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SOLD SOLD (15/11) Victorian Tourist’s Japanese Sword Stick With Ox Bone Handle & Scabbard Decorated With Hand Carved Macaque Monkeys & Snake Imagery. Sn 14667:11 - 14667:11
Japanese sword stick, no doubt a Victorian tourist’s piece brought back as a souvenir. It has a 20 ¾” single edged blade and measures 34 ¼” overall in its scabbard. The blade is clean, straight and undamaged. Its handle and scabbard are made of Ox bone shin sections and are ornately hand carved with imagery of Japanese Macaque monkeys. The rounded pommel section is etched with the depiction of a snake emerging from a hole. The imagery is all highlighted in black ink. The bone sections have some contemporary, stable repairs. The hilt has a brass insert and the throat of the scabbard has a brass insert. The ferrule is made of polished horn with a bone tip. The price for this attractive Japanese sword stick includes UK delivery. Sn 14667:11

SOLD SOLD (13/11) , EARLY BLADE MARKED, MATCHING DATES, WW2 1943 U.S. M3 Fighting Knife By Utica & Correct WW2 1943 M6 Leather Scabbard By SBL CO With Coiled Thigh Cord. (ED 2228 Daggers & Swords) - 2228
The M3 Trench Fighting Knife was introduced in 1943. M3 knives were produced by a number of American Manufacturers including Utica Cutlery (U.C). Early production knives were made with model, manufacturer and date marked blades. Knives with blades marked in that manner were only produced for 2 months before manufacture changed to marking the cross guards rather than the blade to prevent causing weakness to the blades (see page 97 No. 24 of US Military Knives Book III By Cole. Cole states that Utica manufactured approx. 655,230 out of a total of the 2,590,240 knives made). M6 Leather scabbards were produced in 1943 for the M3 Trench daggers. These leather scabbards were only made in small numbers before introduction of the M8 scabbard. This is an excellent original rare WW2 early production American M3 Fighting knife. It has steel cross guard and the steel pommel is stamped with the Frankford arsenal ‘ignited grenade’ mark. The handle has the correct compressed leather washer construction. Its 6 ¾” long parkerised blade is undamaged. The blade is stamped 'US M3 U.C. (Utica)’ and dated 1943. The knife is complete with its original rare brown leather M6 Scabbard. The scabbard is undamaged and all of its rivets & stitching are intact. It has a single belt loop & retaining strap with press stud fastener together with wire belt bar. The throat has the correct row of 8 reinforcing steel ‘laces’. The lower section of the scabbard has the correct riveted steel plates to the front and back. The bottom of the scabbard is holed for thigh cord with reinforcing ring and has its original coiled leather lace thigh cord. The front of the scabbard is impressed by the manufacturer ' SBL CO’ and 'US M6’ together with matching 1943 date. The price for this rare U.S. M3 Fighting Knife with M6 scabbard, a must for the serious collector, includes UK delivery. (ED 2228 Daggers & Swords)

DEACTIVATED INERT. Rare 1909 Dated French 37mm (37 x 94R) Pom Pom Canister Round. O 1286 - O 1286
DEACTIVATED INERT. This is a Rare 1909 dated French 37mm (37 x 94R) Pom Pom canister round. The rounds were used for close range firing against troops. The brass cartridge case is headstamped 37 . Rr. Et. TR A.PX.09. The canister projectile is a thin brass walled container with a flat top, 115mm tall. The base of the projectile has a closure crimp to close onto a steel base washer. Inside the projectile would have contained lead shrapnel balls. No licence is required to possess this round in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. The price includes UK delivery. O 1286

WW2 British Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando & RAF Pilot’s Fighting Knife With Wood 16 Ridge Grooved Grip & Scabbard. Sn 14643 - 14643
This is an original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and scabbard, see pages 133 to 137 and plates 9.24 (13 ridge grip) and 9.25 (16 ridge Grip) of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Flook which illustrated wood handled FS daggers similar to ours. In his book page 133, plate 9.22 Flook references the use of wood handled FS daggers by WW2 Pilot’s with a contemporary image of a Pilot carrying a wood hilt FS dagger while being debriefed at an airfield in France shortly after D day June 1944. The hilt is correctly made of black painted wood with 16 ridge grooved grip, rounded pommel and an oval blackened steel cross guard. It has a 175mm double edged blackened dagger blade with medial ridge and blackened steel oval cross guard. It has its leather scabbard with belt loop, elasticated retaining strap, blackened brass chape and 4 sewn on leather tabs. All leather, webbing & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price for this WW2 RAF Pilot’s FS Dagger and scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14643

