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1. WWII 2nd Pattern F/S Knife. Guard marked “B-2” over ENGLAND. Retaining about 80% of finish on handle and 95% of the finish on the blade. Blade measures 6 5/8” and appears to have been retipped very slightly. Careful sharpening on the blade and 4 small nicks on one small edge. Very slight bellying near the nicks. Original scabbard is sound and supple and marked ENGLAND. Original elastic keeper is present, but broken. A very nice example of a 2nd Pattern.
2. Consignment ~ 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.
3. Consignment ~ U.S. M-3 CAMILLUS. Blade dated. The original owner reports that this knife was carried on D-Day and beyond. 6 notches on the M-9 scabbard represent Germans that were dispatched with the knife. Knife has definitely been “used”, and sharpened. Blade is 6 ½”. Guard is slightly loose. 8 groove handle is solid.
4. Consignment ~ WWII Kabar 6” Commando. 5 7/8” bright blade appears to be unsharpened except for the ¾” tip where some sharpening is evident. Original scabbard is very nice and is intact. Guard, handle and pommel are tight.
5. Consignment ~ 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.
6. Vietnam Era OLSEN, OK. Throwing Knife. Mint condition with mint OLSEN, OK. scabbard. 7” blade is unused. Never thrown. Just as it came from the factory. Also included is a 1969 dated book by Harry K. McEvoy. (Designer and crafter of Tru-Balance Knives) titled “Knife Throwing in the Professional Style”. Book is in unused condition as well.
7. Consignment ~ 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.
8. Consignment ~ WWII Era Woodsmans PAL. Mfg. by Victor Tool Co. This piece is near mint, with proper sheath. The sheath includes original sharpening stone, as well as the two original use books, “CARE, USE AND SHARPENING” and “FIGHTING”.
9. US M-6 Bayonet, Aerial Cutlery Co. New in original box and wrapper. Package dated May 1961. Bayonet only—no scabbard was shipped in this package. Package has been carefully opened.
10. 6” Camillus U.S. Navy Jet Pilot Knife. Blade is full, but sharpened and a lot of the finish on the bottom half was removed. Handle, sheath and stone are all tight and serviceable. Perfect sawteeth.
11. Consignment ~ 1918 Aulion style handle with a very well made double edged blade. Blade is 8 ¼” long. Left side guard removed for flat carry. Elongated pommel nut. Very well made period scabbard. Owner says that there are references of a very small number of these being made for Special Opps during the Vietnam War. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
12. Consignment ~ Western G46-6. Excellent condition. Full Blued blade, early 1 piece scabbard.
13. Consignment ~ Vietnam Randall Model 2-8. Mint Condition with owner’s name “ORCRIST” factory engraved. Original scabbard and stone.
14. Consignment ~ Spanish American War Dagger (possibly older) appears to be of Spanish colonial descent, given the three sided blade, no hollow grind, deep cusp on the scabbard mounts. It is likely that this knife had a frog or a chain hanger. Blade is 12 ¼” long and does have some small pitting spots on both sides of the blade. Wood handle is wire wrapped. Brass “S” guard, ferrel and pommel cap. I’m guessing that the scabbard is pigskin over wood with brass mounts. Knife is 16 ¾” overall and very well balanced. There have been examples of this knife with American Eagles engraved on the blade. Subic Bay has been a host to the World’s Navies for over 400 years. Given this knives age of 100-200 years old, it is in excellent condition. And it is a very interesting piece of U.S. Military history.
15. Consignment ~ 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.
16. Consignment ~ Chrome 5th Special Forces Group Presentation Stiletto with original scabbard. Knife is 100%. Sheath has snap strap broken.
17. Consignment ~ Randall Model 14—Late 70’s-early 80’s knife---The Stainless marked “Sawback” blade is 7 1/2” long and has some very light sharpening marks along the cutting edge. There are some minor scratches towards the tip. It has the optional forward curved double hilt and a single finger grip micarta handle with thong hole. It comes with a nice Johnson rough back sheath with an orange stone.----Nice Randall.
