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SOLD SOLD (24/09) WW1 1918 U.S Army Expeditionary Forces LF&C (Landers Frary & Clark USA) Brass Hilt Knuckle Dagger / Fighting Knife With Matching Correct 1918 Scabbard. ED 2532 - ED 2532
This form of WW1 knuckle knife was the design of Major James Eugene McNary of The U.S Army Ordnance Dept. They were manufactured in the USA by Landers Frary & Clark (LF&C) for American Expeditionary Force Soldiers. This is an excellent, original, 1918 knuckle dagger by LF & C (see page 56 items 276 & 277 and page 68 item 334 in the book Fighting Knives by Stephens). The knife has a leaf shaped, steel double edged blade with medial ridge which measures 171mm length (295mm overall). The blade has just light staining consistent with age & is secured through a brass hilt by a flattened steel locking nut which would cause devastating injuries if used to strike an opponent during Trench combat. The hilt is solid brass and has in larger lettering "U.S. 1918 LF&C 1918" on the grip. It has four finger stalls each with cast pyramid shaped protrusions and large finger guard. The original scabbard is made of sheet steel and has belt loops cut into both sides and correct rear belt bars. The scabbard is stamped ‘LF&C’ & dated ‘1918’. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2532
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SOLD SOLD (16/09) *WW1 1918 U.S Army Expeditionary Forces LF&C (Landers Frary & Clark USA) Brass Hilt Knuckle Dagger / Fighting Knife With Matching Correct 1918 Scabbard. Sn 18782 - Sn 18782
This form of WW1 knuckle knife was the design of Major James Eugene McNary of The U.S Army Ordnance Dept. They were manufactured in the USA by Landers Frary & Clark (LF&C) for American Expeditionary Force Soldiers. This is an excellent, original, 1918 knuckle dagger by LF & C (see page 56 items 276 & 277 and page 68 item 334 in the book Fighting Knives by Stephens). The knife has a leaf shaped, steel double edged blade with medial ridge which measures 171mm length (293mm overall). The blade has just staining consistent with age & is secured through a brass hilt by a flattened steel locking nut which would cause devastating injuries if used to strike an opponent during Trench combat. The hilt is solid brass and has in larger lettering "U.S. 1918 LF&C 1918" stamped on the grip. It has four finger stalls each with cast pyramid shaped protrusions and large finger guard. The original scabbard is made of sheet steel and has belt loops cut into both sides. The scabbard is stamped ‘LF&C’ & dated ‘1918’. The scabbard has even patina and no dents. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18782
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SOLD SOLD (16/09) An American V-44 Fighting Knife by ‘Kinfolks Inc. Sn.18666. - Sn.18666
The Kinfolks V-44 was part of a jungle ‘bail out’ survival kit. 50,000 were produced by several cutlers. Collins & Co, Western Cutlery Co, W.R.Case & Sons and Kinfolks. The Western version being the rarest and Kinfolks second rarest. The actual V-44 was a wooden handled 10” machete and not the No18 Collins pattern which we have for sale. The Collins pattern is often referred to as a ‘V-44’. The overall length is 14 ½” and a blade length of 9 ¼”. With a one piece Bakelite handle held with steel pins. It has a 4 ¼” brass ball ended cross guard. The blade has ‘Kinfolks Inc.’ engraved to one side with a double groove either side of the blade. The knife comes with its original thick leather sheath with upper belt hook held on with brass studs. This is an impressive collectable knife. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn.18666.
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*An ESEE model 5 Survival Knife and Tactical Sheath. ED 2517. - ED 2517
This ESEE-5 features a black powder coated 1095 blade. Measuring at 0.25" thick and a 5.25" long. Canvas Micarta handles and full tang construction. Features glass breaker/pummel, bow drill divot and thumb jimping on the spine of the blade. Overall length is 10.88". The ESEE model 5 is a solid survival knife with a 1095 carbon steel blade. The extremely sustainable powder coating on the blade helps to protect it from the major rust sensitivity of carbon steel. The ESEE-5 has an overall length of 11 inches with a versatile 5.25-inch drop point blade with a saber grind. This type of grind provides maximum edge strength and a strong point. The blade is made of 0.25-inch thick 1095 carbon steel, hardened to HRC 55-57 and finished in textured black, OD or Venom Green powder-coat finish. The blade is made of 1095 high carbon steel. 1095 carbon steel is a basic steel that contains approximately 0.95% carbon (hence the 95 in 1095) and 0.4% manganese as the main alloying elements. The US Marine Corps has specified 1095 carbon steel for its issue knives since WWII. The blade is stamped ‘ESEE-5’ with the Randalls Adventure & Training since 1997 with skull and cross blades logo to one side and ‘ESEE KNIVES’ and ‘Rowen’ to the other. The grip is ‘Venom green’ and is stamped with the ‘ESEE’ logo and the glass breaker has the production No-35409 stamped. The blade comes with its original tactical hardened plastic sheath with removable belt clip stamped ‘U.S.A. – J.R.M’. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2517.
£195.00

