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1. Consignment ~ DC ~ 11/27 ~ This is the exact knife that was illustrated in Cole’s III, First Edition. Later Cole’s Book III printings replaced this knife with a picture of Mr. Cole and one of his knives. This knife was provided to Mr. Cole by long time collector, and friend to Mt. Cole, Ernie Modlin. (One of the good guys.) Heavy 8 1/8” double edge blade. Heavy steel guard has a leather backing. Handle is leather washers, held on with a threaded nut. Heavy harness leather scabbard. Letter from Frank Trzaska included with the knife.
2. Consignment ~ DC ~ 11/27 ~ WWII Era Theater Made Knife is featured in Howard Cole’s Book IV on page 190. This knife was also from the collection of the late Ernie Modlin, as is described by a letter from Ernie’s widow, Mrs. Shirley Modlin. This letter is included with the knife. Handle and pommel are made from a 40mm Navel shell. Heavy brass guard. 7 ¼” double edged blade has no grinding or corrosion. Welded brass sheath is leather lined. A very unique piece.
3. SOLD-------------------------------------Consignment ~ DC ~ 11/27 ~ WWII Era very handsome Shipboard Conversion of a USN KA-BAR MKII, to a “SEABEES” Knuckle Knife. KA-BAR blade is 7” and appears unsharpened or very carefully sharpened. Aluminum knuckle bow. Brass and fiber spacers in the handle. Numbers and letters on both sides of the D-guard. I assume that they denote a unit, but that is a guess. Original U.S.N. marked scabbard. A very handsome set and a great example of on-board Yankee ingenuity. NOTE: No Paypal on this item.
4. Consignment ~ DC ~ 11/27 ~ WWII Era Extremely Unique Knife. 8” double edge spear point blade has no sign of any grinding or corrosion. Brass handle and guard. Steel knucks with screw in steel points (a wrench for tightening these is contained in the handle.). Pommel unscrews to a hollow handle and has a very wicked steel point at the back. Leather sheath has a metal liner. NOTE: No Paypal on this item.
5. SOLD---------------------------------Consignment ~ DC ~ 11/20 ~ WWII Era Herder “Commando,” 6” spear point blade with a 2” false edge. Very careful sharpening. Some staining on the blade looks to have come from being caused by storing it in the sheath. The sheath is made from harness leather with large brass rivets. Handle is very well marked, clear and crisp. Wire guard is tight.
6. Consignment ~ DC ~ 11/20 ~ WWII Era Australian “see thru” Knife. 6” blade shows some sharpening but has no bellying, pitting or grinding. Classic shaped 4 ¼” handle. Proper scabbard in very good condition. Right hand rivet at the throat has come loose.
7. Consignment ~ DC ~ 10/30 ~ WWII USMC Raider Stiletto, Camillus Mfg. This knife retains the factory needle tip on the full, unsharpened 7 ¼” blade. (I haven’t seen that very often over the years.) The scroll USMC and the makers information are all there. The blade has a lot of very tiny pitts on both sides. They are very tiny and most look like spotting rather than pitts. The handle and guard are in about 99% condition with only a very small amount of corrosion where the guard contacts the sheath. I see zero ion leaching on the handle or guard (unbelievable, but true!) The original sheath is solid. Snap strap is missing the male snap. 3/8” cut at the throat. Belt hanger is intact. EUGENE MORRISON KNIGHT USMCR, WWII DOG TAGS ARE ATTACHED. Also, included are some personal newspaper clippings, patches, and other paper memorabilia belonging to Mr. Knight—Very cool to have…Nice to put a name with a knife. No paperwork tying him directly to the Raiders.
8. Consignment ~ DC ~ 10/30 ~ WWII M.H. Cole Fighting Knife. 8 Point variety. Brass knucks. Wood slab handle. Brass screw rivets. 7 ½” spear point blade is just under ¼” thick at the ricasso, 1 ½” wide. No pitting or cleaning to be seen on the blade. Scabbard is heavy leather with harness rivets at the back and leather lacing at the front. This is a very rare piece to me…first one that I have ever had for sale. We all owe Mr. Cole a lot.
9. Consignment ~ DS ~ 10/23 ~ Richtig WWII Fighting Knife. Bright blade is 6 1/8” long. Blade shows careful sharpening. Only the smallest amount of corrosion at the ricasso. Brass guard & pommel. Proper “2” ALFRED CORNISH, OMAHA, NEB. Scabbard. All aspects are intact. This is a VERY nice example of the Richtig WWII fighter, in excellent condition overall.
