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1. SOLD__________________________________Consignment ~ DS ~ Shipley, Kansas City, MO WWII Knuckle Knife. Knife is in excellent condition overall with light spotting on the right side of the blade. Double edge blade is 7 ¼” long. Brass and leather handle. Shipley knives are extremely hard to find and this one is even more rare having been a battlefield pick up by a Japanese soldier. The Japanese soldier in turn lost it himself and it was picked up again by an American soldier. See the Japanese writing on the blade. I have seen this a couple of other times in the past 40 years and the writing is usually the soldier’s name. No telling how long the Japanese soldier owned it, but he did have it long enough to scratch off the Shipley info on the original sheath. This is truly one of those “if this knife could talk” pieces. Original sheath is in excellent condition as well. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
2. SOLD__________________________________WWII Everitt Knuckle Knife. This is the version with the green handle. It is in very good plus condition; retaining about 90% of the original green paint on the handle. The 6 ¾” blade is full and very sharp. The original scabbard is marked 11-9-44 and USN. Original keeper strap is solid and the snap works just fine. See the pictures for the best description. Very nice example of a WWII Everitt. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
3. US 1918 LF&C Knuckle Knife. 6 ½” blade retains most of its finish, except along the spine and where it went in and out of the original scabbard. Handle, knuckle point, and pommel are all in the original condition with nothing having been cut off or ground down. Replacement scabbard is made of harness leather and appears to have had a canteen snap keeper strap added as it doesn’t quite match the color or age of the scabbard. Pistol belt hanger appears added as well. A VERY NICE piece with some very unique touches. The scabbard itself is solid with very small surface cracks at the throat; see the pictures. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
4. WWI 1918 AU LION. Full blade is 6 5/8” long. Appears to have some minor pitting that has been cleaned up long ago. Handle guard is uncut and original. The scabbard appears modified with L.F.&C. style belt hooks. The scabbard holds the knife quite tightly.
5. WWII Era U.S. M-4 PAL M-1 Carbine Bayonet. 6 5/8” blade retains about 80% of its finish. 3 small nicks in the sharp edge can only be seen from one side. Guard is tight. Handle is tight with no cracked washers or spacers. M-8 A-1 scabbard.
6. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western Baby Shark (issued to pilots). Bright blade unsharpened. Marked Western Boulder Colo. w/pat.date. Butt and guard are red orange plastic. Handles are leather. Light rust on top and bottom where passing through handle. Sheath appears original to the knife. Near mint combo.
7. Consignment ~ DM ~ Australia Wood Gripped Combat Knife, as shown in Ron Flook’s book, British & Comm. Military Knives Page 174. Blade is 6” long with few spots of light pitting on both sides. May have been sharpened once. Blade mark is WE for Whittinglowe. Guard is steel and marked on the inside a broad arrow and an I beneath. Handles are wood held on with 3 rivets. No sheath.
8. Consignment ~ DM ~ Remington M-1917 bayonet converted to fighting knife. Blade has been shortened to 7” and sharpened on both sides. Blade is marked 1913 8 17 Remington in a circle. Reverse is marked broad arrow over a crown. A9 X U.S. kind of busy. Steel guard has been modified. Original grooved wood grips w/small chip missing from underside. Locking mech. removed. Sheath most interesting. Middle of belt hanger stamped broad arrow and 21 under that. Back of sheath London Trade Mark Standard. Back of belt hanger marked D. Mason & Sons underneath that WA SA not totally readable.
9. Consignment ~ DM ~ USM 3 1943 Fighting Knife. Blade bright w/some discoloration, full and only lightly sharpened. Guard is marked U.S. M3 A.C.C. (Aerial Cutlery Co.) 8 grooved leather handle. Handled a lot. Steel butt cap is double pinned & proofed w/flaming bomb. Leather sheath is rough. Marked US M6 MILSCO 1943. Keeper strap has snap missing and pistol belt hanger has been removed. This knife appears to have been field carried a lot.
10. SOLD_______________________Consignment ~ DM ~ Filipino Scout Knife. According to owner (estate sale) his father was given this knife at the end of the campaign in the Philippines by a resistance fighter working with the U.S. Army. Knife is handmade. Blade is 7 ¾” long by approximately 5/8” wide and is double edged. Handle appears to be bamboo, 3 ¼” long w/tiny finger grips and brass ferrel. Leather sheath is wood lined w/black rivets. Waist belt is 28”-32”.
