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Winchester Boxed .30-30 Cartridge Limited Edition 110th Anniversary Commemorative 2 Knife Set With Medallion. ED 2217 - ED 2217
This is a Winchester .30-30 limited edition, 110th anniversary commemorative 2 knife boxed set with medallion made in 2005 to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Winchester 30-30 rifle cartridge developed in 1895 as their first smokeless cartridge. The cartridge was made for their Model 94 lever action rifle. This commemorative set comprised of a 5 ½ inch blade bowie knife with a 2 ½ inch blade folding pocket knife. Both knives have rosewood grips and brass fittings. Both the knives are etched on the blade WINCHESTER .30-30 LIMITED EDITION 1895 -2005. The set is complete with its pin backed metal badge showing a mounted cowboy with the cartridge superimposed and 110th anniversary. The set is encased its original tin, the lid having a colour picture of 2 hunters with a stag they have just shot and WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. .30-30 COMMEMORATIVE KNIFE SET. There is also the original paper description inside the tin. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2217
£225.00

SOLD SOLD (10/09) WW2 USMC Utica M3 Fighting Knife & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog By BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Company) & ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics). Sn 15190 - 15190
An excellent WW2 US M3 Fighting Knife & M8 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 has a clean 168mm blade with medial ridge & is complete with original green plastic M8 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 'USM8' & by the manufacturer 'BM Co'(Beckwith Mfg Co). The rear of the scabbard is marked ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics) above number ‘9’. The chape is holed for thigh cord. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15190
£0.00

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 U.K..delivery. ED 872
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (02/10) WW1 American Cutlery Co USA 1917 Flanged Knuckle Bow Trench Fighting Dagger & Scabbard. Sn 14940 - 14940
This 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 9 inch triangular spike (14 inches 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 14940
£0.00

RESERVED RESERVED WW2 Era MK 2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Kabar Fighting Knife With USN Mark 2 Grey Plastic Scabbard By BM Co & VP. (Sn 14588:9 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:9
This is an original WW2 era Mark 2 Ka-Bar fighting knife & Scabbard (see page 78 of the book ‘United States Military Knives Collector’s Guide By Silvey & Boyd No. 63 for illustration & page 89 No 166 for description, also Cole’s book U.S. Military Knives Book III pages 86- 87 No 7). 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’ on one side and ‘USN MK 2’ on the reverse. It has a 7” clean, blackened, bowie blade with fullers. 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-4723 BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Co) /2’ 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 14588:9
£345.00

RARE MAKER, WW2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Fighting Knife By PAL (PAL Blade & Tool Company Plattsburg New York) & USN Leather Scabbard. (Sn 14588:7 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:7
This is an original WW2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Fighting Knife made the uncommon to find maker PAL in its original scabbard. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed laminated leather washers and red spacers at the cross guard and pommel (see Silvey & Boyd’s book U.S. Military Knives Collector’s Guide, page 82 No 75 for illustration and page 91 No 177 for description where this type of knife by PAL is described as ‘uncommon’ ). It has a steel cross guard and a 6 ¾” parkerised bowie blade with fullers. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘PAL’ on one side and ‘U.S Navy’ on the reverse. It is complete with its original leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with brass press stud fastener. The scabbard is fitted with coiled thigh cord. The front of the scabbard is impressed ‘USN’. All markings are illustrated. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:7
£375.00

RARE, WW2 U.S. M3 Fighting Knife By Utica & Correct WW2 1943 M6 Leather Scabbard By SBL CO. (Sn 14588:5 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:5
The M3 Trench Fighting Knife was introduced in 1943 (see pages 100 & 106 of US Military Knives Book III By Cole and Silvey & Boyd’s U.S. Military Knives Collector’s Guide page 111 No. 211). M3 knives were produced by a number of American Manufacturers including Utica. 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 an excellent original WW2 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 parkerised blade is undamaged. The blade is stamped 'US M3 Utica’. 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 and has its original coiled leather lace thigh cord. The front of the scabbard is impressed by the manufacturer ' SBL CO’ and 'US M6’ together with 1943 date. The price for this rare U.S. M3 Fighting Knife with M6 scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:5
£625.00

RARE MANUFACTURER, WW2 U.S. Collins & Co Legitimus No.18 V-44 Combat / Survival Bowie Knife & Scabbard. (Sn 14588:4 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:4
An original WW2 United States V-44 Combat and Survival Bowie knife by Collins & Co (see page 136 of Cole’s book U.S. Military Knives Book III & page 139 number 231 of ‘United States Military Knives Collectors Guide’ by Silvey & Boyd where a Collins & Co example is described as rare). Officially a survival knife the U.S. Marine Corps used them as a fighting knife against the Japanese. It is a large knife measuring 14” in length and with a black synthetic slab sided handle secured by 5 rivets. It has a brass cross guard. The Bowie type blade is 9 ¼” length with drop point and twin fullers. The blade is marked with partially visible manufacturer’s mark ‘Collins & Co, Crown & hammer trademark, Legitimus Made In USA No.18’ . It is accompanied by its brown leather scabbard with rear riveted belt loop. The scabbard has tooled decoration and to the front is embossed with Collins & Co name and trademarks (all illustrated). All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this rare Combat / Survival knife includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:4
£425.00

WW2 U.S. Marines Medical Corpsmen USMC Village Blacksmith Bolo Knife / Machete With Correct 1944 Dated Thick Leather Scabbard By Boyt. (Sn 14588:3 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:3
These heavy bladed bolo knife / machetes were issued to U.S. Marines Medical Corpsmen and were made by a number of American companies during WW2 (see page 41 of ‘U.S. Military Knives Book III’ by Cole). Our example is in excellent condition The blade is 11 ¼” long, 2 ¾” at its widest point and 16 ½” overall length. The heavy blade is ¼” thick and has just light areas of staining consistent with age. The blade is stamped by the American manufacturer ‘Village Blacksmith’ and ‘USMC’. The full tang hilt has undamaged maple wood scales secured by 4 rivets. The original correct heavy leather scabbard has a brass throat mount, rear leather tab secured by rivets and brass wire hanger. The tab is correctly dated ‘44’ (1944) and stamped ‘USMC’ together with manufacturer name ‘Boyt’. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact with no damage. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:3
£375.00

WW2 Field Conversion U.S Marine Corps USMC KA-BAR Fighting Knife & Leather Scabbard With Integral Belt Loop. (Sn 14588:2 Daggers & Swords) - 14588:2
This is an original WW2 USMC Ka-bar Fighting Knife & Leather Scabbard (see pages 90 & 91 of Cole’s book U.S. Military Knives Book 3). This example has been contemporarily field converted. The conversion has shortened the original handle with compressed leather washers to 4 washers instead of 5 and the original steel pommel replaced by a brass pommel. The converted fighting knife fits the hand well. It’s 7” steel drop point blade has staining and stable areas of pitting consistent with age and service use. The blade has markings ‘KA-BAR’ on one side & ‘USMC’ on the reverse. It measures 11 ¼” overall length. The knife is complete with its original leather scabbard with integral belt loop & single retaining strap and press stud fastener. The front of the scabbard is embossed USMC and with the USMC badge together with KABAR’. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:2
£525.00
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