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Welcome to the home of Military Fighting Knives.   Many of you know us through our old knife lists and we appreciate your continued support.   If you collect fighting knives we think you'll enjoy what we have to offer.  From the common to the rare and historic, we cater to every collector.   We hope you enjoy this site and will visit it often.   Please feel free to contact John at  jrg@woh.rr.com  or Gary at  zruleford@aol.com  if you have questions or need assistance.   Click here to see our Terms of Sale.

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NEXT SITE UPDATE:  Sunday 26 SEP 2021 at 08:30 AM EST   I am adding this feature so that everyone will know when the next update will occur and not wait on my update email to view the new listings.

 
SOLD ITEMS:   All knives are available when the site is updated and are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. As knives are spoken for I immediately mark them sold.
LAST UPDATE: 19 SEP 2021

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The following items are being sold by Gary Ruleford    zruleford@aol.com

                                        

Note :  Just to be clear… Any new knives are listed in the  consignor’s personal listings, and not necessarily at the top of this page.

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1.   Consignment ~ RG ~ Vietnam Era Hackman Survival Knife.  This knife and scabbard are both in mint condition.  Apparently a lot if not all of these knives came to the U.S. without a scabbard.  A major importer in the U.S. used the same scabbard source that was used for the Garcia Survival Knife.  Custom knife maker Bob Moran, reportedly ordered a large group of these knives and had his own high quality scabbard made for them.  I doubt that this is one of his scabbards, but it is definitely a high quality Vietnam influenced sheath design.  Handle appears dyed black with the scabbard.  Uncarried condition on both sides of knife and scabbard.  Lots of info on the knife online.  $750

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2.   SOLD------------------------------------Consignment ~ RG ~ WWII -36 PAL Fighting / Utility Knife.  Absolutely unsharpened and unissued condition.  Minty original scabbard. Minty set.

$125

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3.   Consignment ~ RG ~ Vietnam Era Helicopter Survival Machete.  Woodsman PAL 481.  Blade is in excellent condition with a few corrosion spots on the unsharpened cutting edge.  Original U.S.G.I. canvas scabbard.  Excellent hardwood handle.                                                                              $175

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4.   Consignment ~ RG ~ WWII Theater Made Knife.  5 ” Bowie blade.  Steel guard.  Leather handle.  Aluminum pommel with a period spanner nut fastener.  Newer scabbard.                                                       $75

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5.   Consignment ~ RG ~ MC-1 Survival Knife.  Schrade Walden Mfg. Functions exactly as designed.  Scales are perfect.                                   $95

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6.   Consignment ~ HC 72 ~ USN WWII Training Bayonet. Barrel ring is intact.  Bottom of guard has been broken.  It will snap onto a rifle.  Proper U.S.N. MK-1 scabbard.                                                                  $120

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7.   Consignment ~ HC 60 ~ Utica Cutlery 1942 Bayonet Cut Down to 10” by PAL Cutlery.  Stamped PAL-MOD on the ricasso.  About 60% finish remaining.

$125

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8.   Consignment ~ MH ~ WWII Theater or Shipboard Made Knife.  7 ” blade is razor sharp.  No pitting or grinding.  Steel guard and aluminum pommel plexiglass w/green washers solid with no loose washers.  No scabbard. $75

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9.   Consignment ~ MH ~ WWII 1917 Knuckle Knife.  LF&C Mfg.  Blade has zero nicks or corrosion. Blade retains about 99% of the original blue finish.  Knucks retain about 98% of the blue finish. Handle is excellent plus as well.  Original scabbard is HE marked.  About 90% finish with wear to the scabbard tip and one rivet missing from the metal tip.                     $695

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10.       Consignment ~ MH ~ Vietnam Era “Marine Recon” Knife.  Blade marked “Kiffe Japan.”  This is the very desirable “square” pommel version.  Blued blade, black guard and pommel.  Handle is perfect and has “one washer in” white spacers.  MINT.  Unsharpened blade.  Very desirable “5 rivet” sheath is minty as well.  Hard to upgrade this set.                                  $650

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11.       Consignment ~ DM ~ Krag Bowie Bayonet.  Rare bayonet in excellent plus condition.  Absolutely unsharpened blade.  3 very tine nicks in the edge and they are only visible on the left side of the nearly perfect blade.  Guard and pommel show patina but no rust or corrosion.  Handles are in excellent condition.  Scabbard retains most of its bluing with some light surface corrosion on the back and on the hanger.  Very rare bayonet in excellent condition for a 121 year old piece.                                           $3500

