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1. 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. $2500
2. Consignment ~ HM ~ 5th Special Forces Group engraved presentation stiletto. Engraving reads: “You Have Never Lived Till You’ve Almost Died. For Those Who Fought For It, Life Has a Flavor the Protected Will Never Know”. Proper scabbard. Near Mint, unsharpened. Very unique. $600
3.SOLD----------------------------------Consignment ~ HM ~ Vietnam Era Hackman Finland. 7” blade fighting/survival knife. Includes original fish hook, line, matches, surgical blade and sandpaper. Minty set. Unsharpened. $400
4. Consignment ~ HM ~ WWII Era Collins#18, V-44 Raider. Green horn handle. Blade is full with only careful sharpening. Blade is stained, but I do not see any pitting. Handles are excellent plus. Proper #13 sheath. $425
5.SOLD-------------------------------------------Consignment ~ HM ~ Vietnam Era Buck Knife Model #119. The Buck “one line” stamp on the ricasso dates this fixed blade between 1961-1967. This is an excellent example of a private purchase knife.The phenolic resin handle has the period correct four red hard fiber spacers with a pinned pommel. The mint 6” blade is made of 440c stainless steel and the OAL of the knife is 10 ½”. The vintage sheath is original to this knife, correct marked “Buck” snap shows little to no wear. This excellent package includes the box and the care instructions. $250
6. Consignment ~ HM ~ Vietnam Era McEvoy Tru-balance Battle Blade. 7 ¾” blade, minty set. Original sheath. $200
7. Consignment ~ HM ~ WWII Era CASE 337 6”Q Quartermaster Knife. Mint condition. Proper original sheath. $325
8. Consignment ~ HM ~ Pre WWII CASE’s Tested XX Pig Sticker. Pick bone handles. Also marked CASE, BRADFORD PA. Some pitting on one side toward the guard. Very sharp. WWII period sheath marked CASS CITY.
9. Consignment ~ HM ~ WWII Era Theater Made Knife with blade and pommel from an LF&C MK-1. Leather washer handle with copper buard and pommel spacer. M8A1 scabbard. Actually a very utilitarian piece. $295
10. Consignment ~ MM ~ Gerber Force II Serial #001048 with a Force II labeled box. Super low serial number, 48th knife made in 1979. Original box, papers and foam insert. Comes with an original SOF magazine page announcing the contest to name the knife. And the magazine page in November of 1979 showing the winner and the new name, Force II. $995
11. Consignment ~ MM ~ John EK Miami Made Model 3. 5th Special Forces group knife. The 5th group ordered 12 in 1970. For some reason, the order was never completed and remained in a semi-finished state until John Ek’s son, Gary Ek, finished 4 pieces in the early 90’s. This is one of the 4 knives with a finished handle. They did not come with an EK sheath. Ultra rare Vietnam piece! $1995
12. SOLD~ Consignment ~ MM ~ 7” CISO Recon Knife. One of 1300 provided to SOG early in the Vietnam war and completely sterile. Comes with a reproduction sheath that is identical to the original version and comes with a correct stone. This knife was sent to Ben Baker in January 2004 and authenticated by Ben as one of his 7” Recon knifes. Ben supplied a very detailed one page certificate of authenticity and 4 color photos of the knife and sheath all signed and initialed by him. Ben also explained that this knife was from the earliest batch of knives as evidenced by the small choil cut-out just ahead of the guard. Ben supplied a drawing showing this. All documents are originals and will accompany the knife. Ultra rare authentication from the man who designed the SOG knives. $2995
13.SOLD-------------------------------------Consignment ~ MM ~ John EK Model 8 Survival Skin Diver Knife. Introduced in Miami. Oversized handle, rare saw teeth, wrist thong and an unmarked EK sheath. Ultra rare and rarely offered for sale. $995
