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A rare example of the Admiralty Order FR693 Marked Late War Third Pattern FS Knife, complete with its matching FR 271 scabbard. The Admiralty Order came out in 1964 and Wilkinson made 100 Knives which were stamped on the underside of the guard, these were boxed and sent off. No further Knives were made as the rest of the Order was simply filled with WW2 Knives that were in WD stores, these,like this mint example were stamped on the pommel area and stored away. The scabbards were stamped to the rear of the leather patch securing the elastic. As I say this knife is a Late War example with a machine finished blade and a pommel number 4. Blade is an immaculate 6 7/8” Long. All nice and tight. Scabbard is the correct Pattern for this knife.
Mint Swiss Model 1918 Schmidt Rubin Bayonet For M1911 and M1931 Rifles along with the M41-M44 Sub Machine Guns. maker marked Elsener Schwyz, complete with scabbard.
1943 Dated Snow Camo Mittens 1943 Dated Snow Camo Mittens With maker Stamp and WD Stamp. Connecting chord in place
Anton Wingen Jr. Heer Dress Dagger Anton Wingen Jr. Heer Dress Dagger, blade is full length and beautiful, correct 14 oak leaves adorn the pommel.
Australian Issue P07 hooked Quillion Australian Issue P07 hooked Quillion Australian Issue P07 hooked Quillion Dated 4 '09 made by wilkinson and has Australian serial number on guard and scabbard throat,not matching. Marked V 4688 on Guard. Extremely rare Australian serial numbered p07 hooked quillion bayonet that more than likely was at Galipolli
B2 Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Full length 6 7/8” B2 Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife, blade is as near mint as you will find,showing original factory sharpening. Handle and guard are tight. Clear /| B2 Marked guard. Correct pattern scabbard with snapped but present elastic. For an obviously carried piece, this is excellent +++ condition
Bren Gun Snow Camo Cover Dated 1944 Bren Gun Snow Camo Cover Dated 1944 In excellent condition. Scarce piece of kit
British And Commonwealth Military Knives British And Commonwealth Military Knives Book by Ron Flook. This now out of print book has been,and the remains the must have book on the subject. Filled with superb black and white photos of knives ranging from the humble Jack Knife to the First Pattern FS knife and supported by excellent text,its a valuable tool in the library. The book is in very fine condition
British Clements Knuckleduster Knife This knife has an aluminium hilt,the blade is secured by three rivets secured into a groove on the hilt by three rivets. Housed in nicely fashioned theatre made leather scabbard. Several books have these pieces dating from WW1 but I think this may be later and just Pre WW2. It is obvious to me that the iconic BC41 was modelled on this piece.
British Smatchet A very nice early British Smatchet in its original leather covered wood scabbard. The really rare thing about this piece is the original rubberised cover on the grip, although it is torn it is there and that is very hard to find. The blade shows use on the cutting edge, which again is nice to see, its a combat used piece and not a stores lay away as often seen. A superb example of an iconic weapon as designe by W.E. Fairbairn.
Cast Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Cast Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Housed in an Indian type scabbard. Overall in great condition and is as found. Slight bend to tip.
Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet,unmarked and in lovely condition. A rare bayonet to find. No scabbard....
