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WW2 American U.S. Navy MK I Utility Knife and Scabbard. ED 2033 - ED 2033
This is an American U.S. Navy utility knife from WW2. It is marked on the ricasso with "U.S.N." on one side and "Camillus N.Y." on the other. The grip is the usual compressed leather washers but the original owner has customised it for a better grip. The blade is blued and in excellent condition. The scabbard is the standard leather one with all stitching intact and a press stud which works as it should. The original owner has scored "A Elpern" on the reverse. It is stamped on the front with "U.S.N.". The price includes UK delivery. ED 2033

WW1 U.S. Fighting/ Trench Combat Knife By Case Cutlery Co & Leather Scabbard. Sn 12456 - 12456
The Case Cutlery Company USA made stiletto type fighting knives during WW1. They were often privately purchased by American soldiers (see page 63 plate 296 of Fighting Knives by Stephens). This is an original Case Cutlery fighting knife and scabbard. The knife has a single edge 6 ¼” blade, with an overall length of 10 ¼”. The original grips are wood secured by 3 rivets. The ricasso is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Case’. It is complete with its original riveted and stitched brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12456

EXTREMELY RARE, ORIGINAL, Sterile WW2 U.S. Office Of Strategic Command (O.S.S. Special Forces) Fighting Machete & Original Leather Scabbard With Integral Frog. Sn 12390 - 12390
This is an original WW2 American OSS fighting machete with its original correct scabbard (see page 116, plates 585, 586 & 587 of Fighting Knives by Stephens). This example is excellent and undamaged. It has the correct Burmese Dahl form, 16 ¾” long, single edged blade with heavy double edged tip constructed so that the weight is at the tip- effective in strengthening the slashing stroke of the weapon. The blade is clean and retains its original parkerised type finish. The hilt is cast from a black synthetic material and has the correct chequered panels and hole for wrist strap. The machete measures 22 ½” overall length. Its original scabbard is the correct thick tan leather with heavy duty stitching and integral belt loop. As is usual with special forces equipment, both the machete and scabbard are sterile having no manufacturer, Unit or War Dept marks. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price for this WW2 O.S.S. weapon and scabbard rarely seen on the collector's market includes UK delivery. Sn 12390

MINT, C1960s Large English Made Colt Bowie By Jack Adams Ltd Sheffield With Laminated Tropical Wood Handle & Scabbard. ED 269 - ED 269
J. Adams Ltd (Sheffield Knives) have been making quality knives for six generations. They are also the parent company for three other old established manufacturers: F.E & J.R.Hopkinson Ltd, established 14 June 1944, John Nowill & Sons Ltd, whose corporate name was granted by the Cutlers Company of Hallamshire on 27 April 1700 and Austin McGillivray & Co. This is a near mint large Bower made by C1960s by Jack Adams Sheffield for the prestigious U.S. Arms Company Colt. It has a pristine 6 ¾” Bowie blade (12" overall)which is 1 ¾” wide at its widest point. The blade is marked ‘Colt Sheffield England’. It has a short polished steel finger guard and lovely undamaged laminated Tropical wood grip which is contoured for grip. It has a brass pommel nut holed for wrist strap and is complete with original similar mint condition black leather scabbard with retaining strap and press stud fastener. The scabbard has a large single belt loop. The front of the scabbard in impressed with Colt’s rearing horse legend and the rear with the name ‘Colt’. Price for this quality Sheffield made Bowie & Scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 269

WW2 USN PAL RH-36 Fighting Knife and Sheath. ED 249 - ED 249
This is the standard style of Fighting/Utility knife made by Pal and is contained in its standard pattern leather sheath. These knives were issued and carried during WWII by GI's. Marked on the left side of the ricasso RH and -36 flanking the PAL logo. It has the more scarce bright blade which measures 6 1/4". It has a leather washer handle. It carries the number "678" stamped into the pommel and also stamped into the leather grip. It appears to have been field sharpened and has obviously been used. However it is in excellent condition as is the leather sheath. The price includes UK delivery. ED 249

