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WW1 1918, U.S. Army Model 1917 Machine Gunner’s Bolo Fighting Knife By Plumb Philadelphia & Matching 1918 Dated Scabbard By Brauer Bros . Sn 18256 - 18256
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. It has a contoured flat steel cross guard holed for wrist loop and heavy 10 ¼” bolo shaped blued steel blade ideal for cutting dense foliage and digging machine gun emplacements. The ricasso is stamped on one side by the maker ‘Plumb Phil’ and dated ‘1918’. The reverse has model detail ‘Mod 1917’ and ‘U.S’ (U.S. Army). Its original scabbard is canvas covered wood with reinforced leather chape and brass wire hanging bar. The canvas has 3 small indistinct printed ink letters. The leather chape is impressed by the maker ‘Brauer Bros’ and has matching date ‘1918’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18256
£675.00

WW2 Wood Hilt Fairbairn- Sykes, FS Far East Commando Fighting Knife & Correct Scabbard. Sn 19035 - 19035
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 steel cross guard (these daggers were made with both steel and brass cross guards, see item 9.33 page 137 of Flook’s book). The wood handle has a couple of fine old stable cracks near to the cross guard only visible on close inspection. The cracks are stable and the hilt and blade secure with no movement. The pommel has the correct screw bolt. It has a 175mm 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 19035
£475.00

1979 Gerber MK II USA Military Tactical Combat Knife With Serrated ‘Saw’ Blade Section & Scabbard. Sn 19036 - 19036
This is an excellent Gerber MK II Combat knife . This style of knife was originally made for troops fighting in Vietnam. Our example has a black Armorhide composite grip which is similar in design to the iconic British FS Commando Knife designs which was introduced by Gerber in 1968. The pommel is holed for lanyard. It has a 6 ¾” spear shaped blade with medial ridge (11 ¾” overall). The middle of the blade has a serrated section on both sides which was introduced C1971. The ricasso is crisply stamped with the Gerber name ‘Sword In Stone’ trademark and Portland Ore USA address. The reverse is stamped with number '076140' which dates the knife’s production to 1979. The knife is complete with its original black leather scabbard with large belt loop & hanging bar. The scabbard has a single retaining strap with stud fastener and original coiled leather thigh cord. The belt loop is crisply stamped 'Gerber Portland ORE 97223 USA'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19036
£375.00

**RARE**WW2 British William Rodgers (John Clarke & Son), Sheffield 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.2 Mould Mark & Scabbard. ED 2589 - ED 2589
An excellent original WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942. This example has all the features of a WW2 FS knife i.e. correct depth to the ribs on the grip, tapered handle and correct thickness to the cross guard. It has an undamaged ribbed alloy handle and a 177mm blackened steel blade with medial ridge. It has a number 2 mould mark on the ribbed 3rd pattern alloy handle. The cross guard is double stamped with ‘William Rodgers Sheffield’ & ‘Made In Sheffield England’ (John Clarke & Son Sheffield made FS daggers for the British Military and owned the William Rodgers trademark, see page 73 of Flook’s book ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’). The dagger is complete with correct original leather scabbard in nice condition with external brass chape and belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and as is common its original elastic retaining strap is absent. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2589
£575.00

WW2 Italian 2nd Pattern Italian fascist, MVSN (Milizia Voluntaria Sicurezza Nationale) Fighting Knife & Steel Scabbard. ED 2588 - ED 2588
This is an excellent original WW2 Italian 2nd Pattern Italian fascist, MVSN (Milizia Voluntaria Sicurezza Nationale) Fighting Knife (see page 76 plate 379 of Stephen’s book ‘Fighting Knives’). The knife has an 8 ¼” single edged blade which has no damage and just light staining consistent with age. It measures 12 ¾” overall. The blade has its original hilt washer. It has the correct contoured wood handle secured by rivets and blackened steel cross guard. The knife is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed pressed steel belt loop. The scabbard retains its original black paint & has no dents. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on either the knife or the scabbard. The price includes UK delivery ED 2588
£495.00