10. Consignment ~ DC ~ 10/23 ~ WWII Era Kennedy Arms Fighting Knife. The 7 7/8” double edge blade retains about 98% of its original blue and appears unsharpened. Brass and leather guard. Wood slab handles. Excellent condition scabbard is marked 227S at the top. This set is in excellent plus condition overall and a tough knife to find in this condition.
11. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G-46 8”. Blade is blued with mirror finish, but has some discoloration. Appears to be original bluing. Appears unsharpened. One very tiny ding in the center of the blade. Steel butt cap is also blued. Handle is in excellent condition. Unfortunately this knife has no sheath.
12. Consignment ~ DM ~ 10/23 ~ WWII USN Mark II UDT Plated Blade Dive Knife. Blade has some scratches and has been sharpened. Blade is not marked. Blued guard is stamped but lightly. Stamped out KA-BAR USN MK 2. Pommel is blued, handle is in very good condition. Comes with USN MKII plastic sheath.
13. Consignment ~ DM ~ 10/23 ~ USN Mark II. Blade marked US Navy, RH PAL 37. Full blade appears unsharpened, but has many spots of rust. This knife has been rehandled with stacked leather washers and red and grey spacers at each end. Handle has nicely beveled edges. Feels good in the hand. Guard and pommel are aluminum. Pommel is somewhat interesting in design and is pinned on. Comes with plastic USN MK II sheath.
14. Consignment ~ DM ~ 10/23 ~ WWII OSS Stiletto. Blade appears to have never been sharpened but has major pitting on one side and minor on the other side. Steel guard has some light rusting. Handle is in good condition and knurling is sharp. Handle is brass or bronze in color. Black finish may have been removed somehow. Comes with the original sheath that has been field modified. A nicely made frog strap has been made from a rifle sling that has been attached to the sheath with a copper rivet a long time ago. Copper riveted on keeper strap. Fits the hand nicely.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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!
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era “MARINE RECON” Knife. Rounded pommel version. Blade retains 100% of original finish. Marked KIFFE JAPAN. Minty handle and scabbard.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. 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.
29. 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.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G46-6 Shark blue blade, full blade, nice handle but the guard is loose. Not a high grade knife. Rough overall.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
36. 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.
37. 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
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1. SOLD-------------------------------------------------WWI-WWII English Knuckle
Knife--Exc---The blade is 5" long and unused. The ebony handles and aluminum
alloy knuckles have no damage. It comes with the original sheath that has
two cuts on the face---guess he wanted to see how sharp the knife was. The
sheath is complete and the snap works fine. The knife is unmarked (as most
are). Ref: Silvey WWII pg 142-----Exc----$ 585.00
2. 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 &
3. WWII British Smatchet----Minty----The
blade is 11" long and still covered in grease. It has a steel guard and rare
brass pommel. The brass pommel is marked Broad Arrow 13. It comes with the
original web scabbard with a fiber liner. The back of the sheath is marked
with a Broad Arrow and "M. E. & Co. 1942". The snap works fine. Ref: Flook-British
& Commonwealth Military Knives pg 39-40. ----Minty Rare Smatchet----$
4. EDMF Iraqi Bellringer Knuckle
Knife---Mint-----The bolo style blade is 9" long and mint. The underside of
the guard is marked "EDMF 121" and "3/92". The knuckle bow is marked "Iraqi
Bellringer" on one side and "Desert Storm" on the other. Also marked "US" at
the base. It comes with the original mint scabbard.----Scarce Early
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
5. Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip
Bolo---Mint Early Bolo---The blade is 11" long and has the early mill scale
finish with the blue cutting edge. The handle has the original leather
lanyard. It comes with the original mint scabbard with the correct 2 rivet
throat. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 40 and Cole III pg 168-----Mint-------$
SOLD-------------------------------------------------Mission Knives Early Sterile MPK-----Excellent----The
Titanium sterile blade is 7 1/4" long with some light sharpening marks. The
handle has no damage. It comes with a minty Mission scabbard that is
complete with rubber keeper and rubber leg straps. Ref: Brett---The Military
Knife & Bayonet pg 381------Nice----$ 350.00
SOLD-------------------------------------------WWII Theater Knuckle Knife With M6 Milsco Scabbard----The double edge blade
is 7 5/8" long with use and sharpening. It is marked "1944 / V T" on one
side and "U.S.A. / C A MOR" on the other at the ricasso. It has a steel
knuckle bow, plastic handle and brass butt cap. It comes with an original
WWII M6 Milsco scabbard. The scabbard has use, wear and some dry cracking at
the throat, but it is all there. --$ 485.00
8. 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-----$ 365.00
SOLD--------------------------------------WWII 3rd Pattern F/S----Knife is
Minty-----The blade is 7" long and unused. The guard has the England mark.