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12.       Consignment ~ DM ~ A very unusual Landers, Frary & Clark Fighting Knife/Utility Knife.  6” bright blade is spotted some, but not rusted.  It appears to be unsharpened.  Skeletonized handle is cast onto the blade.  $295

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13.       Consignment ~ MH ~ F/S Commando Fighting Knife.  Wilkinson 2nd Pattern.  Full blade retains about 100% of the blued finish.   Blade is unsharpened, but does have one small nick in the edge (see picture).  Guard marked ENGLAND, broad arrow and part of a “B” (likely 2).  Original scabbard has elastic broken and is marked ENGLAND.  Excellent condition overall on knife and square chape scabbard by Wilkinson.                                             $595

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14.       Consignment ~ DM ~ Belgium Fighting Knife.  8 1/2” blade made from a British bayonet stamped “SANDERS BROS. & NEWBOUND SHEFIELD.”  Same as shown in Frederick J. Stevens Book of Fighting Knives, Pg. #30. 3” oval disk guard with wood handle engraved RONEY.  No sheath.  $275

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15.       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

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16.       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

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17.       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

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18.       Consignment ~ MH ~ Mike Silvey 8” Custom Bladed Knife with wooden handle and wooden sheath. Very high quality workmanship.  Made in

2012.                                                                                               $440

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19.       Consignment ~ MH ~ Mike Silvey made custom fighting knife.  8 ” blade.  Walrus ivory handle.  Made in 2014.  Silvey leather sheath.  MINT.   $440

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20.       Consignment ~ MH ~ WWII Era Knife Crafters sword knife.  Unique with a 5 ” blade.  Blade is in perfect condition with zero spotting or corrosion.  Guard is marked “HOWARD SAUNDERS” 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

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21.       Consignment ~ MH ~ SOG Marine Recon.  Round pommel version, NEAR MINT condition.  Blade marked.  KIFFEE JAPAN.  Original 4 rivet sheath.  Beautiful example.                                                                       $700

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22.       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

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23.       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

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24.       Consignment ~ MH ~ Mission MPK.  OD green with two types of sheaths (old and new) included in original boxes.                                  $1525

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25.       Consignment ~ MH ~ Vietnam Special Forces Square Tip NATA.  Near mint with proper scabbard.  One nick in the edge of the blade.     $160

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26.       Consignment ~ MH ~ Mission MPT (Titanium) #26 of 100 1997, in original shipping box.  100% MINT.                                                      $875

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27.       Consignment ~ MH ~ Mission MPF Non Magnetic Titanium Folder.  MINT in original box with original wax paper.                               $550

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28.       Consignment ~ HQ ~ 105 ~ WAFFENFABRIK NEUHAUSEN ~ Swiss M1889/11 Bayonet.  Polished version.   SCHMIDT RUBIN.  Blued scabbard retains leather tab.                                                                                   $110

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30.       Consignment ~ GS~ WWII 3rd Pattern F/S.  Guard marked “ENGLAND.”  Pommel area marked with “1”.  6 ” blade has some sharpening and some light pitting, about 70% blue.  Replaced scabbard.

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31.       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 ” 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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The following items are being sold by John Gibson  jrg@woh.rr.com

"Note: I Am Always Interested In Buying Your Collection"

REDUCED PRICES ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW

 

