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NEXT SITE UPDATE:  Sunday 27 SEP 2020 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: 20 SEP 2020

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Note :  Just to be clear… Any new knives are listed in the  consignor’s personal listings, and not necessarily at the top of this page.

              REDUCED PRICES ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW      

 

 

1. Consignment ~ HQ ~ 118 ~ USM-4, K.I. MFG.  Unissued condition 100% finish.   USM 8-A1/TWB scabbard.                                                $130

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2.   Consignment ~ HQ ~ 125 ~ USM 5 A-1, AKI Mfg.  Unissued condition, 100% finish.  USM8 A-1 scabbard.                                                                 $60

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3.   Consignment ~ HQ ~ 87 ~ USM6, Imperial Mfg.  Unsharpened. 99% finish remaining. Finish is thinning toward the tip.  It appears to be scabbard wear.  USM8 A-1/PWH scabbard.  Has wire hanger missing.                               $60

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4.   Consignment ~ HQ ~ 96 ~ USM7, Imperial Mfg.  100% finish remaining. USM8 A-1 scabbard.                                                                          $60

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5.   Consignment ~ HQ ~ 31 ~ M-1 Bayonet. Ricasso marked KS and a “pinwheel” stamp in a circle.  100% unsharpened condition. M-1 scabbard has had the U.S. mark removed and repainted.                               $80

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6.   Consignment ~ HQ ~ 105 ~ WAFFENFABRIK NEUHAUSEN ~ Swiss M1889/11 Bayonet.  Polished version.   SCHMIDT RUBIN.  Blued scabbard retains leather tab.                                                                                   $130

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7.   Consignment ~ HQ ~ R ~ British 1907 SMLE Bayonet made by Wilkinson Sword.  17” blade has zero nicks, sharpening or corrosion.  Blade, guard and pommel are near 100%.  Left grip has some wear, while the right grip is like new….Proper black leather scabbard has no cracks.  Metal throat and chape has very little finish remaining but they are tight with no looseness at the staples.                                                                                                  $100

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8.   Consignment ~ HQ ~ R ~ Korean War Re-handled M-4 in rubber handle (not a current Korean reproduction).  Imperial Mfg. Handle is excellent.  Blade show some past sharpening.  Guard is tight M-8 A-1 sheath.          $120

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9.   Consignment ~ HQ ~ R ~ WWII TL-29 Lineman’s Tool made by Kutmaster.  TL-29 designation is light, but visible.  Main blade shows some staining but is unsharpened. No corrosion or sharpening. The screw driver blade still retains the instructions on how to unlock that blade.  No sharpening.  Wood scales are excellent plus.  Bail is intact.                                                                               $30

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10.       Consignment ~ HQ ~ Kinfolks Inc M-4 Carbine Bayonet.  Korean War era wood handle conversion.  Blade shows some rough sharpening, but has a very nice handle, pommel and guard.                                  $100

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11.       Consignment ~ RQ ~ Gerber Orange Handled Set.  Command I and Command II.  This information form John Sabol’s awesome website MilitaryCarryKnives.com. 

“These knives were made in sets of two, a Command I and Command II.  Supposedly the sets were made for UDT Government Divers and only 12 sets were made.  (See MILITARY KNIVES, M.H. COLE, BOOK IV, Page 57.)  These sets came without boxes or sheaths.  These knives have several interesting features.  First, the handles don’t have the typical non-reflective Armorhide finish but are painted with a higher gloss crinkle finish.  However, the color is almost identical to the Orange Handled Mark II knives.  Second, the blades are not fixed into the handles with the standard epoxy.  Instead, a bonding agent which has a metallic silver color is used.  This material is possibly more salt-water resistant.  (It is known that epoxy joints will lose strength when exposed to high humidity, salt water or high temperatures.)”

Thank you to John Sabol for this information….

Condition MINT save one nick on the Command II handle.  (Mr. Cole referred to these as MKII knives, but they are actually Command I & II knives.)

