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1. Consignment ~ GJ ~ WWII Mideast Death Head Knuckle Knife. It is 10 ½ overall with a 5 ½” double edged blade. Patinated brass handle with 4 points. Riveted leather sheath. Rare knuckle knife. $1095
2. Consignment ~ MH ~ 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. $2100
3. Consignment ~ MH ~ Vietnam Era McEvoy Tru-balance Battle Blade.
7 ¼” blade, minty set. Original sheath. $175
4. Consignment ~ MH ~ SOG Presentation Round Tip Bolo. “PRESENTED SSG ROBERT SKINNER SOA (CCC) 5TH SFGA, KONTUM VIETNAM” with original wood wall mounting plaque. Included are copied of his orders for a SILVER STAR, photo of him and his MIKE Force, as well as a letter from Jason Hardy – Special Forces historian. $1600
5. Consignment ~ MH ~ 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. $800
6. Consignment ~ MH ~ SOG Presentation Bolo. Presented to Command Sergeant Major Willie L. Brown, CSM 3rd Ordinance BN- Long Bin RVN 1971-1972. Included original wood wall mounting stand with metal presentation plaque and 9 metal DI “Beer Cans” across the top of stand. $750
7. Consignment ~ MH ~ Rare Milpar aluminum handle 5” Jet Pilots Knife. Plated or polished blade. Proper scabbard and stone. All MINTY. Tough knife to find. $850
8. Consignment ~ MH ~ Mike Silvey 8” Custom Bladed Knife with wooden handle and wooden sheath. Very high quality workmanship. Made in
9. Consignment ~ MH ~ Mike Silvey Custom “SKAGEL TYPE” Fighter. 8 ¼” blade. Brass guard, leather and fiber handle with a stag butt and an exposed tang. $415
10. Consignment ~ MH ~ Mike Silvey made custom fighting knife. 8 ¼” blade. Walrus ivory handle. Made in 2014. Silvey leather sheath. MINT. $440
11. Consignment ~ MH ~ Mike Silvey Custom Fighter. 7 ½” blade, brass guard. Multi colored spacers, leather, crown stag. Made in 2007. Tooled scabbard. MINT. $440
12. Consignment ~ MH ~ 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. $800
13. Consignment ~ MH ~ SOG Marine Recon. Round pommel version, NEAR MINT condition. Blade marked. KIFFEE JAPAN. Original 4 rivet sheath. Beautiful example. $700
14. Consignment ~ MH ~ 1st Special Service Force Case V-42. Knife is in near MINT condition retaining 100% original Case bluing. Unsharpened blade retains its needle sharp point. Pommel retains sharp point on skull crusher. Handle is 100% with no cracks, dings or dents. Guard retains 100% of the leather backing. This piece comes with a very nice reproduced sheath as well as an original showing more use. $5500
15. Consignment ~ MH ~ 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! $1600
16. Consignment ~ MH ~ 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. $1300
17. Consignment ~ MH ~ Mission MPK. OD green with two types of sheaths (old and new) included in original boxes. $1525
18. Consignment ~ MH ~ Vietnam Special Forces Square Tip NATA. Near mint with proper scabbard. One nick in the edge of the blade. $160
19. Consignment ~ MH ~ Mission MPT (Titanium) #26 of 100 1997, in original shipping box. 100% MINT. $875
20. Consignment ~ MH ~ Mission MPF Non Magnetic Titanium Folder. MINT in original box with original wax paper. $550
21. Consignment ~ MH ~ Vietnam Era Tru-Bal Battle Blade made by Harry McEvoy. 7 ½” Blade. Original sheath. MINT condition. $150
22. Consignment ~ HQ ~ WWII Conversion of what I think was a S.A. or RIA 16” bayonet. Barrel ring was removed and the clip point blade was expertly shortened to 7”. The maker’s name, date and serial number have been removed. A very cool theater made piece and very sharp. Scabbard is the type that we have seen on several WWII knives. Scabbard is solid, but shows a lot of use…the finish on the knife appears blue, or a near black Parkerizing.
