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              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.

              Newly adjusted prices are marked in RED    

 

1.   Consignment ~ HH ~ Robeson USMC MKII MINT condition with proper black stitched leather scabbard.  There is not much that I say about this knife except MINTY… 100% bluing, 100% leather.                                   $4450

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2.   Consignment ~ HH ~ 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 MIKG Force, as well as a letter from Jason Hardy – Special Forces historian.                                               $1950

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3.   Consignment ~ HH ~ This is the actual Prototype Serial #T106P.  This actual titanium protype knife is accompanied by field tests covering several months and includes Navy Seals in Alaska, Puerto Rico, and in the Louisiana-Mississippi area.  This knife includes the original diamond sharpener in brass case that was with the knife throughout its testing.  (It does not appear to have been used.)  After reading these accounts, it is no wonder that it was adopted by the Navy Seals.                                                              $2650

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4.   Consignment ~ HH ~ Western U.S.A. Model 221J Survival/Fighting Knife.  6 ” blade appears unsharpened.  One small spot of corrosion on the left side.  100% finish on guard, handles and pommel.  No sheath with this knife.$125

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5.   Consignment ~ AA ~ Vietnam Era General Cutlery 1917 Shotgun Bayonet.  Bayonet was made for Vietnam duty shotguns, but will fit WWI, WWII shotguns or 1917 Enfield rifles.  This rather rare bayonet is in near mint condition.  Proper 1917 Vietnam Era scabbard.                              $265

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6.   Consignment ~ AA ~ WWII Era U.S.M.C. Rare Johnson Rifle Bayonet.  Excellent condition with the original leather sheath.                         $425

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7.   Consignment ~ AA ~ U.S.M-3 Aerial.  Theater re-handle.  The grooves in the handle appear to have been replaced by plexiglass.  Fiber spacers at each end make me think that several mint knives were taken apart and rebuilt in the new owner’s image.  Knife and M-8 scabbard are both minty.  A very unique piece.                                                                                          $525

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8.   Consignment ~ AA ~ Very early KA-BAR U.S.M.C. Mark II. Theater rehandled with plexiglass and an aluminum pommel. Full blade retains about 50% of its finish. WWII period sheath.  Some careful sharpening, but no grinding, bellying or abuse.                                                                                    $135

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9.   Consignment ~ AA ~ USMC PAL MKII.  Blade shows a slight bellying at the rear from sharpening.  No grinding.  Lots of spotting on blade, but I only see a small spot of corrosion on the left side near the tip.  Handle is solid and tight with one dime size hole near the pommel.  U.S.N. marked leather scabbard is in very good condition.  LVG marked on front.                                 $175

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10.       Consignment ~ AA ~ Remington Mfg.1917 Bayonet.  Plated, presumably, for parade use.  Blade is full and appears unsharpened. Scabbard is original leather variety. The leather is solid but is not green, but more like black.  I do not know if this is a “parade” thing or just age.  A very unique piece. $125                      

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11.        Consignment ~ AA ~ Vietnam Theater Knife made from Vietnam Era 1917 GEN-CUT shotgun bayonet.  Blade has been shortened to 7”.  Actually it makes a very nice knife.  Can still be attached to a 1917 rifle or a trench shotgun.  Modified M-8A1 sheath (Throat removed).  First time that I have seen one of these converted.                                                                $160

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12.       Consignment ~ AA ~ Vietnam Theater/Trench Knife made using a Marbles 6” Jet Pilot blade and a P.X. 1918 handle (my opinion).  Actually makes a very interesting piece.  Very sharp blade and false edge.  Original Marbles sheath.  $595                                                                                                      

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13.       Consignment ~ AA ~ Vietnam Theater made M-7 modification to an M-3.  Reported that this was made in a Fire Support Base outside of Kontum in V.N.  Blade has been reground to a very wicked clip point.  M-8A1 sheath.  I have only seen one other of these V.N. theater made knives.            $295

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14.       Consignment ~ AA ~ WWII Era Ka-Bar UDT Knife.  Blade appears to be plated.  Some careful sharpening.  Smooth handle, pinned pommel.  U.S.N. plastic sheath.  Knife is in about 98% condition.                                  $295

