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WW2 British Army Ghurkha’s Kukri With 1941 Dated Scabbard By A.A. With Embossed Ghurkha’s Badge Pommel & Frog. (Sn 14860 Daggers & Swords) - 14860
This is an original WW2 Ghurkha’s Kukri. The sturdy military grade weapon is 16 ¾” overall. The wood handle which has a black painted pommel cap with embossed crossed Kukris Ghurkha badge and stylised monogram. The curved 13” blade is razor sharp and has the distinctive Kukri ‘notch’. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining consistent with age. The scabbard made of wood is covered in brown leather. It has a pointed brass chape and 2 small pockets for the skinners at the throat (skinners absent). One side of the scabbard is impressed with ‘1941’ date and by the manufacturer ‘A.A’. The scabbard is fitted with its original leather laced frog with 2 belt loops and buckles. All leather and stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14860
£395.00

Mint Condition Massive David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Bowie Knife With Ornate Horses Head Pommell, Mother of Pearl Grip And Leather Sheath. Sn 14859 - 14859
David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives and one of the last 'Cottage Cutlers' to come out of Sheffield. This high quality, massive hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The mint condition blade is a huge 12" long with decorative scalloped back edge. The knife measures 18 1/2” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has a very ornate horses head pommel with worked cross guard with hand tooled decoration and ornate ferrules. Its grip is Mother of Pearl. The knife has its original hand made brown leather scabbard with stitched belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14859
£675.00

Near Mint David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Bowie Knife With Ornate Mother of Pearl Grips and Brown Leather Sheath. Sn 14858 - 14858
David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives and one of the last 'Cottage Cutlers' to come out of Sheffield. This beautiful, large hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The mint condition blade is 10" long with a false back edge, it is 1 1/2" wide at its widest point. The knife measures 14 3/4” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has an nickel cross guard. Its grips are Mother of Pearl with polished nickel ornate 'Lion' image pommel. The knife has its original hand made brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14858
£545.00

Mint David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Bowie Knife With Polished Wood Grips and Brown Leather Sheath. Sn 14857 - 14857
David North of Killamarsh, Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives and one of the last 'Cottage Cutlers' to come out of Sheffield. This beautiful, large hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The mint condition blade is 10" long with a decorative scalloped back edge. The knife measures 15 1/4” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has an ornate scalloped cross guard. Its grips are polished hard wood secured with four pins, the tang has a hand worked ornate edge on both sides, visbile between the grips. The knife has its original hand made brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14857
£545.00

MASSIVE, David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Made Bowie Knife With Brass Hilt, Polished Buffalo Horn Scales & Mint Bespoke Saddler Hand Made Leather Scabbard. (Sn 14206 Daggers & Swords) - 14206
David North of Killamarsh Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives. This impressive, large, hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The polished steel, deep swept Bowie blade is 12” long and 2 ¼” broad at its widest. The blade has areas of minor staining. The knife measures a massive 17 ¼” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The knife has a tooled brass finger guard, grip frame and curved pommel. It has polished Buffalo horn scales, one mounted with a void brass shield. The knife comes with a mint, quality, bespoke, Saddler hand made, thick brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The Bowie fits the scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14206
£575.00

MINT, Large David North Of Killamarsh Sheffield England Hand Tooled Bowie Knife With Agate Inlaid Brass Hilt & Mint Bespoke Saddler Hand Made Leather Scabbard. (Sn 14207 Daggers & Swords) - 14207
David North of Killamarsh Sheffield is a manufacturer of quality knives. This impressive, large, hand tooled Bowie was made by David North. The polished steel Bowie blade is 10” long and 1 ¾” broad at its widest. The knife measures 15” overall length. The ricasso is crisply stamped 'David North Sheffield England'. The back of the blade has hand tooled decoration. The knife has a tooled brass cross guard and ornate flat polished brass scales inlaid with beautiful sections of polished agate. The knife comes with a mint, quality, bespoke, Saddler hand made, thick brown leather scabbard with integral belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The Bowie fits the scabbard snugly. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14207
£645.00