Dahlgren Knife Bayonet The Dahlgren knife bayonet... (named after Captain John A. Dahlgren, U.S. Navy)... one of two bayonets associated with the Whitney Model 1861 Percussion Navy ("Plymouth") .69 caliber Rifle. The Whitney "Plymouth" rifle, named after the U.S.S. PLYMOUTH, a naval ordnance testing ship which had been built under Dahlgren's supervision, has the distinction of being the only U.S. contract arm to be originally rifled in .69 caliber. The first Knife Bladed bayonet is considered to be the Model 1861 for the Plymouth / Whitneyville rifle. It is perhaps better known by its nickname the Dahlgren Bowie Bayonet, named for it inventor Admiral John A. Dahlgren. Many articles have been written about the Dahlgren bayonet but what is most intriguing are the actual letters from the Admiral himself regarding its design and use. As we know the basic use of a bayonet is mounted to the end of a rifle or musket. To Dahlgren's thinking this is not the proper use of his newly invented arm. It should be known that Admiral Dahlgren was in command of several Navy ships and knew first hand what close quarters fighting was about. With this in mind perhaps we can relate to the admirals thought when he wrote that the bayonet was best used in the hand not mounted on the end of the rifle it was designed for. It is also interesting to note that the 1861 rifle already had a sword bayonet designed for it at the time of Dahlgren's invention of the new bayonet. In Dahlgren's own words he called it the "most useless thing in the world except at the end of a musket." Perhaps this explains why most Dahlgren bayonets do NOT fit the Model 1861 rifle. They were meant to but they were also designed to be used as a close quarters fighting weapon in a sailors or marines hand. The Admiral invented a bayonet because a knife would not be sanctioned by the Ordnance Board. But being the clever fellow he was the bayonet did not really have to fit the rifle either. Selling as a First Rate copy
Double Tang Boker M3 Boker made some 31,000 M3’s and the Double Tang is the rarest. This example is in great condition and tight. Housed in the correct Beckwith M8 scabbard. The rarest of the M3 family
Etched Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Etched Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife, full size blade. This is the brass handle bright blade variant. The wide blade and bulbous pommel nut on this knife suggest to me that it is an early manufacture knife and an issue one to an Officer. When issue of these knives stopped, it was possible to purchase one from the Pall Mall shop in London but the blades were narrower and pommel nuts different. The scabbard is the correct one for this knife and the flexibility of the belt loop tells me it has been carried on a belt. Please look at the photos carefully as they are part of the description.
Finnish Valmet Bayonet Scarce Finnish valmet bayonet made by Fiskars. These bayonets are factory sharpened and are extremely sharp.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and manufactured by Wilkinson Sword. This is an original WW2 1st pattern, Fairbairn Sykes dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish and a hand knurled finish to the grip. It has a 2” S shaped cross guard. The ricasso is etched with the 'Wilkinson Sword London' logo and the reverse has 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with spinal ridge measures 172mm in length. It should be noted that blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground so they do differ in length.It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap,this scabbard is of the pattern that was manufactured without the leg securing tabs. The correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener is present and complete, leather and stitching are present and in perfect order. Three holes can be seen in the scabbard above the fastener,this was done so that the scabbard could be sewen into the battle dress.
First pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and manufactured by Wilkinson Sword. This is an original WW2 1st pattern, Fairbairn Sykes dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish and a hand knurled finish to the grip. It has a 2” S shaped cross guard. The ricasso is etched with the 'Wilkinson Sword London' logo and the reverse has 'The FS Fighting Knife' and are very clear. Its double edged dagger blade with spinal ridge measures 163mm in length. It should be noted that blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground so they do differ in length.It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap,this scabbard is of the pattern that was manufactured with the leg securing tabs,however these have been removed during its service time as was often the practice,so that the knife could sit nicely in the Airborne pants knife pocket.The correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener is present and complete, leather and stitching are present and in perfect order.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife. Very near to mint, the blade is not messed with in any way. Both etched panels are perfect as the day they were done. Handle has the deep crisp knurling,some of the best I’ve seen in a First Pattern. Pommel nut is tight and displays the vice marks as we like to see. Correct scabbard which shows light carry wear around the belt loop area, which only adds to the fact this was a carried knife. All stitching is tight and the Newey popper works perfectly. This is a near mint knife that is almost impossible to upgrade. Please contact me regarding this knife if you are interested.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife that is every inch an issue and combat used knife,an early knife with a more pronounced S shaped guard, this knife was more than likely produced near the end of the first run of these Knives. Both etches are clearly visible,the blade shows age patina but the blade profile is as it should be. Handle is great and tight to the guard. The scabbard is correct but cut down. Knife comes with provenance. If you are interested in this knife please contact me to discuss it.
French Le Commando Fighting Knife A mint example of the 1960’s vintage French Le Commando Fighting Knife. It really is as good as it looks. Please see the photos as they do really describe the piece.
Hitler Youth Knife By Grawiso Hitler Youth Knife By Grawiso, early knife without motto. Diamond is fitted nicely and wiggles as it should. No cracks in handle and in overall very good condition. Correct scabbard and belt loop and retaining strap in great order.
