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1. 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. $5750
2. 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. $4450
3. 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. $1950
4. Consignment ~ HH ~ This is the actual 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. $2650
5. 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. $125
6. Consignment ~ AA ~ USM-3 PAL 1943. Blade dated with original Moose Co. M-6 Sheath. Full blade shows some grinding on the side opposite of the stamping. This knife and scabbard were, no doubt, used in the war. Both are well used. Handle shows some cracking of the washers used for the spacers between washers. (I saw a few Pal blade dated M-3’s in the original boxes all with Moose Co. M-6 scabbards and some of those spacers were cracked!) The handle does feel solid. The guard is only slightly loose. The M-6 is actually in very good condition, save for the markings are worn. You can read them, but you have to work at it. Supple leather. Snap strap works fine. Markings on the blade are somewhat worn, but very readable. About 50% finish remaining on blade. $995
7. Consignment ~ AA ~ Blade marked USM3 Kinfolks Inc. with modified MISCSO M-6 sheath. Full blade, tight guard, tight pommel, solid 8 groove handle. Metal appears to have been refinished as scratches can be seen under the finish. Modified M-6 MILSCO is in excellent plus condition. Supple leather, snap strap works fine. $550
8. Consignment ~ AA ~ WWII Vintage Fighting Knife made by Kutmaster (Utica Cutlery). This knife was obviously made from a rejected bayonet. Evidence the pommel was never machined out. Cole states that these were seen in photos of our troops in the Pacific Theater. Original sheath I in excellent condition. 6 3/8” blade. $85
9. Consignment ~ AA ~ WWII Camillus Mark 1, U.S.N. well used, but not abused blade is a full 5” long. Guard, pommel and handle a tight. Blade could use a cleaning. Original sheath is in good shape with a working snap strap. $65
10. 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. $250
11. Consignment ~ AA ~ WWII Era U.S.M.C. Rare Johnson Rifle Bayonet. Excellent condition with the original leather sheath. $420
12. Consignment ~ AA ~ U.S.M-3 Aerial. Theater re-handle. The grooves in the handle appear to have been replaced by plexiglass. Fiber spacers at each end make me think that several mint knives were taken apart and rebuilt in the new owner’s image. Knife and M-8 scabbard are both minty. A very unique piece. $495
13. 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. $125
14. 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. $150
15. Consignment ~ AA ~ Vietnam Theater/Trench Knife made using a Marbles 6” Jet Pilot blade and a P.X. 1918 handle (my opinion). Actually makes a very interesting piece. Very sharp blade and false edge. Original Marbles sheath. $575
16. Consignment ~ AA ~ Vietnam Theater made M-7 modification to an M-3. Reported that this was made in a Fire Support Base outside of Kontum in V.N. Blade has been reground to a very wicked clip point. M-8A1 sheath. I have only seen one other of these V.N. theater made knives. $250
17. 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. $270
18. Consignment ~ BB ~ 6” Blued SOG Knife. This is the actual knife that is on Page 14 of Mike Silvey’s Vietnam Book. Serial #632 appears to be engraved before finish was applied. Straight sided SOG sheath, MINT with stone (not two tone). Quite an awesome piece. $2500
19. 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. $850
20. Consignment ~ BB ~ Model 1832 Foot Soldiers Artillery Sword by Ames. Dated 1839. Authenticating this sword is above my pay-grade. Even after a couple of hours on the Internet, I can say that it seems that there are more reasons to think that it is legit than to say that it is not. Sword is in excellent condition. Blade appears to have a tiny crack just above the eagle on the ricasso. Scabbard shows drying and cracking, but it remains very solid. Note all of the photos and markings. Examples online are from $1200 to $4000. We are going with the lower end. $800
21. 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. $975
22. 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. $850
23. 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. $2250
24. 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.
