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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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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: 01 MAY 2016

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

            

                                                                                             

1.                  Consignment ~ 4/10 ~  CASE V-42. WWII Original V-42 Case Stiletto.  This item was “ ON HOLD “ but was never paid for … Now RELISTED ~ Blade retains 95% of the blue finish with light thinning at the tip.  Full blade measures 7 ¼”.  Pommel retains 95% of its blue and the guard retains 90% of its blackening. Blade is absolutely unsharpened.  The handle is in excellent, unmarked condition; no dings, crack or drying.  The original scabbard is in excellent plus condition; all leather is supple, snap strap is supple, snap works fine and only a small amount of staining…see pictures.  Original tie-down.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4041.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4042.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4043.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4044.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4045.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4046.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4047.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4048.JPG                 $4400

 

2.                  Consignment ~ 5/1 ~ US M-3 R.C.CO. Blade marked M-3.  Excellent Plus condition.  Retaining 99% of the bluing on the blade.  Handle, guard and pommel are tight, with very sharp lines on the leather washers.  One collector thinks it may have been refinished, so I’m going to price it as such.  Proper M-8 scabbard.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4147.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4148.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4149.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4150.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4151.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4152.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4153.JPG                 $895          

 

3.                  SOLD------------------------------Consignment ~ 5/1 ~ US M-3 Blade dated PAL 1943.  I believe this knife is upsharpened as issued.  Guard, pommel and handle are all tight. Hard to upgrade this knife.  As you know, PAL blade dated M-3’s were issued with Moose Co. M-6 scabbards.  This Moose Co. scabbard is in 95% condition with only a couple of very small stains.  Snap strap is intact and works.  All leather is supple with no cracks anywhere.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4138.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4139.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4140.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4141.JPG                 

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4144.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4145.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4146.JPG                 $1200

 

4.                  Cole’s US Military Knives Book III.  This book is in absolutely new condition with the only wear on the dust cover. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4024.JPG                 $140

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5.                  Consignment ~ 4/17 ~ WWII Era CASE utility knife.  5 ¼” blade shows some sharpening.  No pitting or rust anywhere on this bright blade.  Pic bone slab grips are in perfect condition, no cracks or chips.  Two tiny brass rivets.  Original scabbard is in rough shape with snap strap broken but all pieces are present and with cuts at the mouth of the scabbard (see pictures).

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4134.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4135.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4146.JPG                 $250

 

6.                  Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 & 2, Matched Set.  MINT condition. Mid 60’s knives. 6” carbon blades.  Johnson rough back sheaths are special ordered without a stone pouch.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4060.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4061.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4062.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4063.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4064.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4065.JPG                 $1200

 

7.                  Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 Early 60’s. Rare brown button roughback Johnson sheath, with two tone gray stone. 6” carbon blade.  MINT condition. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4066.JPG     

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4068.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4069.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4070.JPG               

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4072.JPG                 $1150             

 

8.                  Consignment ~ 4/17 ~ WWII Era Army Air Corps Knife.  Camillus Cutlery Co., Camillus, N.Y.  Full Blade shows very careful sharpening with one nick in edge (see pictures).  Full 5” Ideal style blade (no doubt patterned after Marbles 5” Ideal).  Double brass guard and pommel and handle all very tight.  I believe this is a  replacement scabbard that fits very nicely and has been with the knife for a long time.  A VERY NICE EXAMPLE.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4126.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4127.JPG                            

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4130.JPG                 $95

 

9.                  Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Early Vietnam Era Randall Crutch tip #18 with Large Rivet Scabbard.  Blade measures 5 ½”.  Two tone stone. Knife and scabbard are both in MINT condition.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4039.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4040.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4073.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4074.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4075.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4076.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4077.JPG                 $2075 

 

10.              Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 16 Diver’s Knife.  MINT condition.  Stainless 7” blade. Pancake waxed diver sheath. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4078.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4079.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4080.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4081.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4082.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4083.JPG                 $1035

 