1930's 3rd Series Webley Service MK II .22 Calibre Air Rifle. Sn 11261 - 11261
This is a very good, original 1930’s 3rd Series Webley Service Mark II Air Rifle in .22 Calibre. These rifles introduced C1935 had a modified centrally mounted flip up aperture rear sight, an improvement on the earlier Type 1 & Type 2 side mounted Webley Service sights (see Chapter 2 of Thrale's book Webley Air Rifles 1925-2005). The trigger guard of the rifle is stamped with serial number ‘10543’. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'WEBLEY SERVICE AIR RIFLE MK II MANUFACTURED BY WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND’ and with the Webley 'winged pellet logo'. The barrel is stamped '.22 CALIBRE'. It has the Great Britain, USA, Spain, Germany and Canada 1925 patents stamped on the Right Side of the air chamber. It also has the correct patent Number '371548'.' Its original wood stock is excellent and undamaged with chequered panels at the wrist & undamaged ribbed horn butt plate. It has its correct original centrally mounted flip up rear sight, dial adjustable sight, block and blade fore sight & push button barrel retaining catch. The rifle loads and fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11261

1974 To 1983 B.S.A. Airsporter MK VI .22 Calibre Under Lever Air Rifle. AI 651 - AI 651
An excellent condition B.S.A, MK VI Airsporter, .22 Calibre Air Rifle. It is serial number GL 23003 which identifies it as a MK VI and dates it to between 1974 and 1983 (see Page 56 of Hiller’s Book 'A Collectors Guide to Air Rifles'). The wood stock with rubber embossed BSA logo recoil pad and metal work are in excellent undamaged condition. The top of the air chamber is correctly marked with the ‘B.S.A. Airsporter' gold coloured electroplated legend and is grooved for telescopic sight. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped with 'B.S.A. Guns Ltd, England .22 Cal' and with the B.S.A 'stacked rifles' logo. It is under lever cocking and has an adjustable rear sight. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling and the loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB as a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act regarding sale and delivery of this air rifle apply. AI 651

1960-1970 Webley Falcon .22 Calibre Break Action Air Rifle. AI 652 - AI 652
An excellent example of the Webley Falcon. The Webley Falcon was produced between 1960 and 1970 (see Page 228 of Hiller's Book 'A Collectors Guide to Air Rifles'). The woodwork is undamaged with a lovely polished grain. The metal work is in nice undamaged condition. It has a 17" clean rifled barrel and measures 41 ½” overall. The underside of the barrel block is stamped with serial number '4878 '. The left side of the block is stamped with calibre detail '.22'. The top of the air chamber is marked with model detail and Webley name (illustrated). It has a block & blade fore sight, adjustable rear sight and correct telescopic sight plate. The loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price includes UK delivery. NB as a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act with regards to the sale and delivery of this item apply. AI 652

1905-1914. B.S.A. Improved Model D, .177 Calibre Underlever Air Rifle With Correct Pistol Grip Stock. Sn 14640 - 14640
This is a good original BSA Improved Model D Air Rifle. These rifles were made with both straight hand and pistol grip stocks and in different variations between 1905 and 1914 (see pages 20- 25 of the book ‘A Collectors Guide To Air Rifles’ By Hiller). This example has its original pistol grip wood stock with correct chequered panels on the grip. The stock has a steel butt plate. The cocking arm has a ribbed release lever on the left side. It has a 19 ½” clean rifled barrel and measures 43 ½” overall. It has a blade foresight and adjustable dial rear sight. The metal work has even patina throughout. The left side of the weapon bears the partially visible serial number which appears to be ‘S (or 8)7471’. The loading port is marked ‘Load’. The loading tap has very faint partially visible patent detail ‘Patent 8246/06’ and underside of the cocking lever ‘BSA Patents 8761-04 25783-10 RD479972’. The Rifle cocks, loads & fires as it should with a strong spring action. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14640