25. 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
26. 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. $975
27. 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
28. Consignment ~ BB ~ Conetta, MKII. About 95% condition. Proper Scabbard.
29. 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. $2100
30. Consignment ~ BB ~ Rare Milpar aluminum handle 5” Jet Pilots Knife. Plated or polished blade. Proper scabbard and stone. All MINTY. Tough knife to find. $975
31. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey 8” Custom Bladed Knife with wooden handle and wooden sheath. Very high quality workmanship. Made in
32. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Silvey Slip Joint Folder. Elk horn handle. Made in 2014. 5” blade. MINT condition. $300
33. 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. $525
34. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom Dagger. 7 3/8” dagger blade with walrus ivory handle. Brass guard and pommel. $575
35. 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.
36. 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. $550
37. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey made custom fighting knife. 8 ¼” blade. Walrus ivory handle. Made in 2014. Silvey leather sheath. MINT. $600
38. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom Fighter. 7 ½” blade, brass guard. Multi colored spacers, leather, crown stag. Made in 2007. Tooled scabbard. MINT. $500
39. Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Boot Knife. 4 ¾” Blade. Wood handle. Tooled sheath. MINT. Made 2006. $140
40. Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission “Cut-Outs’ from late 1994. An interesting addition to an early Mission Knives Collection. $130
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. $950
42. Consignment PP ~ SOG Marine Recon. Round pommel version, NEAR MINT condition. Blade marked. KIFFEE JAPAN. Original 4 rivet sheath. Beautiful example. $875
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. $2400
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. $6900
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! $1825
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. $1700
47. Consignment ~ PP ~ Camillus Presentation Pilots Knife with mobile Riverine Force “beer can” on pommel. Right side engraved “U.S. NAVY HAL-3TF 117” (a helicopter rescue unit). Left side is engraved “SEAWOLVES”. Comes with mobile Riverine Force/Mekong Delta patch and HEL-3/5-Seawolves unit patch. Very rare “brown water” Navy set. $750
48. Consignment ~ PP ~ Conetta MKII. Unsharpened, uncarried condition. Scabbard stenciled “31” on front. $155
49. Consignment ~ PP ~ Buck 120. Near MINT condition. $110
50. Consignment ~ PP ~ Colonial MK-1 Prototype. Clear plastic handle. MK-1 scabbard. No markings. Bright finish. $375
51. Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPK. OD green with two types of sheaths (old and new) included in original boxes. $1800
52. Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Special Forces Square Tip NATA. Near mint with proper scabbard. One nick in the edge of the blade. $260
53. Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPT (Titanium) #16 of 100 1997, in original shipping box. 100% MINT. $1000
54. 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. $1250
55. 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. $1900
56. 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
57. 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. $700
58. Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPF Non Magnetic Titanium Folder. MINT in original box with original wax paper. $600
59. Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Era Parsons Knuckle Knife. Unmarked handle. M-7 style blade. M8A1 sheath. Both near MINT. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM. $600
60. Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Era Tru-Bal Battle Blade made by Harry McEvoy. 7 ½” Blade. Original sheath. MINT condition. $175
61. 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. $950
62. 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
63. 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
64. 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.
65. Consignment ~NK~ 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.
66. Consignment ~NK~ 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.
67. 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.
68. 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.
69. 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.
70. 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.
71. 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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SOLD---------------------------------WWII Merrill Brown Fighting
Knife-----The sturdy blade is 7" long with use, sharpening and some old
spotting. There seems to be no standard blades with these knives, he seemed
to use what ever he could get. The aluminum handle has the rare "US" mark on
one side and Stars & Strips on the other. These knives also marked US Army
and US Navy. It comes with a nice heavy duty scabbard that is complete. The
snap works fine and is marked on the face with the owners name and "USMC /
1942". Brown only made 200 to 300 of these knives. Ref: Cole IV pg 168----Silvey
WWII pg 84----Wright-Theater Knives pg 122-----$ 1850.00
2. WWII Kephart Fighting
Knife-----Exc------The double edge blade is 8" long with some surface rust
at the ricasso. The wood handles are clean and solid and one side is marked
"Kephart". It comes with the original scabbard that is minty and complete.
