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Welcome to the home of Military Fighting Knives.   Many of you know us through our old knife lists and we appreciate your continued support.   If you collect fighting knives we think you'll enjoy what we have to offer.  From the common to the rare and historic, we cater to every collector.   We hope you enjoy this site and will visit it often.   Please feel free to contact John at  jrg@woh.rr.com  or Gary at  zruleford@aol.com  if you have questions or need assistance.   Click here to see our Terms of Sale.

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NEXT SITE UPDATE:  Sunday 21 APR 2024 at 08:30 AM EST    I am adding this feature so that everyone will know when the next update will occur and not wait on my update email to view the new listings.
 

SOLD ITEMS:   All knives are available when the site is updated and are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. As knives are spoken for I immediately mark them sold.

 

LAST UPDATE: 14 APR 2024

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The following items are being sold by Gary Ruleford    zruleford@aol.com

I am always interested in consigning your knives!!!

 

REDUCED PRICES ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW

 

1.    Consignment ~ HC ~ WWII German 98K Bayonet, Scabbard & Frog.  E.U.F. Horster Mfg. Some very light sharpening marks on the left side of the blade, but not thru the bluing. Right side unsharpened with some light spotting that appears to be under the bluing. Handle, guard and pommel appear100%.                                                                                                   $195

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2.   Consignment ~ HC ~ American Fork & Hoe 10” Bayonet.  Appears plated for use in a parade or honor guard. Plating and grips appear to be near 100%. Original scabbard painted red & covered with a white cloth sleeve that can be worn on any belt. A very unique set.                                  $225

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3.   Consignment ~ MN ~ USM-4 Bayonet CASE Cutlery Mfg.  Very good plus condition.  The only finish missing seems to be from inserting the blade into the M8 sheath.  Factory edge is VERY sharp, but only at the factory grind edge.                                                                          $325

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4.   Consignment ~ MN ~ USM-4 Bayonet. Camillus Mfg. Absolutely unsharpened.  98% original finish remaining.  M8A1 scabbard about 95% as well.                                                                                        $230

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5.   Consignment ~ MN ~WWII Camillus MKII Guard Marked U.S.N. Mark 2 Camillus N.U.  Full blade retains about 99% of original finish.  Appears unsharpened.  Guard, handle & pommel are 100%.  Plastic MKII scabbard is excellent.                                                                         $185

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6.   Consignment ~ MN ~ U.S.N. M.K.1 by Robeson Shur-Edge No.20.  Unsharpened blade retains 99% of original blue finish. Guard, handle and pommel are 100% as well.  Original U.S.N. MK1 scabbard also excellent plus condition.                                                                                 $222

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7.   Consignment ~ MN ~ WWII USN MK-1 Ka-Bar. About 25% finish remaining on the blade.  Guard and pommel about 75%. Replacement scabbard.  Full blade, careful sharpening.                                                    $160

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8.   Consignment ~ MN ~ Private Purchase WWII Vintage Marbles 5 Inch Ideal.  (This was the knife design that was used for all makers of the WWII USAAF Pilots Knives.)  This particular knife and scabbard are in excellent condition as you can see in the pictures.                                                         $315

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9.   Consignment ~ RG ~ Very nice WWII Ka-Bar U.S.N. MKII.  Blade has been removed and plated very nicely.  It does not appear to have been sharpened since being plated but does show having had a bit of “bellying” before being take apart and plated…the Ka-Bar identity has been peened off of the guard, but the U.S.N. MK2 remains.  The handle has been replaced without any grooves.  The pommel was removed by the pin—and reassembled with the same pin.  (some of these have been observed without the pin—and the tang peened onto the pommel.) 