SOLD-----------------------------------------Vietnam Gerber Mark
II---1968----The blade is 6 1/2" long with the Gerber mark on one side and
"008991" on the other. It is in excellent plus condition with a couple very
light scratches. It retains the polished edge. There are a couple rub marks
on the guard and pommel. The handle is minty with no damage. The handle is
grey armorhide and not fusel metal, so this one was made during the time
when they were switching to the light grey armorhide that we see with the
69's. The sheath is correct with the right shoulder strap and 2-line
address. The sheath has the steel with the correct small lettering. The
bottom tabs have been removed but it is in excellent condition. Very Nice 68
2. Vietnam Parsons Prototype
Knuckle Knife------Before deciding to go with aluminum handles, Kevin
Parsons made several brass handle knives. They were made of altered 1918
Knuckle knife handles. They proved to be too heavy and he decided to go with
aluminum. The clip point blade is 6" long and has light use, very
light sharpening and age darkening with a couple spots. The brass handle is
in excellent condition with no damage. The brass handle is stamped "Parsons"
on one side and #16 on the butt. The Parsons knife shown on page 127 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam book is numbered "17" on the butt. It comes with a
leather scabbard that is complete. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 127----
Very Rare Parsons----$ 875.00
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
1917 LF&C Knuckle Knife-----The blade is 8 7/8" long with a slightly bent
tip and some pitting. The knuckle bow has the LF&C mark. The wood handle is
quite nice. Ref: Cole III pg 23------$ 150.00
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
WWII Fighting Knife---Converted for the War Effort----The rigid blade
is 5 3/4" long with a 2 3/4" long false edge. The blade has age darkening
and some spotting. The guard is brass. The wood handle has been notched for
finger grips and is in excellent plus condition. The leather scabbard is
original to the knife and complete. -----$ 75.00
SOLD---------------------------------Camillus Coast Guard Rope Knife---Minty----The main blade is 3 5/8" long and
has the Camillus mark. Ref: Cole III pg 131 and Silvey Pocketknives pg
Western 1950's Prototype Fighter----Mint----The blade is 7 1/2" long and
mint---still has the protective lacquer finish on the blade. Any scratch
type marks that you see in the pictures are just marks in the lacquer
finish---the blade is perfect. The blade has a 5 1/2" sharpened top
edge. It has a slight 2" clip point and then goes back 3 1/2" more. It
is marked "Western / Boulder,Colo.U.S.A." on one side and "L46-8" on the
other. You can also tell by looking at the last couple of pictures that this
is not a re-ground Vietnam era blade. It has a brass guard that has a
slight angle to the edges. There is a picture with a production knife that
shows this detail. The leather handle and birds head pommel are perfect.
It comes with the first scabbard that was designed for the 8" knives. In the
1959 Western catalog it mentions a "Deluxe cowhide scabbard with beautiful
rolled edge". The 1950 Western catalog did not show an 8" knife. The
1959 Western catalog shows the 8" knife that I show in the last couple of
pictures. So this knife was made between 1950 and 1959. ---------Never seen
another or heard of another-----Mint and Super Rare Prototype------$ 1850.00
WWII Case M3 Smooth Handle-Straight Guard----The bright blade is 6 5/8" long
and has some fine pin-head pitting. The guard is marked "Case". The leather
handle is clean and solid with a couple minor dings. It comes with an early
M8A1 scabbard without the metal tip. Ref: Cole III pg 99 #11--------$ 175.00
Randall Model 1----Minty----1976-1977------The Stainless marked blade is 7
7/8" long and unused. It has a brass guard, with 5 spacers (thick middle
spacer). The handle is a very nice piece of curved stag with finger grooves
and a brass lined thong hole. It comes with a Johnson Rough Back sheath with
a solid gray stone. The spacer and stone put it in the 1976-1977 time frame.
Nice Randall---$ 650.00
SOLD---------------------------------------WWII Camillus Mark 2---Minty----The blade is 7" long and unused. It is
marked "Camillus,N.Y." on one side and "U.S.N. / Mark 2" on the other. The
leather handle is unused. It comes with a minty USN MK2 scabbard. Ref: Cole
III pg 87 #2--------Minty-----$ 175.00
10. OX Black Knife----Mint In
The Box----The serrated blade is 3 3/4" long and marked "OX ENT. /
BLK-2006". The handles are perfect and it comes with a belt clip. The action
is strong and it locks up tight. It comes with the original box that is
marked to the knife and a copy of the flyer that tells about the knife and
who used it and still uses them.--------Mint-------$ 375.00
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
11. Kiffe M4
Bayonet---Minty----The blue blade is 6 3/4" long and unused. It is marked "Kiffe
/ Japan" at the ricasso. The leather handle is unused but does have one
small gouge. It comes with a mint M8A1 scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg 107
#9------I believe this is an early piece as the quality is quite nice------$
WWI-WWII AuLion 1918 Knuckle Knife in M6 Milsco Scabbard----The full blade is