Ref: Wright---Military Theater Knives of WWII pg 150----Quite Rare
SOLD---------------------------------Vietnam Tru-Bal Model 4 Battle Blade----Minty-----The blade is 7 1/2" long
and mint. The handles are perfect. It comes with a Tru-Bal Bowie Axe sheath.
The blade of the Battle Blade is a little larger than normal and I think
that is why he used a Bowie-Axe sheath. There are a couple of stitches
separated at the bottom. -------Minty------$ 175.00
4. WWII Theater Knuckle
Knife-----The heavy double edge blade is 8 1/2" long with some use and some
dark spotting. The brass knuckle handle was probably cast off a 1918 Knuckle
knife (nice job). It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. The
snap works fine and I believe it was waxed. ------Neat Piece------$ 750.00----------$675.00
5. Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip
Bolo-----Mint----Early bolo with the mill scale finish. It also has the
straw color finish to the edge. Includes the original early 2-rivet mint
scabbard. Also included is the original plastic bag blade cover (rarely see these). Ref: Cole III pg 168 and Silvey Vietnam
pg 40------Mint----$ 550.00
SOLD--------------------------------------WWII 3rd Pattern F/S-----Minty------The blade is 6 7/8" long and unused. It
is marked "England" on the guard. The 3rd pattern handle is missing a little
of the black finish and has a #3 mold mark. The tang nut has not been messed
with. It comes with a minty original scabbard that is
WWII M4 Wood Handle Bayonet-----Exc Plus-----The blade is 6 5/8" long and
unused. The guard is marked "U.S.M4 / Imperial". It has the wood handle with
plastic spacers at each end. The spacer at the guard has some repaired
cracks and is stable. It comes with a early M8A1 scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg
109 #23-------$ 250.00------------$185.00
8. Spyderco SEAL Team Five
Knife------Mint-----The blade is 4 1/8" long with the Police and Spyderco
markings. The handle Has the SEAL Team Five logo-----Mint----$ 175.00
Vietnam M7 FZR Bayonet-----Mint-----Rare "FZR" (Frazier Mfg Co) marked M7
bayonet. The blade is 6 3/4" long and mint. The plastic handles are perfect.
It comes with a mint M8A1 scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg 117 #9--------Mint----$
WWII Ring & Bead F/S-----Exc-----The blue-black blade is 6 7/8" long and
unused. There is a small patch of old pitting on the back side down towards
the tip. The guard has the England mark. The ring and bead handle is minty
and marked "^12" at the base. The tang nut has not been messed with. It
comes with the original scabbard that is quite minty and complete.------$
Vietnam Milpar Pilot Knife-----The blade is 5" long and has some light
sharpening up to the center line. It is marked "Milpar" at the ricasso. The
leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with the original scabbard that
has some carry wear. It is complete with stone and leather lacing. The snap
works fine. Ref: Cole III pg 148------$ 165.00
12. Hungarian AKM
Bayonet----Mint------I believe this is an Hungarian Bayonet-----It is mint
and complete.---$ 50.00----------This
is a Hungarian 6H3 with the suspension fob...missing on most Hungarians .
