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1. SOLD----------------------------------------Consignment ~ 9/18 ~ Earliest Camillus MK-11. Camillus U.S.N. with the threaded pommel. Full 7” blade has been sharpened, as well as the false edge. Blade retains about 90% of the blue/black finish. One very small nick in the sharpened edge. Guard & pommel are tight and retain 100% of their finish. Handle is 100% as well. Original U.S.N. marked scabbard has some small stains, but is 100% solid with no cracks or cuts.
2. SOLD-----------------------------------------Consignment ~ 9/18 ~ Gerber MKII Sharpening Steel. 5” long. Excellent to mint condition. This steel was lost, the knife was found, then the steel was found…now, it’s for sale.
3. SOLD------------------------------------------Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Schrade Walden MC-1 /knife. Works fine. No sharpening. Not new in wrapper, but excellent overall.
4. Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Western Shark. Bright blade version. Full length 6” blade. Possibly a slight belly near the ricasso. Appears to have been nicely cleaned at some point. Tight guard, excellent handle, tight pommel. Scabbard is one of the nicest double stitched that I have seen.
5. Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Theater (Shipboard) Made Stiletto. Blade is 7 ¼”. And very sharp. A little over 1/8” thick at the guard. Aluminum guard & pommel. Pommel has a very nice flower design.
6. Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Vietnam Era (1973) Round trip bolo—unissued. In the original box and wrapper. It is not mine so I did not open it. I’m sure that it is mint. Canvas sheath.
7. Consignment ~ 8.28 ~ 1918 Plumb Bolo with proper A-K-CO sheath. Blade retains 80% or better of the bluing, and has been carefully sharpened. Grips appear to me to be replacements.
8. Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Springfield Armory 1905 Bayonet, but down by A.F.H. ( American Fork and Hoe )and plated (presumably for parade use.) Blade and black grips are mint. USN MK1 cut down scabbard. Very handsome piece.
9. Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ WWII MK-II, KA-BAR Mfg. Parkerized blade is full and shows only careful sharpening. Handle is near mint. Proper U.S.N. plastic scabbard has a small crack on the right side, near the tip.
10. Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ Vietnam Era U.S. M-1917 Trench Gun Bayonet. Gen-Cut Mfg. Absolutely MINT condition with proper 1917 scabbard—also mint. I have never seen a better one!
11. Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ U.S. M-4 UTICA. I believe that this bayonet has been taken apart, a new blade added and newer washers added. Also some pieces of leather are missing from the washer that contacts the pommel. I tried it, and it does lock onto an M-1 Carbine just fine. Later M8 A-1 scabbard.
12. Consignment ~ 5/29 ~ USM-3 Imperial. Blade marked. Blade is full 6 ¾” and appears unsharpened. Retaining about 99% of the parkerized finish with scabbard (M-8 A-1) wear only. Leather handle is a little loose, but is solid with no cracked or missing washers.
13. Consignment – 5/29 ~ KA-BAR 1207. 99% condition with only one small spot on the bright blade at the guard. Excellent plus original scabbard.
14. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era Buffalo Bill Knife. Absolutely Mint. Customary plated blade is in perfect condition. 9 ½” blade. Nickel silver choil, and native wood handle is tight and in perfect condition.
15. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam early war Square Tipped Bolo. (I saw one in action in 1967 in the 173rd ABN.) Used notably by Special Forces. Blade is unused. Some flecks of green paint have chipped off of the metal and wood scabbard.
16. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era “MARINE RECON” Knife. Rounded pommel version. Blade retains 100% of original finish. Marked KIFFE JAPAN. Minty handle and scabbard.
17. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Era Western L77-7. Most of the beautiful factory bluing is intact. Full blade may have been very carefully sharpened. Bright guard. Perfect handle and pommel. Proper double stitched scabbard.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G46-6 Shark blue blade, full blade, nice handle but the guard is loose. Not a high grade knife. Rough overall.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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.
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.
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/2534.JPG
"Note: I Am Always Interested In Buying Your Collection"
1. Springfield Armory
Experimental Combat Knife----Mint---In 1958, at the request of the US Army
Infantry Board, 11 of these knives were made with the thought of replacing
the Bayonet with a combat knife. The double edge blade is 6 5/8" long and
unused. The thick pommel is marked with a number 39. I would assume a
Springfield Armory control number. The tag appears original to the knife and
was probably put with the knife when Springfield Armory sold them off. Ref:
Cole IV pg 107 and Brett-The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 371----Super Rare &
SOLD---------------------------------Randall Model 2----Mint-----The double edge blade is 7" long and mint. It
has a brass guard, commando shaped leather handle and a duralumin butt cap.