23. Consignment ~ HQ95 ~ USM-7 Ontario Bayonet. Excellent plus condition. Shows some wear on the spine of the blade. Retains about 98% of the original finish on all metal. Proper M8A1 scabbard. $60
24. Consignment ~ HQ38 ~ USM-4 Imperial Bayonet. Full blade retains about 50% Parkerizing. A small bit of corrosion o one side at the tip. Some careful sharpening. Guard is slightly loose. Plastic grips. Proper post WWII M8A1 scabbard. $50
25. Consignment ~ HQ50 ~ Camillus U.S.N. MKII. WWII vintage. 50% finish remaining on the full blade. Careful sharpening. Guard, handle and pommel are 95% and solid. Scabbard is post WWII variety and black in color. $75
26. Consignment ~ HQ ~ USM-4 Utica. 98% condition overall. Appears unsharpened. Handle is about perfect. Proper M8A1 scabbard shows wear but is solid. $175
27. Consignment ~ HQ ~ 105 ~ WAFFENFABRIK NEUHAUSEN ~ Swiss M1889/11 Bayonet. Polished version. SCHMIDT RUBIN. Blued scabbard retains leather tab. $110
28. Consignment ~ HQ ~ R ~ British 1907 SMLE Bayonet made by Wilkinson Sword. 17” blade has zero nicks, sharpening or corrosion. Blade, guard and pommel are near 100%. Left grip has some wear, while the right grip is like new….Proper black leather scabbard has no cracks. Metal throat and chape has very little finish remaining but they are tight with no looseness at the staples. $90
29. Consignment ~ HQ ~ R ~ WWII TL-29 Lineman’s Tool made by Kutmaster. TL-29 designation is light, but visible. Main blade shows some staining but is unsharpened. No corrosion or sharpening. The screw driver blade still retains the instructions on how to unlock that blade. No sharpening. Wood scales are excellent plus. Bail is intact. $25
30. Consignment ~ RQ ~ Gerber Orange Handled Set. Command I and Command II. This information form John Sabol’s awesome website MilitaryCarryKnives.com.
“These knives were made in sets of two, a Command I and Command II. Supposedly the sets were made for UDT Government Divers and only 12 sets were made. (See MILITARY KNIVES, M.H. COLE, BOOK IV, Page 57.) These sets came without boxes or sheaths. These knives have several interesting features. First, the handles don’t have the typical non-reflective Armorhide finish but are painted with a higher gloss crinkle finish. However, the color is almost identical to the Orange Handled Mark II knives. Second, the blades are not fixed into the handles with the standard epoxy. Instead, a bonding agent which has a metallic silver color is used. This material is possibly more salt-water resistant. (It is known that epoxy joints will lose strength when exposed to high humidity, salt water or high temperatures.)”
Thank you to John Sabol for this information….
Condition MINT save one nick on the Command II handle. (Mr. Cole referred to these as MKII knives, but they are actually Command I & II knives.)
31. Consignment ~ RQ ~ Vietnam Era Canadian Arsenal shotgun 1917 bayonet and scabbard. Both are in mint condition. Scarce bayonet. $235
32. SOLD ~ Consignment ~ KL ~ WWII Marine Parachutist Knife W/Sheath as shown in Cole’s Book 4, Page 186 and Silvey U.S. Military Knives 1941-1991, Pg. 312. Totally unmarked except for brass butt cap engraved with the initials R.H.P. and apparently a serial #31268750 which if tracked down should lead to the branch of service and person who owned the knife. Excellent plus condition, knife and sheath. $600
33. Consignment ~NK~ 8.28 ~ 1918 Plumb Bolo with proper A-K-CO sheath. Blade retains 80% or better of the bluing, and has been carefully sharpened. Grips appear to me to be replacements.
34. Consignment ~NK~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era Buffalo Bill Knife. Absolutely Mint. Customary plated blade is in perfect condition. 9 ½” blade. Nickel silver choil, and native wood handle is tight and in perfect condition.
35. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII 3rd Pattern F/S. Guard marked “ENGLAND.” Pommel area marked with “1”. 6 ¾” blade has some sharpening and some light pitting, about 70% blue. Replaced scabbard.
36. Consignment ~ JH~ Vietnam Era Extremely Rare “Shining Brass” Buffalo Bill Presentation Knife. Engraved blade reads, “SSG KENNETH GARDENER, FOB #2, 1966-1967”. As you know, “Shining Brass” was the project designation for clandestine incursions into Laos by SOG. (Silvey, Vietnam, Pgs. 46, 47, 49. 9 ¾” blade is polished on the engraved side. Plated on both sides. Excellent plus condition. Spots on the blade are not rust or pitting, just spots.
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REDUCED PRICES ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW
SOLD---------------------------------WWII Australian Knuckle
Knife----Exc Plus-----The blade is 8 1/4" long with some very light
sharpening marks along the cutting edge. The knuckle handle is cast to the
blade and has no damage. It comes with the original scabbard that has a
minor cut near the tip of the scabbard from the tip of the blade. The sheath
is complete including the silent snap. Ref: Cole IV pg 37 and Silvey WWII pg
72-----Exc Plus and Quite Scarce------$ 1500.00
Recon------Mint-------The blue blade is 6" long and unused. It is marked "Kiffe
/ Japan" at the ricasso. The leather handle is unused and comes with the
original black leather thong. It comes with the original minty scabbard that
is complete. Ref: Silvey- Vietnam pg 136-------Mint------$ 675.00
SOLD-----------------------------------------WWII 3rd Pattern F/S-----The
blade is 6 7/8" long with sharpening. All of the original blue-black finish
was removed. The guard has the England mark. The 3rd Pattern handle retains
most of the original finish and has a number 3 mold mark. The tang nut has
not been messed with. It comes with the original exc plus scabbard.-------$
4. Vietnam Camillus MC-1 Survival
Knife----Mint-----The blade is 3" long and has the Camillus mark. The action
is strong. Ref: Cole III pg 145------Mint-----$ 150.00
5. Sanssouci Fighting Knife----The
bright blade is 6 5/8" long with some sharpening marks. The guard has the
Sanssouci D.R. mark. The smooth leather handle has no damage. It comes with
a nice leather scabbard that is marked to the owner. Ref: Cole IV pg
199------Quite Scarce-------$ 225.00
6. Navy UDT Custom
Knife----Mint-----The nice heavy blade is 5 3/4" long and mint. It has
engraving on the front side and also marked to the maker "RB" (Robert
Burgess). It is a full tang knife. The USN and UDT are silver inlays. It
comes with the original scabbard that has the UDT Frog Logo on the face.
This knife along with 7 others were made for Navy UDT team members by the
previous owner. I will give his name to the buyer. Neat Mint Knife------$
7. WWII Theater Fighting
Knife-----The blade is 7" long with use and sharpening. It has a brass
guard, plastic spacer handle and aluminum pommel. It comes with the original
heavy duty scabbard that is complete.--------$ 85.00
SOLD-------------------------------------Soviet Parachutist & Pilot
Knife-----Exc Plus----The double edged serrated blade is 5 1/8" long and
marked "54 B" at the ricasso. The handle has no damage. It comes with the
original scabbard that is complete. It is carried in a pouch on top of the
reserve parachute. Ref: Brett--The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 234------Exc
10. WWII Case V-44 Survival
Knife------The blade is 9 3/8" long with some use and light sharpening. The
brass guard wiggles a little. The handle is solid and has a name lightly
scratched into it. It comes with the original scabbard that has a tie down
and appears to have had a grip strap at one time. Ref: Cole III pg
Stick-----The double edge blade is 7 1/2" long with a slight bend at the
tip. The blade has a slight curvature that follows the shape of the
scabbard. It has a leather wrapped handle with a steel pommel. I think at
one time leather covered the pommel. The scabbard is tin lined and
12. Vietnam Buffalo Bill
Knife-----Mint-----The bright blade is 9 1/2" long and unused. The wood
handle has no damage. These knives were used during Vietnam as Presentation