14. SOLD~ Consignment ~ MC ~ This knife was made by Landers, Frary, & Clark at the end of WWI. So late in the war that is was never used much, if at all. WWII found the U.S. in a world war, but with only left over knives from WWI. The 1918 Mark 1 was issued to Airborne units, and a few other elite units until the supply was exhausted. This knife scabbard is missing the belt hooks (as most of them were). I am including a picture of American WWII GIs wearing the 1918 but having to have rigged up a way to get it to hang off of their belts. The finish on this blade is thinning but has ZERO rust or corrosion. No grinding, and it APPEARS TO NOT HAVE BEEN SHARPENED. If it has, it was very carefully done and only on the edge. The blade measures 6 5/8 " long (outside of the handle). The handle and pommel are 100%, with zero modifications to either piece. Scabbard is missing about 30% of the blue finish and does have several spots of corrosion. Landers, Frary, and Clark made several other knives and swords for the US during WWI as well. $895
15. Consignment ~ MC ~ WWII Australian Pattern 1907 Bayonet. Wilkinson Sword Co.Mfg. Ricasso marked with WSC, date and other Commonwealth proofs. Original unfinished blade is the full 17” and appears unsharpened. Handle is marked AUSTRALIA on one side. Guard is tight and latch works smoothly. Maroon colored leather scabbard is in 100% condition and blueing top and bottom is about 98%. Back of scabbard is broad arrow marked and maker’s name is “MANDGROVITE 43”. I believe this was a Sydney based leather company. $200
16. Consignment ~ MC ~ Vietnam Era Camillus NY MKII. Excellent unused condition. Proper brown handle and scabbard. $125
17. Consignment ~ HH ~ SOG 7” CISO RECON. The very nicest 7” Recon that I have ever seen. Knife, blade, handle, scabbard, etc. are in excellent plus condition. Scabbard is 99% including proper stone—still in the wax paper wrapper. This knife has been authenticated by Ben Baker himself. A photo of Baker and previous owner is included in this sale. Also included is a letter from Gary Boyd adding to the authenticity of the knife. My guess is that it could be the most authenticated and best condition 7” Recon CISO in captivity. $5000
18. Consignment ~ HH ~ Robeson USMC MKII MINT condition with proper black stitched leather scabbard. There is not much that I say about this knife except MINTY… 100% bluing, 100% leather. $4000
19. 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 MIKG Force, as well as a letter from Jason Hardy – Special Forces historian. $1750
20. Consignment ~ HH ~ This is the actual Mission Prototype Serial #T106P. This actual titanium protype knife is accompanied by field tests covering several months and includes Navy Seals in Alaska, Puerto Rico, and in the Louisiana-Mississippi area. This knife includes the original diamond sharpener in brass case that was with the knife throughout its testing. (It does not appear to have been used.) After reading these accounts, it is no wonder that it was adopted by the Navy Seals. $2250
21. Consignment ~ HH ~ Western U.S.A. Model 221J Survival/Fighting Knife. 6 ¾” blade appears unsharpened. One small spot of corrosion on the left side. 100% finish on guard, handles and pommel. No sheath with this knife. $75
22. Consignment ~ BB ~ Vietnam Era LaGana Tomahawk. Original “American Tomahawk Company” oxblood sheath. It is Possible that this “Hawk” has been rehandled at some time. Peter LaGana said (in a conversation with Mike Silvey) that the handles were exactly 12” long. This one is 16” long. All parts are near MINT. $750
23. 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. $900
24. 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. $800
25. SOLD ~ Consignment ~ BB ~ PUGH #10 SR1007. MINT condition. This is the exact knife shown on page 122 of “Silvey Vietnam Knives”. 6 1/8” blade. Johnson scabbard. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM. $2000
26. Consignment ~ BB ~ SOG Presentation Western Bowie with rosewood handle. (Pre 1968 without D-ring sheath.) Engraved “MACV SOG BRIGHT LIGHT 1965-SP4 J. WHITING”. Near MINT. Original Western scabbard.
27. Consignment ~ BB ~ 5th Special Forces Group Presentation Stiletto. Japan Sword. 95% condition. A small bit of plating discoloring on the opposite side of the blade from the engraving, at the tip. $600
28. Consignment ~ BB ~ WII Smatchet. Mill scale blue blade and steel fixtures on wood handle with original leather stitched scabbard. Near MINT example with unsharpened MINT blade. $900
29. Consignment ~ BB ~ WWII Shop Made Knuckle Knife. 9 1/2” double edge blade. Handle and knuckle bow are all covered with sewn leather. All leather is in excellent condition. Leather scabbard, tooled in front and marked RLD. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM. $500
