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WW2 Era U.S.N. Marl 1 Fighting Knife and U.S.N. Mk1 Plastic Scabbard. ED 2564. - ED 2564
This is a very nice early Unitaed States Navy (U.S.N.) Mk1 knife made by Pal Blade Co. It is marked to the blade with U.S.N. Mk1 on one side and R.H. Pal 35 to the other side. It has a parkerised blade with a leather handle with black yellow and red spacers and a dull aluminium butt. See U.S. Military Knives by M.H.Cole item 23, page 81 for the identical knife. It is contained in its grey plastic scabbard marked to the front with U.S.N. Mk1 and to the rear with Nord – 8114 over B.M.Co 1/1 V.P. Markings highlighted with chalk which can be wiped. See M.H.Cole page 74-75 for illustration of Scabbard and early WW2 Mk1 in excellent condition. £375. ED 2564.

Scandinavian Sami Knife and Leather Sheath. ED 2563. - ED 2563
This is a very nice ‘Sami’ knife which means big knife in Finnish. This example has a 6” blade with a fuller on one side and marked Holger Andreasen A.S. to the other. There is a brass ferrule and a wooden handle which is usually birch for better grip in snowy conditions. The scabbard is typically Scandinavian made of leather with an integral belt loop. An excellent quality knife. £295. ED 2563.

RESERVED RESERVED WW2 Era Japanese Kamikaze & Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Suicide Dirk & Scabbard. Sn 18460 - 18460
The WW2 Japanese Kamikaze (divine wind) special attack corps was formed from volunteer pilots who crashed their aircraft or 'Okhas' (piloted bombs) into enemy shipping. Kaiten (Japanese Navy One man Submarines) were also used for this purpose. A Kamikaze or Kaiten pilot could if he wished carry a small Aikuchi (dagger without guard) with which to cut his own jugular or stab himself in the last moments before hitting his target. This is an excellent, original Japanese Kamikaze / Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Seppuku Suicide Dirk & Scabbard. It has a 4 ¾” long, single edged, razor sharp blade. The blade with wave hamon is un-signed and has just light areas of staining. The dirk measures 8” overall. The Dirk has the correct Japanese Maple handle with polished horn ferrule, brass pin securing the hilt to the blade and bone ringed lanyard hole. The handle has is decorated with inset polished horn roundels. It is correctly without finger guard. The Japanese maple scabbard is undamaged and has matching polished horn ferrule and inset roundels. The price for this rare, sought after Japanese Kamikaze piece includes UK delivery. Sn 18460

19th Century Indian Katar Fighting Push Dagger With Hindu Religious Imagery On Blade. ED 2561 - ED 2561
The katar or katara is a type of push dagger from the Indian subcontinent. The weapon’s were used for fighting and in Religious ceremonies. They are characterized by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip which results in the blade sitting above the user's knuckles. Unique to the Indian subcontinent, it is the most famous and characteristic of Indian daggers. Ceremonial katars were also used in worship. It has a heavy 6 ½” dagger fighting blade with medial ridge (12 ½” overall). One side of the blade features Ganesha, also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, the elephant-headed Hindu god. The reverse features Mother Durga the Hindu Goddess or the supreme energy (Shakti) riding a Lion or Tiger which are embodiments of power which are controlled by the Goddess. The Lion or Tiger represent power, will and determination. Mother Durga riding the cat symbolises her mastery over all these qualities. The typical ‘H’ shaped grip has an ornate grip bar (all illustrated). As is common this Katar is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2561

WW2 Era Nazi German Luftwaffen- Kampfmesser Pilot’s & Paratrooper’s Fallschirmjager Boot Knife With Luftwaffe Acceptance Mark & Scabbard. Sn 18358 - 18358
An original, WW2 German Luftwaffe Luftwaffen- Kampfmesser Boot Knife & Scabbard in excellent condition. These knives were carried in the boots of Luftwaffe pilots and Air crew and were favoured by Nazi Fallschirmjager Paratroopers (see page 78 of German Combat knives 1914-1945 By Mery). The knife has an undamaged, 6 ½” polished steel blade which has just light areas of staining consistent with age and has the correct, crisp, Luftwaffe stylised Eagle acceptance mark. The overall length is 11”. The undamaged grips are smooth contoured wood and secured to the tang by three rivets. Its original scabbard is metal with original black paint. It has the correct pronged metal belt / boot clip to the rear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18358