The 3rd Pattern handle has a number 2 mold mark. The tang nut has not been
messed with. It comes with the original scabbard that has some dryness
10. Vietnam Kabar
1207-----Mint----The blade is 6" long and mint. It has the Kabar mark at the
ricasso. The leather handle is mint. It comes with the original Kabar marked
WWII Camillus USMC Mark 2----Exc-----The blade is 7" long with just a touch
of sharpening right at the cutting edge. It retains 99% original finish. The
guard is marked "U.S.M.C." and "Camillus,N.Y.". The leather handle is
excellent but a little dirty. It comes with the original scabbard that is
complete---just a little dry cracking on the grip strap. Ref: Cole III pg 87
12. WWII Aerial Fighting
Knife----The blade is 5 1/4" long with very light use. It is marked "Aerial"
at the ricasso. The leather handle is solid with fiber spacers. It comes
with the original Aerial marked scabbard. Ref: Cole IV pg 93-------$ 135.00
SOLD----------------------------------WWII Set Of 2 Theater Knuckle
Knives Made By The Same Person-----First one has a thick 5/16" double edge
blade that is 7 7/8" long. The brass knuckle handle has one ear cut off to
set flat in the sheath. It has a skull crusher pommel nut. It comes with the
original well made scabbard that is complete. The second knife has 8" plated
blade of the same thickness as the first. The brass knuckle handle is
finished a little nicer than the first one and has full ears. The top of the
handle is marked with a name. I do not know if this was the owner or the
maker. The skull crusher tang nut is the same as the first knife, only
plated. It comes with a modified Mark 2 scabbard with a leather bottom.
-------Both Knives-----$ 775.00
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SOLD-------------------------------------Vietnam Gerber Mark II----Early 1973----The blade is 6 3/4" long with some
staining and a small amount of some fine spotting. It has the Gerber mark on
one side and "028348" on the other. The handle is exc plus with some finish
loss on top of the pommel. It comes with the original exc plus straight
sided scabbard that is complete with original leather lacings and Gerber
marked steel.-----$ 425.00
SOLD-----------------------------------------WWII Theater Fighting
Knife----Minty----The Nice sturdy blade is 9" long and unused. It has a
thick brass guard. The handle is fiber spacers with a brass pommel. It comes
with the original scabbard that is complete. The snap works fine.-----Really
Nice Big Fighter----$ 175.00
16. Winchester Model 1873 Socket
Bayonet & Scabbard---Exc Plus----Correctly finished bright with a 17 7/8"
blade. The bayonet is in Exc Plus condition. It comes with a "NJ"
marked scabbard. -----Ref: Bayonets from Janzen's Notebook pg 203 and
SOLD--------------------------------------WWII Cut Down Fighting
Knife----Exc-----Made from a cut-down Model 1905 Bayonet. The blade is 9
1/4" long with light sharpening. The wood handles are complete. It comes
with the original scabbard that is marked "Fort / Lewis / Wash. / 43". Neat
SOLD-------------------------------------------WWII Theater Knuckle
Knife-----The sturdy double edge blade is 7 1/2" long and has a brass sleeve
at the ricasso. It has some use and sharpening. It has a nice thick aluminum
knuckle handle. It comes with a nice WWII leather scabbard that appears to
have been with the knife a long time.--------$ 365.00
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
19. Phrobis CUK --Combat Utility
Knife--Mint----The blade is 5 1/2" long and mint. It has the Phrobis mark on
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------$ 310.00
20. WWII Kabar USMC-----The blade
is a tad shy of 7" long. It has use, heavy sharpening and has been
re-tipped. The blade markings have been removed but you can see part of the
Kabar and part of the USMC. This is an early knife with the round threaded
tang. The handle is marked "R / H / T". It comes with the original sheath
that is marked to the owner. The markings on the handle are old but the
sheath markings are newer---probably done when he got home. -------$ 95.00
21. Model 1917 C.T.
Bolo----Mint----The blade is 10 1/4" long and unused. It is marked "A.C.CO /
CHICAGO / 1918" on one side and "U.S. / MOD.1917 / C.T." on the other. The
wood handles are mint. There is an ordnance mark on the exposed tang. It
comes with the original scabbard that is marked "A-K-CO. / 1918 / R.H.S.".
Ref: Cole III pg 21-----Mint-----$ 225.00
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.
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.
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.
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