Indonesian Kopassus Special Forces Fighting Knife An original Pindad made Indonesian Kopassus Special Forces Fighting Knife. These were later made in Germany but this is an original Indonesian made knife. Kopassus is the Indonesian Special Forces Command, formally Sani Yudha Forces Command. Knife is in near mint condition as is the scabbard. Rarely seen Pindad made knife.
K98 Herder Matching Numbers S/293 (Herder) early one, 1936 and matching numbers 420. Nice wood grips with slight bruising, blade shows slight sharpening.
KS98 by Puma KS98 walking out sidearm by Puma. Frog is split but at the price it’s a freebie
Kukri Kukri that I believe dates around 1920 but I’m fully open to advice on that. A superb knife in itself but what really makes this piece is its tool kit, pens,hammer,dividers,pliers,ear pic,leather strap,corkscrew etc. Also in the small pouch is a Royal Navy Serviceman’s final pay notice. His name is on the notice.
Late War Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Late War Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife With full length needle point machine finished blade with original blued finish. High domed pommel nut. Mould number 4. Correct pattern scabbard missing it’s elastic.
Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Fighting Knife Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Fighting Knife, district marked 5
M1850 U.S. Sword The Model 1850 Army Staff and Field Officer's Sword was carried by all members of staff departments, Field Grade officers of Artillery and Infantry, Company Grade Officers of Light Artillery, Staff Officers and Aides-de-Camp between 1850 and 1872. It was based on a French pattern. Though other swords were by regulation allowed, this model was by far the most popular sword carried by officers during the American Civil War.
M1905 Honour Guard Bayonet Stunning M1905 bayonet that has been re gripped and chromed for use in Honour Guards. Made by Springfield Armouries and dated 1913. A rare bayonet in the USA,very rare in the UK. Condition is as I said, stunning
M1948 Yugoslav Mauser Bayonet A near mint example of a M1948 Yugoslav Mauser bayonet that has matching numbers.
M1956 Yugoslav Sub Machine Gun Bayonet M1956 Yugoslav Sub Machine Gun Bayonet 95% of bluing remaining.
M3 Fighting Knife PAL Blade Marked M3 Fighting Knife PAL Blade Marked. Correct M8 scabbard
M56 French Bayonet French M56 bayonet for use with the M56 Assault Rifle. Very similar to the FAMAS bayonet but an earlier version. In near mint condition
M7 Bayonet By Colt Colt made 10,000 M7’s and housed them in a lovely crackle finish M8A1 scabbard. This one is in near mint condition and displays only scabbard withdrawal marks.
M7 BAYONET MADE BY COLT Mint condition M7 manufactured by Colt. Only 10,000 of these made
Middle East Commando Knife The Middle East Commando Knife was made in the Bazaars of Cairo at the request of Col. GAD Young and Lt. Col Rose and were used by 50,51 & 52 Commando in Crete and elsewhere in the Far East. The handle based on a deaths head is cast brass and the blade is braised into the handle. The scabbard is correct for the knife. The blade shows age related spotting but no pitting. A very rare and original knife superb patina to the handle. Please contact me if you are interested in this knife before you purchase it
Middle East Commando Knife The Middle East Commando Knife was made in the Bazaars of Cairo at the request of Col. GAD Young and Lt. Col Rose and were used by 50,51 & 52 Commando in Crete and elsewhere in the Far East. The handle based on a deaths head is cast brass and the blade is braised and spot welded into the handle. The much needed dent is there where the blade meets the handle which helps to confirm this is not a copy. The scabbard is correct for the knife. The blade shows age related spotting but no pitting. A very rare and original knife Please contact me if you are interested in this knife before you purchase it
Middle East Commando Knife The fullered Middle East Commando Knife as commissioned and carried by No. 50 Commando under the command of Colonel G.A.D. Young and Lt. Col. S.M. Rose. These were made in the Bazzares of Cairo on order to look like a Deaths Head. The blade of this is a 98/05 Butcher bayonet (other sub patterns exist). Locally made scabbard that fits the blade only one way. One of my most favourite knives from a superb Fighting Force. The scabbard is superb on this example,the blade only fits into it one way. Should you have any questions regarding this knife please contact me. Very good provenance comes with this knife to a Squadron Leader,DFC,OBE,who commanded the Special Operations Flight in the Middle East in 1942, where he was responsible for dropping SOE & OSS agents behind enemy lines.