11.              Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ WWII OSS Model #3 Smatchet.  Very rare and in MINT condition.  This is the Smatchet in Silvey’s WWII Book, Pg. 147.  Parkerized blade.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4093.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4094.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4095.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4096.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4097.JPG                 $1150

 

 

12.              Consignment ~ DS ~ Vietnam Era Marine Recon Knife.  100% original with original scabbard.  Blade marked KIFFE JAPAN.  Retains over 90% or original blue finish.  No sharpening or pitting.  Some minor spotting at the tip of the 6 1/8” blade.  Steel guard and pommel. Handle is tight.  Very nice example.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4016.JPG     

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4020.JPG               

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4022.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/4023.JPG                 $1000

                

13.              WWII Era U.S. M-4 PAL M-1 Carbine Bayonet.  6 5/8” blade retains about 80% of its finish.  3 small nicks in the sharp edge can only be seen from one side.  Guard is tight.  Handle is tight with no cracked washers or spacers.  M-8 A-1 scabbard.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3989.JPG                            

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3990.JPG           

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3995.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3996.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3998.JPG                 $125

 

 

14.              Consignment ~ DM ~ Australia Wood Gripped Combat Knife, as shown in Ron Flook’s book, British & Comm. Military Knives Page 174.  Blade is 6” long with few spots of light pitting on both sides.  May have been sharpened once.  Blade mark is WE for Whittinglowe.  Guard is steel and marked on the inside a broad arrow and an I beneath.  Handles are wood held on with 3 rivets.  No sheath.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3937.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3938.JPG                 $175

 

 

15.              Consignment ~ DM ~ Remington M-1917 bayonet converted to fighting knife.  Blade has been shortened to 7” and sharpened on both sides.  Blade is marked 1913 8 17 Remington in a circle.  Reverse is marked broad arrow over a crown.  A9 X U.S. kind of busy.  Steel guard has been modified.  Original grooved wood grips w/small chip missing from underside.  Locking mech. removed.  Sheath most interesting.  Middle of belt hanger stamped broad arrow and 21 under that.  Back of sheath London Trade Mark Standard.  Back of belt hanger marked D. Mason & Sons underneath that WA SA not totally readable. 

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3945.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3946.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3947.JPG                 $175

 

16.              Consignment ~ DM ~ USM 3 1943 Fighting Knife.  Blade bright w/some discoloration, full and only lightly sharpened.  Guard is marked U.S. M3 A.C.C. (Aerial Cutlery Co.)  8 grooved leather handle.  Handled a lot.  Steel butt cap is double pinned & proofed w/flaming bomb.  Leather sheath is rough.  Marked US M6 MILSCO 1943.  Keeper strap has snap missing and pistol belt hanger has been removed.  This knife appears to have been field carried a lot. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3964.JPG     

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3966.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3967.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3968.JPG                

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3969.JPG                 $300

 

17.              Consignment ~ DM ~ Shop or Theater Made Fighting Knife.  Blade is Bowie style 7” long.  Made from ¼” stock at the hilt.  Blade is thinner and well made.  Guard and butt cap appear to be made of stainless steel or nickel. Guard is 2 ¾” and diamond shaped at both ends.  Handle is made of black and white spacers with middle sections may be made from black fiber material.  Butt cap is nicely made champagne cork shaped. Sheath is double stitched heavy but soft pliable leather and original to the knife.  Really nice knife. 

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3902.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3903.JPG                 $175

 

18.              Vietnam Era Puma Bowie Knife.  Circa 1970.  It was told to me that this knife was carried by a door gunner in the 1st Air Cav. based out of AnKhe.  Very good plus condition with some spotting on both sides but no pitting that I can see.  Mostly just spotting.  Very sharp but all honest wear. The stud for hold down strap is missing.  The strap and scabbard are very soft and supple.  You can’t really see how the stud pulled out, but it’s not there.  The stag handles are solid with no cracks or chips.  A very nice piece overall.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3895.JPG     

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3897.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3898.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3899.JPG                 $175

 

