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WW2 Royal Navy Issue U.S. Kinfolk's Fighting / Utility Knife With Leather Scabbard Contemporarily Marked By It's WW2 Owner With The Names Of Ships Served On. Sn 9306. - 9306
An original U.S. Kinfolk's made Royal Navy issue Fighting utility Knife (see pages 166-167 of Knives Of The United States Military WW2). It has a clean 6" single edged clip point blade with fuller & measures 10 1/2" overall. It's compressed leather washerhandle is excellent & undamaged. The ricasso is crisply marked 'Kinfolk's USA'. The knife is complete with original leather scabbard withlarge belt loop and single retaining strap with press stud fastener. The front of the scabbard is marked 'Kinfolks'. The scabbard has been contemporarily ink marked, most likely by it's WW2 owner with a list of ships served on ' HMS SWIFSHORE, INTDMITABLE, STRIKER, GLORY,VINDEX'. The front of the scabbard is also ink marked ' Ransome, C/JX5407'. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 9306

SOLD SOLD (05/02) Original Hand Forged & Etched Push Dagger By Fred James Sheffield. ED 2245. - ED 2245 / 9263
Before his death in 1986 Fred james was Sheffield's best known Bowie Knife maker. His knives are collected in his own right. He began his career in 1935 at Johnson's Portobello Works & continued work at Wostenholm's Washington Works in 1956. In 1971 when the companies of Wostenholm and Rodgers merged, James began his own Knife making business. (see pages 214-215 of The Sheffield Knife Book By Tweedale). This is an original hand made and engraved pPush Dagger by James. The steel double edged spearpoint blade with medial ridge is 4" in length and measures 7 1/2" overall. The ricasso is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'FW James Sheffield'. One side of the blade is beautifully etched with the image of a Steamboat under sail. It has it's original rosewood palm grip which allows the dagger to be securely held. The dagger is complete with it's black leather sheath with retaining strap & single stud fastener. The bottom edge of the sheath has a reinforced lanyard hole. EXPORT ONLY. ED 2245

WW2 Chindit, Special Forces, Far East/ Burma Kukri Type Fighting Knife Marked 'Burma 12 (M) EB' & Scabbard. Sn 9175 - 9175
The Chindits officially in 1943 designated the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade and in 1944, the 3rd Indian Infantry Division were a British "Special Force" that served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 during the Burma Campaign in WW2. This is an original fighting/ survival knife with Kukri type blade carried by Chindit troops in Burma. It is similar to those illustrated on page 12 of British & Commonwealth Military knives by Flook. It has a broad 9 3/4" long curved kukri type blade which tapers to a sharp point. It measures 14" overall and has a brass cross guard and slab bone grips secured by 3 brass rivets. The cross guard is contemporarily punch marked '12 (M) EB' on one side and the reverse 'BURMA'. The scabbard is made of heavy duty leather, stitched along the seams and it has a large single belt loop. The scabbard has a small single retaining strap fitted to the body. The brass buckle of the strap is present & secure but the buckle is missing it's pin & part of the leather tongue of the strap is absent. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 9175

Victorian Naval Midshipman's Dirk With Marine Ivory Handle & Scabbard. ED 2219 - ED 2219
This is an excellent original Victorian, Continental (possibly Turkish) Naval midshipman's Dirk With Marine Ivory Handle & Sheath. It has a single edged clean 7 1/2" curved blade and measures 12" overall. It has a swept brass crossguard with acorn tips and Brass eagle's head Pommel with Chain knuckle guard and steel ferrule. It's handle is made of beautiful undamaged Marine Ivory. The dirk is complete with it's original black leather hand tooled scabbard with brass locket with hook at the throat. Price for this elegant historic dirk includes UK delivery. ED 2219

