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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

UNAVAILABLE A.W.O.L. WW2 U.S. M4 Conversion Fighting Knife and M8A1 Scabbard. ED 1038. - ED 1038
This is an official factory conversion of a U.S. WW2 M4 bayonet into a close quarters combat knife. The pommel has been replaced without a bayonet slot and the cross guard re shaped and the muzzle ring removed.. in all probability converted to cater for the shortage of or prior to the introduction of the M3 fighting knife in 1943. It is a superb knife and comes with an original M8A1 scabbard ( see page 68 item 329 in Stephen's book 'Fighting knives'). Price includes UK delivery. ED 1038.
0.00

WW2 US Cattaraugus 225Q "Quartermaster" Knife & Scabbard - ED 937 / 5638
A good original example of a WWII United States Army 225Q "Quartermaster" Knife with & Leather Scabbard. Made by " Cattaraugus" they were used by Quartermasters to open crates and special forces because of its extreme ruggedness. Metal pommel with leather washer handle and small steel crossguard. Superb polished steel blade stamped with the makers name and its designation on the ricasso. In its original brown leather scabbard with integral frog with belt loop and working retaining strap with press stud. Price includes UK delivery.
225.00

WW2 US Cattaraugus 225Q "Quartermaster" Knife & Scabbard - ED 886 / 5382
A good original example of a WWII United States Army 225Q "Quartermaster" Knife with & Leather Scabbard. Made by " Cattaraugus" they were used by Quartermasters to open crates and special forces because of its extreme ruggedness. Metal pommel with leather washer handle and small steel crossguard. Superb polished steel blade stamped with the makers name and its designation on the ricasso. In its original brown leather scabbard with integral frog with belt loop and working retaining strap with press stud. Price includes UK delivery.
225.00

WW2 U.S. Kinfolks V-44 Combat / Survival Bowie Knife & Scabbard - 5246 : 4
Description A superb condition WW2 United States V-44 Combat & Survival Bowie Knife & Scabbard made by Kinfolks Incorporated, Williamsburg, VA part of the Case family business. Officially a survival knife the USMC sought them at as highly prized fighting knives against the Japanese. It is a huge knife measuring 14" in length and with a black synthetic handle secured by 5 brass rivets, a brass crossguard and a broad steel bowie blade with falchion - style tip and twin narrow fullers. Excellent Kinfolks Inc. stamp. It is in a beautiful hand tooled brown leather No. 13 Collins scabbard with rear belt loop. This is the best quality scabbard that could be obtained for a V-44. All in excellent condition. See p. 67 of Fred Stephens book, Fighting Knives. Price includes UK delivery. (sn. 5246 : 4 )
345.00
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