19.              Vietnam Era 6” Marbles Jet Pilot Knife.  No doubt one of 500 supplied to the US Navy at the beginning of the Jet Pilot knife era.  Full 6” blade shows some sharpening, but no rust or grinding.  Guard, handle and pommel are tight.  Top of pommel shows some small degree of corrosion.  Proper scabbard complete with stone.  Scabbard is supple, no cracks and snap strap works fine.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3841.JPG     

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3843.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3844.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3845.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3846.JPG                 $660

                                                                                                                                                             

20.              Consignment ~ TV ~ WWII Era E.G. Waterman. Plated 6 3/8” Sawback blade appears unsharpened, but does have quite a bit of plating “leaching.”  No rust or pitting.  Wood handle has 2 cracks

(typical) and has carved “KC” in one side.  Tight guard and pommel.  Excellent original left hand sheath.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3768.JPG     

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3771.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3772.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3773.JPG                 $50

 

21.  Consignment ~ DS ~ WWII Era (Baby) Small Ranger Knife and Scabbard.  Pacific Theater.  6 ¼” blade has some spotting, but only very little pitting.  Very good plus condition overall.  Proper scabbard in excellent condition overall.  NOTE:  NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3657.JPG     

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3659.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3660.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3661.JPG                       $725

           

22.  Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G46-6 Shark blue blade, full blade, nice handle but the guard is loose.  Not a high grade knife.  Rough overall.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3469.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3470.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3471.JPG                       $98

 

23.  Consignment ~ GS~ U.S. M3 Imperial, Blade Marked.  Tight guard.  Excellent handle, tight pommel.  Finish has been removed from blade, then polished.  Blade is 6 ¾”, with no rust or pitting.  Viner Bro. M-6 scabbard is very nice with 1 rivet missing at the throat.  Snap strap works fine.  Original leg tie down in place.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3233.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3234.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3235.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3236.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3237.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3238.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3239.JPG                       $710

 

24.  Consignment GS~ WWII  Kabar 6” Commando.  5 7/8” bright blade appears to be unsharpened except for the ¾” tip where some sharpening is evident.  Original scabbard is very nice and is intact.  Guard, handle and pommel are tight.

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http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3247.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3248.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3249.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3250.JPG                       $155             

 

25.  Consignment ~ GS~ WWII 3rd Pattern F/S.  Guard marked “ENGLAND.”  Pommel area marked with “1”.  6 ¾” blade has some sharpening and some light pitting, about 70% blue.  Replaced scabbard.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3252.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3253.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3254.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3255.JPG                       $185

 

26.  Consignment  ~ GS~ WWII theater US M-3 Case , Guard marked ,   Full blade, guard and birdshead pommel are polished bright.  Smooth leather handle.  Unmarked M-6 style  scabbard.  All near mint.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3145.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3146.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3147.JPG           

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3148.JPG                 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3149.JPG               

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3150.JPG                       $309

                    

27.  US M-6 Bayonet, Aerial Cutlery Co.  New in original box and wrapper.  Package dated May 1961.  Bayonet only—no scabbard was shipped in this package.  Package has been carefully opened. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3099.JPG     

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/3100.JPG                       $80

       

28.  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 ¾” 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. 

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2693.JPG   

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2694.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2695.JPG          

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2696.JPG                  

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2697.JPG              

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2698.JPG                       $1400

                             

29.  Consignment ~  JH~ Chrome 5th Special Forces Group Presentation Stiletto with original scabbard.  Knife is 100%.  Sheath has snap strap broken.

