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1943 Dated Snow Camo Mittens 1943 Dated Snow Camo Mittens With maker Stamp and WD Stamp. Connecting chord in place
1944 Dated Para/Commando String Escape Vest 1944 Dated Para/Commando String Escape Vest As used by the Parachute Regiment and Commando Units. Warm,cool or when unpicked you get yards and yards of useful string. Laundry tape /| 1944 in place. In great condition with no damage. Getting to be a scarce bit of uniform kit now.
All Nickel /|56 Marked Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife All Nickel /|56 Marked Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife,blade is 172mm in length and unshortened. The handle is nickel covered brass and shows machine finished knurling pattern. The pommel nut displays the vice marks we like to see. The scabbard is the correct one for the knife and has had the belt loop extended to fit a wider belt,this has been period done. The brown elastic is present but snapped,it is darkened with age and grime but it is definitely it's original brown elastic. A rare knife to find.
All Nickel Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife A second pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando knife,all nickel,unmarked (sterile),Officers pattern. Complete with its correct scabbard. Blade measures 6 5/8" and is very clean. The handle shows some service use towards the pommel,the usual little dings but nothing major at all. The pommel nut displays the typical vice marks associated with the genuine examples. The scabbard is complete with its tabs and the original elastic is present but is broken
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
Bren Gun Snow Camo Cover Dated 1944 Bren Gun Snow Camo Cover Dated 1944 In excellent condition. Scarce piece of kit
Camillus M3 Fighting Knife Camillus M3 Fighting Knife In a leather sheath. This is a post war knife that was made by Camillus in the 1980's. By all accounts it is a clone of its wartime brother except it only has one pin through the pommel. It is mint. Apart from a scratch to the leather the scabbard is in excellent tight condition. Hard to find in the UK
Chindit Bowie Knife A really nice example of the Chindit Bowie Knife housed in its original sheath. These knives were Indian made at the Calcutta Metal Works and some are marked CMW on the tang,this one isn't marked. A substantial knife in great condition.
Chindit Fighting Knife This is a very unusual variation of the Chindit Fighting Knife. Clip bladed Bowie style blade which shows the central fuller associated with the Indian Para Knife,this combination is,in my experience very rare. The handle is black buffalo horn secured by two brass rivets and is very typically Indian in style. The scabbard is once again typical of the Chindit type. A rare combination that really deserves more research
Chindit Fighting Knife A nice example of a Chindit Fighting Knife,this is a wood handled example with grip scales secured to the tang with 3 rivets. Blade is clipped point Bowie with a very very sharp false edge! Scabbard is very typical of this type of knife and is ingrest condition.
Chinese Made Arisaka Bayonet made by the 90th Arsenal and with Mukden/Hoten stamp,this bayonet is crudely ground under a semi blued finish but that is how they wee sent out. Squared pommel and straight cross guard. A rare bayonet to find.
Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet,unmarked and in lovely condition. A rare bayonet to find. No scabbard....
Cut Down Garand Bayonet Fighting Knife Cut Down Garand Bayonet Fighting Knife,blade shows sharpening marked SA 1907 and a partial flaming bomb.
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
Etched Wilkinson Nickel Second Pattern FS knife WW2 2nd Pattern Nickel Plated Officer’s Fairbairn Sykes Commando Fighting Knife with drop forged hand finished blade., Scabbard. 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knives were introduced in 1941. This is an excellent original WW2 Officer’s nickel plated 2nd pattern knife and scabbard. The ricasso is clesrly marked by the manufacturer Wilkinson Sword London and the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its clean hand finished double edged blade with central spine measures 175mm in length. Its original scabbard has a nickel plated chape and integral belt loop. The scabbard is of the pattern that has no leg tabs. The elastic is still in tact on the scabbard and in good order,which is really a bonus on these knives. All of the stitching and leather are in good order. A really beautiful knife
Etched Wilkinson Third Pattern Fighting Knife Etched Wilkinson Third Pattern Fighting Knife. The rarest of all the third pattern knives and quite possibly the rarest of the whole family. Pommel number 2. Early drop forged hand finished blade of full length. Two blade types are known to exist in the etched production,polished and blued,this one is the polished type. This knife has been used but it's still in overall great condition. The etches are clear. The scabbard is the correct pattern for the knife and has an elongated belt loop,which looks like it's been field modified by unpicking the stitching and reattaching it further down its length,not seen that one before. A very rare knife.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Fighting Knife The 1st Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 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 170mm 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.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Fighting Knife The 1st Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 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 172 mm 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. The correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener is present and complete, leather and stitching are present and in perfect order.
