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1. Consignment ~ 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.
2. Consignment – 5/29 ~ KA-BAR 1207. 99% condition with only one small spot on the bright blade at the guard. Excellent plus original scabbard.
3. SOLD ~------------------------------------- Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ CASE V-42. WWII Original V-42 Case Stiletto. This item was “ ON HOLD “ but was never paid for … Now RELISTED ~ Blade retains 95% of the blue finish with light thinning at the tip. Full blade measures 7 ¼”. Pommel retains 95% of its blue and the guard retains 90% of its blackening. Blade is absolutely unsharpened. The handle is in excellent, unmarked condition; no dings, crack or drying. The original scabbard is in excellent plus condition; all leather is supple, snap strap is supple, snap works fine and only a small amount of staining…see pictures. Original tie-down.
4. SOLD ~-------------------------- Consignment ~ DM ~ F/S Knife, British 3rd Pattern. Full blade retains about 95% of its bluing. Some light sharpening, strong original tip. Guard marked “ENGLAND”. Handle retains about 90% of its chemical blackening. Handle is marked with broad arrow and “B” at the bottom & “4” at top. Sheath is very good overall with the belt loop broken at the bottom.
5. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Delta Knife. Full blade shows some sharpening, mostly limited to the edge. The top of the blade and false edge show some small marks that looks like it was hammered on. Handle is solid and complete. This is one of the nicer knives that I have seen—usually they were treated rather badly. Original scabbard is in excellent condition.
6. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ U.S. M-4 wood Handled M-1 Carbine Bayonet, Camillus Mfg. Mint, unsharpened condition. The nicest example that I have ever had. Minty WWII M8 A1 scabbard.
7. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era Buffalo Bill Knife. Absolutely Mint. Customary plated blade is in perfect condition. 9 ½” blade. Nickle silver choil, and native wood handle is tight and in perfect condition.
8. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam early war Square Tipped Bolo. (I saw one in action in 1967 in the 173rd ABN.) Used notably by Special Forces. Blade is unused. Some flecks of green paint have chipped off of the metal and wood scabbard.
9. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era “MARINE RECON” Knife. Rounded pommel version. Blade retains 100% of original finish. Marked KIFFE JAPAN. Minty handle and scabbard.
10. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Era CASEXX Pig Sticker. Bright 6” blade is absolutely mint—unsharpened condition. Hardwood handle is mint as well. Original WWII era scabbard is excellent plus. Beautiful Set.
11. Sold ------------------------------- Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era Randall #14 Attack. Solingen Stainless blade is 7 5/8” with the customary “Solingen Hump”. Riveted sheath, white stone. Factory engraved name “Bruce C. Redmer” and “Fortuna Favet Fortibus” (Latin for “Fortune Favors the Bold “ … the motto of the unit.). The owner was a member of the 101st ABN, LRRP, RANGERS and is documented in the book “Six Silent Men” as well as the 101st Roster of LRRP and Rangers online. Knife appears to me to be in excellent plus condition for a “ carried “ knife. The fact that it is stainless, no doubt, contributed to the condition. A very cool piece of Vietnam history. A copy of the book is included with the knife.
12. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Era Western L77-7. Most of the beautiful factory bluing is intact. Full blade may have been very carefully sharpened. Bright guard. Perfect handle and pommel. Proper double stitched scabbard.
13. Sold - Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Era Kutmaster Fighting Knife, 7” Bright Blade. Bright guard and pommel, mint handle and matching scabbard. Nicest example I’ve ever seen.
14. Sold ~ Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era Hess Tomahawk. Mint condition all aspects. Cannot be upgraded.
15. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Cattaragus 225-Q. Absolutely mint condition with original scabbard.
16. Consignment ~ 4/17 ~ WWII Era CASE utility knife. 5 ¼” blade shows some sharpening. No pitting or rust anywhere on this bright blade. Pic bone slab grips are in perfect condition, no cracks or chips. Two tiny brass rivets. Original scabbard is in rough shape with snap strap broken but all pieces are present and with cuts at the mouth of the scabbard (see pictures).
17. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 & 2, Matched Set. MINT condition. Mid 60’s knives. 6” carbon blades. Johnson rough back sheaths are special ordered without a stone pouch.
18. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 Early 60’s. Rare brown button roughback Johnson sheath, with two tone gray stone. 6” carbon blade. MINT condition.
19. Consignment ~ 4/17 ~ WWII Era Army Air Corps Knife. Camillus Cutlery Co., Camillus, N.Y. Full Blade shows very careful sharpening with one nick in edge (see pictures). Full 5” Ideal style blade (no doubt patterned after Marbles 5” Ideal). Double brass guard and pommel and handle all very tight. I believe this is a replacement scabbard that fits very nicely and has been with the knife for a long time. A VERY NICE EXAMPLE.
20. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Early Vietnam Era Randall Crutch tip #18 with Large Rivet Scabbard. Blade measures 5 ½”. Two tone stone. Knife and scabbard are both in MINT condition.
21. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 16 Diver’s Knife. MINT condition. Stainless 7” blade. Pancake waxed diver sheath.
22. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ WWII OSS Model #3 Smatchet. Very rare and in MINT condition. This is the Smatchet in Silvey’s WWII Book, Pg. 147. Parkerized blade.
23. Consignment ~ DS ~ Vietnam Era Marine Recon Knife. 100% original with original scabbard. Blade marked KIFFE JAPAN. Retains over 90% or original blue finish. No sharpening or pitting. Some minor spotting at the tip of the 6 1/8” blade. Steel guard and pommel. Handle is tight. Very nice example.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. Vietnam Era 6” Marbles Jet Pilot Knife. No doubt one of 500 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.
29. 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.
30. 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.
31. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G46-6 Shark blue blade, full blade, nice handle but the guard is loose. Not a high grade knife. Rough overall.
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
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.
37. 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 Northfield Knife Company Fighting Knife---Exc Plus---The blade is 9
1/8" long with careful sharpening. There is no rust or pitting. The wood
grips are in excellent condition and held with two pins. The pommel is
marked "Northfield / UN-X-LD / Knife Co." It comes with a exc plus waxed
sheath that is complete. Notice the leather loop on the back side for a leg
strap. If your read Frank Trzaska's article in the June issue of Knife
Magazine, then you know about this knife. --------Quite Rare------$ 1750.00
2. WWII Leo Baker Fighting Knife----Very unusual Skeletal Handle Baker Fighting
Knife---The heavy blade is 6" long with some very light sharpening right at
the cutting edge and a very slight bend at the tip. It is marked "L.BAKER"
upside down on the blade. There is no rust or pitting. It has a steel double
guard. The handle is an extension of the blade being made from one piece of
steel. It comes with a scabbard that I think is original to the knife. It is
an early fold over one piece USN marked scabbard. Ref: Cole IV pg 5-7 for
other Baker knives. Very Rare Baker Knife-----$ 875.00
3. Vietnam Special Forces
Square Tip Bolo----The blade is 9 1/8" long with some use and sharpening.
The handle is in exc condition. It comes with the original scabbard that has
wear and is missing the grip strap. No doubt a carried Square Tip Bolo, but at a
reasonable price. Ref: Cole III pg 168------$ 335.00
SOLD--------------------------------------WWII M3 Camillus---Blade
Marked----Mint In The Box----The knife is still in the original waxed wrap.
The M8 scabbard has green paint on the metal parts, so this was a repack and
arsenal stored knife. The box is original and marked to Camillus. There is a
piece of marked tape across the Camillus marking, no doubt put there when it
went into arsenal storage. Ref: Cole III pg 96 #4-------$ 525.00
5. Phrobis M9A1---Tan----Mint----The blade is 7 1/8" long and marked "M9A1
/ Phrobis Int'l / Spain" on one side and "U.S.A. / Pat. No. / 4,821,356" on
the other. This is the improved version of the M9 bayonet with the improved
sheath design. Not many made and desirable in the tan color.-----Mint-----$
WWII Case Parkerized Stiletto----The double edge blade is 6 3/4" long with
light sharpening marks along the cutting edge. It retains 75-80% original
finish. There is no rust or pitting. The leather handle is solid with no
damage. The guard and pommel are tight. It comes with the original scabbard
that is complete. Ref: Silvey WWII Pg 98------$ 350.00
SOLD----------------------------------------Vietnam Era Special Forces
Thailand Marked Knife----Minty----The heavy blade is 6 1/8" long and unused.
It is marked "Model Eagle" on one side and "High Grade Steel" on the other.
It has a brass guard that is marked "SFC Smith / ODA 121" on one side and "USSF
/ BPP / Thailand" on the other. It is a full tang knife with pinned fiber
handles. It comes with a black leather scabbard. There is a small knife in
the front pocket. The grip strap snap is marked "Uchikura" with crossed
swords. A good knife that needs some research-----$ 275.00
8. WWII Barteaux Fighting
Knife----The heavy blade is 5 1/2" long with sharpening along the cutting
edge. There is a fuller on each side. The aluminum handle has no damage and
is in the Murphy Combat style. The original sheath has been modified to
accept the slanted guard. The snap works fine. Ref: Silvey WWII pg 81------$ 150.00
SOLD---------------------------------------Vietnam Milpar Fighter----The blade is 6 5/8" long and is from a M6 Bayonet.
It has a couple patches of old pitting. The aluminum handle has no damage.
It comes with a minty M8A1 scabbard with lace tie-down. These were made by
Milpar during Vietnam. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 118------$ 250.00
SOLD-----------------------------------------Chinese Polytech Legend Type 1
AK Bayonet----Mint-----The blade is 7 7/8" long and mint. The grip and
scabbard are unused.-------I have 2 of these-----$ 110.00 each.