30. Consignment ~ BB ~ Conetta, MKII. About 95% condition. Proper Scabbard.
31. SOLD ~ Consignment ~ BB ~ WWII Era John EK Knife. Model 1, number G192. Knife is in the original box with the original “YOUR SILENT PARTNER” handbook. Box is serial numbered to the knife. The other end of the box appears to be actually signed by John Ek. (Hard to read, but it is there) and 1944. Also the knife was apparently made for (also on box end) “Pvt. George Alexander.” The knife was likely never delivered as it came out of the John Ek estate. Near mint condition. Very cool piece. $1900
32. Consignment ~ BB ~ Rare Milpar aluminum handle 5” Jet Pilots Knife. Plated or polished blade. Proper scabbard and stone. All MINTY. Tough knife to find. $925
33. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey 8” Custom Bladed Knife with wooden handle and wooden sheath. Very high quality workmanship. Made in
34. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Silvey Slip Joint Folder. Elk horn handle. Made in 2014. 5” blade. MINT condition. $275
35. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom “SKAGEL TYPE” Fighter. 8 ¼” blade. Brass guard, leather and fiber handle with a stag butt and an exposed tang. $475
36. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom 7” Dagger with bone/leather handle. Crown stag pommel with exposed tang. Double brass guard. Heavy tooled scabbard. Made 2010. A real badass dagger of the highest quality.
37. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom Fighter. 7” long, ¼” thick blade. SAMBAR stag handle. Highest quality craftsmanship. Made 2014 riveted sheath is numbered to the knife. $500
38. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey made custom fighting knife. 8 ¼” blade. Walrus ivory handle. Made in 2014. Silvey leather sheath. MINT. $500
39. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom Fighter. 7 ½” blade, brass guard. Multi colored spacers, leather, crown stag. Made in 2007. Tooled scabbard. MINT. $475
40. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Boot Knife. 4 ¾” Blade. Wood handle. Tooled sheath. MINT. Made 2006. $140
41. Consignment ~ PP ~ WWII Era Knife Crafters sword knife. Unique with a 5 ½” 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. $875
42. Consignment PP ~ SOG Marine Recon. Round pommel version, NEAR MINT condition. Blade marked. KIFFEE JAPAN. Original 4 rivet sheath. Beautiful example. $775
43. Consignment ~ PP ~ MPK Mission High Visibility Orange Handle and Scabbard. #5 of 15 produced in original box. Details in a letter from Homer Bret. $2000
44. 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. $6000
45. 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! $1750
46. 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. $1450
47. Consignment ~ PP ~ Conetta MKII. Unsharpened, uncarried condition. Scabbard stenciled “31” on front. $125
48. Consignment ~ PP ~ Buck 120. Near MINT condition. $100
49. Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPK. OD green with two types of sheaths (old and new) included in original boxes. $1700
50. Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Special Forces Square Tip NATA. Near mint with proper scabbard. One nick in the edge of the blade. $200
51. Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPT (Titanium) #16 of 100 1997, in original shipping box. 100% MINT. $950
52. Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPK-NS (no serrations) . Anodized titanium. Second shipment 1996. 1 of 25 produced, in original box, and shipping box. Letter from Homer Brett. $1000
53. SOLD ~ Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Era Parsons Prototype Knuckle Knife. Blade is covered with protective grease and cheese cloth. A MINT specimen! Blue FS blade. Handle is stamped Parsons on one side and #17 on the butt. This the same knife pictured on page 127 of Silvey’s Vietnam Knife book. Proof sheet from the book is included, as well as a letter from Kevin Parsons authenticating the knife. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM. $1800
54. Consignment ~ PP ~ Collins 127 Machete, Green Horn Handle Variety. Proper tooled original leather sheath. 17” blade is full. No rust or pitting some sharpening marks at the edge. Horn handle is excellent condition. $100
