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**RARE**EARLY PRODUCTION**WW2 C1941 Pacific Theatre U.S. Marines & Signal Corps Victor Tool Co ‘Woodman’s Pal’ LC-14-B Fighting Machete With Knuckle Guard & Original Correct LC-14-B Olive Green Webbing Canvas Scabbard With Original Instructions - 20027
The Woodman's Pal was developed by Frederick Ehrsam in 1941, and quickly established itself commercially as a superior tool for the forest or jungle. During World War II the tool was issued to Signal Corps and other soldiers under the nomenclature "Knife LC-14-B" for brush clearing or as a survival tool / fighting weapon. It came with a scabbard that had a zipper down one side, a strap at the closure and a belt bar. The LC-14-B could be attached to a pistol belt or other attachment point equipped with the hanger grommets. The LC-14-B was manufactured for the Army by Victor Tool Co. of Reading, PA. Our example is in excellent condition. The blackened blade is 11 ½” long and 16” overall length. The blade has the correct agricultural form crow’s beak/ scythe head which is 5” wide. The blade is sharp with no damage. The blade is stamped ‘Woodman’s Pal 280 Trademark Patent Applied For (indicating early production) Victor Tool Co. Reading, PA’. The handle is made of stacked leather washers with a steel hand guard. The handguard is stamped "LC-14-B." model designation. The original canvas webbing scabbard has the correct belt bar press stud retaining strap, zip and belt loop. The body of the scabbard is clean and undamaged. The inside of the scabbard has 2 open top pockets and is ink stamped "LC-14-B" together with manufacturer information (illustrated). One pocket has its original illustrated instructions booklet (2 images from booklet showing Woodsman’s Pals being carried and used by troops in the field are illustrated). The price for this rare jungle warfare piece includes UK delivery. Sn 20027
£575.00

**SOLD**4/10**MINT**WW2 U.S. Marines Case Cutlery Co V-44 Combat / Survival Bowie Knife & Scabbard. Sn 20012 - 20012
An original near mint WW2 United States V-44 Combat and Survival Bowie knife by Case Cutlery Co (see page 130 of ‘United States Military Knives Collectors Guide’ by Silvey & Boyd). Officially a survival knife, the U.S. Marine Corps used them as a fighting knife against the Japanese. It is a huge knife measuring 14 1/4" in length and with a black synthetic slab sided handle secured by 3 rivets. It has a brass cross guard with ball ends. It has a 9 1/4" long, broad steel bowie blade with falchion - style tip and twin narrow fullers. The blade has a crisp 'Case XX' (Case Cutlery) stamp. It is accompanied by its brown leather scabbard with rear riveted belt loop. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. There are no manufacturer marks on the scabbard. The price for WW2 era Combat / Survival knife includes UK delivery. Sn 20012
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SOLD SOLD (22/08) **1918 MkI Pattern American Trench Dagger & Sheath by Maker ‘Landers, Frary & Clark’ 19908. - 19908
The 1918 MkI Pattern American Trench Dagger was manufactured in the U.S.A. by Landers, Frary & Clark (Landers, Frary & Clark were a housewares company based in New Britain, Connecticut. The firm traced its origins to 1842, when George M. Landers and Josiah Dewey entered into a partnership named Dewey and Landers, which manufactured various metal products. Eventually, the company was reorganised as Landers, Frary & Clark in 1862) the pattern was first produced in 1918. The MkI was regularly issued to Paratroopers during WWII. The leaf shaped, double-edged blade is secured through the brass hilt by a steel locking nut and washer. The scabbard is marked ‘L.F & C 1918’ and is blackened sheet steel to reduce light reflection, heat seamed along the edging, with a steel belt loop riveted into position. The blade length is 6 ¾ “(11 ¾ “overall) the blade is in excellent condition, only showing minor signs of age related wear. The excellent brass hilt is crisply marked ‘U.S.1918 – L.F & C – 1918’ along with numerous inspection marks. See page 68 item 333 of ‘Fighting Knives’ by Frederick Stephens and ‘The Military Knife & Bayonet’ by Homer M. Brett. The price for this very sought after knife includes UK delivery. 19908. (American Knives and Bayonets).
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*Rare* ‘Boker’ Maker Marked U.S. M3 Fighting Knife and Original M8 Scabbard. 19871. - 19871
This is a first type, cross guard maker marked and M3 fighting knife which is sometimes called the para leg knife as it was often seen strapped around the boots of the US airborne paratroopers. The M3 was issued for a short time to all soldiers in the American Army including the Infantry and Paratroopers, usually to those who had a weapon that could not have a bayonet fitted to it, like the Thompson machine gun. The handle is made from leather washers, and has markings on the cross guard ‘U.S. M3 – BOKER’ (H.Boker & Sons only produced 31,300 of these knives opposed to the ‘Imperial Knife Co which produced 854,015) It is sheathed in an original scabbard (the scabbard consists of a composite plastic material made from a combination of layered cotton ducking and Tenite. By heat treating the combination, it could be pressure moulded into a solid shape, with strap fastening across the handle, belt loops and metal belt hangers. The scabbard is stamped ‘U.S. M8 BMCO’. A very nice piece from a rare maker. The price includes U.K. delivery. 19871. (American Knives)
£425.00