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15.    Consignment ~ BB ~ 6” Blued SOG Knife.  This is the actual knife that is on Page 14 of Mike Silvey’s Vietnam Book.  Serial #632 appears to be engraved before finish was applied.  Straight sided SOG sheath, MINT with stone (not two tone).  Quite an awesome piece.                        $2500

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16.       Consignment ~ BB ~ Vietnam Era LaGana Tomahawk.  Original “American Tomahawk Company” oxblood sheath.  It is Possible that this “Hawk” has been rehandled at some time.  Peter LaGana said (in a conversation with Mike Silvey) that the handles were exactly 12” long.  This one is 16” long. All parts are near MINT.                                                          $850

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17.       Consignment ~ BB ~ Model 1832 Foot Soldiers Artillery Sword by Ames.  Dated 1839.  Authenticating this sword is above my pay-grade. Even after a couple of hours on the Internet, I can say that it seems that there are more reasons to think that it is legit than to say that it is not.  Sword is in excellent condition. Blade appears to have a tiny crack just above the eagle on the ricasso.  Scabbard shows drying and cracking, but it remains very solid.  Note all of the photos and markings.  Examples online are from $1200 to $4000.        We are going with the           lower end.                                          $800

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18.       Consignment ~ BB ~ 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.                                                                           $975

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19.       Consignment ~ BB ~ 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.         $850

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20.       Consignment ~ BB ~ PUGH #10 SR1007. MINT condition.  This is the exact knife shown on page 122 of “Silvey Vietnam Knives”.  6 1/8” blade.  Johnson scabbard. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.                    $2250                                                            

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21.       Consignment ~ BB ~ SOG Presentation Western Bowie with rosewood handle.  (Pre 1968 without D-ring sheath.)  Engraved “MACV SOG BRIGHT LIGHT 1965-SP4 J. WHITING”.  Near MINT. Original Western scabbard.

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22.       Consignment ~ BB ~ 5th Special Forces Group Presentation Stiletto.  Japan Sword.  95% condition. A small bit of plating discoloring on the opposite side of the blade from the engraving at the tip.                                $600         

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23.       Consignment ~ BB ~ WII Smatchet.  Mill scale blue blade and steel fixtures on wood handle with original leather stitched scabbard.  Near MINT example with unsharpened MINT blade.                                              $975

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24.       Consignment ~ BB ~ WWII Shop Made Knuckle Knife.  9 1/2” double edge blade.  Handle and knuckle bow are all covered with sewn leather. All leather is in excellent condition. Leather scabbard, tooled in front and marked RLD. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.                                                       $500                                                     

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25.       Consignment ~ BB ~ Conetta, MKII. About 95% condition.  Proper Scabbard.

$155

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26.       Consignment ~ BB ~ WWII Era John EK Knife.  Model 1, number G192. Knife is in the original box with the original “YOUR SILENT PARTNER” handbook.  Box is serial numbered to the knife.  The other end of the box appears to be actually signed by John Ek.  (Hard to read, but it is there) and 1944.  Also the knife was apparently made for (also on box end) “Pvt. George Alexander.”  The knife was likely never delivered as it came out of the John Ek estate.  Near mint condition.  Very cool piece.         $2100                          

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27.       Consignment ~ BB ~ Rare Milpar aluminum handle 5” Jet Pilots Knife.  Plated or polished blade.  Proper scabbard and stone.  All MINTY. Tough knife to find.                                                                                            $975

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

2012.                                                                                                     $525

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29.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Silvey Slip Joint Folder.  Elk horn handle.  Made in 2014.  5” blade. MINT condition.                                                     $300

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30.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom “SKAGEL TYPE” Fighter.  8 ” blade.  Brass guard, leather and fiber handle with a stag butt and an exposed tang.                                                                                            $525

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31.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom Dagger.  7 3/8” dagger blade with walrus ivory handle. Brass guard and pommel.                                 $575

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32.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom 7” Dagger with bone/leather handle.  Crown stag pommel with exposed tang.  Double brass guard.  Heavy tooled scabbard.  Made 2010.  A real badass dagger of the highest quality.