EXTREMELY RARE, ORIGINAL, Sterile WW2 U.S. Office Of Strategic Command (O.S.S. Special Forces) Smatchet By Case Cutlery USA & Original Leather Covered Wood Scabbard. ED 245 - ED 245
During WW2 the American Company W.R.Case & Sons Cutlery co made smatchets for the American O.S.S. Special Forces who engaged in Espionage and Covert Operations behind enemy lines during the War. The U.S. Government requested that these knives were made without manufacturer or War Dept markings i.e sterile so that the origins of the weapon could not be determined if captured. These weapons are extremely rare. Examples of the O.S.S. Smatchet and scabbard are illustrated on page 156 of the book U.S. Military Knives III by Cole. Page 157 of the same book illustrates a letter from the president of Case Cutlery dated 1960 addressed to the author of the book confirming that Case Cutlery made sterile smatchets during WW2 (illustrated in image 3) . This original example of the O.S.S Smatchet is excellent and undamaged. It has the correct large leaf shaped blade 11” in length (16 1/2" overall) which is riveted to its slab wood grips which are undamaged. It has a large oval steel cross guard and alloy pommel holed for wrist strap. Its scabbard is the correct wood covered leather with heavy duty stitching and rivets. It has a short retaining strap with press stud fastener and the rear has the correct diagonal belt loop (the surface of the belt loop is split but still intact and could easily be repaired). Both the Smatchet and Scabbard are sterile having no manufacturer, Unit or WD marks as described in the previously mentioned letter from Case Cutlery. Price for this WW2 O.S.S. weapon and scabbard rarely seen on the collector's market includes UK delivery. ED 245

WW2 U.S Cattaraugus 225Q ' Quartermasters' Fighting Utility Knife And Sheath. ED 2393 - ED 2393
During WW2 Quartermaster staff needed a heavy duty combat knife which was strong enough to open ammunition boxes and crates. The American Company Cattaraugus produced the 225Q (Q for Quartermaster), which because of their strength, soon found their way into regular service as a combat knife ( see page 67 Of U.S Military Knives By Cole & page 123 of US Military Knives Collectors Guide By Silvey & Boyd). This is a nice original example. It has a sturdy, broad single edged fullered 6 1/4" blade (10 ½” inches overall). The ricasso is crisply engraved with the 'Cattaraugus' signature legend and designation '225Q'. The blade has some areas of staining consistent with age. Its banded handle made from compressed leather washers is in good condition with just service wear to be expected. It has a steel finger guard and large oval steel pommel with flat chequered end. The knife is complete with original leather sheath with stud fastening retaining strap which functions perfectly and integral belt loop. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2393

C1910 American Bowie Knife By LF&C (Landers, Frary & Clark) With Stag Horn Grips & Leather Scabbard. Sn 10926 - 10926
Landers, Frary & Clark (LFC) was a housewares company based in New Britain, Connecticut USA. The Company also produced quality Bowie knives and during WW1 manufactured Trench Fighting knives for American Forces. The firm operated from 1865 until its assets were sold to the General Electric company in 1965. This excellent Bowie by LFC is typical of the American manufacturer's high quality work and is typical of their knives produced C1910 (The Bowie & Scabbard are similar to illustrations in a 1910-1920 catalogue of an LFC American retailer Thomson Diggs Co). It has a clean 7" single edged Bowie blade, German Silver cross guard and Stag horn scales secured by 4 brass rivets. The blade is marked at the ricasso by the retailer 'LF&C' (Landers, Frary & Clark). It measures 11 3/4" overall and is complete with its original brown leather scabbard. The scabbard has a belt loop and all leather and stitching are intact. The rear of the scabbard has contemporary hand written ink lettering ‘Maker Landers Frary + Clarke’. Price for this excellent American Bowie includes UK delivery. Sn 10926

WW2 Era U.S. Kinfolk's Fighting / Utility Knife With Leather Scabbard. ED 2348 - ED 2348
An original U.S. Kinfolk's made Fighting utility Knife. These knives were the 1930-1940 forerunner of the MK 1 USN (United States Navy) fighting knife ( see pages 166-167 of Knives Of The United States Military WW2). It has a clean 5" single edged clip point blade with fuller & measures 9 1/2" overall. It's compressed leather washer handle is undamaged. The ricasso is crisply marked 'Kinfolk's Inc'. The knife is complete with original leather scabbard with large belt loop and single retaining strap with press stud fastener. The front of the scabbard is marked 'Kinfolks' and has tool work around the riveted and stitched edges. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2348

WW2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Fighting Knife By Camillus & MK 2 Scabbard By B.M. Co / Victory Plastics. Sn 9879. - 9879
An excellent example of a WW2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Fighting Knife made by Camillus in its scabbard. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed leather washers with a double pinned steel pommel. It is in clean and undamaged condition. It has a steel crossguard and a 7" parkerised bowie blade. The crossguard is crisply stamped, 'U.S.N. MK 2' and makers details 'CAMILLUS N.Y.'. It is complete with it's original Green Plastic MK 2 Scabbard with integral webbing frog, belt loop and retaining strap with working brass press stud. It is stamped on the front 'USN MK 2'. The rear with the makers mark of 'B.M. Co.' and a Victory Plastics 'VP' stamp together with 'NORD-4723'. The bottom of the scabbard is fitted with a small piece of cord. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 9879.
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