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*Scarce* Joseph Westby of Sheffield ‘Shooters’ Penknife Advertising ‘Spratts Game/Dog Foods’. Sn:20072. - Sn:20072
A very scarce shooters penknife made by ‘Joseph Westby-Sheffield’ (The firm was apparently established in 1884. The founder was the son of William Westby, who was a manager and then partner at Brookes & Crookes. Joseph was apprenticed at the factory. He was listed as a maker of knives in his own right at Atlantic Works between 1876 and 1888. Westby partnered Charles Swift Levick at Congo Works, Pinfold Street / Trippet Lane, but this ended in 1894. In that year, Joseph Westby & Co Ltd was established at Congo Works, dealing in cutlery, scissors, and electro-plate) advertising ‘Spratts Dog Foods’. The knife is 11 ¾ cm in length. It has 12 & 16 bore shotgun cartridge extractors, corkscrew, lace hook, screwdriver and 6 ¾ cm knife blade with ‘Joseph Westby’ to the tang. The blade has been re-sharpened is showing signs of age related wear. The penknife’s covering has ‘SPRATT’S DOG/GAME FOODS’, Sheffield, Spratts Patent and 12-16 imprinted. The price for this scarce penknife includes UK delivery. Sn:20072. (Drawers)

**AS FOUND**Original WW1 British Un-Named Robbins Of Dudley Type Alloy Hilt Trench Fighting Knife Push Dagger With Steel Knuckle Bow (Hilt Has Manufacture Casting Fault) & Scabbard. Sn 19912 - 19912
Robbins of Dudley were a metal working Company in Dudley Worcester England who at the outbreak of WW1 began making Trench Fighting weapons. Their work was copied in the era by other British manufacturers (see page 24 and illustration plates 32-34 of British & Commonwealth Military Knifes by Ron Flook where Robbins of Dudley examples similar to our un-named example are illustrated). This is an original, WW1 Robbins Of Dudley type trench/ fighting knife push dagger in as found condition by an unknown maker. It has an alloy handle which has a manufacture casting fault near to the blade which can be seen in the images causing the blade to be loose. It has a flat steel knuckle shaped bow and steel blade. The knife has a total length of 6 ¼” and the double edged blade with central blood grooves is 4 ¾” length. The blade has small areas of staining consistent with age. The handle and blade have no manufacturer marks. The knife is complete with its original leather scabbard with retaining strap and single stud fastener. The rear has a stitched belt loop. The leather and stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19912

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 12/02) **VERY RARE**Original WW2 WD Marked Free Polish Forces, Airborne/ Commando, Smooth Handle, Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With Scabbard & Webbing Frog. Sn 20058 - 20058
An original smooth hilted Polish Airborne Forces Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. This variant of FS fighting knife is believed to have been commissioned by Members of the Polish Airborne Forces exiled in this country during the war (see page 99 item 495 of Fighting Knives By Frederick Stephens and page 141 item 9.49 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting knife & Other Commando Knives by Ron Flook where they are described as rare. It has an undamaged smooth blackened alloy handle with a 167mm long blackened blade. The hilt has a small mark that looks like a poorly struck WD arrow (illustrated). It has a straight oval cross guard. It is complete with original leather scabbard with external brass chape. The scabbard is fitted with a webbing frog with retaining strap that fits the scabbard and dagger perfectly. All leather & stitching are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20058

Japanese Meiji Period C 1880’s- 1910 Concealed Fan Tanto / Dagger With Tasselled Cord. Sn 20011 - 20011
This is an original Japanese tanto / dagger disguised as a fan made in the Meiji Period C 1880’s- 1910. The dagger is export work. The dagger’s single edged steel blade has a cutting edge of 5 ¾”. The blade single edged steel blade is clean and sharp. These blades are usually unsigned but we cannot strip the dagger down to check. The lacquered wood hilt and scabbard come together to form the outside appearance of a folded fan. The tanto in its scabbard measures just under 11 ½” length. The dark raised edges of the hilt and scabbard have the appearance of a fan. The front and back edges are cleverly ribbed with fine lines & painted with darker lacquer having the appearance of the folded leaves of a fan. The hilt is holed and ringed & fitted with its original tasselled cord. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 20011