SOLD SOLD (10/21) **VERY RARE**WW2 U.S.N (United States Navy) 1st Type, MK 2 (Early Ka-Bar) Fighting Knife By Camillus New York & Early U.S.N. Leather Scabbard. ED 2481 - ED 2481
The WW2 1st Type MK 2 fighting knives issued to the U.S.N. (United States Navy) have a heavy steel pommel secured by a threaded nut at the butt. The 1st type MK2 was only in service for a short period and was soon replaced by the 2nd type which had a pommel secured by steel pin (see page 86 of ‘U.S Military Knives by Cole’. 1st type MK2 knives are very rare. This is an excellent original example of the 1st type WW2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Fighting Knife made by Camillus in its scabbard. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed laminated leather washers with correct 1st type steel pommel secured at the butt by threaded nut. The hilt is clean and undamaged condition. It has a steel cross guard and a 7" parkerised bowie blade. The cross guard is crisply stamped, "U.S.N." and the reverse with manufacturer details "CAMILLUS N.Y.". It is complete with its original early leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with working brass press stud fastener. It is stamped on the front 'USN'. The price for this very rare 1st Type MK2 knife and scabbard includes UK delivery. ED 2481
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SOLD SOLD (05/21) WW1 1917 U.S. Military LF & C (Landers Frary & Clark), Henry Diston & Sons Design, Trench / Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 18672 - 18672
In 1917 several designs were submitted to the U.S. Ordnance Department for a new fighting knife. The design by Henry Diston & Sons, Philadelphia was chosen over others (see pages 22 – 23 of Cole’s book U.S. Military Knives).This is an excellent original example of the Diston design Model 1917 Trench/ Fighting Knife. The blade is a simple but effective blackened 224mm triangular spike (355mm overall) secured to a contoured walnut grip with finger grooves. The steel knuckle bow bears a row of pressed pyramid shaped steel knuckles. The guard of the bow is crisply stamped 'US (Army) L.F.& C (Landers Frary & Clark) 1917’. The original leather scabbard has blackened fittings including an integral brass belt hanger. The throat mount has a small ‘I.S’ stamp, most likely a factory inspector’s mark. The scabbard has no visible manufacturer or date marks. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18672
£0.00

WW2 Era U.S.N. Marl 1 Fighting Knife and U.S.N. Mk1 Plastic Scabbard. ED 2564. - ED 2564
This is a very nice early Unitaed States Navy (U.S.N.) Mk1 knife made by Pal Blade Co. It is marked to the blade with U.S.N. Mk1 on one side and R.H. Pal 35 to the other side. It has a parkerised blade with a leather handle with black yellow and red spacers and a dull aluminium butt. See U.S. Military Knives by M.H.Cole item 23, page 81 for the identical knife. It is contained in its grey plastic scabbard marked to the front with U.S.N. Mk1 and to the rear with Nord – 8114 over B.M.Co 1/1 V.P. Markings highlighted with chalk which can be wiped. See M.H.Cole page 74-75 for illustration of Scabbard and early WW2 Mk1 in excellent condition. £375. ED 2564.
£375.00

SOLD SOLD (10/09) WW2 Early US M3 Fighting Knife Blade Manufacturer Marked Utica Cutlery & M8 Scabbard With Integral Frog By BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Company). Sn 18278:2 - 18278:2
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 Utica’ (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 throat mount of the scabbard is stamped 'USM8' & by the manufacturer 'BM Co' (Beckwith Manufacturing Company). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18278:2
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 10/05) 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
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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
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