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 A very nice First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife that shows slight sharpening,this knife is a used one,not an issue and return piece. It's been used on Operstions and adapted by its user. As I say some light sharpening on the blade,however the etchings remain nice and clear with only slight darkened spots. The hand drawn blade is full length 175 mm. The handle and cross guard are tight and in top class condition. Pommel nut shows opposite vice jaw marks as we would expect to see. The scabbard is the correct pattern which has been adapted so that the top of the scabbard can be folded over the pommel nut,allowing the newey snap to be left undone,therefore allowing a quiet withdrawal of the knife. The two remaining wings have been pierced to allow the knife to be fastened by a leather lace. The slot cut into the top also allows it to be buttoned into the Airborne battle dress knife pocket. This is a very pleasing example of a been there been used knife.
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.
KS98 Carbine Dress Bayonet By Krebbs KS98 Carbine Dress Bayonet By Krebbs. Overall the bayonet is in excellent condition. The hilt has taken on the zinc look that we often associate with a Krebb knife, I have seen this a lot with their KS side arms and HJ knives. A rare maker to find.
LF&C 1917 Fighting Knife This LF&C 1918 Fighting Knife is in pristine condition, Landers Frey & Co. made these towards the end of WW1 and luckily some never found their way into war and survive in this stunning condition. Impossible to upgrade in my opinion. Please contact me if you are interested in this knife
LF&C 1918 Fighting Knife An outstanding example of the iconic U.S. LF&C 1918 Fighting Knife,made by Landers Frey & Co. and used throughout WW2. Rarely do we see the original scabbards still with these knives. Please note one beltbloop wire is snapped off. The blade is mint and original,the handle is likewise. Please contact me if you are interested in this knife.
LF&C 1918 Fighting Knife Landers Frey & Co. 1918 Fighting Knife. This is the wide bladed long ricasso variant. In extremely good condition but lacking scabbard. These knives are heavy and the belt retaining hooks often snapped so the scabbard became useless and was often chucked. Seen in M8 scabbards or adapted 07 bayonet cut downs. Guaranteed genuine Please contact me first if you are interested in this knife.
Luftwaffe Boot Knife Luftwaffe Boot Knife Associated with the Fallschirmjager. This excellent example bears the district code 6. Blade shows all of its original finish with minor spotting, great cross grain and is not field sharpened. Beautiful oak grip scales in pristine condition. Overall the knife shows the aged patina I'd expect to see but still in excellent +++++ condition. Scabbard has 98% of its original paint,losing only some at the sides and tip due to rubbing.
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
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
Mint p1907 SMLE Bayonet Mint p1907 SMLE Bayonet,possibly the best I've ever seen. Complete with factory added felt buffer which is new to me! I think this was a salesmans piece. Scabbard very well marked up too.
Mk1 P1888 Three Pin A vey pleasing example of the Mk1 P1888,only 10,000 of these made and all by the Enfield Factory. This one made in 1889 and reissued in 1893. Condition of the blade is excellent as is the overall condition of this bayonet. Difficult to better.
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.
No4 Mk1 Cruciform Bayonet No4 Mk1 Cruciform Bayonet In plastic cigar type scabbard,as is often associated with Canadian manufacture. These bayonets were all made by Singer and production was reputed to be 10,000,so a rare thing. Heavily copied from No4 Mk2's they have fooled the collector for many years now. This one is totally genuine,guaranteed. Untouched and never been in a collection before.
