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**QUALITY EXTRA LARGE**Inter War 1930’s German Kaufmann & Sons No.55 Germany Folding Bowie Knife With Stag Antler Grips, German Silver fittings & Leather Scabbard. Sn 18841 - 18841
This is an excellent extra large folding Bowie Knife 12” overall length when folded & in its original leather sheath. The knife's 10” blade is undamaged and has just light areas of staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply marked on one side with the manufacturer’s name ‘H. Kaufmann & Sons’ together with ‘No.55 German Manufre’ (Manufacture). The reverse has trademarks above ‘Germany’ (the German cutlery firm Heinrich Kaufmann is recorded as operating between 1856 & 1995. No.55 & K55 were brand names used by the Company). It has attractive thick Stag Antler scales which are in great condition secured by metal pins. It has ornate German Silver bolsters. One scale has a German Silver button which, when pressed releases the blade to open to its full length. When fully extended the knife measures 16” overall. The blade locks firmly in place and is released for closing by depression of a raised lug on the back of the grip frame. The knife is complete with original open top brown leather scabbard which has an integral single leather belt loop stitched to the rear of the throat and a retaining strap with steel buckle. It has a German Silver chape with ball end. The back of chape has some dents. The price for this impressive folding Bowie includes UK Delivery. Sn 18841
£895.00

WW1 British Royal Scots Regiment Improvised Trench/Fighting Knife With Stag Antler Hilt Mounted With Brass Regimental St Andrew & Cross Device & Scabbard. Sn 18813 - 18813
The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), once known as the Royal Regiment of Foot, was the oldest and most senior infantry regiment of the line of the British Army, having been raised in 1633 during the reign of Charles I of Scotland. The regiment existed continuously until 2006, when it amalgamated with the King's Own Scottish Borderers to become the Royal Scots Borderers, which merged with the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment), the Black Watch, the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland. At the outbreak of WW1 elements of the Regiment landed in France as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). The Regiment saw much action throughout the Great War. This is an original WW1 British improvised trench/fighting knife mounted with brass St Andrew & Cross device from a period Royal Scots Regiment badge and leather scabbard. The knife features a stag antler hilt, the butt end mounted with the St Andrew & Cross device. The slim blackened iron blade is 5 ½” in length. The blade has no manufacturer or date marks. It is 9 ¼” overall length. The knife is complete with its original field made leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with buckle. The front and back sections of the leather are held together with metal split pins and a leather tab with metal ring secured by split pin holds the belt loop / retaining strap in place. The leather and strap / loop are all intact with just surface wear to be expected. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18813
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (24/09) WW1 1918 U.S Army Expeditionary Forces LF&C (Landers Frary & Clark USA) Brass Hilt Knuckle Dagger / Fighting Knife With Matching Correct 1918 Scabbard. ED 2532 - ED 2532
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 an 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 leaf shaped, steel double edged blade with medial ridge which measures 171mm length (295mm overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age & is secured through a brass hilt by a flattened steel locking nut which would cause devastating injuries if used to strike an opponent during Trench combat. The hilt is solid brass and has in larger lettering "U.S. 1918 LF&C 1918" on the grip. It has four finger stalls each with cast pyramid shaped protrusions and large finger guard. The original scabbard is made of sheet steel and has belt loops cut into both sides and correct rear belt bars. The scabbard is stamped ‘LF&C’ & dated ‘1918’. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2532
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (24/09) Late WW2 Nazi German Kriegsmarine Dagger By Eickhorn Solingen With Silver Bullion Cord, Portepee & Scabbard. Sn 18845 - 18845
An original, Nazi German Kriegsmarine Dagger. The Dagger has a clean blade. The lack of etched panels indicates late war production. The ricasso is crisply marked with the makers name and squirrel Logo 'Original Eickhorn Solingen'. It has the distinctive Kriegsmarine 'Eagle Pommel, ornate cross guard with scabbard retaining button that works as it should and correct ivory hue phenol resin' grip with wire binding which is tight and intact. Original gilding is present on the pommel and cross guard. The Dagger has its original bullion cord and portepee & is complete with original scabbard which is decorated with a 'hammered' and etched design and 2 hanging ring mounts with Oak leaf decoration. The mounts are fitted with original hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18845
£0.00

