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1943 Dated Snow Camo Mittens 1943 Dated Snow Camo Mittens With maker Stamp and WD Stamp. Connecting chord in place
1945 Dated Supak Commando Beret A very nice 1945 Dated Supak Commando Beret, complete with correct period cap badge. The beret is in extremely good condition and 100% correct
All Nickel Second Pattern Guard marked All Nickel Second Pattern with /| 56 stamp on guard. Correct pattern scabbard with nickel chape. A very honest carried knife that shows use but blade is full length and not sharpened.
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
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
Chindit Fighting Knife A very unusual variant of the Chindit Fighting Knife, this has Buffalo horn handle secured by two brass and steel constructed rivets. The guard is plate metal. The blade is the interesting and rare part of this knife, it is clipped Bowie style but has the central fuller that I only see on the Indian Paratrooper Fighting Knives. I have not seen another like it. Flooks excellent book of British and Commonwealth Fighting Knives does not show this example either.
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.
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
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 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 As near to mint as I’ve seen in a long time. Vert slight age related patina here and there but for a carried knife it’s superb. Tight knife correct scabbard
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.
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.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife A very good example of an issued been there First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife. Blade is full length and shows no sharpening. Both etched panels are clear if slightly worn. The guard is tight and pommel nut is correct an also tight. Overall the knife itself is an excellent piece. The scabbard is the correct pattern and has been adapted period by having the snap cut off and the top slotted to allow it to be fastened to the button in the SF battle dress knife pocket. As with a lot of knife pocket scabbards we see that the top most outer edges get cut as the knife is put away “blind”. It’s a combat used piece so I’d expect it not to be mint. That being said it is an excellent piece. I guarantee my knives 100% so if you’re not happy I’ll gladly refund.
FR693 Marked Mid War Third Pattern FS A rare example of the Admiralty Order FR693 Marked Mid 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 Mid War example with a hand drawn blade and a pommel number 3. Blade is an immaculate 6 7/8” Long. All nice and tight. Scabbard is the flat chape Pattern.
Hand Drawn Third Pattern FS Knife A near mint example of a Mid War 1943/44 hand drawn Third Pattern FS knife. Stamped /|B on the guard suggesting a Wilkinson made Knife. The superb blade measures 6 3/4” long. The flat chape scabbard is superb and shows indentations from the knife handle on the belt loop which lends me to believe this has been stored in a box of knives and possibly never issued.
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.
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.
Lanchester S.M.G. Bayonet,Navy Issue 1943 dated bayonet for the Lanchester S,M.G. Made by Wilkinson and bearing their WW2 designation code of S294. This is a scarce P1907 type bayonet for issue with the Lanchester during WW2 and is associated with the Royal Navy. Skennerton puts the issue number at 87,600 and that production started in 1943, so here we have an early production piece in very good condition.
Late War Third Pattern FS Late War Third Pattern FS in near mint condition with full length stunning blade. The ferrule is marked /| 6 which is what makes this knife stand out. Lovely scabbard with replacement elastic
Late War Third Pattern FS Knife Late War Third Pattern FS Knife. Full length blade which is in near mint condition. Parallel guard, domed pommel nut. Pommel number 3. Correct late war scabbard.
M1898 Saw Back Bayonet A good example of a scarce M1898 German saw back bayonet for the Mauser Gewehr 98 rifle. The leather scabbard shows no shrinkage with scuffs here and there as you’d expect from a weapon like this.
M1917 U.S. Trench Knife By LF&C A very nice example of a M1917 U.S. Trench Knife By LF&C. Triangular section blade in lovely condition, maker marked guard and personalised wood Grip. Original green leather scabbard.
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
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 Mk5 Sten Gun. Blade shows age related staining but is sound and swivel pommel works as it should.
P1879 Saw Back Sword Bayonet For The Martini Henry Carbine P1879 Saw Back Sword Bayonet For The Martini Henry Carbine. Dated 11/82 and in very nice condition. Perhaps the most recognisable of all the British Sword Bayonets. Leather scabbard is intact and in lovely condition.
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.
Puma Boot Knife A superb mint condition WW2 German Boot Knife by Puma. Blade marked Gusstahl Puma Solingen and is stone mint showing only scabbard keep runner marks. The deep red Bakelite handle is secured by three rivets and is also in mint condition. Scabbard shows all of its original paint,the boot clip is also perfect. Best I’ve ever seen and impossible to upgrade. If you are interested in this knife please contact me. Thank you
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.
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 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 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 Pattern FS Knife A very pleasing example of a late war machine finished blade Third Pattern. Pommel number 1. Blade shows 99% of the factory finish. Scabbard is the correct flat chape example for the knife,it has scratch to the front taking off a small piece of the waxed finish,an easy refurb if someone wants to do it.
Third Pattern FS Knife Marked To Indian Airborne Forces Third Pattern FS Knife Marked To Indian Airborne Forces. This is a mid war hand drawn drop forged blade in superb condition. Marked I /| to signify it was made for the Indian Airborne Forces durin WW2, these knives were made by Wilkinson’s and the quality shines through. A heavy knife, pommel number 1. The scabbard shows use but is the correct one for the knife. A very nice knife and a scarce one to find.
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
USMC Fighting Knife/Medical Corps Bolo Machete WW2 U.S.M.C. Briddell Hospital/ Medical Corps Fighting Knife Machete in its original Scabbard Made by about as all of them were. Dated 1943. A WW2 U.S.M.C. Fighting Knife Machete & Scabbard dated 1942. These Machetes were issued to U.S. Marines & Hospital/ Medical Corps as a close quater fighting knife and cutting tool come machete, The shape of the blade is similar to the WW1 Bolo knives. It has a 3" broad, 11" long heavy blade. The knife has plain wood grips held on with three rivets. The blade is stamped with "USMC and the makers name Briddell. The leather scabbard is made from heavy gauge leather with a brass throat. This is a heavy piece of kit.
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.
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 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