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2527.JPG  

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2529.JPG                      

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2530.JPG         

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2531.JPG                

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2533.JPG

http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2534.JPG                       $906

 

                                                

 

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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"

 

1.  Wilkinson Sword Tom Beasley F/S---Early 3 Panel Etch---The blade is 6 1/2" long with no sharpening or pitting. It has the early 3 panel etch that was used from 1946 to 1947 on one side "Hand Forged By Tom Beasley / The Famous Sword Smith / Of Stalingrad Sword Fame".  The other side has the Wilkinson Logo and "Commando / Fighting Knife / World War / 1939-1945".  The finish is a little dull and may have been cleaned for whatever reason. The guard has the correct gilt finish. The handle is Ivorine with no damage. It comes with the original and correct black leather scabbard with gilt top and bottom mounts. Ref: Flook-The F/S Fighting Knife pg 182-183.------Quite Rare F/S-----$ 1100.00
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2.  WWII Leo Baker Fighting Knife----Very unusual Skeletal Handle Baker Fighting Knife---The heavy blade is 6" long with some very light sharpening right at the cutting edge and a very slight bend at the tip. It is marked "L.BAKER" upside down on the blade. There is no rust or pitting. It has a steel double guard. The handle is an extension of the blade being made from one piece of steel. It comes with a scabbard that I think is original to the knife. It is an early fold over one piece USN marked scabbard. Ref: Cole IV pg 5-7 for other Baker knives. Very Rare Baker Knife-----$ 1050.00
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3.  Phrobis Intl M9A1---Tan----Mint----The blade is 7 1/8" long and marked "M9A1 / Phrobis Int'l / Spain" on one side and "U.S.A. / Pat. No. / 4,821,356" on the other. This is the improved version of the M9 bayonet with the improved sheath design. Not many made and desirable in the tan color.-----Mint-----$ 450.00
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4.  WWII Barteaux Fighting Knife----The heavy blade is 5 1/2" long with sharpening along the cutting edge. There is a fuller on each side. The aluminum handle has no damage and is in the Murphy Combat style. The original sheath has been modified to accept the slanted guard. The snap works fine. Ref: Silvey WWII pg 81------$ 175.00
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5.  SOLD-------------------------------------------------WWII Elliott Arms Co. Fighting Knife----During WWII Elliott Arms Co. of Kansas City, MO made fighting knives from Model 1905 bayonets. I have seen several of these over the years and lucky to see one with the label intact. The blade is 7 1/4" long with light sharpening along the cutting edge. All markings were removed and all metal was deeply blued. It comes with a WWII USN marked leather scabbard. You can tell that the knife has been with the scabbard from the beginning. ------Scarce Fighting Knife-----$ 175.00
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6.  Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip Bolo----Mint In The Box-----The black blade is 11" long and mint. It comes with a mint scabbard, original cardboard sleeve for the scabbard, original box and plastic sleeve. Ref: Cole III pg 168 and Silvey Vietnam pg 41-----Mint-----$ 400.00
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7.  WWII John Ek Model 9----Marine Model----The blade is 7" long with some sharpening along the cutting edge and false edge. There is no rust or pitting. It is marked "9 / F534" at the ricasso and also has the John Ek mark on the blade. The original handle was replaced with a wood EGW handle or it might of been a special request. Either way, it is very nicely done. It comes with the original John Ek scabbard. Unusual John Ek Knife------$ 550.00
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8.  WWII Unmarked M3 With M6 Scabbard---This is a set that was made at the end of the war to be sold commercially. The guard is unmarked and the original WWII L&C M6 scabbard has had the markings marked out and a piece of leather was put over the staples. The blade has a little use, mainly towards the tip. The leather handle is solid with early black spacers at each end. The M3 was made by Imperial.---$ 250.00
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9.  WWI-WWII LF&C 1918 Knuckle Knife-----The blade is 6 7/8" long with some light sharpening marks along the cutting edge and some finish loss at the tip. It retains aprox 85% original black finish. The handle has the LF&C markings with no damage and full guards. It has an unusual brass butt cap. It comes with a leather scabbard that has been with the knife for a long time, which suggests it was carried during WWII. Ref: Cole III pg 25-----Nice----$ 485.00
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10.  SOLD---------------------------------------------Bulgarian AK Bayonet----Mint----The sawback blade is 6 1/4" long and mint. The handle is marked with a Circle 10. It comes with the original mint scabbard.-----Mint----$ 60.00
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11. SOLD------------------------------------------ Non-Magnetic Dive Knife---The blade is 7 7/8" long and is unused. One side has a cutting edge and the other side is fully serrated. It is marked "Siebe Gorman &Co. *". The * indicates it is non-magnetic. The handle is black bakelite or black plastic with brass fittings. It comes with the original brass scabbard and canvas hanger. The corrosion on the back side of the scabbard is from the canvas hanger. I believe this knife is from the 50's or 60's. Several Countries used this knife in their Military.-----$ 165.00
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12.  WWII Kabar USMC-----Exc Plus-----The blade is 7" long with just a touch of sharpening. It is marked "Ka-Bar" on one side and "USMC" on the other. The leather handle is unused. It comes with the original scabbard that has some fancy tooling on the front. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole III pg 94 top-----Nice----$ 375.00