6 5/8" long with light use. It has the Aulion mark at the ricasso. The handle has the one side of the guard cut off
to fit the scabbard. The handle is the version with the groves on each side
at the top. It has the original tang nut. It comes with an original M6
Milsco scabbard that had the belt hooks removed and is original to the
knife. Very nice WWII rig-----$ 650.00
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Randall Gilbreath Custom Bowie----Mint-----The blade is 9 3/4" long and
marked "Bench Made / Randall Gilbreath / 255". It is also marked
"Parker-Edwards / Jacksonville,AL" at the ricasso. It has a brass guard and
pinned stag handles. It comes with the original black leather scabbard.----$
In-Country Made 5th Special Forces Knife---Pictured In Book---Exc
Plus----The nice heavy blade is 7 3/4" long with very light sharpening along
the cutting edge. The blade is marked "1965". It has an aluminum guard and
wood handle. The wood handle is marked "Viet Nam 5th
S.F." on one side and "De Oppresso Liber" on the other. It comes with the
original, heavy, well made scabbard. It comes with a letter from a Special
Forces Vet talking about these knives. It is the exact knife pictured in "Military Knives-A
Reference Book" pg 191. It is also pictured in a March 2000 issue of
Knife World Magazine-------Very Nice Piece-----$ 525.00
SOLD-------------------------------------Vietnam Era Marble's Pilots
Knife---Unusual Short Blade----The full bright blade is 5" long and has some
surface pin-head type pitting. It has the Marble's mark at the ricasso. It
has a brass guard and aluminum pommel. The leather handle is clean and
solid. It comes with a nice scabbard that is complete. -----Unusual
16. WWII Pal 36 Fighting
Knife----The bright blade is 6 1/8" long and marked "RH Pal 36" at the ricasso. The blade has sharpening and has been buffed. The leather handle is
clean and solid. It comes with the original scabbard that has some stitching
separated at the tip. Ref: Cole III pg 67-----$ 35.00
M4 Plastic Handle Carbine Bayonet------The blade is 6 1/2" long and unused,
but it does have a small patch of pitting. The guard is marked "U.S. M4 /
Bren-Dan". The plastic handles have no damage. It comes with an early M8A1
scabbard without the metal tip. Ref: Cole III pg 110 #33------$ 45.00
18. WWII Aluminum Handle Double Edge
Fighter----Mint----The double edge blade is 7 3/8" long and unused. The
handle is aluminum and is cast to the blade. It comes with a nice sewn and
riveted sheath that is original to the knife. Ref: Silvey WWII pg
194-----Minty Fighter----$ 120.00
19. SOLD-------------------------------------------WWII M3 Blade Marked
Utica----The full blade is 6 3/4" long with just a small patch of pin-head
pitting on the back side. It is marked "U.S. M3-UTICA". The leather handle
is a little dark from use but it is solid. The pommel has the ordnance mark.
It comes with an early M8A1 scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg 97 #22-----$ 185.00
20. Thai Rangers
Knife----Minty----Late 70's-----The heavy 1/4" thick blade is 10" long and
retains 95% original black finish. It has a brass guard and a coated metal
handle with finger grooves. It comes with the original scabbard that is in
minty condition. These were used by Thai Rangers and other Special units.
Ref: Brett-The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 261----Quite Rare----$ 315.00
Voorhis Sub-Hilt Fighting Knife---Mint-----The double edged blade is 8
3/4" long and marked "Voorhis" on one side and "534" on the other. It has
nickel silver fittings with pinned white micarta handles. It comes with a
very nice dark brown leather scabbard. ------Really Nice Sub-Hilt
WWII Pal Mark 2----Nice----The
blade is 7" long and has sharpening. It is marked "RH Pal 37" on one side
and the US Navy mark was removed on the other. The leather handle is clean
and solid. It comes with a Boyt 43 marked scabbard. The "USN" mark at
the throat has been removed. It is marked with the owners name in the upper
section and has some Japanese characters, along with Burma in the lower
section. I would guess he was a Marine and removed the USN markings. Ref:
Cole III pg 87 #8 and pg 93 for the sheath.----Neat Rig-----$ 135.00
23. SOLD--------------------------------------------WWII Model 1905E1 OL
Bayonet----Minty----The blade is 9 5/8" long and marked "O L / U S / 1943"
on one side and "Pal-Mod" on the other. The plastic grips have no damage. It
comes with a M7 scabbard that has been repainted. Ref: Cole III pg 32-----$
SOLD---------------------------------------WWII Emergency Fishing Kit-----Exc Plus---These were supplied in Life Rafts for
multiple crew members. It is complete and contains the Imperial knife with
tube holder and cork still in place. It has the harpoon and all the
attachments, along with the pork rind baits-----Neat Survival Kit------$
25. WWII Case Army-Air Force
Survival Machete-----The blue blade is 10" long and retains 95% original
finish. It is marked "CaseXX". The wood handles are excellent. It also comes
with the original blade guard and leather thong. Ref: Cole III pg
80. Reference Book-----"The Randall
Chronicles" by Pete Hamilton. Hardbound with dust jacket----160 pages. Many
pictures of the shop and making of Randall knives. Dating knives by spacers, stones,
sheaths, etc. Also shows many rare Randall's. --$ 50.00
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