11. Consignment ~ DM ~ Shop or Theater Made Fighting Knife. Blade is Bowie style 7” long. Made from ¼” stock at the hilt. Blade is thinner and well made. Guard and butt cap appear to be made of stainless steel or nickel. Guard is 2 ¾” and diamond shaped at both ends. Handle is made of black and white spacers with middle sections may be made from black fiber material. Butt cap is nicely made champagne cork shaped. Sheath is double stitched heavy but soft pliable leather and original to the knife. Really nice knife.
12. Vietnam Era Puma Bowie Knife. Circa 1970. It was told to me that this knife was carried by a door gunner in the 1st Air Cav. based out of AnKhe. Very good plus condition with some spotting on both sides but no pitting that I can see. Mostly just spotting. Very sharp but all honest wear. The stud for hold down strap is missing. The strap and scabbard are very soft and supple. You can’t really see how the stud pulled out, but it’s not there. The stag handles are solid with no cracks or chips. A very nice piece overall.
13. WWII Era Colonial USN MK-I full blade retains most of its finish except for the tip of the blade, which is thinning a little. Blade shows careful sharpening if any. This is the poured lead pommel variety. Period scabbard fits very nicely, but it may not be original to this particular MK-I. Very nice piece.
14. Sale Pending ~ Consignment ~ DS ~ WWII Stone Knuckle Knife. Unique with emerald green eyes. 6 ½” blade appears to be theater made as it doesn’t look like any production blade that I can identify. Blade has plenty of scratches but no rust or pitting and is very sharp. Heavy harness leather period scabbard appears to be waxed with supple and solid leather, no cracking and snap strap functions. GI belt hanger. This scabbard was obviously made for and carried with this knife. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
15. Vietnam Era 6” Marbles Jet Pilot Knife. No doubt one of 5000 supplied to the US Navy at the beginning of the Jet Pilot knife era. Full 6” blade shows some sharpening, but no rust or grinding. Guard, handle and pommel are tight. Top of pommel shows some small degree of corrosion. Proper scabbard complete with stone. Scabbard is supple, no cracks and snap strap works fine.
16. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western Shark Knife. Blade is 3 line Western Mark. Blade is dark and pitted. Handle is unusual in that it is made from a single piece coco-bolo, and it is made the same way the Western M-31 para USMC knife.
18. WWII Era Bayonet grips. Black, unused condition. I don’t think that these have ever been on a bayonet.
20. Consignment ~ TV ~ WWII Era E.G. Waterman. Plated 6 3/8” Sawback blade appears unsharpened, but does have quite a bit of plating “leaching.” No rust or pitting. Wood handle has 2 cracks
(typical) and has carved “KC” in one side. Tight guard and pommel. Excellent original left hand sheath.
21. Consignment ~ DS ~ WWII Era (Baby) Small Ranger Knife and Scabbard. Pacific Theater. 6 ¼” blade has some spotting, but only very little pitting. Very good plus condition overall. Proper scabbard in excellent condition overall. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
22. Consignment ~ GJ ~ Wood handled Fighting Knife with a 5 ¼” blade made in the style of a Hitler Youth Knife Blade. Ricasso marked “WHITBY” (?). Made in Solingen. Handle is wood with copper, steel plates fitted into handle. Lead washer at guard added for weight. Lots of time and work in this one.
23. Korean War Era US M-4 Kinfolks Inc. M-1 carbine bayonet conversion to wood handle. Appears unissued since arsenal rework. Parkerized blade has one small nick. Proper painted guard and pommel show some slight flaking. Proper M8 A-1 period scabbard. Excellent plus condition overall.
24. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G46-6 Shark blue blade, full blade, nice handle but the guard is loose. Not a high grade knife. Rough overall.
25. 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.
26. Consignment GS~ 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.
27. 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.
28. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII theater US M-3 Case , Guard marked , Full blade, guard and birdshead pommel are polished bright. Smooth leather handle. Unmarked M-6 style scabbard. All near mint.
29. 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.
30. 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.
31. Consignment ~ JH~ Chrome 5th Special Forces Group Presentation Stiletto with original scabbard. Knife is 100%. Sheath has snap strap broken.
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SOLD------------------------------------------WWII Case V-42----The full blade is 7 5/16" long. I see no sharpening but
there is some spotting on the back side. There is the very slightest of bend
at the tip-it would not show up in a picture. The original blue finish has
thinned---especially on the back side. The handle is clean and solid. The
butt cap is pinned. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete.