pieces. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 49-----Minty Scarce Knife-------$ 485.00--------$400.00
13. WWII Kutmaster Fighting
Knife-----Exc Plus-----The bright blade is 7" long with maybe just a touch
of sharpening right at the cutting edge. Otherwise it is unused with no rust
or pitting. It has the Kutmaster mark at the ricasso. The leather handle is
clean and solid. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. Ref:
Cole III pg 67----------Exc Plus------$ 150.00
Late Vietnam Camillus Mark 2------The blade is 7" long with use and
sharpening. It is marked "U.S. / Camillus" at the ricasso. This mark started
in 1974. The leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with the original
dark brown scabbard that is complete. -------$ 110.00-----------$85.00
Gerber LMF II Survival Knife------Mint-----The serrated blade is 5" long and
unused. It comes with the original mint scabbard with leg
Vietnam Marble's Pilot Knife-----Mint------The bright blade is 6" long and
mint. It has the Marble's mark at the ricasso. The leather handle is unused. It comes with
the original scabbard that is complete with original stone and lacing. This
was Marble's commercial version that was sold in Hardware & Sporting good
stores during the war. Ref: Cole III pg 149-----Mint-----$ 525.00
17. WWII Theater Fighting
Knife-----Exc------The blade is 6" long with light use and sharpening. The
handle is made of aluminum spacers. It comes with the original heavy duty
scabbard --------$ 110.00--------$85.00
The Following Knives Have Been Sold---They Are Just Waiting To Be Received:
SOLD--------------------------------Vietnam Camillus Pilot
Knife-----1969-----Mint-----The blade is 5" long and unused. The leather
grip is clean and solid. The pommel is marked "Camillus / N.Y. / 10-1969".
It comes with a minty original scabbard that is dated March 1967 and comes
with the original stone. Ref: Cole III pg 148-------Minty------$
SOLD-------------------------------------------WWI-WWII 1918 Au-Lion Knuckle
Knife-----Exc-----The blade is 6 1/4" long and in excellent condition. It
has some age darkening but I see no sharpening marks or rust or pitting. It
has the Au-Lion mark at the ricasso. The original handle has had the one
side of the guard cut off to fit in the scabbard. This was done in WWII. The
handle has no damage. It comes with an early M8 scabbard that is complete
with braided tie down. Ref: Cole III pg 25------Nice-----$ 775.00
Robeson Mark 1----Exc----The
bright blade is 5 1/8" long with a frosty looking finish. I think the blade
was just starting to get a coating of rust but was caught and cleaned off.
It has a couple scratch marks but otherwise unused. The leather handle is
unused. The wood pommel is solid with a couple ding marks. It comes with a
minty USN MK1 scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg 83 #32-------Exc-----$ 125.00
SOLD-----------------------------------WWII Kabar Fighting-Utility
Knife----Mint-----The bright blade is 6" long and mint. The guard has the
Kabar markings. The leather handle is unused. It comes with the original
scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 67---Mint---$ 150.00
SOLD----------------------------------------WWII Kabar Mark 1-----Minty-----The blue blade is 5 1/8" long and unused.
The leather handle is unused. It comes with the original scabbard that is
complete. Ref: Cole III pg 81 #21-----Minty------$ 250.00
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A NEW BOOK--"US and Allied Military Knives, M3’s and M4’s”, a new book on M3’s and M4’s is now available.
There are almost 200 pages, with 140 full page, color photos. This book includes all the known M3 trench knife, M6 sheath and M4 knife-bayonet variations. It also includes descriptions of the knives and sheaths.
Written by Bill Walters with input from Vince Coniglio, this is the most comprehensive book to date on M3’s and M4’s.
This book was proudly printed in the USA.
The cost of the book is $116, including Priority Mail shipping for one book. For those of you wanting more than one copy or residing outside the US, please contact Bill to get a shipping estimate.
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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