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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

1979 Gerber MK II USA Military Tactical Combat Knife With Serrated ‘Saw’ Blade Section & Scabbard. Sn 19036 - 19036
This is an excellent Gerber MK II Combat knife . This style of knife was originally made for troops fighting in Vietnam. Our example has a black Armorhide composite grip which is similar in design to the iconic British FS Commando Knife designs which was introduced by Gerber in 1968. The pommel is holed for lanyard. It has a 6 ¾” spear shaped blade with medial ridge (11 ¾” overall). The middle of the blade has a serrated section on both sides which was introduced C1971. The ricasso is crisply stamped with the Gerber name ‘Sword In Stone’ trademark and Portland Ore USA address. The reverse is stamped with number '076140' which dates the knife’s production to 1979. The knife is complete with its original black leather scabbard with large belt loop & hanging bar. The scabbard has a single retaining strap with stud fastener and original coiled leather thigh cord. The belt loop is crisply stamped 'Gerber Portland ORE 97223 USA'. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19036
£375.00

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

WWII Mk I ‘U.S. Navy ’ PAL RH 35 Fighting Knife with Leather Sheath. ED 2577. - ED 2577
The knife is 9 ¾ “ in overall length, with a 5” clip-point blade. The ricasso's are marked: U.S.N. USN (United States Navy) and PAL / RH-35. It has a compressed leather washer handle red spacers and metal blade guard. The blade looks to have been re sharpened, and showing signs of age related marks. The sheath is thick leather, held with steel studs and with an upper belt loop. According to The Official Price Guide of Collector Knives by C Houston Price & Mark D Zaleysky, PAL was originally used as a trademark by the Utica Knife & Razor Company of Utica, NY from about 1924-1939. PAL marked knives of that era used blades imported from Germany, and the blades typically bore the word Germany as well. Another company using the name PAL was established in Chicago in 1934. This company was known as the Pal Blade Company of Chicago, and was started by Otto Kraus. In 1935 the two PAL companies merged into one, known simply as the PAL Blade Company, and opened a manufacturing facility in Plattsburg, NY. Around 1940 PAL purchased the cutlery division of the Remington Arms Company, including of their existing stock of completed knives and knife parts. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2577.
£245.00

*Limited Edition* Buck 110 Lock Knife with Wall Display and Box. ED 2571 - ED 2571
The Buck 110 is ‘Bucks’ signature folding knife. First released in 1962 it has an easy opening and closing design with a nail notch lock back design. ‘Hoyt Buck’ produced the first ‘Buck’ knife in 1902 whilst an apprentice Blacksmith. ‘Hoyt’ made each knife by hand, using worn-out file blades as raw material. His handy work was greatly appreciated during World War II. In 1945 Hoyt set up a shop as H.H. Buck and Son. In 1964, the knife industry was revolutionised with the introduction of the Model 110 Folding Hunter, making Buck Knives a leader in the field. A position held proudly today. This example is supplied with a wall display made of American wood and display box. The knife itself is a special edition model numbered ‘0773’ of only ‘1500’ made with ornate engraving to one side of the blade depicting ‘H.H.Bucks’ first store. The other side of the blade shows the production numbered ‘0773/1500’. The blade has never been carried or re-sharpened. Blade length: 9.5cm. Weight: 205g. Handle: Macassar Ebony Diamond wood with brass bolsters. Built in the U.S.A. and originally coming with a 25 year guarantee. A really rare collectors piece. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2571
£295.00

*US Handmade ‘Rob Davidson’ Hunting/Skinning Knife. ED 2535. - ED 2535
This Small Fighting knife by Rob Davidson features a mirror polished blade with a sharpened top edge a 3 ½ " blade stock and 1" blade depth, full tang construction, with ‘Davidson’ and his logo on one side and ‘627 ATS 34’ on the other. The grips are a lovely hardwood (possibly Zebrano)with brass artwork and a beautiful Mother of Pearl inlay. The knife comes with a thick brown leather sheath. There are few very light scratches, un-carried and not re-sharpened, otherwise excellent condition. The price includes U.K. delivery. ED 2535.
£245.00

**VERY RARE**WW2 U.S. Military ‘Western Cutlery Company’ Combat Knife (Fore Runner Of The Famous Ka-Bar USMC Fighting Knife) & Scabbard. Sn 18892 - 18892
This is an original, very rare, WW2 era Western Cutlery Co USA combat knife (see page 60 Fig No.1 of US Military Knives Book III By Cole). These fighting knives were the fore runner to the famous USMC Ka-Bar fighting knife. It measures 13” in length overall length with correct, steel framed, compressed leather washer hilt, oval steel cross guard and 8” drop point blued blade. The blade has original polish and is stamped by the manufacturer ‘Western Pat’d’ (Western Boulder Colorado Patented). It is in its original correct brown leather scabbard with belt loop and retaining strap with press stud fastener. All leather and stitching are excellent, clean & intact. The price for this very rare fighting knife includes UK delivery. Sn 18892
£595.00

*Rare Blade Marked & dated 1st Type 1943 WWII U.S. M3 Fighting Knife and Original M6 Scabbard. 18891 - 18891
This is a first type, blade maker marked and dated American 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 blade "US M3 CAMILLUS 1943". This marking was soon abandoned for cross guard markings due to concerns that the blade may be weakened by the stamping process. It is sheathed in a scarce original M6 scabbard with metal plate on the bottom to stop the blade from cutting through the leather, diamond shaped rivets, metal teeth on the throat guard to help prevent the knife cutting the leather, strap fastening across the handle, belt loops, metal belt hangers and leather thigh cord. The scabbard is stamped ‘U.S. M6 MILSCO 1943’. A very rare piece. The price includes U.K. delivery. 18891.
£975.00
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