It comes with the original Randall marked scabbard with orange stone. It has
the Randall marked snaps and marked stone, so it was made after
WWII New Zealand Knuckle Knife-----The small double edge blade is 4 7/8"
long and marked "AKE / Regd". This blade is normally found on the
knuckle knives that have the extended butt. The blade has some spotting and
light sharpening. The handle has no damage. The back bone of the handle has
three initials "R.D.S.". It comes with a scabbard that has been with it for
a very long time and is marked "Made in England". Ref: Silvey WWII pg
6. 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-----$ 575.00
WWI-WWII Robbins Dudley Push Dagger---Super Rare With Long Blade-----The
double edge blade is 5 7/8" long (normal blade length is 5"). In Ron
Flook's book--British & Commenwealth Military Knives pg 24, he states that
only 2 examples are know with the longer blade. The blade has light use,
some staining and some spotting. The handle is in solid condition with some
dings. It is marked "Robbins / Dudley" on the butt. It comes with the
original scabbard that is longer than the standard scabbard. The scabbard is
complete. Super Rare------$ 1750.00
8. WWII Case M3----Exc
Plus----The blade is 6 3/4" long with very light sharpening right at the
cutting edge. There is a very small gap between the blade and guard. There
is no movement of the blade or guard---all is tight. This is the straight
guard version that is just marked "Case". The smooth leather handle is in
excellent condition. It comes with a minty M8A1 scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg
96 #11-----$ 325.00
SOLD-----------------------------------Vietnam Buck Model 124 Nemo-Frontiersman----The
heavy blade is 7" long with sharpening at the cutting edge. It is marked
"Buck / U.S.A." at the ricasso. The handle is excellent with a couple minor
scratches. It comes with the original Buck marked sheath that is complete.
The 2-line Buck mark started in 1968.------Excellent-----$ 285.00
10. WWII 2nd Pattern F/S---Exc
Plus---The bright blade is 6 7/8" long with the F-S and Wilkinson logo's.
The blade has some very light sharpening marks. The logo's are clean and
strong. The knurled handle has 98% original finish. It comes with the
original scabbard that is minty and complete. There are no marks on the
knife or scabbard, so this was a bring back knife.-----Exc Plus-----$ 850.00
SOLD------------------------------------------WWII Case Pig Sticker----The
double edge blade is 6" long with sharpening marks. It is an early knife
with 2 small pins in the handle. The wood handles are excellent. It comes
with the original scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 72------$
12. WWII Camillus M4
Bayonet----Minty----The blade is 6 3/4" long and unused. The underside of
the guard is marked "U.S.M4 / Camillus" and the top side has the ordnance
mark. The leather handle is unused. It comes with a minty early M8A1 without
the metal tip. Ref: Cole III pg 107 #3-------Minty------$ 210.00
13. WWII Kennedy Fighting
Knife----The double edge blade is 7 1/2" long with use and sharpening. It
has a leather and brass guard with the Kennedy logo faintly marked on each
end of the leather guard. The wood handles are held with poured lead rivets.
One wood handle is cracked but it is still solid. Both grips are marked
"Kennedy / Arms / St. Paul". It comes with an excellent sewn and riveted
sheath that is complete. Ref: Cole IV pg 167-----Scarce Fighter-----$ 475.00
14. SOLD------------------------------------Chinese Military
Training Knife-----Mint----Issued for hand-to-hand combat training and knife
fighting. The rubber blade is 5 1/4" long and 9 1/4" long overall. It comes
with the original mint scabbard. Ref: Brett--Military Knife & Bayonet pg
15. Phrobis CUK --Combat Utility
Knife--Mint----The blade is 5 1/2" long and mint. It has the Phrobis mark o
one side and the Pat Number on the other. The handle is mint. It comes with
the original mint scabbard. These first saw service in the Gulf War. Ref:
Brett--The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 339------$ 350.00
SOLD------------------------------------------WWII Theater Knuckle
Knife----Minty----The entire knife is made of 7/16" brass stock---nice aged
patina. The blade section is 4 1/4" long. There are numbers stamped on the
top of the handle. Unusual shop made knuckle knife----$ 165.00
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
SOLD---------------------------------------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
18. SOLD--------------------------------------------WWII OSS Machete----Exc
Plus-----The blade is 16 1/8" long and unused. It retains 99% original
parkerized finish. There is no use to the handle. It comes with the original
sheath that has a small hole in the back side tip section where the tip of
the machete pushed through. Ref: Cole III pg 163------$ 285.00
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.
20. Vietnam Era M7 FZR
Bayonet---Mint In The Box----The M7 is mint in the wrap with the original
box. The foil wrap is dated 4-68. Made by the Frazier Mfg Co, it is the rarest of the standard M7
bayonets. -----Mint------$ 275.00
WWII Theater Fighting Knife----The double edge blade is 5 1/8" long with use
and sharpening. It has a steel guard and fiber handle. The handle is pinned
to the tang. It comes with the original scabbard that was made for the
knife. Marked on the face of the scabbard is "Vernon J. White /
Communication Dept / Attu Alaska / c/o Fleet C.O. / Seattle Washington". The
same info is on both sides of the scabbard.---$ 45.00
Reference Book "The Skinning Knife" by M.H.Cole. Hardbound with Dust Jacket--153 pages---First
Printing 1996----Unused----$ 25.00
80. A NEW BOOK--"US and Allied Military Knives, M3’s and M4’s”, a new book on M3’s and M4’s is now available.
There are almost 200 pages, with 140 full page, color photos. This book includes all the known M3 trench knife, M6 sheath and M4 knife-bayonet variations. It also includes descriptions of the knives and sheaths.
Written by Bill Walters with input from Vince Coniglio, this is the most comprehensive book to date on M3’s and M4’s.
This book was proudly printed in the USA.
The cost of the book is $116, including Priority Mail shipping for one book. For those of you wanting more than one copy or residing outside the US, please contact Bill to get a shipping estimate.
"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
82. Reference Book--KNIVES of the
6908 Diamond Court
Pollock Pines, CA 95726
84. FAKE F/S--The following information is being
presented in the hope that other collectors will not get burnt:
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.
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