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19th Century Indian Mughal Khanjar Dagger With Gold Inlaid Panels, Serpentine Blade & Foliate Carved Jade Hilt. Sn 21035 - 21035
The Mughal Empire 1526-1857 was an early modern empire based in South Asia between the 16th and 19th centuries. For some two hundred years, the empire stretched from the outer fringes of the Indus River Basin in the west, northern Afghanistan in the northwest, and Kashmir in the north, to the highlands of present-day Assam and Bangladesh in the east, and the uplands of the Deccan Plateau in South India. This is an excellent original Khanjar dagger as carried by Indian Mughal empire warriors and noblemen (see page 353 of A Glossary Of The Construction Decoration & Use Of Arms & Armour by Stone where similar Khanjar daggers to ours are illustrated). This Khanjar has a heavy 10" serpentine double edged, fullered blade which is clean and sharp (15” overall). Both sides of the blade have inlaid gold panels. The hilt is typical pistol grip shaped solid Jade with carved foliate decoration. As is common, this khanjar is without scabbard. The price for this attractive historic piece includes UK delivery. Sn 21035 (drawers office)

**RARE** KA-BAR FIGHTING KNIFE CONNECTIONS** C1910 American Union Cutlery. Co. Olean, New York, Bowie Knife & KA-BAR Marked Hatchet Axe Combination With Interchangeable Blades & Correct Original Tooled Leather Scabbard. Sn 21033 - 21033
The American Union Razor Company was started in 1898 by Wallace R. Brown a grandson of Job R. Case in Tidioute Pennsylvania. The operation was soon moved to Olean, New York where Union produced Olcut, Keenwell and Ka-bar stamped knives. The company also changed its name from Union Razor to Union Cutlery Company. They continued to produce high quality cutlery until around 1977. This is an excellent, rare to find Bowie knife hatchet combination, the knife blade stamped with Union Cutlery Co mark and the hatchet marked KA-BAR. According to the Houston Price Guide to knives these stamping s were used around 1910 by Union Cutlery. The brass and steel frame hilt has steel bolsters and Ivory hue smooth celluloid scales secured by pins. One bolster has an adjustable steel screw with knurled edge. When the screw is undone it allows the hatchet and knife blades to be changed. The tangs of the knife and axe have a round recess which fits the screw thread in the hilt securely. The cutting edge of the knife blade is 4 ½” length and it has a ribbed recess section in the back edge of the blade. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Union Cutlery Co Olean, NY’. When configured as a knife, the knife measures 9 ¾” overall length. The hatchet blade has just light staining consistent with age and is marked with manufacturer detail ‘KA-BAR’ & U.S Patent. The cutting edge of the hatchet is just under 2 ½” length. When configured as a hatchet it measures 12” overall length. The knife blade edge and hatchet head blade are both sharp. The combination comes with its original leather scabbard which securely houses the combination configured as a knife with retaining strap and press stud fastener together with a separate integral pocket with flap cover and press stud fastener which houses the hatchet blade. The brown leather scabbard has heavy duty reinforced stitched and riveted edges. The leather has ornate tooled decoration to the front aspect and single belt loop to the rear. All leather, stitching & rivets of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price for this rare to find combination includes UK delivery. Sn 21033 (Bowies Box)

**MINT**Large, C1950’s English William Rodgers Sheffield ‘I Cut My Way’ Trademark 'United States Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave ' Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Stag Antler Hilt With Brass Horse Head Pommel & Ornately Tooled Leather Scabbard. Sn 20902 - 20902
The Sheffield cutler William Rodgers was recorded in the 1852 directory. His trade mark was ‘I Cut My Way’ together with mincing knife device. The company ceased trading towards the late 19th Century. In 1911 John Clarke advertised the trademark as his own & used it to good effect in the 20th century. The Eggington group acquired the trademark in the 1980’s. This William Rodgers Sheffield made Bowie Knife & scabbard are in near mint condition. The knife has a solid Stag Antler hilt With Brass Horse Head Pommel. It has an ornate brass ferule and the brass finger guard has scalloped edges. The 9 ¾” Bowie blade is polished steel with scalloped decoration on the spine. The blade is just under 2” broad at its widest. One side of the blade is etched with elaborate scroll work and wording "The United States America The Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Brave Protected By Her Noble & Brave Volunteers" and Americans Ask For Nothing But What Is Right And Submit To Nothing That’s Wrong’ In panels either side of a central panel bearing the American Eagle symbol. The ricasso is stamped on one side "William Rodgers Sheffield England"& the reverse has Rodger’s ‘I Cut My Way’ trademark. The Bowie is 16 ½” overall length. The thick, tan leather scabbard is in the same superb condition with deep cut ornate tooled foliate decoration to the front of the scabbard and its integral large belt loop. The price for this desirable Bowie by a famous Sheffield cutler includes UK delivery. Sn 20902

