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Daggers and Knives

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Two Tanto Blades With Webbing and Leather Sheaths. 21263. - 21263
The Tanto blade history goes back all the way to 12th century feudal Japan, to be specific. Then and there, samurai carried two swords for combat, one long and one short. The latter was known as the tant!3; (which translates to "short sword" or "dagger"). The tant!3; that samurai wielded were different from tanto knives you'll see today though; they maintained a continuous edge that curved near the tip like some straight back pocket knives do. The Texas-based knife manufacturer Cold Steel gets credit for introducing the sharp angle into the blade belly, sometimes referred to as an American tanto, in the early 1980s. The black model has a 14 ½ cm Stainless Steel blade (28 ½ cm overall) and steel grip with diamond pattern and integrated strap hole. The steel ricasso has a minor mark which is negligible. The black webbing sheath has an integrated belt hoop and straps for combat equipment attachment. The other has an 11 cm Stainless Steel blade (21 cm overall) and a rubber grip with diamond pattern and integrated strap hole in the brass coloured pommel. It has a brass coloured ricasso below the grip. The thick black leather sheath has a double integrated belt hoop to the rear with a Velcro holder. Both blade and sheath are in very nice condition. The price is for the two blades and includes UK delivery. 21263. (Fighting Knives)

Edwardian 1901-1910 Joseph Rodgers & Sons Ebony Handled Bowie Knife & Black Leather Sheath. Sn 13888. - 13888
This is a beautifully marked bowie knife by the premier Sheffield knife maker of the Victorian and Edwardian era. It is clearly marked on one side of the 5 ¾“ long polished blade with "E.R." and a Crown over "J. Rodgers & Sons, 6 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, England" denoting manufacture in the Edwardian era of 1901-1910. The other side of the blade carries the corporate mark of an asterisk and a Maltese Cross. The grips are black ebony, chequered and held in place by one pin. The scabbard is top quality black leather with a belt loop riveted to the back. These knives were often carried by officers in WW1. (See 'The Sheffield Knife Book' by Geoffrey Tweedale page 257-265 and Ron Flooks ' British & Commonwealth Military Knives' pages 23, plate 29 for a WW1 knife of a similar style with a knuckleduster). A top quality knife in excellent condition by a premier Sheffield maker. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13888. (Drawers)

*Scarce* Norwegian First Model David Anderson Hunting / Fishing Knife and Open Top Leather Scabbard With Norwegian 925 Sterling Silver Mounts. 21301. - 21301
This is a scarce original first model David Anderson Hunting / Fishing knife made C1960’s by the Norwegian Cutler David Andersen with its original silver mounted scabbard. It is 8 ½” overall length with a sharp, 4” steel drop point blade. The knife has an undamaged solid hard wood handle. The hilt has a polished Norwegian silver ferrule. The knife comes with its original open top, black leather scabbard which has a Silver throat mount marked ‘D-A 925S Norway Sterling’ together with Norwegian scales hallmark (illustrated). The throat mount has an integral black leather belt loop *missing see images*. The scabbard has a stitched rear seam and Norwegian silver chape *movement but intact* . All leather & stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. 21301. (Drawers)

WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Bowie Trench Fighting Knife by Chas Clements London & Leather Scabbard. Sn 12519:1. - 12519:1
Chas Clements were a long established firm of WW1 era cutlery retailers based in London. Clements made popular private purchase weapons during WW1 including trench daggers & knuckle knives (See pages 19 & 20 of British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Flook). This a is an original WW1 era British Officer’s private purchase trench fighting knife by Clements with its original leather scabbard. It has an ebony handle which has a deep chequered design. The pommel has an exposed brass stud. It has a German Silver ferrule at the hilt and a slim undamaged 4 ¾” single edged, Bowie shaped steel blade, marked ‘Chas Clements’. The knife measures 9 ¾” overall length. Its original brown leather scabbard has belt loop to the rear which also acts as a retaining strap for the knife (an eyelet at the end of the retaining strap fastens to the stud in the pommel of the knife and keeps it securely in the scabbard). A small area of stitching at the throat of the scabbard which forms the lower end of the strap into a belt loop is missing but this could easily be replaced. All leather of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12519:1.