 $2100

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12.       Consignment ~ RQ ~ Vietnam Era Canadian Arsenal shotgun 1917 bayonet and scabbard.  Both are in mint condition. Scarce bayonet.    $245

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13.       Consignment ~ RQ ~ Vietnam Era “ RVN 1918 MKII Trade Knife” very similar to knives described in the Knife World article by Frank Trzaska in March of 2000 entitled “Knives Born in Vietnam.”  Crafted from a Vietnam era reproduction 1918 and a Vietnam era Camillus MKII.  Knife blade shows a fair bit of use.  Theater made sheath has a 5th SFG scratched into the front.  I have only seen one other of these knives.                                              $295

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14.       SOLD-----------------------------------Consignment ~ RQ ~ WWII Era Ka-Bar UDT Knife.  Blade appears to be plated.  Some careful sharpening.  Smooth handle, pinned pommel.  U.S.N. plastic sheath.  Knife is in about 98% condition.                                  $130

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15.       Consignment ~ KL ~ WWII Marine Parachutist Knife W/Sheath as shown in Cole’s Book 4, Page 186 and Silvey U.S. Military Knives 1941-1991, Pg. 312.  Totally unmarked except for brass butt cap engraved with the initials R.H.P. and apparently a serial #31268750 which if tracked down should lead to the branch of service and person who owned the knife.  Excellent plus condition, knife and sheath.                                                                     $600

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16.       Consignment ~ HM ~ 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.         $2200

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17.       Consignment ~ HM ~ Vietnam Era McEvoy Tru-balance Battle Blade.  7 ” blade, minty set.  Original sheath.                                          $175

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18.       Consignment ~ HH ~ 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.                                           $1650

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19.       Consignment ~ BB ~ Marbles Jet Pilot Prototype.  Marbles states that their 1956 prototype was made from a modified 5” EXPERT and supplied with a commercial 5” EXPERT Marbles sheath.  Proper Ferro Bluing on blade, guard and pommel.  “Roller Coaster” stamping on ricasso.  Blade is unsharpened and retains nearly 100% finish.  Not a “one of a kind” knife but darned close to it.                                                                             $825

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20.       Consignment ~ BB ~ 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.         $750

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21.       Consignment ~ BB ~ Rare Milpar aluminum handle 5” Jet Pilots Knife.  Plated or polished blade.  Proper scabbard and stone.  All MINTY. Tough knife to find.                                                                                     $875

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22.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey 8” Custom Bladed Knife with wooden handle and wooden sheath. Very high quality workmanship.  Made in

2012.                                                                                               $475

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23.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom “SKAGEL TYPE” Fighter.  8 ” blade.  Brass guard, leather and fiber handle with a stag butt and an exposed tang.                                                                                    $450

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24.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey made custom fighting knife.  8 ” blade.  Walrus ivory handle.  Made in 2014.  Silvey leather sheath.  MINT.   $575

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25.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom Fighter.  7 ” blade, brass guard.  Multi colored spacers, leather, crown stag.  Made in 2007. Tooled scabbard.  MINT.                                                                                         $475

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26.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Boot Knife.  4 ” Blade.  Wood handle.  Tooled sheath.  MINT. Made 2006.                                              $130

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27.        Consignment ~ PP ~ 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 SNADERS” 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.                                                  $825

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28.       Consignment PP ~ SOG Marine Recon.  Round pommel version, NEAR MINT condition.  Blade marked.  KIFFEE JAPAN.  Original 4 rivet sheath.  Beautiful example.                                                                       $725

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29.       Consignment ~ PP ~ 1st Special Service Force Case V-42.  Knife is in near MINT condition retaining 100% original Case bluing.  Unsharpened blade retains its needle sharp point.  Pommel retains sharp point on skull crusher.  Handle is 100% with no cracks, dings or dents.  Guard retains 100% of the leather backing.  This piece comes with a very nice reproduced sheath as well as an original showing more use.                              $5500

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30.       Consignment ~ PP ~ 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!                                                                       $1650

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31.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Ultra Rare WWII OSS Escape Knife.  No 5 Standard issue Escape Knife.  Described in Cole’s Book III, Page 158.  Believed made by Joseph Rogers & Sons.  Main blade has been sharpened some. Wire cutter, metal saw & 4th blade are as issued.  Double bail. Small bit of corrosion on outside scales.                                            $1375

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32.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPK.  OD green with two types of sheaths (old and new) included in original boxes.                                  $1625

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33.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Special Forces Square Tip NATA.  Near mint with proper scabbard.  One nick in the edge of the blade.     $175

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34.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPT (Titanium) #26 of 100 1997, in original shipping box.  100% MINT.                                        $900

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35.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPF Non Magnetic Titanium Folder.  MINT in original box with original wax paper.                               $550

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36.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Era Tru-Bal Battle Blade made by Harry McEvoy.  7 ” Blade. Original sheath. MINT condition.         $150

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37.       Consignment ~NK~ 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.