No5 Bayonet By Poole No5 Bayonet By Poole Dated 1946. Made for the Jungle Carbine and later refurbished to fit the Sterling SMG. This example is in mint condition and impossible to update. Poole is one of the scarcer makers to find.
No7 Bayonet No7 bayonet for the Mk5 Sten Gun. Blade shows age related staining but is sound and swivel pommel works as it should.
No7 Mk1/7 Bayonet No 7 Mk1/7 bayonet for the Mk5 Sten Gun,in mint condition. This is a non maker marked bayonet that is widely accepted as being made by Elkington. Almost impossible to upgrade.
P1905 Bayonet By Rock Island Arsenal U.S. P1905 Bayonet By Rock Island Arsenal in great condition,some love SS of bluing near the tip due to scabbard withdrawal. Wood grips are fantastic. What makes this piece so rare and desirable is the Rock Island Arsenal adapted Krag scabbard, to say these are rare is an understatement. Due to leather shrinkage the stitching has come away at the tip of the scabbard,I’ve seen one other in my time and it was the same.
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.
PAL Mk1 USN Fighting Knife PAL Blade Co: 5 inch parkerized blade marked USN Mark 1 and RH Pal 35; fiber washers grip, pinned aluminum pommel, matching maker marked fiber scabbard, canvas belt loop, overall near mint condition.
Rare 1943 Dated Lightweight Snow Camo Suit Rare 1943 Dated Lightweight Snow Camo Suit. The Lightweight suits are a lot rarer than the heavyweight pocketed ones. Discarded easily and left behind after raids.
RJH Jungle Knife A reasonable example of the RJH jungle knife. evidence suggests that the RJH Jungle Knife was offered to the British MOD (Ministry Of Defence) however the war had ended and the MOD did not take up the contract it was then released for commercial sales. The knife offered today is a used example that has a bright blade but shows signs of use as shown in the images. both sides have engravings but you need to get them in the right light to see them. The design of the knife uses the handle of a Pattern 1908 Cavalry Sword and is very comfortable to use. It comes with its original scabbard.
Second Pattern /|B Marked Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife A mint and unique Second Pattern /|B Marked Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife. Blade,handle and pommel nut are in top class condition. The guard is marked /|B so it's a Wilkinson made knife. The scabbard has been adapted by the Owner during WW2 with the addition of Newey poppers as seen on Denison Smocks in order to fix it to a piece of personal kit. What that kit is,is open to discussion but I've not seen one like it in 46 years of collecting these knives. A superb example.
Second Pattern B2 Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife Second Pattern B2 Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife. Full length drop forged hand finished blade. B2 marked cross guard,Wilkinson manufactured knife. Scabbard shows some old attempt at repair on the belt loop. Priced accordingly
Second Pattern B2 Marked Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife Second Pattern B2 Marked Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife that has certainly been there and seen some service. The blade has two nicks and is shortened to just over 6". Wilkinson made knife in an improvised scabbard that has a web frog sewen onto it,done period to help house it better in wear.
Second Pattern Etched Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Second Pattern Wilkinson Sword Etched Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife,the knife is a real stunning piece. Both etched are dark and crisp. The blade is full length and shows no sharpening. Housed in its correct scabbard,sadly the elastic is gone. Rarely do you see a knife as good as this.
Second Pattern FS With Commando Service Certificate Second Pattern FS With Commando Service Certificate. This /| B marked mint condition knife comes with the Army Commandos Commando Service Certificate. A rare grouping to find
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.
Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife Late war production Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando knife with machine finished blade and domed pommel nut. Both sides of the cross guard are slightly 'hammered',how this happened is anyone's guess. Blade is 173 mm and displays slight sharpening. Pommel mould number 2 is clearly seen.
Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife,late war production knife with a shortened blade of 166mm. Pomell number 3. Blade is nicely blued but has lost its tip and has a period re pointing. Still a nice tight knife in good shape and priced accordingly
Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife,late war production knife with machine finished blade. Rubbed pommel number 2,170mm length blade. Been there used knife. Scabbard has been personalised or button into battle dress.
Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife,pommel number 2. Late war production with machine finished blade and typical domed pommel nut. Full length blade with no field sharpening. Nice tight knife. Correct pattern scabbard lacking it's elastic
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 Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife With pommel number 1. Late war machine finished full length blade in great condition. Correct pattern scabbard with its elastic however it's snapped.
Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife,pommel number 1. Late war production machine finished blade,domed pommel nut. Correct pattern scabbard. Blade has no nicks,a good used example
Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife,pommel number 2 Late war production machine finished blade,domed pommel nut. Correct pattern scabbard with all four tabs in place. Blade has no nicks and retains 90%of its original bluing,losing it towards the tip. Very good example
Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Pommel number 3. Correct scabbard that has been period adapted. Full length blade this shows aged patina towards the tip this is reflected on the price.
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 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 ˝” 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 ˝” long frosted panel with raised floral motif, Stahlhelm with crossed rifles and oak leaves, and open wing Reich eagle. Reverse blade features a 12 ˝” 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
Trials Pattern FN FAL X2E1 Bayonet & X1E1 Scabbard Trials Pattern FN FAL X2E1 Bayonet & X1E1 Scabbard. The blade on this rare bayonet is mint,the scabbard isn't far behind it. Complete with a frog that I'm not so sure about but it came with it. Very hard to upgrade this bayonet.
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 French Trench Knife WW1 French Trench Knife Made from an early Lebel bayonet handle and blade. Housed in its rope wrapped Lebel cut down scabbard. A fearsome pike weapon.
WW1 French Trench Knife WW1 French Trench Knife made with a guard and muzzle ring from a Lebel bayonet, horn handle,square section blade formed into a pike weapon. Rope wrapped scabbard and leather belt loop. Locks into scabbard with a twist,very clever design. Obviously homemade trench knife,do a unique piece.
WW1 German Trench Knife WW1 German Trench Knife. Unmarked blade but is more than likely a Khoeller. The blade is outstanding for its age and retains its needle point and no field sharpening. The oak handle is solid with no issues at all. Scabbard retains a lot of its original paint and belt loop is present,showing age related wear and tear. Popper works fine but I don't fasten them. All in all a superb knife.
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.
WW1 Nahkamphmesser Unmarked WW1 Nahkamphmesser in very nice condition for its age. Tight no rattles and complete with correct scabbard,belt loop and decorated popper. Much of the original black paint is leftbin the scabbard
WW2 1944 datet SAS Beret WW2 1944 Dated SAS Beret Along with the soldiers SAS certificate and his SAS wings. The beret is Kangol and is dated 1944 along with WD date letter M for 1944. The beret is in sound condition with no moth runs, the leather brim is cracked in places but remains supple. For those who know wartime berets I have added the photos that I believe are important but should you want further please ask. This is an extremely rare and 100% guaranteed grouping. The SAS badge is a late war example and original to the beret. The Soldier has also embroidered his name into the beret. The historical significance of this beret cannot be over emphasised From research I've managed to do, I can give some information on Smith if needed
WW2 German Paratroopers Gravity Knife WW2 German Paratroopers Gravity Knife. This is the early pattern non take down knife that dates to 1938/39 judging by the acceptance mark on the Spike. The maker is SMF. The blade is in Exc++++ near mint condition and and shows lovely original cross grain. The grip scales are Oak and show light use. The marlin Spike is tight and marked with the stylised eagle and the early No5. The spring plate is complete and works as it should, the lever bears the No17. This knife is near impossible to upgrade. Should you require any more photos or information please contact me.
WW2 Paratrooper Denison Sleeping Bag A rare and genuine WW2 Paratrooper Denison Sleeping Bag. Multiple pockets inside with brass Newey poppers. These were primarily used in Dakota aircraft to keep the Paras warm prior to jumping. A really hard bit of kit to find in original form Contact me regards shipping of this as it's a lump!
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