Plastics). Sn 15911 - 15911
This is an original WW2 era Ka-Bar fighting knife & Scabbard. This example is in very good condition. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed smooth leather washers, correct finger guard and has a steel pommel. The blade is stamped ‘KA-BAR Olean NY’’ on one side and ‘USN’ on the reverse. It has a 7” bowie blade with fullers. The blade has just light staining consistent with use. It is complete with its correct grey plastic scabbard with integral webbing frog and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The throat mount is stamped to the front ‘USN MK 2’ and the rear ‘NORD-6581 BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Co) /8’ and ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics). All markings are illustrated. The scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The price for this WW2 Ka-Bar knife with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15911
£245.00

WW2 US Army Airforce Cattaraugus Folding Survival / Fighting Machete & Original Tin Plate Blade Guard. Sn 15834 - 15834
This is an original American made folding machete / fighting knife by Cattaraugus. The U.S Army, folding survival machete was introduced in 1942 issued to U.S Air crew and originally carried folded in the seat pack attached to parachutes (see page 115 plates 579 & 580 of Stephens book ‘Fighting Knives’). Our example has its original tin plate blade cover which are often missing from these machetes. The machete measures 15 ½” extended & 11 ¼” folded. The 10” blade has some staining consistent with age & service use. The blade is marked by the American manufacturer "Cattaraugus USA". It's original riveted black slab grips are secure & undamaged. The machete's folding lock action operated by thumb lever at the cross guard works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15834
£225.00

WW1 1917 American Cutlery Co USA Flanged Knuckle Bow Trench Fighting Dagger & Scabbard. Sn 13463 - 13463
This is an excellent, original, WW1 1917 dated USA American Cutlery Company made Trench/ Fighting Knife (see page 69 of Fighting Knives By Stephens). The blade is a simple but effective 8 ½” triangular spike (13 ½” overall) secured to a contoured wood grip with finger grooves. The flanged steel knuckle bow bears 2 rows of dome shaped teeth on the edges of the bow. The steel pommel has a domed end cap. The leather scabbard has original green paint and blackened steel fittings together with a brass belt hanger all in similar excellent condition. The inside of the knuckle bow is dated 1917 'A C Co' manufacturer's legend and ‘USA’ and the metal throat mount of the scabbard is stamped with a small ‘M.S.’ inspection mark (all illustrated). This is a scarce original WW1 fighting knife with original scabbard. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13463
£695.00
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