There are 3 marks at the throat---I do not know what those are from. The
snap is correct and works fine. The line that you see in the belt loop area
is where they spliced together the leather to continue the belt loop---it is
original and was done at the factory. The leather is soft and supple. Ref: Cole III pg 48---Nice Original
V-42 and Scabbard------$ 3750.00
WWI 1918 Au-Lion Knuckle Knife----The blade is 6 1/2" long with some use,
sharpening and a couple spots on the back side and a water stain on the
front side. It has a nice deep AuLion mark. The brass knuckle handle has a
full guard and is the version with the groves on each side of the handle at
the top. Ref: Cole III pg 25------$ 500.00
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
WWII Pal Mark 1---Mint in Sealed Wrap----This is a Pal Mark 1 with USN MK1
scabbard that is still sealed in the original wrap. Ref: Cole III pg 81
SOLD---------------------------------Middle East Commando Death Head
Knuckle Knife---Very unusual knife with a heavy 10" bolo style blade. The
blade is double edged and in excellent condition. The death head knuckle
handle is brass and also in excellent condition. I'm sure the sheath is not
original to the knife but that is how I got it. These unusual knives are
shown in several books----Flook-British & Commonwealth Military Knives pg
208, Stephens Fighting Knives pg 56 and Primer of Military Knives
#36------Unusual Knife and Quite Scarce----$ 525.00
5. Mike Silvey Fighter---Minty---The blade is 6 1/4" long and unused. It has a
carbon spot on the back side. It has a large nickel silver guard and a nice
piece of stag for the handle. It comes with a heavy duty tooled scabbard
with the Silvey mark on the back side.----Nice----$ 425.00
6. Warther Half Scale Bowie
Knife----Made by Dale Warther in 1984 for the Western Reserve Cutlery
Association. Dale Warther was the son of famed WWII knife maker Ernest
Warther. The Bowie style blade is 5 1/2" long with a brass back that is
marked "Dale Warther" on one side and "1984" on the other. It is also marked
"W.R.C.A." on the top. The blade is marked "10 of 20" at the ricasso. It has
a brass guard and a brass full tang. The handles are African Blackwood held
by 4 pins. It comes with the original wild cherry wood display box.
WWII Kabar Mark 2----Mint-----The blade is 7" long and unused. The guard has
the Kabar mark. The leather handle is unused. It comes with a minty USN MK2
scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 87 #15------Mint-----$ 225.00
WWII Herder Commando----The single edge blade is 6 1/8" long and has some
fine cleaned pin-head pitting. The handle is in very nice condition with the
Herder and Commando markings and the brass twisted wire for the guard. It
comes with the original scabbard that has a couple cuts at the tip where the
tip of the knife pushed through. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole IV pg
150-151----Rare Knife----$ 275.00
9. WWII Theater Fighting
Knife---Nice----The blade is 7 5/8" long and made from a file. It has some
sharpening but no rust or pitting. It is a full tang knife with a steel
guard and wood handles. It comes with the original scabbard that is missing
the male part of the grip strap snap. The sheath is waxed and no doubt
looking at a Cornish scabbard when it was made.---Neat-----$ 95.00
SOLD-------------------------------------------Late Vietnam Garcia Survival Knife----Mint----The sawback blade is 6 7/8"
long and mint. The leather handle is mint. It has a hollow handle with a
screw top. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete with belt
hooks and sharpening/compass tool. Garcia bought Hackman and continued
making the Survival knives for a short period of time.------Mint-----$
11. Phrobis CUK-Combat Utility
Knife---Mint----The heavy blade is 5 3/8" long and marked with the Pat.
Number on one side and the Phrobis mark on the other. It comes with the
original scabbard with the Phrobis mark on the back side. I believe this is
the earlier version with the green zytel fittings. These were sold to the
Marines at Camp Pendleton. Ref: Brett-The Miltary Knife & Bayonet pg
12. WWII Theater Fighting
Knife---The double edge blade is 7 1/2" long with a central fuller on each
side. The one piece handle and guard is brass and has been cast to the
blade. It comes with a scabbard that we normally see with British knives.