I can understand why the Ka-Bar designation was obliterated when it was modified from the original configuration…there is a small spot of corrosion on the ricasso on both sides where it meets the guard. Military marking remains on the guard and the plastic scabbard. Condition overall is very good plus.  Guard handle and pommel are tight. A tough knife to find in this condition.     $310

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10.       Consignment ~ DC ~ US Krag 1902 Dated Bayonet.  Original grips have no cracks or gouges and a wood grain feel to them.  Original early styles scabbard has two dents in the front.  About 30% finish remaining on the scabbard..  Early hanger is solid.                                            $260

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11.       Consignment ~ RG ~ Krag Bayonet Cutdown to Fighting Knife.  6 1/8” spearpoint blade 1901 dated.  Original handles.  Button works fine.  Very well done conversion.  No sharpening marks or pitting.  Homemade sheath has been with the knife a long time. Very nice theater made piece.  $110

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12.       Consignment ~ RG ~ Schrade Walden N.Y. USA. M2 Parachute Knife.  Excellent plus condition.  No scratches, no cracks in the handle.  Paracord lanyard.  Strong spring, very little blade wobble.                   $510

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13.       Consignment ~ RG ~ Milpar M-6 for M-14 Rifle.  Blade shows a lot of sharpening.  Very little finish remaining.   Handles are excellent. M8A1 scabbard is in rough condition.                                              $40

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14.       Consignment ~ RR ~ USM-4 Bayonet, Aerial Mfg.  Full length blade has been sharpened some on both edges.  Handle is solid with two cracked washers near the front.  Lots of dings in the other washers.  Lots of wear overall, but solid. Tight pommel and guard.  Very early M8 scabbard.              $110

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15.       Consignment ~ RG ~ Vietnam Era Marbles Arms Jet Pilot Knife, Gladstone Mich., Fighting/Survival Knife.  Commercial sales version.  Excellent plus condition.  Zero sharpening or corrosion on 6” blade.  Proper early scabbard has the snap strap at the guard. 
C.A.L. marked scabbard.  Proper stone in the pocket.  Very nice vintage set.                                            $520

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16.       Consignment ~ DM ~ A very unusual Landers, Frary & Clark Fighting Knife/Utility Knife.  6” bright blade is spotted some, but not rusted.  It appears to be unsharpened.  Skeletonized handle is cast onto the blade.  $200

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17.       Consignment ~ DM ~ Belgium Fighting Knife.  8 1/2” blade made from a British bayonet stamped “SANDERS BROS. & NEWBOUND SHEFIELD.”  Same as shown in Frederick J. Stevens Book of Fighting Knives, Pg. #30. 3” oval disk guard with wood handle engraved RONEY.  No sheath.  $275

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18.       Consignment ~ MH ~ Presentation Buffalo Bill Knife attributed to MAC V SOG SFC Rex L. Jaco.  Mint condition presented piece with letter from Jason Hardy.  Awesome piece of SOG/Vietnam War history.         $1900

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19.       Consignment ~ MH ~ SOG Presentation Round Tip Bolo.  “PRESENTED SSG ROBERT SKINNER SOA (CCC) 5TH SFGA, KONTUM VIETNAM” with original wood wall mounting plaque.  Included are copied of his orders for a SILVER STAR, photo of him and his MIKE Force, as well as a letter from Jason Hardy – Special Forces historian.                                           $1500

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20.       Consignment ~ MH ~ SOG Presentation Bolo.  Presented to Command Sergeant Major Willie L. Brown, CSM 3rd Ordinance BN- Long Bin RVN 1971-1972.  Included original wood wall mounting stand with metal presentation plaque and 9 metal DI “Beer Cans” across the top of stand.         $700

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21.       Consignment ~ MH ~ WWII Era Knife Crafters sword knife.  Unique with a 5 ” blade.  Blade is in perfect condition with zero spotting or corrosion.  Guard is marked “HOWARD SAUNDERS” on one edge and “H.K.S.” on the other edge.  Leather handle is in excellent plus condition and marked with the Knife Crafters logo.  Scabbard also marked with Knife Crafters logo.  Excellent plus piece overall.                                                     $700

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22.       Consignment ~ MH ~ SOG Presentation Round Tip Bolo.  Presented to CSM Myron Bowser, SOA (CCC) 5th SFGA, KONTUM Vietnam.  Command Sergeant Major Bowser is pictured in Sutherland’s Special Forces of the United States Army 1952-82, Page 286.  Copy of page is included with the original picture of CSM Bowser and 5 issues of “Special Forces” magazine, “Liberator”.  Bolo is in MINT condition. This is a “One of a kind” piece of SOG history!                                                                       $1500

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23.       Consignment ~ MH ~ Vietnam Special Forces Square Tip NATA.  Near mint with proper scabbard.  One nick in the edge of the blade.     $150