Mk1 P1888 Lee Metford Bayonet Mk1 P1888 Lee Metford Bayonet With some very nice and not often seen Unit markings. Aged patina on guard,pommel and scabbard fittings but no pitting. Blade is rally good with minimal staining and is not sharpened,tip is needle point. Only 10,000 of these made and all are Enfield made. An excellent example of its kind and great to see the unit markings, Royal Garrison Artillery and B.A. ( Bengal Artillery or Bermuda Artillery)
No 5 Bayonet No5 bayonet for the Jungle Carbine,this also fits the Sterling SMG. Made by Wilkinson and double stamped with Wilkinson and their WD code S294 which indicates to me a 1945 produced bayonet,so a scarce chance to get a wartime No5. The fact this has rounded wood grip scales also evidences it as being a 1945 dated bayonet has survived being updated and grips replaced with angular ones.
No7 Bayonet No7 bayonet for the Sten Gun and the Lee Enfield No4 rifle. This is the Mk1 land model. The bayonet is in mint condition and has an inspector mark that I believe is Poole Factory but no maker mark.
P1888 Lee Metford bayonet A very nice example of a P 1888 Lee Metford bayonet Mk1 type 2 with multiple reissue dates. Some bruising and very old loss of wood to one grip scale. What makes this a very interesting bayonet is the addition to the ricasso of the “Sold Out Of Service” asterisk and the “reject From Service” mirrored R, very unusual to see these markings on the ricasso,they are usually on the pommel.blade rates as near mint. 2MX on scabbard throat (2nd Battalion Middlesex regiment) not a matching number. Scabbard rates as excellent as well. A desirable bayonet for the markings alone.
P1938 Carcano Folding Bayonet P1938 Carcano Folding Bayonet, in top class condition, complete with scabbard,which is a rarity in itself! Scabbard shows nearly all of its original bluing. Bayonet folds with a nice tight action. A rare bayonet and in fantastic condition.
Rare OSS (USAAF) Machette Rare USAAF survival machete made by Cruver Mfg. Co. and Collins Co. Cruver made the handles, while Collins the blades. These were reputed to have been used by the OSS,now it just depends which book you read as to what you may believe. What is fact is that these are extremely rare pieces and to find one with its original scabbard is even rarer. This example has lost its bluing to the blade but apart from that it is in great shape. No cracks to the handle and the piece is tight. Scabbard is in used condition but has no holes. All in all a rare machete and in great condition
SA Dagger by Kober Suhl SA Dagger by Kober Suhl. Typical Suhl produced dagger with a blonde grip and the Shul step on the guard. The Grip fit and Grip condition is beautiful. The blade is in excellent condition with cross grain. The adonised scabbard is in great shape and the early short hanger completes this lovely dagger.
SA Dagger RZM 7/13 SA Dagger RZM 7/13 Arthur Schuttelhofer. This dagger is near mint, no plating lifting on this one and a lovely blade with plenty of cross grain. Scabbard is near mint too with no damage to the ball. The Grip to guard and pommel fit is perfect.
Scabbard for Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Boot Knife Scabbard for Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Boot Knife
Scabbard for Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Boot Knife Scabbard for Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Boot Knife
Servicing Commando Knife Servicing Commando Knife In a FS sheath. A genuine Servicing Commando Knife housed in a a FS knife sheath,a very unusual pairing but from the fit and the aged crease at the top of the sheath I think a very genuine paring. The very interesting thing about this knife is the lettering inscribed in the bone pommel. The initials A R are more than likely the Servicing Commando's initials. Also carved is CATFOSS, which was a RAF training air base during WW2 in East Yorkshire near to Hornsea. The markings have worn off the knife but it is undoubtedly as described. A very unique knife
Taiwanese M1 Bayonet Taiwanese M1 Bayonet In stunning condition. Throats of scabbard has been painted but that's par for the course with these.
Theatre Adapted Fighting Knife This knife started out having a standard wood handle and has been theatre adapted into a guarded fighting knife and extremely well done too. It is a Bowie style blade and made by the firm of A. Saldana of Mexico. The sheath bears the Mexican eagle stamp. My thoughts are that it was adapted by an American soldier and carried during WW2. Saldana knives of any sort are hard to find, this one, is a one off.
Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Straight out of the woodwork Third Pattern Knife,late war machine finished blade,pommel number 2. Domed pommel nut. Correct pattern scabbard with elastic in place but snapped. Full length blade with original factory finish and needle point
Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife,pommel number 2,blade length 175mm. Traces of a copper finish to the handle of this knife. Late war production knife. The scabbard belt loop has been cut which is a shame.
Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife A very nice example of a Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife, the blade is a real stunner. Late War machine finished blade with 100% of its original factory edge and finish. Typical high domed pommel nut. Scabbard is in great condition, elastic absent.
Third Pattern FS Fighting Knife With Rare FS Hunting Scabbard Third Pattern FS Fighting Knife With Rare FS Hunting Scabbard. Mould number4 on this transitional Third Pattern,it's got an early third guard and pommel nut but a machine finished blade. It has been shortened to fit the scabbard and I believe period done to demonstrate the Hunting Scabbard. The scabbards were not adopted therefore are a rare item themselves. The knife is near mint,having as I say been shortened period,factory done to fit in the scabbard. First knife I've ever seen in a scabbard,having seen two previous Hunting Scabbards 30 years ago.
Third Reich N.C.O. Cavalry Bayonet Portepee Third Reich N.C.O. Cavalry Bayonet Portepee, complete with the leather hanging strap. It has obviously been attached to a bayonet in the past but remains in near mint condition.
Third Reich NCO Triple Etched Blade Sword Paul Weyersberg, sword/wreath within double-oval TM. Plain, unadorned nickel-plated hilt fittings show light surface wear with some minor speckling to the pommel, knuckle-bow and langets, but no major lifting or damage. Black bakelite grip is in excellent order, no cracks or chips and is complete with tight triple wire wrap. Plated double-etched blade measuring 34 ½” in length grades EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks.No lifting or peeling to plating, and is complete with original brown leather blade buffer pad. Obverse blade features a 12 ½” long frosted panel with raised floral motif, Stahlhelm with crossed rifles and oak leaves, and open wing Reich eagle. Reverse blade features a 12 ½” long frosted panel with floral motif, Stahlhelm with crossed swords and oak leaves, and closed wing Wehrmacht eagle. Blade retains 100% of the frosted background finish on the blade panels as well as the laurel leaf motif on the blade spine. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 70% of the original black enamel showing uniform surface wear to both obverse and reverse. Nice triple etched Third Reich Army NCO/EM sword with RARE triple-etched blade. I rate this as EX+++
Third Reich Triple Etched NCO sword Extra photos
U.S.N. Brown Water Knife U.S.N. Brown Water Knife As issued to Navy Seals amongst others. A fine,robust and well made knife that is seldom seen here in the U.K. The knife is in excellent condition.
UVF Converted p1874 For Gew88 Rifle UVF Converted p1874 For Gew88 Rifle. Converted most likely on the continent for the UVF. A rare bayonet to find,the grip is NOT stamped with the UVF badge.
Vol 1,2,3 Of Keislings' Bayonets of the World Vol 1,2,3 Of Keislings' Bayonets of the World. Published Circa 1974-76,these were and I believe still are at the forefront of any bayonet collectors library. A superb reference resource with excellent line drawings and no nonsense description and dimensions. The dust covers have suffered over the years and the slightest foxing on vol 1 but they are perfectly serviceable. Vol 4 (brown cover) is missing
WW1 German Trench Knife WW1 German Trench Knife. Unmarked blade . The blade is very good for its age and retains its needle point and no field sharpening. The oak handle has no chips or bruises and does a great aged patina.Scabbard retains some of its original paint and belt loop is present,showing age related wear and tear,having a tear near the Popper,which works fine but I don't fasten them. A really good knife showing some age related issues which is reflected in the price.
WW2 Theatre Made U.S. Aluminium Fighting Knife WW2 Theatre Made U.S. Aluminium Fighting Knife. These knives were made in the Pacific Theatre and are rarely seen this side of the Atlantic. Sand cast in aluminium and can be extremely sharp. Lightweight and sharp,they were a favourite of the USMC as a private purchase weapon. Typical generic sheath
X2E1 British Trials Bayonet X2E1 British Trials Bayonet, correctly marked on the tang X2E1 and X1E1 on the scabbard throat. 7 3/4” blade which is in mint condition.