11. WWII Kinfolks M4
Bayonet----Mint-----The blade is 6 3/4" long and unused. The guard is marked
"U.S.M4 / K I". It also has the ordnance mark on the back side. The leather
handle is unused. It comes with a minty early M8A1 scabbard without
the metal tip. Ref: Cole III pg 107 #6-----Minty----$ 275.00
12. Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip
Bolo----Mint In The Box-----The black blade is 11" long and mint. It comes
with a mint scabbard, original cardboard sleeve for the scabbard, original
box and plastic sleeve. Ref: Cole III pg 168 and Silvey Vietnam pg
13. WWII Case Single Edge
Pigsticker----The blade is 5 7/8" long and no doubt re-tipped. It has some
very light use and sharpening marks at the tip. This is the scarce single
edge version and marked "CASE" at the ricasso. The wood handles are thin and
smooth and held with 3 small brass pins. There appears to be a hair line
crack in one handle, but it is totally stable. It comes with an
excellent plus scarce military style sheath with belt hangers. Ref: Cole III
pg 73 #3------$ 225.00
14. WWII John Ek Model 9----Marine
Model----The blade is 7" long with some sharpening along the cutting edge
and false edge. There is no rust or pitting. It is marked "9 / F534" at the
ricasso and also has the John Ek mark on the blade. The original handle was
replaced with a wood EGW handle or it might of been a special request.
Either way, it is very nicely done. It comes with the original John Ek
scabbard. Unusual John Ek Knife------$ 475.00
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-----$ 400.00
SOLD-----------------------------------WWII Robeson Mark 1----Mint-----The blue blade is 5 1/4" long and mint. It
is marked "Robeson Shuredge / No. 20" on one side and "U.S.N. / M.K.1" on
the other. The leather handle is unused. It comes with a mint USN MK1
scabbard with the green wrap at the throat. Ref: Cole III pg 83
17. WWII Theater Fighting
Knife----The blade is 8 1/4" long with light use and a couple dark spots.
The guard is steel. The handles are wood with aluminum inserts. It comes
with the original leather scabbard that has rawhide lacings and wood
Logan-Smyth MC-1 Survival Knife----Mint In The Wrap---The knife is sealed in
the wrap---you get to open it. You might want to save the first two
pictures for your records. Ref: Cole IV pg 51------$ 145.00 each.
SOLD------------------------------------------Post War French SAS F/S With Arm Sheath----Minty----The blade is 7 1/4" long
and unused. The guard is marked as shown in the pictures. It has a mint
second pattern brass handle. It comes with a minty arm sheath that is marked
"Couteau/etui / Jambe/Parachutiste / No. 65014". The sheath is complete and
unused. Ref: Commando Dagger pg 116-----Neat Rig-----$ 425.00
WWII Theater Fighting Knife----The double edge blade is 5 1/8" long with use
and sharpening. It has a steel guard and fiber handle. The handle is pinned
to the tang. It comes with the original scabbard that was made for the
knife. Marked on the face of the scabbard is "Vernon J. White /
Communication Dept / Attu Alaska / c/o Fleet C.O. / Seattle Washington". The
same info is on both sides of the scabbard.---$ 85.00
21. WWII Western Baby Shark----Exc----The
blade is 4 3/4" long with very light use. I see no sharpening. It has an
unusual brass guard. The leather handle is solid. It comes with a nice
scabbard that has a couple stitches separated. The snap works fine. Ref:
Cole III pg 62-----$ 100.00
22. WWII Theater Knuckle
Knife----The double edge blade is 7 3/8" long and has some use and
sharpening. The brass knuckle handle was probably cast off a 1918 handle. It
was made without the ears so that it would lay flat in the scabbard. The
skull crusher tang nut is also brass. It comes with the original
scabbard that has a piece of aluminum on the face. There is also leather
lacing wrapped around the scabbard---meant for a leg tie. Neat Rig-----$
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
23. Western L88 Hunting
Knife----Minty With Original Box---The greased blade is 4 1/2" long and
unused. It has the Western Boulder Colo mark on one side (Vietnam Era mark)
and "L88" on the other. It comes with the original sheath and
24. 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.
25. WWII Converted Fighting
Knife----This is one of the utility knives that was converted to a fighting
knife for the War effort. The thin single edge blade is 6" long with some
sharpening. The aluminum guard was slid over the blade, bent to match the
handle and tacked into place. I have seen a number of these done the same
way over the years. The 2 knives on page 173 of Bill Wright's Theater Knives
book have the same guard. The handles are a wood fiber type material. It comes
with the original scabbard that is complete. The snap works fine.----$ 40.00
26. Reference Book "The Skinning
Knife" by M.H.Cole. Hardbound with Dust Jacket--153 pages---First
Printing 1996----Unused----$ 30.00
"A NEW BOOK"---SOG
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book by Michael W. Silvey in the military knife series. It covers a narrow
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
81. Reference Book--KNIVES of the
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Pollock Pines, CA 95726
83. FAKE F/S--The following information is being
presented in the hope that other collectors will not get burnt:
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 really are tinned under the blackening and the hilts are blackened brass that is reasonable well checkered.
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