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13.  WWII Theater Knuckle Knife----The double edge blade is 6 3/4" long with a central fuller. It has a brass knuckle bow with 4 steel points. The handle is made of fiber and brass spacers with finger grooves. The pommel is aluminum. It comes with the original leather scabbard that was made for the knife. The snap works fine.------$ 450.00                                Note: No Paypal On This Item.
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14.  WWII Pal Mark 1----Mint----The blade is 5 1/4" long and mint. It is marked "U.S.N. / Mark I" on one side and "RH Pal 35" on the other. The leather handle is unused. It comes with the original USN MK1 scabbard that retains the green waxed paper wrap at the throat. Ref: Cole III pg 81 #23-----Mint----$ 195.00
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15.  SOLD--------------------------------------------WWII Theater Fighting Knife---Exc Plus-----The double edge blade is 8" long and the knife is 13" overall. The blade is unused but does have a little mottling from age. It is a full tang knife with wood handles held with large brass pins. It is marked "U.S.N." on the blade and A.H. Stallings on the handle. It comes with the original mint leather scabbard. It is marked "U.S.N." on the face and "AHS" on the back. Really Neat Theater Fighter------$ 250.00
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16.  Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip Bolo----Mint---Early Mill Scale Finish----The blade is 11" long and mint. It is the version with the blued cutting edge. The wood handles are unused and it is complete with original leather thong. It comes with the original sheath. The sheath is correct with the 2-rivet throat. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 40----Mint-----$ 425.00
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17.   SOLD-------------------------------------------WWII Case Survival Machete---Mint-----The blue blade is 10" long and Mint. It is marked "CaseXX". The wood handles are mint. It comes with the original blade guard that is mint. Did I say this is mint?  :-)  No doubt the best one I have ever seen or had. Ref: Cole III pg 139 #5----$ 250.00
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18.  WWII Theater Fighting Knife----The blade is 8 1/4" long with light use and a couple dark spots. The guard is steel. The handles are wood with aluminum inserts. It comes with the original leather scabbard that has rawhide lacings and wood inserts.--------$ 75.00
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19.  Logan-Smyth MC-1 Survival Knife----Mint In The Wrap---The knife is sealed in the wrap---you get to open it.  You might want to save the first two pictures for your records. Ref: Cole IV pg 51------$ 145.00 each.
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20.  SOLD----------------------------------------------WWII Unmarked EGW Fighting Knife---The blade is 7 7/8" long with light use. The oval steel guard and butt cap are a little loose--as most are. The unused handle is made of leather and aluminum spacers. It comes with the original leather scabbard that is in exc plus condition. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole IV pg 156------$ 75.00
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21.  WWII Western Baby Shark----Exc----The blade is 4 3/4" long with very light use. I see no sharpening. It has an unusual brass guard. The leather handle is solid. It comes with a nice scabbard that has a couple stitches separated. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole III pg 62-----$ 110.00
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22.  SOLD--------------------------------------------Vietnam Frank & Warren Survival Tool----Minty----The blade is 10" long and unused. It has the Frank & Warren markings on the blade. The leather handle is unused. The zippered case is complete with Sharpening Stone, Burning Lens and Instructions, and Lacing. The case is dated "67".-----Ref: Cole III pg 171----Minty-----$ 150.00
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23.  Warther Half Scale Bowie Knife----Made by Dale Warther in 1984 for the Western Reserve Cutlery Association. Dale Warther was the son of famed WWII knife maker Ernest Warther. The Bowie style blade is 5 1/2" long with a brass back that is marked "Dale Warther" on one side and "1984" on the other. It is also marked "W.R.C.A." on the top. The blade is marked "10 of 20" at the ricasso. It has a brass guard and a brass full tang. The handles are African Blackwood held by 4 pins. It comes with the original wild cherry wood display box. -------Mint-----$ 300.00
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24.  WWII Converted Fighting Knife----This is one of the utility knives that was converted to a fighting knife for the War effort. The thin single edge blade is 6" long with some sharpening. The aluminum guard was slid over the blade, bent to match the handle and tacked into place. I have seen a number of these done the same way over the years. The 2 knives on page 173 of Bill Wright's Theater Knives book have the same guard. The handles are a wood fiber type material. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. The snap works fine.----$ 50.00
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25.  Reference Book "The Skinning Knife" by M.H.Cole.  Hardbound with Dust Jacket--153 pages---First Printing 1996----Unused----$ 30.00
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30.  SOLD--------------------------------------------WWI 1917 A.C.Co. Knuckle Knife with Leather Sheath----The blade is 8 7/8" long and unused. It does have a couple small spots of old corrosion. The knuckle bow and wood handle are in excellent condition. It comes with an original leather scabbard---one that Cole calls an "Alternate Scabbard". The very tip of the scabbard has a tear. Ref: Cole III pg 23 for both knife & scabbard------$ 350.00    Note: No Paypal On this item
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31.  SOLD------------------------------------Gerber Command II----Mint In The Box-----The blade is 7" long and mint. It has the Gerber mark on one side and "009351" on the other. The handle is mint. The original scabbard is mint with all lacings. It comes with the original box, foam liner, plastic bag and care card dated 5/80.-------Mint------$ 285.00
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Miscellaneous Knife Related Items                       jrg@woh.rr.com