$575

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33.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom Fighter.  7” long, ” thick blade. SAMBAR stag handle.  Highest quality craftsmanship.  Made 2014 riveted sheath is numbered to the knife.                                                     $550

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34.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey made custom fighting knife.  8 ” blade.  Walrus ivory handle.  Made in 2014.  Silvey leather sheath.  MINT.  $600

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35.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Custom Fighter.  7 ” blade, brass guard.  Multi colored spacers, leather, crown stag.  Made in 2007. Tooled scabbard.  MINT.                                                                                         $500

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36.       Consignment ~ JJ ~ Mike Silvey Boot Knife.  4 ” Blade.  Wood handle.  Tooled sheath.  MINT. Made 2006.                                             $140

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37.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission “Cut-Outs’ from late 1994. An interesting addition to an early Mission Knives Collection.   $145

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38.        Consignment ~ PP ~ 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 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.                                                           $950

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39.       Consignment PP ~ SOG Marine Recon.  Round pommel version, NEAR MINT condition.  Blade marked.  KIFFEE JAPAN.  Original 4 rivet sheath.  Beautiful example.                                                                           $875

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40.       Consignment ~ PP ~ MPK Mission High Visibility Orange Handle and Scabbard.  #5 of 15 produced in original box.  Details in a letter from Homer Bret.                                                                                   $2400

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41.       Consignment ~ PP ~ 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.                                  $6900

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42.       Consignment ~ PP ~ 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!                                                                             $1825

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43.       Consignment ~ PP ~ 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.                                               $1700

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44.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Camillus Presentation Pilots Knife with mobile Riverine Force “beer can” on pommel.  Right side engraved “U.S. NAVY HAL-3TF 117” (a helicopter rescue unit).  Left side is engraved “SEAWOLVES”.  Comes with mobile Riverine Force/Mekong Delta patch and HEL-3/5-Seawolves unit patch.  Very rare “brown water” Navy set.   $750

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45.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Conetta MKII.  Unsharpened, uncarried condition.  Scabbard stenciled “31” on front.                                             $155

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46.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Buck 120. Near MINT condition.      $110

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47.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Colonial MK-1 Prototype.  Clear plastic handle. MK-1 scabbard.  No markings.  Bright finish.                                    $375

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48.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPK.  OD green with two types of sheaths (old and new) included in original boxes.                                      $1800

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49.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Special Forces Square Tip NATA.  Near mint with proper scabbard.  One nick in the edge of the blade.  $260

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50.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPT (Titanium) #16 of 100 1997, in original shipping box.  100% MINT.                                                       $1000

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51.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPK-NS (no serrations) .  Anodized titanium.  Second shipment 1996.  1 of 25 produced, in original box, and shipping box.  Letter from Homer Brett.                                                             $1250                                                                               

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52.       Consignment ~ PP~ Western Shark.  Bright blade is full.  No sharpening marks. Bright steel guard. Handle is 100% with no cracking or loose washers.  Pommel is 100% as well.  One piece, double stitched original Western sheath.  Excellent condition.                                                       $175

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53.       Consignment ~ PP ~ MPS Mission Knife.  Unfinished prototype in sheath.  Inscribed on handle “MP Prototype – R. Shultz 1995” and a finished P/T-MPS #15 of 55, pre-production knife with sheath.  With documented letter from R. Shultz (2 knives).  There is also an unfinished wood MPK handle signed by R. Shultz with this group.                                                   $700

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54.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Era Parsons Prototype Knuckle Knife.  Blade is covered with protective grease and cheese cloth.  A MINT specimen!  Blue FS blade.  Handle is stamped Parsons on one side and #17 on the butt.  This the same knife pictured on page 127 of Silvey’s Vietnam Knife book.  Proof sheet from the book is included, as well as a letter from Kevin Parsons authenticating the knife.  NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM. $1900

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55.       Consignment~ PP ~ Complete set of “on shore” Beryllum, Non magnetic, non sparking EOD tools.  Knife, pliers, cutting dikes and two probes.  This is the first complete set that I have seen!  Each piece is serial numbered as a set 2113228 with a suffix A thru E which you can see most of in the pictures.  $                                                                                      $300