There are two variants. The more common has the face of the cutter plate
flat with that of the scabbard body. There are no serial numbers (although
some are stamped FEG and have a import address on the crossguard). These
were commercial bayonets for the Hungarian AKs imported to the US. The
second variant has the cutter plate beveled at a higher plane than the face
of the scabbard. Both bayonet crossguard & scabbard blade stop will be
serial numbered. These were military issued ones. The improvement in the
cutter plate was adopted by several other countries. It provided more
clearance between blade and face of scabbard. This additional info provided
by our friend Fred Marut.-------Mint-----$50.00-------$45.00
13. WWII US Air Force Australian
Survival Machete------Mint and Named------The blade is 8 1/4" long and
unused. The aluminum handles are marked "Broad Arrow / H.N." and the owners
name. It comes with the original scabbard that is minty and complete. It has
the Bonney & Clark mark at the top. The lower section is marked with the
owners name and unit. He was with the "Sunsetter Squadron" with P-38's. The
leg straps are complete. No doubt the nicest and neatest one of these I have
ever seen. Ref: Cole III pg 142 and Silvey WWII pg 77------Minty------$
SOLD---------------------------------------WWII Theater Fighting
Knife----The blackened double edge blade is 8" long and made from a file. It
has some sharpening marks but is in nice condition. It has a brass guard and
leather handle. the pommel is a brass washer and lead butt cap. It comes
with the original sewn and riveted scabbard that is complete. ----$ 135.00----------$90.00
SOLD-------------------------------------------MSI Mark 2---Exc Plus-----The
blade is 6 7/8" long and marked "U.S. / MSI" at the ricasso. The US is
offset of the MSI which is correct for these knives. The finish has thinned
a bit at the tip area but the knife is unused. The black leather handle is
unused. It comes with the original black leather sheath. These were issue
Mark 2's. MSI (Manufacturing Specialties Inc) located in Texas, received a
Government contract sometime in the 80's for 5500 knives.------Quite Rare
Mark 2-----$ 250.00
16. Mission Knives MPKS------Mint-----First
production run of the A2 steel bladed MPKS. Later models were marked MPK-S.
The un-serrated blade is 7 1/8" long and mint. It comes with a Mission Kydex
scabbard that is complete with leg straps. Mint early knife made around
SOLD-------------------------------------WWII Theater Knife-----Made
from a Model 1889 Danish Krag Rifle Bayonet------The blade is 5" long with
use and sharpening. The leather scabbard fits the knife well.------$ 35.00
18. Western Baby
Shark---Used----The blade is 4 7/8" long with use, sharpening and some
pitting. It has a brass guard so it is probably post war. The leather handle
is solid. The newer sheath is well made and fits the knife well. -----$
SOLD---------------------------------WWII Utica M1
Bayonet-----Minty-----The blade is 10" long and unused with only scabbard
marks. It is marked "U. C. / U. S." at the ricasso. The plastic grips are
fine. It comes with a exc plus M7 scabbard with no damage. Ref: Cole III pg
20. Vietnam M7 BOC Bayonet----Mint
In The Box-----This is a complete boxed set---Bayonet and Scabbard. The box
that held the bayonet is dated Nov 1969. The scabbard was wrapped in the
brown paper but not dated. The set was re-packed in March 1977. Ref: Cole
III pg 116 #6------Mint Set-----$ 110.00
21. Custom Knife From
Thailand---Minty----The sturdy blade is 5 5/8" long and unused. It is a full
tang knife with pinned local wood and horn. It comes with the original well
made scabbard that is complete. It is unmarked. It was bought at a knife
shop in Authaya Thailand.-----Minty----$ 75.00----------$50.00
SOLD-----------------------------------------Mission Knives Prototype MPS
"Multi Purpose Survival" Knife-----Mint----Knife #16 of 55 made for the
Military to fit on a Pilots Survival vest. The entire knife is non-magnetic
Titanium with a 4 3/4" blade and 9 5/8" overall. It comes with the original
scabbard with the matching number 16 on the back. It comes with a letter
from Rick Schultz detailing the knife. Another reference is Brett--The
Military Knife & Bayonet pg 382------Mint-----$ 400.00------------$350.00
SOLD---------------------------------------- Vietnam Camillus Mark 2-----Exc Plus----The blade is 7" long with only
scabbard rub marks. It is marked "U.S. / Camillus N.Y.". The leather handle
is clean and solid. It comes with a mint dark brown leather scabbard. Ref:
Cole III pg 87 #13-----Nice-----$ 115.00
SOLD-------------------------------------WWII Foster Bros Fighting
Knife-----This is a knife that was converted for the war effort----The
sturdy blade is 6 1/8" long with use and sharpening. The added guard is
brass. The wood handle has had groves cut in to provide a better grip. It
comes with a Western double stitch scabbard. Ref: Cole IV pg 173 for another
converted Foster Bros knife------$ 85.00
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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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