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24.       Consignment ~ HQ ~ 105 ~ WAFFENFABRIK NEUHAUSEN ~ Swiss M1889/11 Bayonet.  Polished version.   SCHMIDT RUBIN.  Blued scabbard retains leather tab.                                                                                   $80

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25.       Consignment ~ JH~ Vietnam Era Extremely Rare “Shining Brass” Buffalo Bill Presentation Knife.  Engraved blade reads, “SSG KENNETH GARDENER,  FOB #2,  1966-1967”.   As you know, “Shining Brass” was the project designation for clandestine incursions into Laos by SOG.  (Silvey, Vietnam, Pgs. 46, 47, 49.  9 ” blade is polished on the engraved side.  Plated on both sides.  Excellent plus condition.  Spots on the blade are not rust or pitting, just spots.

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The following items are being sold by John Gibson  jrg@woh.rr.com

"Note: I Am Always Interested In Buying Your Collection"

REDUCED PRICES ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW

 

1.  SOLD-----------------------------------------Vietnam 5th Special Forces Presentation SOG----Exc-Plus------The full blade is 6 1/8" long with the 5th Special Forces presentation and the Special Forces Crest. There are some faint sharpening marks and some light pepper spots along the spine and back side near the cutting edge. The blade was probably cleaned a bit which resulted in thinning of the blue finish. The knife has aluminum fittings and a minty leather grip. It comes with the original minty scabbard that is complete with a two tone grey stone. Exc Plus Original SOG---------$ 3250.00
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2.   WWI-WWII 1918 LF&C Knuckle Knife----Exc-----The blade is 6 1/2" long with use and sharpening. The knuckle handle has had the LF&C markings removed a long time ago. There is a brass spike soldiered to the pommel. It comes with a WWII Viner Bros M6 scabbard that has had a piece of leather added at the throat.-----Neat Rig-------$ 1275.00
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3.  EDMF M7 Knuckle Knife-----Mint------I had talked with Dale Sandberg many years back and knew he was considering making a M7 EDMF Knuckle handle but never saw one until I got these. These knuckle handles are unmarked but without question EDMF. The M7 Bayonet is an Imperial.-----Mint-----$ 1200.00
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4.  EDMF M7 Knuckle Knife-----Mint-------This one he made with just half a knuckle handle. It is stamped with a small #3 on the inside of the handle. The M7 Bayonet is a Conetta.------Mint----$ 600.00
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5.  SOLD-----------------------------WWII Pal Guard Marked M3----Exc Plus--Minty-----The blade is 6 5/8" long and unused. The guard has the Pal mark. The leather handle is exc with no damage. It comes with a nice early M8 scabbard that is complete.---------$ 450.00
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6.  Vietnam Marine Recon-------Minty-----The blue blade is 6" long and unused. It has the Kiffe mark at the ricasso. The leather handle is unused. It is the scarce one spacer in version with a squared SOG type pommel. It comes with the original scabbard that has several stitches separated at the tip otherwise it is complete.-------Scarce Minty Knife------$ 750.00
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7.  WWII Case Pig Sticker-----Exc Plus-----The blade is 6 1/2" long and unused---but I do believe it has been buffed. It is an early knife with the 3 small pin handle. It comes with the original sheath that is complete.-------$ 375.00
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8.  Vietnam Tru-Bal Battle Blade-----The blade is 6 1/2" long with some sharpening along the cutting edge. The handles are solid. It comes with the original early sheath that is dated 1966 on the back. This was his Model 4 Battle Blade.-------$ 225.00------------$200.00
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9.   Randall Model 10------Exc Plus-----The Stainless marked blade is 7" long with some light scratches on the back side. The micarta handle is a brownish-black color. It comes with a Johnson Military style black scabbard that is complete with all lacings and an early unmarked orange stone. I think from the early 80's. Also included is a Randall Knives Catalog----25th Printing----August 1981--------Neat Randall------$ 775.00------------$650.00
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10.  Vietnam Milpar Aluminum Handle Pilot Knife----Exc Plus-Minty-----The blade is 5" long and has the Milpar mark at the ricasso. The aluminum handle has been cast to the blade and has no damage. It comes with the original minty sheath that is complete with unused gray stone.--------Quite Rare--------$ 625.00
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11.   WWII USN Survival Kit Knife----Exc Plus--Minty----The main blade is unused and unmarked. United had a tendency to do a light marking and I believe it was made by them. The shape and finish also says it was made by United. First one that I have seen that was totally unmarked---------$ 150.00
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12.  Late Vietnam Valor Stiletto-----Mint In The Box-----The blade is 7" long and mint. It comes with the mint scabbard and box. This was Valor's answer to the Gerber Mark II---------Mint-------$ 175.00--------$160.00
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13.  Late Vietnam Valor Boot Knife------Mint In The Box------The blade is 5 1/8" long and mint. It comes with a mint scabbard and box. This was Valor's answer to the Gerber Mark I-----Mint-----$ 150.00--------$130.00
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14.  WWII Case Survival Machete-----Exc Plus-----The blue blade is 10" long with some rub marks from the guard. The wood handle has no damage. It comes with a minty original blade guard,-------$ 135.00
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15.  WWII Robeson Converted Fighting Knife----Exc-----The Robeson marked blade is 6" long and in excellent condition. This is a knife that was converted from a butcher knife to a fighting knife for the war effort. --------$ 125.00---$75.00
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16.  Vietnam Knuckle Knife------Exc---The blade is 7 1/8" long with light use. The knuckle bow is brass. It is a full tang knife with wood handles. It comes with a Vietnam era dark brown scabbard that is complete----$ 550.00-------$425.00
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17.  Late Vietnam 1974 Gerber Mark II------The blade is 7" long with light sharpening marks on both sides. The serial number is "034983". There are some dings on the guard, handle and pommel. It comes with the original scabbard that has some carry wear but is complete. ---------$ 550.00---------$450.00
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18.  Ontario M-9 Bayonet------Mint In Sealed Bag------Sticker on bag is dated "4/07".-------Mint------$ 225.00
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19.  WWII Camillus Mark 2---Early Threaded Tang-----The blade is 6 3/4" long with use, some pitting and re-tipped. The leather handle is solid. It comes with the original scabbard that has carry wear but is complete-------$ 165.00
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20.  SOLD--------------------------WWII Kabar Mark 2------The blade is 7" long with sharpening marks. The guard has the Kabar marking. The leather handle is clean and solid with a punch mark. It comes with a USN MK2 scabbard that is complete-----$ 145.00
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21.  SOLD------------------------------------WWII Camillus Mark 2-----Exc Plus----The blade is 7" long with just some scratches at the tip. The guard has the Camillus marking. The leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with a USN MK2 scabbard that is complete-----$ 175.00
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22.  SOLD-----------------------------------WWII Kabar Mark 2-----Mis-marked Guard-----The blade is 7" long with use and some cleaned spotting near the tip and guard. The leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with a USN MK2 scabbard that is complete------$ 145.00
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23.  SOLD---------------------------------WWII Camillus Mark 2---Blade Marked-----The blade is 7" long with use and sharpening. The leather handle is solid, It comes with a USN MK2 scabbard that has cuts on the edges.-----$ 100.00
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MORE MISC ITEMS FROM THE COLLECTION I RECENTLY PURCHASED
 