55. Consignment ~ PP ~ SOG/CIA Thaidam Bolo with original wood scabbard. Blade marked 1964 with STAR. MINT, unused knife. Paperwork included. This knife includes an article by Gary Boyd from Tactical Knives Magazine. Also includes photos of CIS Field officers and South Vietnamese “CIA: Counterparts wearing the knives. A short letter from Gary Boyd to John Gibson is included. Condition is MINT—PERFECT. This is the only one that I have ever seen. $625
56. Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPF Non Magnetic Titanium Folder. MINT in original box with original wax paper. $550
57. SOLD ~ Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Era Parsons Knuckle Knife. Unmarked handle. M-7 style blade. M8A1 sheath. Both near MINT. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM. $550
58. Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Era Tru-Bal Battle Blade made by Harry McEvoy. 7 ½” Blade. Original sheath. MINT condition. $175
59. Consignment ~ PP ~ WWII SMATCHET. Bright blade version with steel fixtures on wood handle. Original leather scabbard in excellent condition both straps intact and working. Unsharpened MINT bright blade. $900
60. Consignment ~ DM ~ Farbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern. Blade has most of its bluing with edges slightly sharpened. Bright wear along both spines. Guard is oval and blued. Marked England. Handle is blackened with some copper wash showing through handle near guard and has a Broad Arrow mark and below it is the letter B. Top of handle has a raised number 4. Low top nut. A couple of what appear to be aluminum paint spots on handle. Comes with original sheath. Square black chape. I cannot see where tabs were ever present. Leather at the bottom of belt loop is very dry and not attached. $300
61. 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. $100
62. Consignment ~ AA ~ Western Baby Shark, U.S.A.A.F 5” Bright Blade & Guard. This knife appears to be unsharpened. Blade, handle, and pommel sow zero wear. Blade has some (3) very small spots. They are not corrosion—I don’t know what they are, but they are under the factory polished surface. Proper original sheath. I don’t do a very good job of photographing polished surfaces…this knife has the very nice Western polish of that era. $135
63. Consignment ~ AA ~ Vietnam Era General Cutlery 1917 Shotgun Bayonet. Bayonet was made for Vietnam duty shotguns, but will fit WWI, WWII shotguns or 1917 Enfield rifles. This rather rare bayonet is in near mint condition. Proper 1917 Vietnam Era scabbard. $240
64. Consignment ~ AA ~ Very early KA-BAR U.S.M.C. Mark II. Theater rehandled with plexiglass and an aluminum pommel. Full blade retains about 50% of its finish. WWII period sheath. Some careful sharpening, but no grinding, bellying or abuse. $105
65. Consignment ~ AA ~ USMC PAL MKII. Blade shows a slight bellying at the rear from sharpening. No grinding. Lots of spotting on blade, but I only see a small spot of corrosion on the left side near the tip. Handle is solid and tight with one dime size hole near the pommel. U.S.N. marked leather scabbard is in very good condition. LVG marked on front. $125
66. Consignment ~ AA ~ 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. $255
67. 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.
68. Consignment ~NK~ 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.
69. Consignment ~NK~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era “MARINE RECON” Knife. Rounded pommel version. Blade retains 100% of original finish. Marked KIFFE JAPAN. Minty handle and scabbard.
70. 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.
71. 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.
72. 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.
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Fighter---Minty----The blade is 6" long and unused. It has the WWII era
brass straight guard and brass unmarked pommel. The minty leather handle has
colored and brass spacers. It has an extended tang with original leather
thong. It comes with the original and minty Heiser sheath that is complete.
Both the sheath and brass guard has the owners initials. No doubt one of the
nicest Richtig's that I have ever had. Ref: Cole IV pg 175-176 and Silvey
WWII pg 210-211---------Minty------$ 2750.00
2. WWII Australian Knuckle
Knife----The blade is 9 1/2" long with use and sharpening. There is no rust
or pitting. The knuckle bow has some use and dings but no damage. It is
marked "D.E.E." on the butt. It comes with the original scabbard that has
had the grip strap removed. Ref: Cole IV pg 40--------Scarce--------$ 725.00----------$650.00