WW2 Era U.S.M.C (United States Marine Corps) Ka-Bar Fighting Knife By Camillus (Cutlery Co New York) With USN (United States Navy)Leather Scabbard. Sn 19870 - 19870
This is an original WW2 era Ka-Bar fighting knife & Scabbard (see Cole’s book U.S. Military Knives Book III page 91). This example is in very good condition. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed smooth leather washers, correct finger guard and has a steel pommel. The blade is stamped ‘Camillus NY’ on one side and ‘USMC’ on the reverse. It has a 7” clean blued steel bowie blade with fullers. It is complete with its original correct leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap & press stud fastener. The scabbard’s leather and stitching are intact. The tip of the scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The rear of the scabbard is impressed with ‘USN’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19870
£395.00

WW2 U.S Cattaraugus 225Q ' Quartermasters' Fighting Utility Knife and Sheath. 19803. - 19803
During WW2 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) showing minor signs of age related wear, and looks to have been re-sharpened. The ricasso is crisply engraved with the 'Cattaraugus' signature legend and designation '225Q'. 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 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 and integral belt loop * showing signs of wear, a brass stud is missing to the lower part. Price includes UK delivery. 19803.
£245.00

**UN-ISSUED**WW2 MK 2 U.S. Navy MK 2 Robeson Cutlery Company (RCC) Ka-Bar Fighting Knife With USN Mark 2 Grey Plastic Scabbard By BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Company & VP (Victory Plastics). Sn 19869 - 19869
This is an original un-issued condition WW2 era USN Mark 2 Ka-Bar fighting knife & Scabbard (see page 78 of the book ‘United States Military Knives Collector’s Guide By Silvey & Boyd). This example is in excellent condition. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed smooth leather washers, correct finger guard and has a pinned steel pommel. The guard is marked ‘USN MK 2’ and by the manufacturer RCC which is the Robeson Cutlery Company. It has a 7” parkerised, 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-8114 (stores code), BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Company) 1/6’ and ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics). All markings are illustrated. The scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19869
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY 25/07) **RARE MANUFACTURER**WW2 U.S. Kinfolks V-44 Combat / Survival Bowie Knife & Scabbard. Sn 19865 - 19865
An original WW2 United States V-44 Combat and Survival Bowie knife by Kinfolks Incorporated, Williamsburg, VA part of the Case family business. Kinfolks is the 2nd rarest maker of these knives after Western (see page 130 of ‘United States Military Knives Collectors Guide’ by Silvey & Boyd). Officially a survival knife the U.S. Marine Corps used them as a fighting knife against the Japanese. It is a large knife measuring 14¼” in length and with a black synthetic slab sided handle secured by 3 rivets. It has a brass cross guard with ball finials which is a unique shape compared to other manufacturers. It has a 9¼” broad steel bowie blade with falchion - style tip and twin narrow fullers. The blade has a crisp 'Kinfolks Inc.' stamp. It is accompanied by its brown leather scabbard with rear riveted belt loop. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. There are no manufacturer marks on the scabbard. The price for this rare Combat / Survival knife includes UK delivery. Sn 19865
£0.00

‘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
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