*MINT*HORSE HEAD POMMEL*English 'Fred James' ‘James & Lowe’ Sheffield Made Hunter’s Companion 'Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave ' Bowie Knife With Etched Blade, Stag Antler hilt With Brass Horse Head Pommel & Brass mounted Leather Scabbard. Sn 21334 - 21334
Before his death in 1986 Fred James was Sheffield's best known Bowie Knife maker. Fred James worked for George Wostenholm the famous Sheffield England knife maker who made many of the original Bowie Knives that were exported to the United States during the mid 19th century. When Wostenholm closed its doors Fred apparently helped himself to many of the 19th century patterns, dies and stamps of his previous employer, and went into the business in the early 1970’s of making Bowie Knives himself. The examples of his work that were unmarked found their way into the “antique” arms dealers in the U.K., especially London. Many U.S. knife collectors were also fooled early on thinking that they were buying authentic 1850’s era Bowie Knives . Fred made/assembled knives with his wife Ivy, and for a while also had a Sandy Lowe who worked along with him. Some of his knives were also marked correctly Fred James, or James & Lowe. Today those Bowies stamped with either of these marks are very collectible in their own right and have a ready market among knife collectors (see pages 214-215 of The Sheffield Knife Book By Tweedale). This James & Lowe Sheffield made Bowie Knife & scabbard are in near mint condition. The knife Stag Antler hilt With Brass Horse Head Pommel. It has an ornate brass finger guard and the 9 ¾” Bowie blade is polished steel with scalloped decoration on the back edge (16 ¼” overall). The blade is 2” at its widest and is 6mm thick. One side of the blade is etched with elaborate scroll work and wording "America Land Of The Free and The Home Of The Brave" and Americans Ask For Nothing But What Is Right And Submit To Nothing That’s Wrong’ wither crossed banners of America & Great Britain. The blade also has the American Eagle and ‘Hunter’s Companion’. The ricasso is stamped "James & Lowe Sheffield". The scabbard is brown leather with gold foliate decoration and brass throat mount and chape. The throat mount has a frog locket. The price for this desirable Bowie includes UK delivery. Sn 21334

**RARE**QUALITY**Late 19th Century Imperial German ‘Friedrich Jacob Bartels Wiesbaden’ Clamshell Boar & Stag Hunting Dagger / Dirk / Sidearm With Hunting Scenes Etched Sawback Blade, Stag Antler Hilt & Original Steel Mounted Leather Scabbard With Skinner. - 21300
This is a rare, quality made Imperial German Clamshell Hunting Dagger / Dirk / Sidearm made in the late 19th century. 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 example has a heavy Stag Antler hilt with heavy metal fittings including cross guard with scalloped edges, large clamshell, ferrule and pommel cap. Its heavy 1 ½” broad blade is sharp has a deep cut, sharp sawback. The blade is nicely etched on both sides. One side has a wild boar in the field hunting scene above the maker’s name ‘Friedrich Jacob Bartels Wiesbaden’ (The cutler & barrel maker Friedrich Jacob Bartels was located at Bahnhofstrasse 5, Wiesbaden Germany, in 1896. In 1910 his address was Bahnhofstrasse 10). The reverse has Stag in the field etched hunting scene. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The blade is 9 ¾” length and has its original leather hilt washer. The piece measures 15” overall. The weapon is complete with its original leather scabbard with heavy metal fittings consisting of a large throat mount with frog locket which has an integral steel holster for its skinning knife. The skinner has a solid Stag antler hilt with clean 2 ¾” long steel blade (5 ¼” overall length). The leather & stitching of the scabbard are clean & intact. The price for this quality antique Imperial German hunting sidearm includes UK delivery. Sn 21300 (hunting & survival box)