SOLD--------------------------------------------WWII Beaded & Ribbed
F/S-----Minty-----The blade is 7" long and unused. The blade has been
lightly coated with something to protect it. I would think it could be
easily removed if desired. The guard has the England mark. The handle is
mint and marked "^5" at the base. The tang nut has not been messed with. It
comes with the original scabbard that has a "W.D." mark below the throat and
a stamp in the upper section that reads "Daws Improved / Military Knives /
M7 Bayonet---Mint In The Wrap----This is an Imperial M7 with the outer bag
dated April 1973-------Mint-----$ 55.00
SOLD------------------------------------------WWI-WWII 1918 Au Lion Knuckle
Knife----Exc-----The blade is 6 5/8" long with sharpening marks. It has the
Au Lion mark at the ricasso. The knuckle handle has original finish and no
damage. It has full guards. It comes with the original scabbard that has two
dents on the front side but retains both hooks. Ref: Cole III pg
25------Nice original piece-----$ 1050.00
Vietnam Randall Model 2-----7 Spacer-----Exc Plus-----The double edge blade
is 7" long. The back side looks unused but the Randall marked side looks to
have been buffed. It has a double brass guard with 7-spacers. It has a great
stag handle with no damage. It comes with the original Johnson Roughback
sheath with white bear marked stone. Made 1969 to 1972------$ 725.00-----------$650.00
WWII Case Utility Knife-----The blade is 5" long with some use and
sharpening marks. It is marked "Case" at the ricasso. The leather handle is
clean and solid. It comes with the original scabbard that has had a name
removed from the front. Ref: Cole III pg 69-------$ 110.00
Vietnam Camillus 6" Pilot Knife----The blade is 6" long with light
sharpening and some finish thinning at the tip. It is marked "Camillus /
N.Y." at the ricasso. The leather handle is clean and solid. The pommel is
peened. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete with gray
stone. Ref: Cole III pg 148------$ 235.00
9. WWII Australian Fighting
Knife----The blade is 5 5/8" long with use and sharpening. The "See-Thru"
handle is aluminum. It comes with the original scabbard that has some old
black tape around the throat. There is a name lightly marked on the face and
1944. Ref: Cole IV pg 40.-----$ 225.00
SOLD------------------------------------------------WWII OSS Drop Knife-----The
blade is 9" long and made from the tip section of a Patton saber. The
knuckle bow and rubber handle have no damage. It comes with the original cut
down scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg 163-----Unusual with Patton blade--------$
11. Vietnam Model 1 Miami Ek----Minty-----The
blade is 6 3/4" long and unused. It is marked "548 / 1" on one side and "Ek
/ Miami / Fla. / USA / 12-75" on the other. The handles are perfect with no
damage. It comes with the original sheath that is marked "John Ek / Commando
Knife" on the back. The leather at the male portion of the grip strap snap
is a little dry. Neat Miami Ek, never had one marked like this before. Ref:
Silvey Vietnam pg 102-107 for other Ek knives. Also check out John Sabol's
site for more info-------$ 850.00
SOLD-------------------------------------------WWII Kabar USMC------Exc
-----The blade is 7 1/8" long with light sharpening along the cutting edge
and false edge. It is marked "USMC" on one side and "Ka-Bar" on the other.
The leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with the original scabbard
that is nice and complete. Ref: Cole III pg 94 top------Nice-------$ 225.00
13. WWI 1917 LF&C Knuckle
Knife------The blade is 9" long with light finish wear and scabbard marks.
The knuckle bow has the LF&C marking. The wood handle has some minor dings
otherwise it is fine. Ref: Cole III pg 23 --------$ 340.00--------$325.00
SOLD--------------------------------------------WWI-WWII French Model 1916 Trench Knife-----Minty------The blade is 6 5/8"
long and unused. It has the makers mark at the ricasso. It has a steel guard
and wood handle. It comes with the original minty scabbard. Ref: Brett---The
Military Knife & Bayonet pg 120--------Minty-------$ 375.00
15. WWII 1918 LF&C Theater Knuckle
Knife-----This is a 1918 LF&C Knuckle Knife handle that has had the LF&C
markings removed. The one side guard was cut off so it would sit flat in the
scabbard. The blade is 6" long and from a Cattaraugus 225Q fighting knife.