**RARE**DIRECT FROM FAMILY** WW2 British 1st Pattern Wilkinson FS Commando Fighting Knife Double Etched Panels, Grip Contemporarily Smoothed For Grip, 3 Notches Cut Into Guard & 1st Pattern Scabbard Both Carried & Used By A British WW2 Para. - 18844
The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and produced by Wilkinson Sword (see page 63 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This is an original WW2 1st pattern, FS dagger with original 1st pattern scabbard both received directly from the family of a British paratrooper who carried and used the knife during WW2. The family stated that their Father had told them the fighting knife had ‘seen much use’ which may account for the fact that the knife’s correct 2” oval wave cross guard has 3 notches period cut into one edge (it was common for Soldiers on all sides to cut notches into weapons each time they were used in combat or to count kills). The hilt is brass and its nickel finish and knurled surface are absent as the paratrooper had the original finish smoothed to fit his grip. The ricasso is marked with correct etched and blued panels, 'Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 163mm in length (blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground). It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap. It has the correct female ‘Newey’ press stud fastener. The male part of the fastener is absent and there is a small tear in the top of the belt loop most likely an old field adaptation to allow it to be attached to uniform which was common in WW2. All other leather & stitching are intact. The price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & scabbard which has obviously seen action with a British Paratrooper in WW2 includes UK delivery (The family of the paratrooper have declined to be named and wish to remain anonymous). Sn 18844
£2,450.00

*Italian 1936 Gil Style Eagle Head Pommel Dagger. ED 2531. - ED 2531
This Italian 1936 Gil style eagle head pommel dagger would have been worn by cadets. These daggers were privately purchased resulting in a variety of styles. This example has white wire bound grips, presumably for naval cadets. The pommel is in the shape of an eagles head with the back strap etched with feathers. There are two red glass eyes and the ferrule and cross guard are brass. The blade is 6 ¼” long, doubled edged and has some pitting.. The scabbard is leather with a press stud fastening. ED 2531. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2531.
£475.00

SOLD SOLD (16/09) *WW1 1918 U.S Army Expeditionary Forces LF&C (Landers Frary & Clark USA) Brass Hilt Knuckle Dagger / Fighting Knife With Matching Correct 1918 Scabbard. Sn 18782 - Sn 18782
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 an 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 leaf shaped, steel double edged blade with medial ridge which measures 171mm length (293mm overall). The blade has just staining consistent with age & is secured through a brass hilt by a flattened steel locking nut which would cause devastating injuries if used to strike an opponent during Trench combat. The hilt is solid brass and has in larger lettering "U.S. 1918 LF&C 1918" stamped on the grip. It has four finger stalls each with cast pyramid shaped protrusions and large finger guard. The original scabbard is made of sheet steel and has belt loops cut into both sides. The scabbard is stamped ‘LF&C’ & dated ‘1918’. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18782
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (20/09) WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern 'Sterile' Original Blackened Finish Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 18736 - Sn.18736
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is an excellent condition 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard (see Chapter 7 of ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’ by Flook). The dagger has the correct original blackened brass knurled handle & oval blued cross guard. The knife is ‘sterile’ with no manufacturer or Unit marks, typical of special forces weapons. The knife has a 172 mm long blued blade with medial ridge. Its scabbard is has a blacked brass chape and integral belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and *elastic retaining strap (which is showing signs of wear). There are some markings to the rear top of the scabbard which should polish out. The price for this 'sterile' WW2 FS dagger with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 18736
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (16/09) An American V-44 Fighting Knife by ‘Kinfolks Inc. Sn.18666. - Sn.18666
The Kinfolks V-44 was part of a jungle ‘bail out’ survival kit. 50,000 were produced by several cutlers. Collins & Co, Western Cutlery Co, W.R.Case & Sons and Kinfolks. The Western version being the rarest and Kinfolks second rarest. The actual V-44 was a wooden handled 10” machete and not the No18 Collins pattern which we have for sale. The Collins pattern is often referred to as a ‘V-44’. The overall length is 14 ½” and a blade length of 9 ¼”. With a one piece Bakelite handle held with steel pins. It has a 4 ¼” brass ball ended cross guard. The blade has ‘Kinfolks Inc.’ engraved to one side with a double groove either side of the blade. The knife comes with its original thick leather sheath with upper belt hook held on with brass studs. This is an impressive collectable knife. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn.18666.
£0.00

German Folding Bowie Knife and Scabbard. ED 2529. - ED 2529
The knife has a 7 1/2" steel single edged blade with false edge. The blade is released from it's open locked position by folding over a steel tab at the base of the grips and pressing, the blade then folds into the handle and locks firmly leaving a useful shorter blade bowie knife (4" blade) The grips are antler and retained with six brass pin rivets. German silver shield-shaped escutcheon, with an amateur engraving which will polish out. Contained in its original russet leather form-fitted scabbard with integral belt loop and German silver tip. Condition: Very good. Blade showing light age related wear which should polish out. Mechanically sound. Scabbard near perfect. The belt loop appears to have been restitched. There are no makers marks on the blade, however, this most probably will have been made in Weyersberg, Solingen. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2529.
£595.00
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