Post 1950 British RAF/ Special Forces 1st Pattern Type D Survival Knife By Wilkinson Sword With RAF Stores Code Marked Parkerised Blade, Cord Lashed Hilt For Grip & Scabbard. Sn 21314 - 21314
The Type D Survival knife was introduced into Service in the 1950's. The knives were made by a number of manufacturers. The knives were issued to all branches of the British Military. The blades of knives were marked with designations to identify which service they were issued to. Codes beginning 27C were issued to the RAF (see pages 101 & 102 and plate 232 of Flook's book 'British & Commonwealth Fighting Knives'). This is an excellent original 1st pattern British RAF/ Special Forces Type D Survival Knife By Wilkinson Sword With RAF Stores Code Marked Blade & Sheath. This heavy duty survival knife has a 7 ¼” single edged parkerised steel broad blade. The blade is crisply marked on one side with the RAF stores code '27C/2360' and War Dept arrow. The other side is crisply stamped with the manufacturer's name and trade mark. It measures 12 ½” overall and has the correct plain wood grips contoured for grip. The scales are secured by 2 large screws. The pommel end is holed for wrist cord. The hilt is period lashed with cord for grip The knife is complete with original leather scabbard with single retaining strap and sprung stud fastener. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21314 (FS box)

WW2 British 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife With No.4 Mould Mark & Scabbard. Sn 21322 - 21322
An excellent original WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 (see Chapter 8 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook). This example has an undamaged ribbed alloy handle which retains its blackened finish and a clean 178mm blackened steel blade with medial ridge. It has a number 4 mould mark on the ribbed 3rd pattern alloy handle. It has a blackened oval steel cross guard. The dagger is complete with correct original leather scabbard with external blackened brass chape and belt loop. The scabbard retains its original 4 sewn on leather tabs and as is common its elastic retaining strap is present but perished in the centre. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21322

**MINT**Cased, Limited Edition D.L.I. Blade 406 Of 500, WW2 Commemorative Wilkinson Sword Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife 'United We Conquer 1940-1945' With Etched Blade & Factory Commissioned Durham Light Infantry Regiment Badge. Sn 21321 - 21321
The British Commandos were formed in the early stages of the Second World War, in June 1940, following a request from the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, for a force that could carry out raids against German-occupied Europe. Initially drawn from within the British Army from soldiers who volunteered for the Special Service Brigade, the Commandos' ranks would eventually be filled by members of all branches of the United Kingdom's armed forces and a number of foreign volunteers from German-occupied countries. Reaching a war time strength of over 30 individual units and four assault brigades, the Commandos served in all theatres of war from the Arctic Circle to Europe and from the Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre to South-East Asia. Their operations ranged from small groups of men landing from the sea or by parachute to a brigade of assault troops spearheading the Allied invasions of Europe and Asia. All Commandos were issued with the iconic FS Fighting knife. This attractive full size (11 1/2" overall) 3rd pattern FS Commando dagger was produced post WW2 by Wilkinson Sword in a Limited Edition of 500 blades to Commemorate the British Commandos WW2 Service 1940-1945 (see page 97 items 482 & 483 of Fighting Knives by Stephens). The knife is in near mint condition. It has a 180mm long nickel plated blade etched on both sides in gilt, one side ‘1940-1945’ the reverse ‘United We Conquer’. The ricasso of one side is etched with the Wilkinson Sword manufacturer's panel & QEII Royal Appointment. The reverse has blade number ‘W (Wilkinson) 309 (blade number of 500)’ there is also a factory etched Regimental badge of the Durham Light Infantry gilt etched on the blade no doubt commissioned by the original owner at time of purchase from Wilkinson (the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) was an Infantry Regiment of the British Army from 1881 to 1968). The cross guard is nickel plated. The ribbed handle is brass with gilt finish. The dagger is contained in its original ‘Wilkinson Sword Fairbairn Sykes London’ marked quality leatherette wrapped wooden case. The case has a hinged lid and clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with felt and cushioned silk which has a Wilkinson sword label. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21321

WW2 Era Japanese Kamikaze & Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Suicide Dirk With Japanese Maple Shira Saya Resting Mounts. Sn 21323 - 21323
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 original Japanese Kamikaze / Kaiten Pilot's Aikuchi Seppuku Suicide Dirk in Shira Saya. It has a 5 ¼” long, single edged, sharp curved blade. The blade is un-signed and has just staining consistent with age. The dirk measures 6¾” overall ( in its scabbard it measures 9 ½” overall). The Dirk has a Japanese Maple handle with polished horn ferrule & wood pin securing the hilt to the blade and ringed wrist cord hole. It is correctly without finger guard. The Japanese Maple scabbard has a polished horn throat mount. The price for this rare, sought after Japanese Kamikaze piece includes UK delivery. Sn 21323
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