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WW2 US Army Airforce Camillus Folding Machete & Blade Guard. ED 2258 - ED 2258
This is an original American made folding machete / fighting knife by Camillus. 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. This original WW2 example has a rivetted handle and tin blade cover. The machete measures 15" extended & 11" folded. The 9 3/4" blade has some staining and nicks to the cutting edge consistent with service use. The blade is marked by the manufacturer "Camillus". It's black grips are in good undamaged condition with just the bumps and bruises to be expected of service use. The Machete's folding lock action operated by thumb lever at the cross guard works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2258
195.00

Mint, Post 1992, U.S. Buck 650 Nighthawk Combat/ Survival Knife & Scabbard. ED 2241. - ED 2241
The American Company, Buck Knives was founded in San Diego, California in the early 1900's and is now located in Post Falls, Idaho. The company has a long history through five generations of the Buck family. In 1992/1993 the Bucks introduced the Nighthawk Combat/ Survival Knife. The Nighthawk was submitted to the US Marines for evaluation. This is a near mint condition Buck 650 Nighthawk. It has a fixed 6 1/2 oxidized drop point blade & composite handle with stippled palm/ side section and thumb grip insert. The knife is complete with it's similar mint condition original black nylon scabbard with large belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The front of the scabbard is embroided with the 'Buck' manufacturer's name. The press stud is also stamped 'Buck'. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2241
145.00

Post WW2 Private Purchase U.S. Military Fighting Knife & Sheath. Sn 8424:35 - 8424:35
An American Post WW2 private purchase Military Fighting Knife. (see page 120 item 609 of Fighting Knives By Stephens). This knife by an unknown manufacturerer has black synthetic grips secured to the tang by 3 rivets. The ferrule and cross guard are made of brass. This rugged knife has a 6" Bowie type blade which is clean and 1 1/2" wide. It measures 12" overall and is complete with a later proffesionally made scabbard made of thick black leather. It has a single belt loop and retaining strap with single stud fastener. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 8424:35.
295.00

US Air Force Jet Pilots Survival Knife, Scabbard and Honing Stone Sn 8424:31 - 8424:31
US Air Force Jet Pilots Survival Knife, Scabbard and Honing Stone. The knife is designed as a simple, sturdy survival aid complete with a 4 3/4" saw-back blade. The handle is made of compressed leather rings with six grooves. The pommel is a steel hexagonal shape. It has "Ontario 2/80" stamped into it. The cross piece has two 5mm holes drilled in it. The black leather scabbard has a pocket on the front which holds a honing stone. The scabbard has a belt loop and retaining loop secured with a press stud. On the reverse of the scabbard it has "Knife Hunting Sheathed Survival Pilots ?????? 8662E ???? Cutlery April 1984" stamped in black ink. (please see page 120 no 604 of Fighting Knives by Frederick Stephens) The price includes Uk delivery.
245.00

US Navy & Marine Corps Utility Knife Mk2 Pattern (Ka-Bar) Sn 8424:30 - 8424:30
A WW 2 American Navy and Marine Corps. Utility Knife Mk 2 Pattern (Ka-Bar) introduced in 1943. The knife has an aluminium pommel. It has a 5 inch polished single edge blade and has 'K-Bar Olean N.Y.' on the ricasso (illustrated). It has a smooth 4" handle made from compressed leathwer washers. The attractive handle is in excellent condition as is it's cross guard and rounded aluminium pommel. The knife is complete with original leather sheath with stud fastening retaining strap. The scabbard has "Ka-Bar" stamped on the front. The price includes UK delivery.
295.00

WW2 American Cattaraugus Commando Fighting Knife P225G & Scabbard Sn 8424:27 - 8424:27
An Original WW2 American Cattaraugus Commando Fighting Knife Pattern 225G and Brown leather scabbard. This knife was described by Cattaraugus in their advertisements as a commando knife. It measure 10 1/2" overall with a 6" single edged polished blade. It has a leather washer grip, the butt is made up of three steel washers and has a chequered top. The blade ricasso is stamped with "Cattaraugus 225Q" The scabbard is brown leather and is folded over to form a belt loop. It has a leather retaining loop secured with a press stud. The scabbard is stitched and has 8 small rivets along the stitched line as reinforcement. The price includes Uk delivery.
225.00

WW2 U.S.M.C. Briddell Hospital/ Medical Corps Fighting Knife Machete & Scabbard By Boyt Dated 1942. Sn 7482. - 7482
A WW2 U.S.M.C. Fighting Knife Machete & Scabbard dated 1942. These Machetes were issued to U.S. Marines & Hospital/ Medical Corps as a close quater fighting knife and cutting tool / machete, The shape of the blade being similar to the earlier Bolo knives. It has a 3" broad, 11" long heavy blade. The knife has plain wood grips held on with three rivets. The blade is stamped with "USMC Briddell". The brown leather scabbard is made of heavy leather and has a brass throat and steel belt clip on the reverse. It is crisply stamped on the leather belt loop "US Boyt 42" (Boyt manufacturer 1942). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7482
245.00

RH (PAL) 36 WW2 MK 2 'KA-BAR' Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 7109. - 7109
This is one of the rarest of the WW II American Combat knives. The aluminium pommel variation was made by the PAL blade company. This MK 2 example has the correct marking ' RH (PAL) 36' which is Remington Hunting, 3rd Type, 6 inch blade and 'Made in USA' on the ricasso (illustrated). This is an excellent original example. It has a 6" fullered single edged blade with a smooth handle 5" handle made from compressed leathwer washers. The attractive handle is in excellent condition as is it's cross guard and rounded aluminium pommel. The knife is complete with original leather sheath with stud fastening retaining strap which functions perfectly and retaining band. Price for this excellent rare WW2 Knife includes UK delivery. Sn 7109.
325.00

WW2 U.S Cattaraugus 225Q ' Quartermasters' Fighting Knife And Sheath. Sn 7108. - 7108
During WW2 Quartermaster staff needed a heavy duty combat knife which was strong enough to open ammunition boxes and crates. Cattaraugus & Case produced the 225Q 'Q for Quartermaster', which because of their strength, soon found their way into regular service as a combat knife. ( See 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" blade (10.5 inches overall). The ricasso is crisply engraved with the 'Cattaraugus' signature legend and designation '225Q'. It's banded handle made from compressed leather washers is in excellent undamaged condition as is it's cross guard and large ovoid steel pommel with chequered end. The knife is complete with original leather sheath with stud fastening retaining strap which functions perfectly and retaining band. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7108.
245.00

WW2 U.S EGW Combat / Fighting Knife And Sheath. Sn 7107. - 7107
'EGW' U.S. Military Fighting Knives were produced in the U.S.A by E.G. Waterman during WW2. Many variations were made with both wood and leather handles. ( see page 165 of U.S. military Knives Collector's Guide By Silvey & Boyd'. This example with wood 7 grooved handle is in nice original condition. There is a single small 'stress' drying split in the wood which is otherwise perfect. It has a broad 5" single edged clean blade (10" overall) with the 'built in' bottle opener towards the top of the blade. Essential for enemy bottles of beer and coke. The ricasso is correctly stamped 'EGW KNIFE'. ( illustrated). The handle is in nice condition with steel pommel and lanyard ring. The knife is complete with original leather sheath with stud fastening retaining strap which functions perfectly and retaining band. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7107.
245.00
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