 

80. "A NEW BOOK"---SOG Knife Collector is a new book by Michael W. Silvey in the military knife series. It covers a narrow area of collecting and helps the collector identify honest specimens and dis-tinguish them from fakes. The for-mat is 8.5 inches by 11 inches and is all in color. The soft cover book is less than fifty pages but includes all the know variations of SOG knives. The information covered by this book will be valuable to both the new and advanced collector. The printing is limited to 2,000 copies. The book retails for $20 plus shipping. Whole-sale prices are available on request.
Mike Silvey at m.silvey@comcast.net.
Michael W. Silvey
6908 Diamond Court
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
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81. Reference Book--KNIVES of the United States Military WORLD WAR II”, is hardbound, 8.5 by 11 inch format, containing 250 pages.  There are 240 full page color plates depicting the knives of World War II displayed against a background of wartime accouterments and memorabilia.  More than 425 knives are displayed. Included are those knives provided by the military as standard issue and knives with very limited issue like those provided to the Marine Raiders, the First Special Service Force, or the OSS.  Also depicted are knives issued by the Allies as well as those privately purchased by servicemen and those handmade by GI’s in their spare time.  This book is a great reference for collectors.   To order send $59.95 plus $5 shipping to:
Mike Silvey
6908 Diamond Court
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
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82. Reference Book--“Pocket Knives of the United States Military” is the latest book by Michael W. Silvey in his series on U.S. military knives.  This book is hardbound, 7 X 8 inch format, 135 pages of rich color photographs.  It is a historical chronology beginning with the first folders of the early 1800’s and ending with the high tech knives of the twenty first century.   Almost 200 different issue knives are displayed including several that have never been shown in any previous publications.  The book will delight pocket knife collectors in general and will be a rare treat and a great reference for those who collect U.S. military knives. Send $24.95 plus $5 shipping to:
Mike Silvey
6908 Diamond Court
Pollock Pines, CA 95726

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83.  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 really 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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