Victorian Era J.Burnam & Co Sheffield Cutlery Hilt Bowie Knife & Scabbard. Sn 18291 - 18291
James Burnand (1820-1890), was born in Sheffield on 1 February 1820, the son of James Burnand, yeoman, and his wife, Isabella. In 1849, he was listed as a fluter and hafter in Rockingham Street. The Census (1851) enumerated him as a plater and hafter, employing two apprentices. In the early 1850s he continued in Rockingham Street and by the end of the decade was involved in the manufacture of Bowie knives. An 1863 directory advertisement has James Burnand & Sons, Netherthorpe Street, as a manufacturer of a ‘silver and plated desserts’ and a wide range of table cutlery (including ‘pic-nic’ or camp cases) and Bowie knives, dagger knives, and ‘lion slayers’. Butchers’ knives and steels, ‘suitable for South America, River Plate, India, and other markets’, were also made. The Census (1871) recorded that James employed six workmen and lived in Upper Hanover Street. The firm was based at Suffolk Street (later Sudbury Street), off Meadow Street, then Leicester Street Works, off St Philip’s Road, Netherthorpe. Burnand exhibited at the Workmen’s International Exhibition in London, 1870. He also won medals at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876 and the South African International Exhibition in Cape Town in 1877. His showcase of dagger and hunting knives for Philadelphia was described in The Sheffield Independent, 29 March 1876. This is a Victorian cutlery handled, Bowie knife by J.Burnam & Co with scabbard. The knife has a typical Victorian era cast metal, cutlery form handle decorated with stylised rope and flowers. The finger guard has decorative scalloped edges. The 6” long, steel drop point Bowie blade has staining consistent with age and use. The knife measures 10 ¼” overall. The blade has manufacturer detail ‘J.Burnam & Co Sheffield’ & ‘star’ trademark. The light brown/ red hue open top leather scabbard has a brass or German silver throat mount and chape. The leather has impressed gold highlighted decoration. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18291

WW1 Imperial German Officer’s Carl Eickhorn Solingen Trench Dagger / Fighting Knife Design Based On WW1 Dress Bayonet & Scabbard. Sn 18388 - 18388
This is a an original WW1 German Officer’s trench dagger / fighting knife. This form of trench dagger were based on dress bayonets issued during WW1 (see page 50 of German Combat Knives 1914-1945 By Mery). This dagger is 11” overall with a 6” steel blade with medial ridge. The blade is crisply marked by the maker ‘C.E’ (Carl Eickhorn Solingen) together with ‘back to back’ Squirrels trademark. It has the correct Eagle's head pommel with correct false bayonet button which pushes in but is correctly non-functioning & forms the Eagles eye. The chequered wood scales are secured with two rivets. It has an up-swept quillon cross guard. The dagger has its original blackened metal scabbard which has an integral riveted leather belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18388

WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Correct Scabbard. Sn 18266 - 18266
An original WW2, FS Far East Operations dagger and correct scabbard in very good condition (see Page 137 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). The hilt is natural wood with grooved grip and an oval brass cross guard (these daggers were made with both steel and brass cross guards, see item 9.33 page 137 of Flook’s book for an example with brass cross guard). One side of the wood has a fine old stable crack near to the cross guard only visible on close inspection. The crack is stable and the hilt and blade secure with no movement. The pommel has the correct screw bolt. It has a 171mm steel dagger blade with medial ridge. The blade has areas of light staining consistent with age. The dagger has its original correct leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with stud fastener. The riveted and stitched scabbard is in the same very good condition, clean with all leather and stitching intact. The leather is impressed ‘Made In Sheffield England’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18266

WW2 Era British Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife Beaded & Ribbed (9 Rows Of Beads) & Scabbard. Sn 18272 - 18272
The Beaded & Ribbed variant of the Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting knife was available as a private purchase weapon but were also WD issue. Beaded & Ribbed versions have been found with 9,8,7 & 6 rows of beads (see page 127 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Ron Flook). This WW2 era Beaded and Ribbed Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife has a brass beaded and ribbed grip with 9 rows of beads. There are no visible WD marks on the knife. It has a 174mm long blued blade with medial ridge which is sharp. It is complete with original scabbard with 4 sewn on leather tabs and belt loop with retaining strap with press stud fastener. Unusually the scabbard has a leather chape instead of the usual external metal chape. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18272

**MINT**WW2 Era British 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s 'Sterile' Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 18250 - 18250
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is a near mint condition WW2 Officer’s 2nd pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. Examples of Nickel plated FS daggers are illustrated in Chapter 7 of ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’ by Flook. The dagger has the correct nickel plated brass knurled handle & oval cross guard. The knife is ‘sterile’ with no manufacturer or Unit marks. The knife has a 171 mm long blade with medial ridge. The blade is clean. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. It retains its 4 sewn on leather tabs. AS is common the original elasticated retaining strap is present but is partially perished in the centre section. The price for this 'sterile' nickel plated Officer’s FS dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 18250
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