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56.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Collins  127 Machete, Green Horn Handle Variety.  Proper tooled original leather sheath.  17” blade is full.  No rust or pitting some sharpening marks at the edge.  Horn handle is excellent condition.                                                                                                $100

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57.       Consignment ~ PP ~ SOG/CIA Thaidam Bolo with original wood scabbard.  Blade marked 1964 with STAR.  MINT, unused knife.  Paperwork included.  This knife includes an article by Gary Boyd from Tactical Knives Magazine.  Also includes photos of CIS Field officers and South Vietnamese “CIA: Counterparts wearing the knives.  A short letter from Gary Boyd to John Gibson is included.  Condition is MINT—PERFECT.  This is the only one that I have ever seen.                                                                          $700

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58.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Mission MPF Non Magnetic Titanium Folder.  MINT in original box with original wax paper.                              $600

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59.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Era Parsons Knuckle Knife.  Unmarked handle. M-7 style blade.  M8A1 sheath.  Both near MINT.  NOTE:  NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.                                                              $600                                                                        

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60.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Era Gerber Grey Handle, MKII. Very early 1972.  Serial #023774.  Sheath missing steel pocket and keeper strap.  Knife and sheath are excellent plus (other than the missing scabbard parts).  Wasp waist with fine serrations.                                                      $400

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61.       Consignment ~ PP ~ Vietnam Era Tru-Bal Battle Blade made by Harry McEvoy.  7 ” Blade. Original sheath. MINT condition.         $175

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62.       Consignment ~ PP ~ WWII SMATCHET. Bright blade version with steel fixtures on wood handle.  Original leather scabbard in excellent condition both straps intact and working.  Unsharpened MINT bright blade.         $950

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63.       Consignment ~ DM ~ Farbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern.  Blade has most of its bluing with edges slightly sharpened.  Bright wear along both spines.  Guard is oval and blued. Marked England.  Handle is blackened with some copper wash showing through handle near guard and has a Broad Arrow mark and below it is the letter B. Top of handle has a raised number 4.   Low top nut.  A couple of what appear to be aluminum paint spots on handle.  Comes with original sheath.  Square black chape.  I cannot see where tabs were ever present.  Leather at the bottom of belt loop is very dry and not attached.                                                              $300

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64.       Consignment ~ DM ~ 10/23 ~ USN Mark II.  Blade marked US Navy, RH PAL 37.  Full blade appears unsharpened, but has many spots of rust. This knife has been rehandled with stacked leather washers and red and grey spacers at each end.  Handle has nicely beveled edges.  Feels good in the hand. Guard and pommel are aluminum.  Pommel is somewhat interesting in design and is pinned on.  Comes with plastic USN MK II sheath.  $100

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65.       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.

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66.       Consignment ~NK~ 6/12 ~ WWII MK-II, KA-BAR Mfg.  Parkerized blade is full and shows only careful sharpening.  Handle is near mint. Proper U.S.N. plastic scabbard has a small crack on the right side, near the tip.

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67.        Consignment ~NK~ 5/29 ~ USM-3 Imperial.  Blade marked.  Blade is full 6 ” 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. 

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68.        Consignment ~NK~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era Buffalo Bill Knife.  Absolutely Mint.  Customary plated blade is in perfect condition. 9 ” blade.  Nickel silver choil, and native wood handle is tight and in perfect condition.

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69.       Consignment ~NK~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era “MARINE RECON” Knife.  Rounded pommel version.  Blade retains 100% of original finish.  Marked KIFFE JAPAN.  Minty handle and scabbard.

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70.        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 ”, 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.