WW1 French M15 Adrian Combat Helmet With 'RF' (République Française) Infantry Helmet Badge, Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 14696 - 14696
The M15 Adrian helmet (French: Casque Adrian) was a combat helmet issued to the French Army during World War 1. It was the first standard helmet of the French Army and was designed when millions of French troops were engaged in trench warfare The later M 1926 helmet was made of a single piece of pressed steel without joining rim and top combe. This is an excellent original WW1 M15 French Adrian Combat Helmet complete with its original clean sweatband liner and chinstrap with buckle. The liner and rim of the helmet have contemporary, indistinct French signatures most likely the name of the French soldier issued with the helmet during WW1 (illustrated in image 3). The helmet is fitted with an original Infantry 'RF' (République Française) helmet badge featuring an ignited grenade. The helmet has no dents and its original dark grey paint finish has just light scuffs consistent with age and service use. It is approx UK size 7. The price for this WW1 Adrian includes UK delivery. Sn 14696

**SOLD**SOLD**10/11**Original, WW1 Era, Model 1895, Prussian Officer's Pickelhaube Helmet With Imperial State Cockades, Liner & Chin Strap. Sn 14694 - 14694
This is an original WW1 Era M1895 Prussian Officer's Pickelhaube. It has the correct original correct large Prussian Eagle helmet plate. The helmet is in very good condition. All the stitching and hard boiled leather of the body is intact. It has a large vented conical spike, brass brim, brass piping to the rear and neck guard and correct chin strap mounts with original leather chin strap which has brass buckles. Both sides of the Pickelhaube are mounted with Imperial State cockades, on the right side, red, white & black, on the left black & white. It is complete with its original leather sweat band liner. The liner has some service wear. It is approx UK size 6. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14694

MINT, British Coldstream Guards, Guardsman's Bearskin With Correct Red Plume, Liner & Chin Strap. HE 867 - HE 867 / 14732
The Coldstream Guards are one of the 5 Foot Guards Regiments in the British Army Household Division - the personal troops of Her Majesty the Queen. Formed in 1650 as part of the New Model Army during the English Civil War, the Coldstream Guards swore allegiance to King Charles II in 1660 and has guarded the country's monarchs since. The Regiment’s anniversary is 23rd April (St George’s Day). The Regiment has fought in every major conflict involving British troops since their creation. Their Uniform includes a prominent Red plume on the right side of their bearskin headwear (each of the Foot Guards Regiments i.e. Grenadier, Scots, Welsh, Irish & Coldstream are identified by different coloured plumes (except Scots who wear no plume) & different button, collar and shoulder badge designs / configurations). This is a near mint, original Guardsman's Bearskin of The Coldstream Guards. Its deep pile black fur body is in superb clean condition. The right side is fitted with the correct Red plume of the Coldstream Guards. The Bearskin is complete with its original internal wicker basket frame, black sweatband / liner with draw string and leather backed graduated brass link chin chain. The bearskin is approx UK size 6 1/2. The price includes UK delivery. HE 867

SOLD SOLD (13/11) QUALITY, Boxed Scottish Sgian Dubh Knife & Scabbard With Stainless Steel Blade, Cairngorm & Sterling Silver Edinburgh 1965-1966 Hallmarked Fittings Retailed By J. Smith, Jewellers, Fife, Scotland. (Sn 14693 Daggers & Swords) - 14693
Scottish Sgian Dubh 'Gaelic- Black Knife' were carried by heavily armed Scottish Clansmen. Tucked into the sock, this was reputed to be the weapon of last resort. Today it remains an essential part of traditional Highland wear. This excellent example was made in Scotland and has sterling silver mounts which have Edinburgh 1965-66 hallmarks. It has a clean 3 ½” blade with scalloped back edge and fuller. The blade is marked ‘stainless steel’. Its black grip has hallmarked silver mounts and Cairngorm set into the pommel. The Sgian Dubh is complete with black leather sheath which has matching silver hallmarked mounts. It is contained in its original cardboard box with removable lid. The lid of the box bears the name of the retailer (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14693
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