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38.       Consignment ~NK~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era Buffalo Bill Knife.  Absolutely Mint.  Customary plated blade is in perfect condition. 9 ” blade.  Nickel silver choil, and native wood handle is tight and in perfect condition.

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

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40.       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----------------------------------------WWI-WWII 1918 AuLion Knuckle Knife-----Exc----The blade is 6 1/4" long with some very faint sharpening marks. It has the AuLion mark at the ricasso. There is a little age darkening but no rust or pitting. The one side of the guard was cut off to fit a M8 scabbard. The handle has no damage. The owners initials are stamped to the left of the 1918 mark. It comes with an early M8 scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 25------Exc-------$ 775.00
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2.  WWII Camillus Mark 2----Threaded Nut Pommel-----Exc Plus-----The blade is 7" long with just a touch of sharpening along the cutting edge. It has the Camillus mark on one side and U.S.N. on the other. The leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with the original and complete USN marked scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg 86----Exc Plus-----$ 300.00
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3.  SOLD-----------------------------------------WWII Collins V-44------Minty-------The blade is 9 1/2" long and unused. It has the Collins mark at the ricasso. The handle is minty with no damage. It comes with the original Collins marked scabbard that has some stitching separated at the tip. Ref: Cole III pg 136-------Minty-----$ 450.00
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4.  Vietnam Survival Tool Type IV----Exc Plus-----The blade is 10" long and unused. The leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with the original scabbard that is dated 1967. It does not have the stone and lens. Ref: Cole III pg 171--------Exc Plus-------$ 225.00
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5.  SOLD------------------------------------WWII M1 Bayonet-----Minty------The blade is 10" long and unused. It is marked "U. C. / U S" at the ricasso. The grips have no damage. It comes with the original M7 scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg 33-----Minty---$ 225.00
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6.  SOLD-----------------------------------WWII San Antonio Iron Works Knife---Exc Plus----The blade is 8 1/4" long and unused. It is marked "L.F.&C. / 1918" on one side and "U.S." on the other. The original sword handle has no damage. There is no sheath. Ref: Silvey WWII pg 222------Exc Plus-----$ 425.00
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7.  SOLD-----------------------------------------WWII Colonial Mark 1-----Minty-----The blade is 5 1/8" long and unused. It has the Colonial mark on one side and USN on the other. The handle has no damage. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 78 #9------Minty------$ 225.00
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8.  SOLD-----------------------------------Korea-Vietnam Utica Mark 2-----Minty----The blade is 7" long and unused. It has the Utica mark at the ricasso. The leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with the minty original scabbard that is complete. It also has a sticker on it that says it came from Cole's collection. Ref: Cole III pg 87 #14-------Minry-----$ 350.00
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9.  WWII Camillus Mark 2----Threaded Nut Pommel------The blade is 7" long with a minor ding in the false edge. It has the Camillus mark on one side and USN on the other. There is also a slight gap between the blade and the guard. The handle is clean and solid. It has the early thick pommel with the threaded nut. It comes with the original scabbard that is marked USN at the throat. Ref: Cole III pg 86-------$ 225.00
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10.  WWII Kabar USMC------Minty-----The blade is 7" long and unused. It has the light grey parkerizing that is sometimes called the blue wash finish. It has the Kabar Olean NY mark on one side and nothing on the other. These are considered to be USMC issue. The leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 94-----Minty-----$ 350.00
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11.   WWII Kabar Mark 2-----Minty-----The blade is 7" long and unused. It is marked "Ka-Bar" at the ricasso on one side and nothing on the other. It has the light grey parkerized finish. The handle is clean and solid. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 87 #6-----Scarce Kabar-----Minty-----$ 325.00
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12.  Vietnam Buffalo Bill Knife-----Mint-----The bright blade is 9 1/2" long and unused. The wood handle has no damage. These knives were used during Vietnam as Presentation pieces. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 49-----Minty Scarce Knife-------$ 485.00--------$400.00
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13.  SOLD--------------------------------------Phrobis Sterile CUK-----Mint----Phrobis designed and built the sterile CUK (Combat Utility Knife) under contract for the U.S. Navy SEALs. The sawback blade is 5 1/2" long and mint. The handle is also mint. It comes with the original and mint scabbard. Ref: Brett-The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 338----------Mint-------$ 350.00
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14.  WWII Western V44 With Stag Handle-----The blade is 9 1/4" long and in excellent condition with just some very light sharpening along the cutting edge. It has the Western mark on the blade. It retains the original large oval guard. The handle is now a large piece of old stag with a black fiber butt cap. It comes with the original scabbard that has a broken grip strap. Ref: Cole III pg 137-----$ 275.00---------$250.00
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15.   SOLD----------------------------------------Phrobis M9A1 "Operation Desert Storm" Commemorative Bayonet------Mint-----The blade is 7 1/8" long and mint. The handle and scabbard are made of sand colored zytel.  It comes with a mint M9A1 scabbard. Ref: Brett---The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 364------Quite Rare and Mint-------$ 850.00
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16.  Vietnam Marble's Pilot Knife-----Mint------The bright blade is 6" long and mint. It has the Marble's mark at the ricasso. The leather handle is unused. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete with original stone and lacing. This was Marble's commercial version that was sold in Hardware & Sporting good stores during the war. Ref: Cole III pg 149-----Mint-----$ 525.00
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17.  Navy UDT Custom Knife----Mint-----The nice heavy blade is 5 3/4" long and mint. It has engraving on the front side and also marked to the maker "RB" (Robert Burgess). It is a full tang knife. The USN and UDT are silver inlays. It comes with the original scabbard that has the UDT Frog Logo on the face. This knife along with 7 others were made for Navy UDT team members by the previous owner. I will give his name to the buyer. Neat Mint Knife------$ 650.00--------------$550.00
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18.  WWII Theater Fighting Knife-----Exc------The blade is 6" long with light use and sharpening. The handle is made of aluminum spacers. It comes with the original heavy duty scabbard --------$ 110.00
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The Following Knives Have Been Sold---They Are Just Waiting To Be Received:

SOLD--------------------------------Vietnam Camillus Pilot Knife-----1972-----The blade is 5" long with a black finish. It has some light sharpening and very light fine spotting on one side. The leather handle is clean and solid. The pommel is marked "Camillus / N.Y. / 2-1972". It comes with a later minty scabbard with a grey stone. Ref: Cole III pg 148-------$ 75.00
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SOLD-------------------------------------Reference Book----British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook-----used----$ 125.00
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SOLD---------------------------------------Vietnam Randall Model 18 Crutch Tip----Exc -----The Solingen marked Stainless blade is 7 1/2" long. It has the Solingen marking, the separate S marking and also marked Stainless at the ricasso. The blade is in very nice condition with some sharpening marks up to the center line. It has a brass guard, pinched tube handle and a rubber crutch tip correctly marked 20/1. It comes with an exc Johnson riveted sheath that is complete. The original white stone is marked "Soft Arkansas-Made in U. S. OF A". Made aprox late 60's to early 70's.------Nice Randall------$ 2150.00
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SOLD---------------------------------------WWII Utica Guard Marked M3-----The blade is 6 5/8" long with use and sharpening. The guard has the Utica mark. The exc leather handle is clean and solid. The pommel has the ordnance mark. It comes with an early M8A1 scabbard without the metal tip. Ref: Cole III pg 97 #23------$ 275.00
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Miscellaneous Knife Related Items                       jrg@woh.rr.com

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.
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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. 

 PLEASE NOTE!  IF YOU DIDN’T GET A COPY OF BOOK ONE OR WOULD JUST LIKE TO PURCHASE ANOTHER COPY, I WILL INCLUDE A COPY OF BOOK ONE FOR THE WHOLESALE COST OF $65, when purchased with BOOK TWO.  THE TOTAL COST FOR BOTH BOOK ONE AND BOOK TWO IS $282 SHIPPED in the US. 

 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
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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.
 To order please contact Bill at:  billwalters1948@gmail.com  If paying with your credit card, please make payment to Paypal.  Make Paypal payments to billwalters1948@gmail.com.

 


  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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Terms of Sale

For Items Bought From John's List
*Credit Cards Are Accepted
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*Buyer Pays All Postage & Insurance

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*PAYPAL Accepted (except for knuckle knives, switchblades,
butterfly knives and other Paypal prohibited knives)
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* Buyer Pays all postage and insurance

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