WW1 U.S. Army Model 1917 Machine Gunner’s Bolo Fighting Knife By ‘SA’ (Springfield Armoury) & Scabbard By PWH (Pennsylvania Working Home For The Blind). Sn 21024 - 21024
The model 1917 U.S. Machine Gunner’s bolo knife originated from the form of the Springfield 1903 pattern bolo bayonet, identical to the bayonet but without bayonet fittings (see page 66 plates 316 & 317 of Fighting Knives by Fred Stephens). The hilt is steel with contoured wood grips secured by 2 screw bolts. The wood has knocks bumps and bruises consistent with service use but are totally secure. It has a contoured flat steel cross guard holed for scabbard retaining catch and heavy blackened 10 ¼” bolo shaped steel blade ideal for cutting dense foliage and digging machine gun emplacements. The ricasso is stamped on one side by the maker ‘SA’ (Springfield Armoury) above Frankford Arsenal ignited grenade mark and model detail ‘1917’. The reverse has ‘U.S’ (U.S. Army) and number 37830. Its original scabbard is canvas covered wood with reinforced leather chape and brass wire hanging bar. The cover has some small stable tears and the back of the cover has some indistinct ink markings. The leather chape is impressed by the maker ‘PWH’ (Pennsylvania Working Home For The Blind). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21024 (American knives and knife bayonets box)

SOLD SOLD (14/09) *RARE**WW1 1918 U.S Army Expeditionary Forces LF&C (Landers Frary & Clark USA) Brass Hilt Knuckle Dagger / Fighting Knife With Correct Matching Manufacturer 1918 Scabbard. Sn 21001 - 21001
This form of WW1 knuckle knife was the design of Major James Eugene McNary of The U.S Army Ordnance Dept. They were manufactured in the USA by Landers Frary & Clark (LF&C) for American Expeditionary Force Soldiers. This is a rare, excellent, original, 1918 knuckle dagger by LF & C (see page 56 items 276 & 277 and page 68 item 334 in the book Fighting Knives by Stephens). The knife has a clean, blackened, leaf shaped, steel double edged blade with medial ridge which measures 6 ¾” length (11 ¾”overall). The blade is secured through the brass hilt by a pointed steel locking nut which would cause devastating injuries if used to strike an opponent during Trench combat. The hilt is solid brass and "U.S. 1918 LF&C 1918" is stamped on the grip. It has four finger stalls each with cast pyramid shaped protrusions and large knuckle guard. The original scabbard is made of sheet steel and has belt loops cut into both sides. The scabbard is stamped with matching detail ‘LF&C’ & dated ‘1918’. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. The price for this rare fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 21001 (American knives & knife bayonets box)

Original 17th Century Italian Iron Hilt Fusetto Di Bombardiere (Gunner's Stiletto) With Correct Shot Weight Graduation Marked Triangular Blade. Sn 20998 - 20998
The form of the Fusetto di bombardiere, or gunner's stiletto, is typical of most Italian stilettos of the seventeenth century. The grip is usually spiral, of ivory or wood inlaid with bone, or of turned iron, the guards short and straight, and the blade stiffly triangular and tapering to a point. It is distinguished from other stilettos by the numbered graduations marked along one side of the blade which most likely indicate the weight of shot to be used when measuring the bore of a cannon barrel. This original 17th Century example has the correct ornate iron hilt and typical 18 ½” long triangular section blade with graduated markings ‘1,3,6,9,12,14,16,20,30,40,50,60,90,100,120’. The stiletto measures 13 ¾” overall length. The blade is clean, the markings crisp and there is no rust or damage. The price for this interesting piece includes UK delivery. Sn 20998 (drawers office)