Large Victorian ‘I*XL Bowie Californian’ Bowie Knife By Geo Wolstenholm, Washington Works Sheffield With Stag Horn Grips Horse Head Pommel & Leather Scabbard With German Silver Mounts. (Sn 8517 Daggers & Swords) - 8517
Along with Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm is possibly the most famous name in Sheffield cutlery. Geo Wolstenholm’s first knife making works were established in 1785. The Wolstenholm business now forms part of the Egginton Group, Sheffield. This is an impressive original I*XL Bowie Knife made by Geo Wolstenholm at his Washington Works Sheffield. It has a 9 ½” long deep swept bowie blade which is 1 ¾” broad at its widest point. The knife measures 16 ¼” overall. The ricasso is stamped with the Knife's model detail 'I*XL.' and the blade is marked with the makers name and address together with American Eagle and ‘California Knife’ (all illustrated). It has an ornate brass cross guard & beautifully coloured Stag horn slab grips. The brass pommel is in the form of a Horse’s head. It is complete with its black leather scabbard with brass throat mount and chape. When acquired by us the leather of the scabbard was disintegrating. We commissioned a Sadler to re-make the leather of the scabbard true to the original form with stitched rear seam and re attach the original throat mount & chape. As can be seen in the images he has done this to a high standard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 8517
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (7/12) Victorian British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Fighting Knife With Ebony Hilt ‘Army & Navy CSL’ With Original Leather Scabbard Stamped ‘J.G.B.H’. Sn 14831 - 14831
This a is an original Victorian British Officer’s private purchase fighting knife with its original leather scabbard. It has an ebony handle which has a deep chequered design. The pommel has its original screw bolt. It has a brass ferrule and steel finger guard holed for wrist strap. It’s heavy 6” single edged, steel blade is marked ‘Army & Navy CSL’ (Army & Navy Co-Op Society Victoria St London SW'). The blade has staining consistent with age. The knife measures 10 ¾” overall length. Its original open top, brown leather scabbard has a stitched belt loop to the rear. The scabbard near to the throat is impressed ‘J.G.B.H’ no doubt the initials of the Officer who commissioned this Bowie. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14831
£0.00

MATCHING WW2 DATES, 1943 British WD Paratrooper’s/ Far East Chindit’s Short Machete Fighting Knife By Ralph Martindale & Original WD 1943 Leather Scabbard By ‘BHG’ With Correct Leather Thigh Strap Assembly. (Sn 14830 Daggers & Swords) - 14830
An original WW2 Paratroopers/ Pilots short machete fighting knife by Ralph Martindale. These weapons were originally made for British Paratroopers / Chindits operating in the Far East during WW2 (see pages 109 and plates 250 & 250A on 110 in 'British and Commonwealth Military Knives' book by Flook). The machete has a heavy blade which is 9 ¾” long and 2 ¼” wide at its widest point. The grips are a chequered composite material and are secured by three copper rivets to prevent rusting. The handle has some surface wear consistent with age and service use but is totally intact and secure. The butt is holed for wrist cord. One side of the blade is stamped with the War Department arrow together with 1943 date and manufacturer’s registered Crocodile trademark and name ‘Martindale’ (illustrated in image 2). The blade has some staining consistent with age but no damage. The machete measures 14 ¾” overall length. These weapons are not usually found with their scabbards. This example is complete with its original leather scabbard which has a single retaining strap with press stud fastener, riveted and stitched body and leather strap assembly with buckles for belt or leg carry. The rear of the scabbard towards the lower edge is impressed with WD arrow and by the manufacturer ‘BHG’. It is also stamped with matching 1943 date. There is also a contemporary hand written ink name ‘Barratt’ most likely the name of the British Soldier who was issued with this machete (all illustrated in image 2 ). All leather stitching and rivets are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14830
£675.00

SOLD SOLD (08/12) Original George III Era British Naval Midshipman’s Dirk Marked ‘G’ With Curved Blade, Bronze Fittings & Leather Scabbard With Brass Locket & Chape. (Sn 14737 Daggers & Swords) - 14737
Naval forces began to use dirks in the mid to late 1700s. Historians differ on whether dirks originated with the Danish Navy or the Royal Navy but they were widely used by England’s sea service. During the period 1780 to 1820, the Officer/ Midshipmen strength of the Royal Navy varied from about 3,500 to 6,000. Despite the popular notion that only Midshipmen used dirks, early paintings show dirks worn by high-ranking Naval Officers as well as Midshipmen. This original British Navy Midshipman’s fighting dirk has a 14 ¼” long pronounced curve single edged blade which is undamaged and has staining consistent with age. The blade has is stamped ‘G’ on one side (possibly King George III 1738-1820). The blade has remnants of its original leather hilt washer. The dirk measures 17 ¾” overall and has a slim, ribbed, ebony handle which is undamaged. The dirk has a copper ferrule, curved back strap with scalloped decoration and cross guard. The curved pommel has a small fixed lanyard ring. The dirk is complete with its original leather scabbard which has a brass locket and chape. All leather and stitching are intact. The surface of the leather has light wear consistent with age and service use. The price for this Midshipman’s dirk with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14737
£0.00
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