1.   SOLD-------------------------------WWII M3 Blade Marked Utica-----Exc Plus------The blade is 6 5/8" long with scabbard wear to the finish. The leather handle is clean and solid. The pommel has the ordnance mark. It comes with an early M8 scabbard that has some wear but is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 97 #22----------Exc Plus------$ 410.00
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2.  Phrobis Prototype E & E (Escape & Evasion) Wire Cutter Knife-----Minty-----The blade is 5 3/8" long and unused. It does have some scabbard marks at the tip area. It has the Phrobis markings at the ricasso. It has the heavy CUK style handle. It comes with the original scabbard with the wire cutting lug. It also comes with a letter from Homer Brett stating that less than a dozen were made. Ref: Brett---The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 336-----Minty Very Rare Knife-----$ 2250.00----------$1800.00
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3.  Vietnam 1967 Gerber Mark II-----Exc------The blade is a tad shy of 6 3/4" long. It has some sharpening marks but there is no rust or pitting. It has the Gerber mark on one side and "003581" on the other. The blade has a very light cant, no doubt made when Gerber was going to stop the aggressive cant. The fusal (cat tongue) handle is in excellent plus condition. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete with sharpening steel, 2 line address, right shoulder strap and original leather lacings. Nice early Gerber-------$ 2825.00--------------$2725.00
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4.  SOLD-----------------------------------------WWII Theater Knuckle Knife------Exc------The sturdy double edge blade is 8" long with a central raised ridge. I believe the blade finish is original.  The knuckle bow is aluminum and well made. It is a full tang knife with wood grips pinned to the tang with brass pins. It comes with the original leather scabbard that is complete.-------Neat Knuckle Knife------$ 725.00
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5.  WWII Ring & Bead F/S-----Exc-----The blue black blade is 6 7/8" long with some light scratches and finish wear at the tip area. The guard has the England mark. The handle is in minty condition with a Broad Arrow mark at the base. The tang nut has not been messed with. It comes with the original scabbard that has a dent in the tip, otherwise it is complete.------------Exc------$ 775.00------------$765.00
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6.  WWII Kabar USMC-----Minty------The blade is 7" long and has the early blue wash finish. It has the Kabar mark on one side and nothing on the other. These were USMC issue. The leather handle is clean and solid. It has the early threaded thick butt. It comes with the original scabbard that is clean and complete. Ref: Cole III pg 94 bottom knife--------Minty-------$ 575.00------------$550.00
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7.   WWII-Korea M4 Utica---Mint In An Unopened Box------The blade, guard and pommel has the preservative applied. The leather handle is clean and mint. It comes with the original scabbard with the wax paper wrap at the throat and original leather lacings. I did not pull back the wrap to find out if it is a late war M8 or early M8A1 scabbard. It comes with the original box that is in excellent plus condition. Ref: Cole III pg 107 #8--------Mint--------NOTE: The one pictured has been sold, but I have one more that is in an unopened box--------$ 450.00
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8.  SOLD---------------------------------------------Homemade-Shopmade Knife----Exc------The blade is 5 1/4" long and is from a bayonet. It has a brass guard and bayonet plastic grips. It comes with a nice leather scabbard with a stone pocket (no stone)-----$ 50.00----------$45.00
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9.  Vietnam Milpar Pilot Knife-----Mint------The blade is 5" long and mint. The leather handle is unused. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete with stone.----Mint------$ 310.00------------$295.00
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10.  SOLD--------------------------------------Gerber Mark I------Minty------The double edge blade is 4 7/8" long and has the Gerber mark on one side and "026707" on the other. It comes with the original Gerber marked brown leather scabbard. This knife was made between 1976 and 1981--------Minty-------$ 225.00
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11.  Mike Silvey Custom Fighter-----Mint-----The blade is 6 5/8" long and unused. It has the Silvey mark on one side and "1021" on the other. It has a nickel silver guard and natural micarta handle with thong. It comes with the original mint Silvey marked scabbard. This knife was made in July 2014-----Mint------$ 485.00
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12.  WWII Robeson Mark 1------Minty------The blue blade is 5 1/8" long and unused. It has the Robeson mark on one side and "U.S.N. / M.K.1" on the other. The leather handle is unused. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 83 #31-------Minty--------$ 250.00-----------$240.00
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13.  OKC 3T Bayonet Trainer------Mint In The Bag-------This is a true bayonet with a plastic cover over the blade. It has the markings on the blue cover and USMC markings on the handle. This fits the M-16 and M4 Rifle. It comes with the original paper wrap and plastic shipping bag.----------Mint-------$ 110.00
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14.  British L1A3 Bayonet-----Mint------The blade is 8" long and mint. The handles are marked as shown in the pictures. It comes with the original mint metal scabbard. The bayonet was made for the post WWII Self Loading Rifle (SLR). Ref: Brett--The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 109------Mint-----$ 135.00
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15.  WWII Parkerized Pal RH-36----Exc Plus------The blade is 6 1/4" long with only scabbard wear. The leather handle is unused. It comes with the original exc plus scabbard with the black rivets. Ref: Cole III pg 67-----$ 150.00
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16.  SOLD---------------------------------------------WWII Model 1942 Wilde Tool & Drop Forge Bayonet-----Minty------The blade is 16" long and unused. It is marked "W T / U S / 1943" at the ricasso and "WT" on the underside of the guard. It has the correct dark brown and black grips with no damage. It comes with a minty M3 scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg 32 #3--------This is also the exact Bayonet that is pictured on pg 634 and 637 of Bill Walters Book--US & Allied Military Knives WWII-----------Super Rare Minty Bayonet------------$ 1350.00
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17.  Kutmaster Knife---Exc Plus-----The plated M3M4 blade is 6 3/4" long and lightly etched "Kutmaster / Made in U.S.A.". The smooth leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with a M8A1 scabbard that is complete. These were made by Utica. Ref: Cole IV pg 180------------$ 125.00------------$115.00
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18.  WWII Herder Fighting Knife-------The single edge rigid blade is 5 3/8" long. It has some use and age darkening. The wood handles are grooved for a good grip, have the twisted brass wire for a guard and marked "Herder / Phila.". It comes with a style of scabbard that Herder used but might not be original to the knife. Ref: Cole IV pg 150--------$ 275.00----------$265.00
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19.   SOLD----------------------------------------Vintage Kabar Small Utility Knife-----The blade is 4 1/8" long with very light sharpening and some age darkening. It has the Kabar mark at the ricasso. The leather handle is solid with no damage. It comes with a non original scabbard.-----------$ 35.00
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20.  Vietnam M7 BOC Bayonet & Scabbard-----Mint In The Box-------The M7 bayonet is made by BOC and is in a plastic wrap dated 1969. The box for the M7 is dated 1-1970. There is a mint M8A1 scabbard in a heavy paper wrap. Then both items were re-boxed in 1977. Ref: Cole III pg 116 #6-------Mint------The pictures show an opened box, but you will actually be buying a sealed unopened box----------$ 110.00
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The Following Knives Have Been Sold---They Are Just Waiting To Be Received:

