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‘Buck 501’ Pocket Knife and Leather Pouch. ED 26501 - ED 2651
The American Company, Buck Knives was founded in San Diego, California in the early 1900's and is now located in Post Falls, Idaho. The company has a long history through five generations of the Buck family. The blade is 6.5 cm long (16 cm overall when open) the blade appears to have been re sharpened. The brown plastic grips are held with two pins inside two indented bolsters. The tang has ‘Buck 501 U.S.A.’ to one side. The soft leather pouch is a nice addition and is in good order. The price includes UK postage. ED 2651.
£75.00

American ‘Buck 110’ Locking Pocket Knife and Leather Sheath. ED 2644 - ED 2644
Bucks folding hunter was created in 1963 when Al Buck decided that a revolutionary lock blade knife was needed by outdoorsmen who wanted a sturdy knife but didn’t want to carry a long fixed blade knife. He was right, and the result proved to be the key to the company’s future. The Model 110 was unveiled and within six months this innovation was the hottest knife in the industry. The folding hunter after over 50 years is still one of America’s bestselling knives and still made in the USA. This knifes blade length is – 9 ½ cm and has ‘BUCK 110-U.S.A’ imprinted and hasn’t been re-sharpened, the total length including handle is – 21 ½ cm. The knife has a 12 ½ cm hardwood grips including brass bolsters and pins.. The knife comes with its mint original thick leather sheath with ‘Buck Knives’ and ‘110’ imprinted which has a brass fastening stud and rear belt hook. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2644.
£175.00

**RARE**BOXED**1980’s USA Gerber Mark 1 Military Combat Knife Designed By The Now Deceased RW Loveless & Scabbard harness Assembly. Sn 19604 - 19604
The now deceased Robert Waldorf Loveless aka Bob Loveless or RW Loveless, was an American knife maker who designed and popularised the hollowground drop point blade and the use of full tapered tangs within the art of Tactical knifemaking. He is cited by other knife makers and collectors as one of the most innovative custom knife makers in the world. Loveless specialised in combat knives. He designed the Gerber Guardian knife model for Gerber Knives in the 1980's and for a time was Gerber's Lead designer. This is an excellent rare to find boxed Gerber Mark 1 Combat knife. It has a black composite grip holed for wrist cord which does have areas of wear consistent with age and use. It has a 5” clean double edged spear blade with medial ridge and 2 ¼” saw back section (9" overall). One side of the blade is correctly marked with the Gerber name & trademark. The reverse is stamped 'A9574S' at the ricasso. The knife is complete with it's 2 original black leather scabbards with single retaining straps & stud fasteners. The scabbards are backed with Velcro to attach to their original Gerber webbing harness assembly rig for belt, shoulder and ankle carry. The price for this increasingly scarce boxed combat knife includes UK delivery. Sn 19604.
£375.00

WWII U.S Cattaraugus 225Q ' Quartermasters' Fighting Utility Knife And Sheath. ED 2621. - ED 2621
During WWII Quartermaster staff needed a heavy duty combat knife which was strong enough to open ammunition boxes and crates. The American Company Cattaraugus produced the 225Q (Q for Quartermaster), which because of their strength, soon found their way into regular service as a combat knife ( see page 67 Of U.S Military Knives By Cole & page 123 of US Military Knives Collectors Guide By Silvey & Boyd). This is a nice original example. It has a sturdy, broad single edged fullered 6 1/4" blade (10 ½” inches overall). The ricasso is crisply engraved with the 'Cattaraugus' signature legend and designation '225Q'. The blade has some areas of staining consistent with age and appears to have been re sharpened. Its banded handle made from compressed leather washers is showing signs of possible active battle use (see pictures). It has a steel finger guard and large oval steel pommel with flat chequered end. The knife is complete with original leather sheath with stud fastening retaining strap which functions perfectly *showing signs of age related wear to the top* and integral belt loop. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2621.
£195.00

WWII U.S Cattaraugus 225Q ' Quartermasters' Fighting Utility Knife And Sheath. ED 2620 - ED 2620
During WWII Quartermaster staff needed a heavy duty combat knife which was strong enough to open ammunition boxes and crates. The American Company Cattaraugus produced the 225Q (Q for Quartermaster), which because of their strength, soon found their way into regular service as a combat knife ( see page 67 Of U.S Military Knives By Cole & page 123 of US Military Knives Collectors Guide By Silvey & Boyd). This is a nice original example. It has a sturdy, broad single edged fullered 6 1/4" blade (10 ½” inches overall). The ricasso is crisply engraved with the 'Cattaraugus' signature legend and designation '225Q'. The blade has some areas of staining consistent with age. Its banded handle made from compressed leather washers is in good condition with just service wear to be expected. It has a steel finger guard *slight movement* and large oval steel pommel with flat chequered end. The knife is complete with original leather sheath *marked to the rear with previous owner* with stud fastening retaining strap which functions perfectly and integral belt loop. Price includes UK delivery. ED 2620.
£225.00

