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U.S. Post War Ka-Bar Fighting Knife & Scabbard - ED 2550
This is a nice Ka-Bar knife as used in Korea and Vietnam. The knife is marked to the Ricasso with U.S. over CAMILLUS. This is the second pattern knife which was re-designed by Camillus and instead of the blade having a threaded nut in the pommel, this version has the later oblong tang with a steel pin to hold it. The grips are the standard compressed leather washers. The leather scabbard has all of its stitching intact. This is a nice Korea/Vietnam American fighting knife. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2550
£245.00

WW2 Era U.S. Navy U.S.N Mark 1 Utility / Fighting Knife By Camillus New York & Correct U.S.N. Leather Scabbard. Sn 18125:9 - 18125:9
On page 74 of the book ‘U.S Military Knives’ by Cole, the author states that no two USN Mark 1 knives are the same having different pommel, hilt and scabbard variations, some are marked U.S.N. others U.S.N. Mark1. On page 74 of his book a Camillus New York USN Mark 1 knife with the same black plastic pommel and leather scabbard the same as ours is illustrated. The grip is correctly constructed of compressed laminated leather washers with correct short finger guard and black plastic pommel secured by correct screw bolt. It has a 5 ¼” steel bowie blade stamped on one side ‘Camillus N.Y.’. The reverse is stamped ‘U.S.N.’. It is complete with its original brown leather riveted & stitched scabbard with integral belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The front of the scabbard is impressed ‘U.S.N.’ All leather and stitching are clean and intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18125:9
£295.00

WW2 U.S. Navy 2nd Type MK 2, (Early Ka-Bar) Fighting Knife By Robeson Shuredge & Early U.S.N. Leather Scabbard. Sn 18125:8 - 18125:8
2nd type MK 2, Fighting Knives had a pommel secured by steel pin (see page 86 of ‘U.S Military Knives by Cole’). 1st types had a threaded nut at the pommel. This is an original 2nd type WW2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Fighting Knife made by Robeson Shuredge (this company is listed as a WW2 manufacturer of these knives on pages 86 & 87 of Cole’s book). The grip is constructed of the correct compressed leather washers with correct 2nd type steel pommel secured at the butt by steel pin. The hilt is clean and undamaged with just light service wear. It has a steel cross guard and a 6 ¾” steel bowie blade which has just light staining consistent with age. One side of the blade is stamped ‘USN Mark 2’ the reverse is signed by the WW2 manufacturer ‘Robeson Shuredge’. It is complete with its original early leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap (the female part of the press stud is absent). Later MK 2 examples had scabbards constructed of plastic and webbing (see page 88 of Cole’s book). The scabbard is serviceable but has areas of wear consistent with age and service use. The front of the scabbard is impressed ‘U.S.N’. at some point in its life the name ‘Levers’ has been lightly hand etched into the leather. The tip of the scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18125:8
£425.00

**SOLD**LAYAWAY 24/3**SOLD**EARLY BLADE MARKED**WW2 U.S. M3 Fighting Knife By Camillus With Correct Double Pinned Pommel & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog By BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Company). Sn 18139 - 18139
This is an original WW2 U.S M3 Fighting Knife & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog. Its 6 ¾” blade retains its original blue finish. The blade has crisp marking ‘US M3 Camillus’ (Cutlery Company New York). Only early blades were stamped with manufacturer marks, later examples had markings on the cross guard. It has the correct compressed leather washer ringed handle. The pommel has the correct double pins & the top of the pommel has the Frankford Arsenal ignited grenade mark. The knife is complete with its 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' (Beckwith Manufacturing Company). The tip of the scabbard is correctly holed for thigh cord. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18139
£0.00

**SOLD**LAYAWAY 24/3**SOLD**AS FOUND**UN-MESSED WITH**WW2 1943 Early US M3 Fighting Knife Blade Manufacturer Marked UC (Utica Cutlery) & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog By BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Company). Sn 16593 - 16593
An original WW2 early US M3 fighting knife and M8 scabbard with integral frog in as found, un-messed with condition. It has an undamaged 6 ½” blade which has just staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply marked 'US M3 UC 1943' (early M3 knives had manufacturer and model designation stamped on the blades. Later variants have those markings on the cross guard as it was believed stamping the blades risked weakening the steel). The compressed leather ringed handle is undamaged and has just light service wear to be expected. It has a steel cross guard and pommel which has the Frankford arsenal ignited grenade mark. The knife is complete with its original green plastic M8 scabbard with integral green webbing frog which has a single retaining strap and press stud fastener. The plastic has traces of original field applied black camo paint. The throat mount of the scabbard is stamped 'USM8' & by the manufacturer 'BM Co' (Beckwith Manufacturing Company). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16593
£0.00

American WW2 Mark 1 Fighting Knife And Scabbard. ED 2519 - ED 2509
This is an American WW2 Mark 1 fighting knife made by PAL. The ricasso is marked R H PAL within a circle 36 and MADE IN U.S.A. The blade is 6 inch fullered to both sides with a single edge and a short top edge. The crossguard is made of steel and the grip is made of leather washers with brown plastic spacers at the top and bottom. The pommel is made of aluminium with a crossed steel pin holding the blade to the grip. The scabbard is of brown leather, stitched and riveted with a press stud fastener. See M.H.Cole, U.S Military Knives, Paes 74 – 89. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2519
£295.00