C1970’s British WD Special Forces Type D Survival Knife By Wilkinson Or Hopkinson Sheffield With Scabbard. Sn 20944 - 20944
The British Type D Survival knife was introduced into Service in the 1950's. The knives were made by Wilkinson & Hopkinson and the forms of these knives changed over the years with minor differences to blade & grip shapes. The knives were issued to all branches of the British Military (see page 104 of Flook's book 'British & Commonwealth Fighting Knives' and plate 235 of page 105 where a 1970’s example similar to our example is illustrated. This is an excellent original British WD Type D Survival Knife. This heavy duty survival knife has a 7 ¼” long single edged heavy, 1 ¾”broad blade. The blade is stamped with WD arrow and stores code ‘0274/4594’ and is very sharp. It measures 12 ½” overall and has the correct wood grips. The scales are secured by 3 large rivets. The pommel end is holed for wrist cord (the cord is not present). The scales have no maker or date markings. The knife is complete with original correct leather riveted and stitched scabbard with single retaining strap and stud fastener marked ‘Lift The Dot’. All leather, stitching & rivets are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20944 (survival box)

C1950’s Large William Rodgers ‘I Cut My Way’ Sheffield Scottish Highlander's Hunting Dirk Form Spear Point Bowie Knife With One Piece Red Deer Antler Hilt 'Cairngorm' Jewel Setting, Etched Blade & Leather Covered Wood Scabbard With Brass Mounts. Sn 20981 - 20981
The Sheffield cutler William Rodgers was recorded in the 1852 directory. His trade mark was ‘I Cut My Way’ together with mincing knife device. The company ceased trading towards the late 19th Century. In 1911 John Clarke advertised the trademark as his own & used it to good effect in the 20th century. The Eggington group acquired the trademark in the 1980’s. This William Rodgers Sheffield made Bowie Knife is in Scottish Highlander's hunting Dirk Form With emerald colour 'Cairngorm' Jewel Setting & scabbard. The knife & scabbard are in very good condition. The knife has a large single piece Red Deer antler hilt, curved with broad butt in which is seated its multi-faceted Cairngorm set in an ornate circular brass mount. It has a brass cross guard with square finials, the surfaces of which are cut with Saltire /St Andrew's Crosses. The 11 ¼” spear point Bowie blade is polished steel with scalloped decoration on the back edge and a line of holes piercing the fullers. Both sides of the blade have etched decoration featuring foliate designs with Scottish thistles, martial arms and banners. The ricasso is signed on one side "William Rodgers Sheffield England" & the reverse has Rodgers ‘I Cut My Way’ trademark. The knife is 18 ¼” overall length. The scabbard is black leather covered wood. The brass throat mount has a fixed belt bar and it has a brass chape with square saltire cross decorated tip. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20981 (Bowie box)

WW2 1942 Nazi Hitler Youth 'HJ' Dagger By Rich Abr Herder Solingen, Maker & RZM Marked M7/18 & Scabbard With Integral Frog. Sn 20928 - 20928
An original Hitler-Jugend (HJ) Hitler Youth dagger with nickel plated pommel and crossguard. It has its original black chequered grips, one grip inset with the HJ red and white enamel HJ diamond with black and gold swastika. It has a 5 ½” long, 1” broad single edged blade. The blade is crisply marked on one side with Nazi RZM mark M7/18 & 1942 date The reverse has the maker’s name ‘Rich Abr Herder Solingen’. The blade has some staining and rubbed areas but no rust or damage. It has its original leather hilt washer and is complete with original black metal scabbard with leather integral frog and retention strap (male and female press stud fasteners absent). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20928

**BEST QUALITY**Early 20th Century Imperial German Nobleman’s Boar Hunting Dagger / Sidearm With Damascus Blade Carved Boer Tusk Handle & Scabbard Both With Ornate Heavy 925 Hallmarked Solid Silver Fittings. ED 2226 - ED 2226
This is a best quality Imperial German Hunting Dagger / Sidearm. The high quality of this piece indicates that it must have been made for a member of the Imperial German Royalty or High Status Nobleman. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This spectacular piece has a beautiful Boer’s tusk hilt hand carved with Ram’s head, Oak leaves and flowers. The hilt has heavy ornate solid silver fittings including Oak leaf and rope decorated ferrule and Wild Boar device pommel cap with acorn and Oak leaf adornments. The Boar mount has a small fixed ring for wrist cord which is stamped ‘925’ (Silver). The pommel cap itself is also stamped ‘925’. Its superb 4 ½” single edged Damascus blade is pristine and sharp and incorporates a small curved finger guard and scalloped back edge. The blade has no visible manufacturer marks. The knife measures 9½” overall length. The weapon is complete with its original similar superb condition brown leather scabbard with heavy solid silver throat mount and chape. Both have Oak leaf and acorn decoration and are stamped ‘925’ (Silver). The leather & stitching of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price for this best quality Imperial German Nobleman’s hunting sidearm & scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2226 (draws office)
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