The blade has use and some fine spotting. It comes with a nice original
scabbard that has had the grip strap replaced to fit the handle.----$
16. WWII M3 Blade Dated
Imperial With M6 Barwood-----Very unusual rig-----The bright blade is 6 5/8"
long with light sharpening marks. The "U S M3" part of the blade marking was
removed and I believe it was done before the knife was put together. The
blade, guard and pommel all have a bright finish with no indication that
they were ever parkerized. The handle is quite minty with the original black
spacers for an early knife. It comes with an original M6 Barwood scabbard
that had the belt hooks removed and belt loops installed on the back. The
leather used for the belt loops is the exact same color and texture as the
scabbard. The rivets used for the belt loops are also the same as used for
the scabbard. So, this modification was done by Barwood. According to Bill
Walters book on M3's, all blade dated Imperials came with either a Barwood
or Milsco M6 scabbard. On page 69 of his book he shows one with a bright
finish that came out of the Imperial board room along with other factory
samples and prototypes. Very Unusual Rig------$ 825.00---$750.00
SOLD--------------------------------------WWII Camillus Mark 2----Exc
Plus-----The blade is 7" long with just a touch of sharpening along the
butting edge on one side. The guard has the Camillus mark. The leather
handle is clean and solid. It comes with the original USN MK2 scabbard that
is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 87 #16-------$ 165.00
18. WWII Robeson Mark 1-----The
bright blade is 5 1/4" long with some light use and sharpening. It has the
Robeson mark on one side and USN on the other. The leather handle is clean
and solid and the wood pommel has no damage. It comes with the original
scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 83 #32-----$ 125.00
19. Ontario Hook Blade
Machete----Minty----The blade is 12" long and unused. It is marked "Ontario
Knife / U.S." at the ricasso. It comes with the original
20. Life Raft Knife----Mint In
The Bag----Dated 1961-----Unmarked but probably made by Western. Ref: Cole
III pg 173-----Mint-----$ 50.00
SOLD--------------------------------------------WWII Theater Fighting
Knife----The double edge blade is 7 3/8" long with use, sharpening and a
central fuller. It has a brass guard, dark leather handle and brass pommel.
It comes with a nice WWII scabbard that is complete. Has the style of a
Randall Model 2------$ 100.00
22. WWII India Square Tip Machete----The
original rough finished blade has light use and is 14" long and marked "
E.W. 44 / SA / ?". The wood handle is also marked but I cannot make out what
it says. It comes with the original scabbard that is Broad Arrow marked and
dated 1945. Ref: Flook--British & Commonwealth
Military Knives pg 200-------$ 125.00------------------$90.00
23. Vietnam Type 4 Survival
Tool-----Exc -----The blade is 10" long with just a little use. It has the
Frank & Warren mark on the blade. The leather handle is clean and solid. It
comes with the original scabbard that is dated 67 on the back. It does not
have the sharpening stone or burning lens in the interior pockets. Ref: Cole
III pg 171--------Nice-----$ 145.00
The Following Knives Have Been Sold---They Are Just Waiting To Be Received:
Fighting Knife-----The blade is 7" long and made from a Civil War Sword. The
blade has sharpening along the cutting edge. The leather wrapped handle is
clean and solid. It comes with the original scabbard that has heavy wear. I
would suspect it was carried in his gear rather than on his belt. Ref: Cole
IV pg 118 and Silvey WWII pg 224-225-------$ 385.00
SOLD-----------------------------------------Vietnam Buck 119 Knife----Exc
Plus-----The blade is 6" long with some scratches towards the tip. It has
the 2 line Buck mark at the ricasso which was used from 1967 to 1971. The
handle is excellent. It comes with the original flap style sheath that is
SOLD-----------------------------------Early Desert Storm Era Issue Ontario
Mark 2----Mint in original issue bag------The knife is marked "U.S. /
Ontario" at the ricasso. It
comes with the original black leather scabbard. The brown paper wrap is
dated May 1987 and the foil bag has the Military Issue markings and is dated
June 1988------Mint----$ 135.00
SOLD----------------------------------------WWII Fighting Knife-----This
knife was made by the same company that made the sword blade knives with the
turned wood handles. You can tell that by the guard and butt cap. The sword
blade is 7 1/2" long with some light sharpening. The handle is leather
rather than wood. It comes with the original scabbard that has a couple
stitches separated near the tip. Ref: Cole IV pg 119 and Silvey WWII
pg 227-------$ 185.00
SOLD---------------------------------------WWII Herder Commando------Exc-----The
double edge blade is 5 7/8" long with a age darkened finish. I do not see
any sharpening marks. The wood handle is clean and solid. It appears the
"Commando" marking was removed on both sides----don't know why. It comes
with the original marked scabbard. Ref: Cole IV pg 150-151--------Nice
A NEW BOOK: The History and Knives of Robbins Dudley by Ron Flook. This 44 page booklet covers the history and knives of ROBBINS DUDLEY who made some unique fighting knives during World War 1. Besides the history of the firm it also illustrates examples of all the known variants of ROBBINS knives, along with details of fake knives. Printed in a strictly limited edition of 300 copies. For ordering instructions please see Ron's website which gives further details on the book. http://www.militaryandantiqueknives.co.uk/
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 ¼” 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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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