U.S. Marine ‘Cattaraugus 225Q’ Commando Knife and Sheath. ED 2606. - ED 2606
The Cattaraugus Cutlery Company began as the New York distribution company J.B.F. Champlin and Son, founded by ‘John Brown Francis Champlin’ and his son ‘Tint’ in 1882. The Champlins expanded into knife production, and along with William R. Case and his brothers, they formed Cattaraugus Cutlery in 1886, based in Little Valley. The company hired expert cutlers from Germany, England, and other U.S. manufacturers, to produce high quality cutlery, and purchased knife-making equipment from the defunct Beaver Falls Cutlery Company Admiral Byrd selected Cattaraugus knives to take on his expedition to the South Pole. Over time, the Case family separated from Cattaraugus to form W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co., incorporated in 1905. Cattaraugus closed business in 1963. See page 65 of ‘U.S. Military Knives’ by Cole. A 6” polished blade with Cattaraugus 225Q to the riccaso, below steel finger guard which frames the leather washer handle *showing minor signs of age related wear, along with the butt which is made from steel washers. The blade doesn’t appear to have been re sharpened. The thick brown leather sheath is stitched and held with rivets *stitching loose in places, but the integrity of the holder is intact. There is a belt loop and press stud holder to the top. The leather has a lovely aged patina. I nice knife and sheath for the collector. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2606. (Fighting Knives)
£245.00

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

U.S WWII ‘Utica’ M3 Fighting Knife andM8 Scabbard With Integral Frog By BM Co . 19170. - 19170
It is marked to the ricasso with ‘U.C.’ (Utica Cutlery) The compressed leather ringed handle and blade are showing signs of use. The top of the pommel has the 'ignited grenade' Frankford Arsenal mark. The pommel is double pinned. The blade is in good condition showing signs of wear. The knife is complete with original green plastic M8 scabbard with integral green webbing frog which has a single retaining strap and press stud fastener. The upper mount of the scabbard is stamped 'USM8' & by the manufacturer 'BM Co'. A good collectors item. Price includes UK delivery. 19170.
£345.00

*Scarce* Victorian American ‘Gamblers Dagger’ by ‘Ames Sword Co U.S.A. 19176. - 19176
The Ames Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of swords, tools and cutlery in Chicopee, Massachusetts, as well as an iron and bronze foundry. They were a major provider of side arms, swords, light artillery, and heavy ordnance for the Union in the American Civil War. They also cast a number of bronze statues which can be found throughout New England. A Gamblers Dagger is a small fixed-blade knife (usually, a dagger) that is designed to be carried in or on a boot. Typically, such a knife is worn on a belt or under a pant leg. If worn around the neck (by means of a chain or lanyard) they become a neck knife. This example is 22cm in total, with a blade length of 14cm. The blade is inscribed ‘Ames Sword Co Chicopee Mass’. The blade has beautiful ornate etchings to both sides. The handle is made from e piece ‘Mother of Pearl’. The sheath is a light tan leather with a belt hook to the top. A scarce and stunning piece for the collector. The price includes UK delivery. 19176.
£495.00

Wild West Era American Saloon Gambler’s Concealable Victorian Best English Made German Silver Cutlery Hilt Spear Point Bowie Knife With Etched Blade ‘Never Draw Me Without Reason Or Sheath Me Without Honour’ & Scabbard. Sn 19069 - 19069
During the Victorian era many London & Sheffield cutlers targeted the rapidly expanding market of the American Wild West. This is a small Victorian English cutlery handled spear point Bowie knife easily concealable and in the form carried by Wild West gamblers for self protection in the lawless saloons of frontier towns. The knife has a typical Victorian era cast German Silver, cutlery form handle decorated with stylised foliate design. The hilt has an oval German Silver finger guard. The 4 ½” long, steel spear point Bowie blade has staining and aged patina. One side of the blade has a blued & etched panel with motto ‘Never Draw Me Without Reason Or Sheath Me Without Honour’. The blade shank is marked ‘Best English Cutlery’ The knife measures 8 ¾” overall. There are no visible maker or date marks on the knife. The original brown open top leather scabbard has a German Silver throat mount and chape. One side of the leather has tooled foliate decoration. The leather mounts of the scabbard have minor surface scuffs to be expected. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19069
£495.00
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