SOLD------------------------------------------WWII Kinfolks V-44 Survival Knife----The blade is 9 5/8" long with some sharpening and a little age darkening. It has the Kinfolks mark on the blade. The handle has a couple minor dings but no damage. It comes with the original scabbard that has a cut at the tip from the tip of the knife. Ref: Cole III pg 137-------$ 425.00
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Miscellaneous Knife Related Items                       jrg@woh.rr.com

A NEW BOOK: “Knuckle Knives of the Second World War by Greg Aloisio. Hard cover, large format, 346 pages with some never before seen vintage photos. Over 200 knuckle knife examples are reviewed and discussed. Contact Greg at gregaloi@optonline.net for purchase. Cost is $72.50 (PayPal, check or money order) shipped anywhere in the United States. International buyers shipping will vary”. A limited printing of 350 copies.
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A 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 ” 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 Fort Campbell.
The cost of the book including shipping in the US is $217. 

 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. 

 To purchase, contact the author at billwalters1948@gmail.com or call 502-245-5466.
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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:  contact@m1918mk1.com
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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.
 To order please contact Bill at:  billwalters1948@gmail.com  If paying with your credit card, please make payment to Paypal.  Make Paypal payments to billwalters1948@gmail.com.

 


  FAKE F/S--The following information is being presented in the hope that other collectors will not get burnt:
Fake 2nd Pattern F/S--Made to be a Free French  Variation--The 6 7/8" blade is blackened, under the black is what appears to be a copper plating or coating. The guard has a small Broad Arrow on the top side. The blackened knurled grip has a large Cross  imbedded in the knurling. The Cross is aprox 1/2" tall and 3/8" wide.  After talking with a couple friends, John Fischer and Tom Parker and re-reading a section of Ron Flook's book, I have come to the conclusion that this thing is bogus.
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.

 

For information or questions contact:

JOHN R. GIBSON
PO BOX 311

Germantown, OH 45327
e-mail:  jrg@woh.rr.com
To order or inquire about a knife, please send me an email.
Voice Mail: (937)-307-2815
 

GARY RULEFORD
17012 S. Peoria Ave.
Bixby, OK 74008
e-mail: zruleford@aol.com
phone: (918)814-5519

 


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Links

Ron Flook
Military & Antique Knives
http://www.militaryandantiqueknives.co.uk/

John Sabol's Gerber Mark II Site
www.militarycarryknives.com


U.S. Military Knives
www.usmilitaryknives.com

The Dog Tag
www.thedogtag.com

Vietnam War Militaria
www.vietnamwarmilitaria.com

Elite Military Knives
www.elitemilitaryknives.com

M9 Bayonet-Survival Knife
www.m9m4.com

Military Fighting Knives
From the Collection of John Gibson