Take a look at Stephens Fighting Knives pg 81---sure looks a lot like that
13. Vietnam Western L46-8------The
blade is 8" long with some minor spotting on both sides. It has the Western
mark on one side and "L46-8" on the other. It has a brass guard, leather
handle and aluminum pommel. It comes with the original scabbard that has
some marks on the front and back. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole IV pg
75-----Scarce Knife----$ 250.00
14. WWII Theater Fighting
Knife----The heavy stiletto blade is 7" long and made for sticking as the
edges are not sharpened. It has a brass guard and leather handle. It comes
with a very nice WWII scabbard that is probably not original to the knife
but fits it perfectly. ----Nice------$ 85.00
15. Vietnam Special Forces Round
Tip Bolo----Mint---Early Mill Scale Finish----The blade is 11" long and
mint. It is the version with the blued cutting edge. The wood handles are
unused and it is complete with original leather thong. It comes with the
original sheath. The sheath is correct with the 2-rivet throat. Ref: Silvey
Vietnam pg 40----Mint-----$ 525.00
SOLD------------------------------------------------WWII Case Pig Sticker With Rare Belt Hanger Scabbard-----Minty----The blade
is 6" long and unused. The very tip on the Case marked side appears to not
have been polished out. It has the early handle with the 3 small pins. It
comes with a minty and rare belt hook scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg
17. WWI 1917 A.C.Co. Knuckle Knife
with Leather Sheath----The blade is 8 7/8" long and unused. It does have a
couple small spots of old corrosion. The knuckle bow and wood handle are in
excellent condition. It comes with an original leather scabbard---one that
Cole calls an "Alternate Scabbard". The very tip of the scabbard has a tear.
Ref: Cole III pg 23 for both knife & scabbard------$ 450.00
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18. WWII Unmarked EGW Fighting
Knife---The blade is 7 7/8" long with light use. The oval steel guard and
butt cap are a little loose--as most are. The unused handle is made of
leather and aluminum spacers. It comes with the original leather scabbard
that is in exc plus condition. The snap works fine. Ref: Cole IV pg
19. Vintage English Harrison
Brothers & Howson Knife----The blade is 6 1/8" long with some sharpening. It
has the Harrison mark on one side and Sheffield on the other. The handle is
stag and held with 5 pins. It comes with the original scabbard that has a
tear near the throat.----Nice Vintage Knife----$ 125.00
20. WWII 2nd Pattern B2 F/S---Exc
Plus---The blade is 6 7/8" long with just a touch of sharpening right at the
cutting edge. The guard is marked "^B2". The handle is excellent and the
tang nut has not been messed with. It comes with the original scabbard that
is complete. The elastic is complete.-----Nice 2nd Pattern F/S-----$ 525.00
21. 1980 Gerber Mark II----Mint In
The Box----The blade is 7 1/16" long and mint. The serial number is
"095379". It comes with the original mint sheath. The box is marked to the
knife and comes with everything in the picture. The little brochure is dated
SOLD-----------------------------------------WWII Case M3----Mint----The
blade is 6 3/4" long and mint. The guard is marked "USM3 / Case". The
leather handle is mint. The pommel has the ordnance mark. It comes with a
minty early M8 scabbard with a green painted metal throat. Ref: Cole III pg
96 #8------Mint-----$ 375.00
23. Korean War Theater Knuckle
Knife----The blade is 6 1/2" long with use and sharpening. The guard is
actually a M5A1 Milpar guard that has been cut down. It is a full tang knife
with 2 pieces of steel for the handles. The handles were then riveted to the
knuckles. It comes with an outstanding original scabbard. The red paint on
the back of the scabbard is meant to protect the thread. A "LOT" of work
went into that scabbard.-----Neat Knuckle Knife----$ 375.00
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24. WWII Italian Model 1936 GIL
Knife---Italian Fascist Youth----The blade is 6 3/4" long with use and
sharpening. It has a steel guard, wood handle and steel butt cap. It comes
with a leather sheath that is complete. The snap works fine. Ref: Brett--The
Military Knife & Bayonet pg 177-----Scarce Knife----$150.00
SOLD-----------------------------------WWII Camillus Mark 2 With
Threaded Nut-----Mint-----The blade is 7" long and mint. It is marked "Camillus,N.Y."
on one side and "U.S.N." on the other. The leather handle is mint. It has
the early thick butt with threaded nut. It comes with the original and
correct USN marked leather scabbard. It is mint and the snap works fine.
Ref: Cole III pg 86-----$ 350.00
26. Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip Bolo----Mint in sealed bag------Never
Opened-----You get to open it !! Ref: Cole III pg 168-----$ 500.00
SOLD--------------------------------------------Vietnam Buck 120----The
blade is 7 3/8" long with use and sharpening. It is marked "Buck / U.S.A."
at the ricasso. This mark started in 1968. The handle is fine with just some light
rub marks. It comes with the original Buck marked scabbard. The snap works
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area of collecting and helps the collector identify honest specimens and
dis-tinguish them from fakes. The for-mat is 8.5 inches by 11 inches and is
all in color. The soft cover book is less than fifty pages but includes all
the know variations of SOG knives. The information covered by this book will
be valuable to both the new and advanced collector. The printing is limited
to 2,000 copies. The book retails for $20 plus shipping. Whole-sale prices are available
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