**RARE** WW2 Era 1st Pattern Nazi German Luftwaffe Officer's Dagger By Rich. A. Herder Solingen & Scabbard With Hanging Chains & 'Ges Gesch' Marked Clasp By OLC (Overhoff & Cie of Lüdenscheid). ED 2587 - ED 2587
The Luftwaffe came into existence in 1935. Luftwaffe Officers were authorised to wear the 1934 Pattern 'Fliegerdolch' flier's dagger (see page 124 of Daggers Swords & bayonets Of The Third Reich By Stephens). This is an original 1st pattern WW2 Luftwaffe Officers dagger with scabbard and chains in as found un-cleaned condition. The dagger has the correct dark blue leather grips with all binding wires present and tight. The surface of the leather has some light scuffing consistent with age and service use. It has the correct Swastika pommel and stylised winged cross guard also with stylised Swastika. It has a clean 12"dagger blade with original leather hilt washer and marked by the manufacturer ‘Rich. A. Herder Solingen’ together with trade mark. Its original correct steel scabbard is covered with dark blue leather and has nickel plated metal chape and locket. The leather is complete and undamaged. The scabbard is fitted with original alloy hanging chains and sprung alloy clasp. The clasp has the Nazi manufacturer code ‘OLC’ within a diamond cartouche which is Overhoff & Cie of Lüdenscheid and 'Ges Gesch' (gesetzlich geschützt / registered trademark). The price for this rare Luftwaffe piece includes UK delivery. ED 2587
£895.00

**RARE**French Foreign Legion Paratroopers Fighting Knife Converted From 1916 Dated Winchester U.S. Army Pattern 1913 Bayonet With Scabbard. ED 2586 - ED 2586
A rare example of the French Foreign Legion fighting knife officially made after WW2 by converting a Pattern 1916 U.S. Army Winchester bayonet. It was a stop gap issue to their Paratroopers before they were issued the M3 fighting knife. The scabbard was suitably altered by the addition of a leather belt frog. Used as late as 1978 in Zaire these are very scarce knives. Fully documented and photographed in Ron Flooks booklet, 'A Photographic Primer of Military Knifes'. The bayonets slab wood grips with grooves are secured by the correct screw bolts. It’s sprung bayonet lug button works correctly. The shortened fullered blade measures 7 ¼ ” length (12” overall). The blade is blackened. The cross guard has correctly had its muzzle ring removed leaving a small finger guard. One side of the blade has 1916 (pattern) above ‘W’. The reverse has numerous inspection marks. The shortened steel mounted leather scabbard has the correct added leather frog with belt loop & retaining strap with press stud fastener. The leather of the scabbard has original green paint finish. The price for this rare fighting knife includes UK delivery. ED 2586.
£495.00

WWII Indian Army 'dah'-type machete , with sheath. ED 2361. - ED 2361
A Scarce British Indian Army machete, based on the Burmese Kachin Dha.The blade is single-edged 'dah'-style which broadens to a flat tip, 36cm in length and 5cm at its widest. The blade is marked ‘G.C.F. 44’ to one side, and ‘A.Green’? the other. The sheath is very thick brown leather; this follows the distinctive shape of the blade and is open on one side for nearly the whole length to allow the machete to be drawn. The machete is held in place by a leather strap that wraps around the handle and secures with a stud. See ‘Ron Flook – British and Commonwealth Knives’ pages 200 & 201, No 478 & 479. A very scarce piece of history, worthy of further investigation. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2361.
£245.00

*Matching Numbers* WWII Era Italian Fighting Knife Trench Fighting Dagger & Steel Scabbard. ED 2360. - ED 2360
This is an excellent original WWII era Italian Fighting Knife & Scabbard. (see page 76 plate 381 of Stephen’s book ‘Fighting Knives’). The knife has a 9 ½ “double edged blade which has no damage and just light staining consistent with age. ‘5303’ and an inspection stamp is on one side of the blade. It measures 15 ¾” overall. It has the correct undamaged slab wood grips secured by rivets & dropped steel cross guard. The knife is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed steel stud and ‘5303’ stamped on the back. The scabbard retains 75% of its original black paint. The price includes UK delivery ED 2360.
£395.00

WW1 Era Italian Fighting Knife Trench Fighting Dagger & Steel Scabbard. ED 2359 - ED 2359
This is an excellent original WW1 era Italian Fighting Knife & Scabbard. (see page 75 plate 375 of Stephen’s book ‘Fighting Knives’). The knife has an 8” single edged blade which has no damage and just light staining consistent with age. It measures 12 ¾” overall. It has the correct slab wood grips secured by rivets & oval steel cross guard. One grip has contemporary hand carved ‘zig-zags most likely applied to improve grip. The blade has a small ‘kneeling archer’ trademark. The knife is complete with its original steel scabbard with fixed steel belt loops. The scabbard retains much of its original black paint. The price includes UK delivery ED 2359
£475.00
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