Imperial German Boar Hunting Dagger/ Sidearm With Stag Horn Grip By Schmidt Marburg With Engraved German Silver Pommel Cap H.Schenck, Schweinsburg s/m Leibb & Scabbard. Sn 10063. - 10063
This is an excellent C 1900 Imperial German Hunting Dagger/ Sidearm. 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. It has a lovely curved Stag Horn handle with stepped German Silver end cap which is beautifully engraved 'H.Schenck, Schweinsburg s/m Leibb' (Schweinsburg is a mountain located in Baden-Wurttenberg Germany). It's 11" single edged blade with Bowie type swept top edge is excellent. It measures 16" overall. It has a swept cross guard * slight play* with German Silver ferrule. The blade is crisply marked with manufacturer detail 'Schmidt In Marburg'. The weapon is complete with brown leather scabbard with brass mounts. The upper mount has an acorn shaped locket stud. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact and has just light scuffing to be expected with age and use. Price for this nicely marked antique Imperial German hunting sidearm & scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 10063. (German Daggers & Trench Knives)

**RESERVED**5/10***Rare* Russian Diving Knife & Brass/Bronze Sheath with Leather & Steel Belt Clip. ED 2680. - ED 2680
This is a very rare Russian Heavy diving knife with an un marked 20 ½ cm stainless chromed blade (31 ¾ cm overall), brass crossguard & pommel with undamaged rubber grip. It is contained in its brass/bronze sheath & leather and steel belt clip. The leather is in excellent condition. Weighing 1.4kg in total, this rare knife and sheath are very impressive. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2680.

**RESERVED**5/10**1960's British Named T.C. Wilde Siebe Gorman & Co Royal Navy Diver's Knife & Brass Scabbard Personally Adapted With Additional Brass Belt Bars. Sn 19966:47 - 19966:47
This is an original, excellent condition, 1960's, British Royal Navy Diver's Knife and Scabbard. Made by Siebe Gorman & Co, the knife has a broad 7 ¾” long double edged blade with medial ridge (13 ¼” overall). The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Siebe Gorman & Co'. The blade has areas of staining and has a fine saw back edge. It has a brass cross guard, ferrule stamped with initials ‘T.C.W’ & tang nut fitted with large brass lanyard ring. It has a dense black plastic contoured grooved handle. The knife is complete with original solid brass scabbard with belt slot. The scabbard is named ‘T.C. Wilde’ matching the ferrule initials, no doubt a previous owner’s name. The scabbard has been personally adapted at some point in its life by welding additional brass belt bars to the rear. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19966:47. (Store Room Hunting Knives Box).

Victorian Italian Hunting Style Dagger with Etched blade and Polished Buffalo Horn Grips. 19917:9. - 19917:9
The stiletto blade is 14 cm in length (25 ¾ cm overall) and is etched to both sides. The brass coloured curved cross guard is below a carved polished Buffalo horn grip which is below a brass coloured pommel. The dark leather scabbard has brass coloured metalwork with the chape showing age related wear. There is an open hook for attachment to a pocket or belt to the rear. The price includes UK postage. 19917:9. (Drawers)

*Scarce* WWI Austro-Hungarian Empire ‘Grabendolch’ M1917 Fighting Knife by Maker ‘Joachim Winternitz Neffe’ and Sheath. 19967. - 19967
A WWI Austrian Trench Knife with an un-fullered 20 ¾ cm (33 cm overall) tapering blade with spear-shaped point which is very good and only showing minor signs of wear. The makers mark is on one side of the ricasso which is a kneeling man with bow and arrow which is the ‘Joachim Winternitz Neffe’ trademark. There is a short false edge in the top of the blade. The knife has a small elliptical crossguard, and smooth round undamaged wooden grips secured with three rivets. It is accompanied with a simple smooth metal scabbard, which has a metal loop which is riveted above a metal stud onto one side that has a thick brown leather band that acts as a belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. 19967.

*Private Purchase* German WWI Trench Knife with Stag Horn Grips. ED 268 - ED 268
A private purchase German WWI trench knife (a trench knife is a combat knife designed to kill or incapacitate an enemy at close quarters, such as in a trench or other confined area. It was developed as a close combat weapon for soldiers attacking enemy trenches during the First World War) with a stunning horn grip and ‘S’ shaped quillon above ferrule and below pommel which appear to be German silver, as do the scabbard mounts on the leather scabbard. The single edged blade is 11 ¾ cm long (23 ½ cm overall). See ‘German Combat Knives 1914-1945’ pages 9-26 by Christian Mery for similar examples. The price includes UK delivery. ED 268. (Drawers)
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