A Very Early Scouting Bowie Knife & Leather Scabbard by Gillwell, made by Maleham & Yeomans, Sheffield ED 2197 - ED 2197
A very early Scouting Knife by Gillwell and dark brown leather scabbard made by Maleham & Yeomans, Sheffield. Maleham & Yeomans first made it's appearance in the Sheffield directories in 1876, with its advertisement for its steel, tool and 'Superior Table Cutlery', which it manufactured at the works in Burgess Street, Sheffield. By the end of the 1870's Maleham & Yeomans had moved to 49 Bowdon Street, Sheffield. It was by this time concentrating on fine quality pocket cutlery, razors, smokers knives and sports knives. This knife is a very fine quality bowie knife with dark wooden smooth grips nicely secured with a brass rivet. The alloy pommel is shaped and weighted to give a very nice balance to the knife. The blade is polished steel and measures 4", it has a ribbed back edge, a false edge and is stamped on the tang with "Maleham & Yeoman Sheffield England. On the opposite side it is stamped with the manufacturers mark, a Maltese Cross and other symbols. On one side of the blade is etched "Gillwell". The scabbard is dark brown leather, and is moulded to fit the knife perfectly and snugly, the scabbard has a frog riveted to it and has a slotted belt loop. The scabbard is in very nice condition and retains all of it's stitching. The price includes UK delivery.

'Theatre' Made WW2 Far East Combat/Fighting Knife With Webbing Scabbard & Leather Chape Sn 8976 - 8976
A 'Theatre' made WW2 Far East Chindit Combat/Fighting knife with a green webbing/leather scabbard with leather chape. The knife has a single edged steel painted blade which has a 'spear point'. The blade has a faint stamp "G C F" as can be seen in one of the photographs. The grips are smooth wood and secured with two steel rivets. The scabbard is made of green webbing and has a light brown leather chape. The scabbard also forms a belt loop. All the stitching on the scabbard is secure and neat. The price includes Uk delivery.

Victorian Spear Point Belt Dagger By Johnson Western Works Sheffield & Scabbard. ED 2176 - ED 2176
A nice 10" long, Victorian era English Spear Point Belt dagger & Scabbard. It has wood scales. One scale has a void German silver shield mount and oval crossguard. It has a 6" double edged, spear point steel blade with medial ridge, marked crisply at the ricasso, "Johnson Western Works Sheffield" with trademark. The brown leather scabbard has an integral belt loop to the rear. All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2176

1907 Pattern, 1915 Dated Bayonet Cut Down & Modified In WW1 as A Trench Knife Complete with Brown Leather Scabbard 8424:79 - 8424:79
A 1907 pattern, 1915 dated, bayonet cut down and modified in WW1 as a trench knife, complete with a brown leather scabbard. The knife has a single edged polished steel blade which measures 9" long. The knife has dark wood smooth grips secured with two screws. The pommel is stamped with "I.O. DVN 368" The blade ricasso is stamped on one side with "G.R. 1907" and "7 15" and below this "Sanderson" On the other side it has various maker and regimental stamps. The scabbard is a made from brown leather and is made to fit the blade and is in good condition. The scabbard has no markings. The price includes Uk delivery.

Victorian Khyber Pass/ North West Frontier Afghan Armour Piercing Knife With Gilt Etched Blade, Bone Grip & Scabbard. Sn 8520. - 8520
This is an excellent original Knife used by Afghan tribesmen in the Victorian North West Frontier campaign era. It has a heavy 9" single edged T section blade (14 3/4" overall). The blade narrows from a broad 1 1/2" to a narrow heavy tip ideal for armour piercing. One side of the blade is decorated in an etched gilt foliate design. It has a facetted waist haft & heavy broad bone grip with brass mounts. The knife is complete with Brass mounted leather hide scabbard. The mounts are decorated with ornate panels. The upper mount has a small round belt / lanyard bar. Price for this great historic piece from the British North West Frontier campaigns includes UK delivery. Sn 8520.

A British Navy Issue Divers Knife with Taylor's Eye-Witness Ltd Blade and rubber scabbard Sn 8424:32 - 8424:32
A British Navy Issue Divers Knife with Taylor's Eye-Witness Ltd Blade and rubber scabbard manufactured by Typhoon International Limited. The knife has a 4 1/2" polished saw-back blade which has etched on one side "Taylor's Eye-Witness Ltd Sheffield England" and an illegible serial number. On the rubber handle there is an embossed number "A.P. 0433/1545" The handle has a hole through it to receive a button fastening which is on the scabbard. The knife has a piece of nylon rope spliced to it as a wrist strap. The rubber scabbard has "4" painted on it in yellow. It has a serial number on the front which is illegible. The scabbard has a belt loop. (please page 90 of British and Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook) The price includes Uk delivery.
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