24.  1848 Batty Powder Flask-----Exc Pre-Civil War Powder Flask -------$ 250.00--------$120.00
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25.  Lot----Seven Patches and one SF Decal------$ 75.00--------$25.00
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26.  Randall Knives Catalog-----20th Printing----February 1973----$ 30.00--------$20.00
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The Following Knives Have Been Sold---They Are Just Waiting To Be Received:

SOLD-----------------------------------------Vietnam 1967 Canted Blade Gerber-----Exc-----The full blade is 6 3/4" long with some light sharpening marks and two small areas of cleaned pitting. The blade is canted with an early serial number "002478". Minor rub marks on the black guard, fusal handle and pommel. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. It has the early staples, 2 line address and right shoulder strap.--------Exc------$ 1975.00
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Miscellaneous Knife Related Items                       jrg@woh.rr.com

A NEW BOOK:  New and Updated book on ROBBINS DUDLEY by Ron Flook and John Pidgeon.  It is in A4 format hard cover with over double the information of the first edition, including period adverts, service history of named examples, details on fakes, WW1 service of staff, demise of the firm, fate of the site in Dudley including the closing down auction, additional models not previously recorded. 108 pages with 119 photographs, adverts, newspaper cuttings and maps.   Price is GBP62 incl postage.   Contact Ron on flook@blueyonder.co.uk