EXTREMELY RARE, ORIGINAL, Sterile WW2 U.S. Office Of Strategic Command (O.S.S. Special Forces) Smatchet By Case Cutlery USA & Original Leather Covered Wood Scabbard. Sn 16685 - 16685
During WW2 the American Company W.R.Case & Sons Cutlery co made smatchets for the American O.S.S. Special Forces who engaged in Espionage and Covert Operations behind enemy lines during the War. The U.S. Government requested that these knives were made without manufacturer or War Dept markings i.e sterile so that the origins of the weapon could not be determined if captured. These weapons are extremely rare. Examples of the O.S.S. Smatchet and scabbard are illustrated on page 156 of the book U.S. Military Knives III by Cole. Page 157 of the same book illustrates a letter from the president of Case Cutlery dated 1960 addressed to the author of the book confirming that Case Cutlery made sterile smatchets during WW2. This original example of the O.S.S Smatchet is excellent and undamaged. It has the correct large, blackened, leaf shaped blade 10 ¾” in length (16 ¼” overall) which is riveted to its undamaged slab wood grips. It has a large oval steel cross guard and alloy pommel holed for wrist strap, fitted with a later nylon wrist cord. Its scabbard is the correct wood covered leather with heavy duty stitching and rivets. It has a short retaining strap with press stud fastener and the rear has the correct diagonal riveted belt loop. Both the Smatchet and Scabbard are sterile having no manufacturer, Unit or WD marks as described in the previously mentioned letter from Case Cutlery. The price for this WW2 O.S.S. weapon and scabbard rarely seen on the collector's market includes UK delivery. Sn 16685
£975.00

SOLD SOLD (24/03) RARE, KA-BAR FIGHTING KNIFE CONNECTIONS, C1910 American Keenwell Mfg. Co. Olean, NY (Union Cutlery) Bowie Knife, Hatchet Axe Combination With Interchangeable Blades & Correct Original Tooled Leather Scabbard. Sn 16277 - 16277
The American Union Razor Company was started in 1898 by Wallace R. Brown a grandson of Job R. Case in Tidioute Pennsylvania. The operation was soon moved to Olean, New York where Union produced Olcut, Keenwell and Ka-bar stamped knives. The company also changed its name from Union Razor to Union Cutlery Company. They continued to produce high quality cutlery until around 1977. This is an excellent, rare to find Bowie knife hatchet combination stamped with the Keenwell Mfg Co mark. According to the Houston Price Guide to knives this stamping was used around 1910 by Union Cutlery. The brass and steel frame hilt has steel bolsters and Ivory hue smooth celluloid scales secured by brass pins. One bolster has an adjustable steel screw with knurled edge. When the screw is undone it allows the hatchet and knife blades to be changed. The tangs of the knife and axe have a round recess which fits the screw thread in the hilt securely. The cutting edge of the knife blade is 5” length and it has a ribbed recess section in the back edge of the blade. The blade has just light staining consistent with age. The blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘Keenwell Mfg Co Olean, NY’. When configured as a knife the knife measures 9 ¾” overall length. The hatchet blade has just light staining consistent with age and is marked with matching manufacturer detail. The cutting edge is 2 ½” length. When configured as a hatchet it measures 12” overall length. The knife blade edge and hatchet head blade are both sharp. The combination comes with its original leather scabbard which securely houses the combination configured as a knife with retaining strap and press stud fastener together with a separate integral pocket with flap cover and press stud fastener which houses the hatchet blade. The brown leather scabbard has heavy duty reinforced stitched and riveted edges. The leather has tooled decoration to the front aspect and single belt loop to the rear. All leather, stitching & rivets of the scabbard are clean and intact. The price for this rare to find combination includes UK delivery. Sn 16277
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (31/03) WW2 MK 2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Kabar Fighting Knife With USN Mark 2 Grey Plastic Scabbard By BM Co & VP. Sn 14588:9 - 14588:9
This is an original WW2 era Mark 2 Ka-Bar fighting knife & Scabbard (see page 78 of the book ‘United States Military Knives Collector’s Guide By Silvey & Boyd No. 63 for illustration & page 89 No 166 for description). This example is in excellent condition. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed smooth leather washers, correct finger guard and has a steel pommel. The blade is stamped ‘KA-BAR’ on one side and ‘USN MK 2’ on the reverse. It has a 7” clean, blackened, bowie blade with fullers. It is complete with its correct grey plastic scabbard with integral webbing frog and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The throat mount is stamped to the front ‘USN MK 2’ and the rear ‘NORD-4723 BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Co) /2’ and ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics). All markings are illustrated. The scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The price for this WW2 Ka-Bar knife with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 14588:9
£0.00

WW2 MK 2 2nd Type USN Ka-Bar Fighting Knife By Conetta & Korean War Era U.S.N. Black Leather Scabbard. Sn 15998:16 - 15998:16
The WW2 MK 2 type 2 fighting knives issued to the U.S.N. (United States Navy) has a heavy steel pommel secured by 2 pins (1st types had a threaded pommel nut, see page 86 of ‘U.S Military Knives by Cole’. This is a very good original example of the 2nd type WW2 Fighting Knife made by Conetta in its scabbard. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed laminated leather washers with correct 2nd type steel pommel secured at the butt by 2 pins. The blackened hilt is clean and undamaged condition. It has a steel cross guard and a 7" parkerised bowie blade. The cross guard is crisply stamped with manufacturer details "US Conetta’. It is complete with its original Korean war era black leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with working brass press stud fastener. It is stamped on the front 'USN'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15998:16
£245.00
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