A NEW BOOK: “Knuckle Knives of the Second World War by Greg Aloisio. Hard cover, large format, 346 pages with some never before seen vintage photos. Over 200 knuckle knife examples are reviewed and discussed. Contact Greg at gregaloi@optonline.net for purchase. Cost is $72.50 (PayPal, check or money order) shipped anywhere in the United States. International buyers shipping will vary”. A limited printing of 350 copies.    "SOLD OUT"
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A NEW BOOK OUT:  U.S. and ALLIED MILITARY KNIVES WORLD WAR II Book Two is NOW available.   Book two at 676 pages is about 2 ” thick.  If you are a collector of US, British, Australian and New Zealand knives, Books One and Two are the only reference books that you will need.  The full page, color photos of the knives and sheaths are excellent. The book quality is outstanding.   It was printed by Josten’s in Clarksville, TN., home of the 101st Airborne and Fort Campbell.
The cost of the book including shipping in the US is $217. 
To purchase, contact the author at billwalters1948@gmail.com or call 502-245-5466.
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A NEW BOOK OUT ON:THE MODEL 1918 MARK 1 TRENCH KNIFE AND VARIATIONS"  by Greg Aloisio,  306 pages, hardcover large format. Many never before seen period photos with the knife being worn as well as the examination of the various makers by distinguishing differences in maker’s marks and font patterns.  (John's comment: Outstanding book for the beginning and advanced collector)

Book is priced at $55 plus shipping and handling. Limited printing of 300 copies. Contact Greg at:  contact@m1918mk1.com   "SOLD OUT"
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  FAKE F/S--The following information is being presented in the hope that other collectors will not get burnt:
Fake 2nd Pattern F/S--Made to be a Free French  Variation--The 6 7/8" blade is blackened, under the black is what appears to be a copper plating or coating. The guard has a small Broad Arrow on the top side. The blackened knurled grip has a large Cross  imbedded in the knurling. The Cross is aprox 1/2" tall and 3/8" wide.  After talking with a couple friends, John Fischer and Tom Parker and re-reading a section of Ron Flook's book, I have come to the conclusion that this thing is bogus.
This additional information came from fellow collector Kerry Gordon.  (thanks Kerry)
I just thought that you might like to know that you weren't the only one ever caught with one of these - not only do I have the French version but I also have one with the Belgian Rampant Lion stamped into the hilt.

The real give away with these is that the blade tang doesn't run all the way through the pommel nut, there's about two threads empty at the end of the nut.  The other thing is that the brass pommel nuts are painted with gloss black paint rather than blackened.

Someone spent a lot of time and effort on these, the blades are tinned under the blackening and the hilts are blackened brass that is reasonable well checkered.

 

For information or questions contact:

JOHN R. GIBSON
PO BOX 311

Germantown, OH 45327
e-mail:  jrg@woh.rr.com
To order or inquire about a knife, please send me an email.
Voice Mail: (937)-307-2815
 

GARY RULEFORD
17012 S. Peoria Ave.
Bixby, OK 74008
e-mail: zruleford@aol.com
phone: (918)814-5519

 


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These items are sold as a historical and collectible items only. The items are warranted to be as described and shown in the photographs. No guarantee or warranty is expressed or implied as to the usability of the items for its original purpose. The buyer, certifies that he or she is of lawful age and is not prevented by any law from the purchase or possession of these items. The buyer is responsible for knowing, understanding and obeying all International, Federal, State and Local laws concerning the purchase and possession of these items.

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Links

Ron Flook
Military & Antique Knives
http://www.militaryandantiqueknives.co.uk/

John Sabol's Gerber Mark II Site
www.militarycarryknives.com


U.S. Military Knives
www.usmilitaryknives.com

The Dog Tag
www.thedogtag.com

Vietnam War Militaria
www.vietnamwarmilitaria.com

Elite Military Knives
www.elitemilitaryknives.com

M9 Bayonet-Survival Knife
www.m9m4.com

Military Fighting Knives
From the Collection of John Gibson