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71.       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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72.       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------------------------------------------Randall Vietnam Veteran Model 1---Serial Number 88----Mint----The Vietnam Veteran Model 1 was designed by the late Randall Knife dealer Tom Clinton in 1987 and only 100 knives were made. The stainless blade is 8" long and marked "Vietnam Veteran". It has a nickel silver guard and Westinghouse micarta handle. The handle was scrimshawed by Ron Skaggs. Each knife was serial numbered under the dragon. It comes with the original Johnson Roughback sheath and orange stone. It also comes with a Randall marked zippered knife case. Very Rare Knife----Mint----$ 3500.00               Note: Matching #88 Model 14 listed next.
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2.  SOLD--------------------------------------------Randall Vietnam Veteran Model 14---Serial Number 88---Mint---The stainless blade is 7 1/2" long and marked "Vietnam Veteran / 088 of 500". It has a nickel silver guard and brown micarta handle. It comes with the original riveted sheath that is complete with gold para cord lacing. It also comes with the original marked zipper case, original advertising and original print.------Mint-----$ 1100.00    Note: matching # to Model 1 above.
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3.  Mission Knives Early Sterile MPK In The Box-----Mint-----The non-magnetic Titanium blade is 7 1/8" long and mint. The handle is perfect. It comes with the original early sheath that is complete with grip strap, rubber toggle and rubber leg staps. It also comes with the original box. Mint Early Production Sterile MPK-----$ 650.00
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4.  Lile Vietnam Veteran Combat Knife #15---Mint-----The satin-polished blade is 7" long and marked "LILE" and the Vietnam Service mark on one side and "15 of 100" on the other. It has brass fittings, a cord wrapped hollow handle and brass screw cap with thong hole. It comes with the original Johnson marked sheath. Limmy Lile made these in 1982 and is #15 of only 100 made. Also comes with a zippered knife case----Mint & Rare----$ 2250.00
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5.  Vietnam Special Forces Round Tip Bolo-----Mint----Early bolo with the mill scale finish. It also has the straw color finish to the edge. Includes the original early 2-rivet mint scabbard. Also included is the original plastic bag blade cover (rarely see these). Ref: Cole III pg 168 and Silvey Vietnam pg 40------Mint----$ 550.00
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6.  SOLD-------------------------------------------WWII Theater Knuckle Knife With Kinfolks V44 Blade---The Kinfolks blade is 9 1/2" long with use and sharpening. The brass knuckle handle was no doubt cast off a 1918 knuckle knife handle. The blade tang is pinned to the handle. The blade is slightly off center as it comes out of the handle, but not bad. It comes with a 1944 dated USMC Hospital Corps knife scabbard.------$ 465.00
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7.  WWII Ring & Bead F/S-----Exc-----The blue-black blade is 6 7/8" long and unused. There is a small patch of old pitting on the back side down towards the tip. The guard has the England mark. The ring and bead handle is minty and marked "^12" at the base. The tang nut has not been messed with. It comes with the original scabbard that is quite minty and complete.------$ 875.00
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8. SOLD---------------------------------WWII Boker Mark 1-----Minty------The blue blade is 5 1/8" long with just some light scratches towards the tip. It has the Boker mark on one side and "U.S.N." on the other. The leather handle is clean and solid. It comes with a nice USN MK1 scabbard that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 77 #8------Nice---$ 165.00
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9.  Hungarian AKM Bayonet----Mint------I believe this is an Hungarian Bayonet-----It is mint and complete.---$ 50.00----------This is a Hungarian 6H3 with the suspension fob...missing on most Hungarians . There are two variants. The more common has the face of the cutter plate flat with that of the scabbard body. There  are no serial numbers (although some are stamped FEG and have a import address on the crossguard). These were commercial bayonets for the Hungarian AKs imported to the US.  The second variant has the cutter plate beveled at a higher plane than the face of the scabbard. Both bayonet crossguard & scabbard blade stop will be serial numbered. These were military issued ones. The improvement in the cutter plate was adopted by several other countries. It provided more clearance between blade and face of scabbard. This additional info provided by our friend Fred Marut.-------Mint-----$50.00
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10.  SOLD----------------------------------WWII M3 Utica----The blade is 6 3/4" long with use and sharpening and has a grey finish that was added. The guard has the Utica mark. The leather handle is solid. The pommel has the ordnance mark. It comes with a used M8A1 scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg 97 #23-----$ 135.00
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11.  SOLD-------------------------------------------1976 Gerber Mark II------Exc-----The blade is 6 7/8" long with some light sharpening and scratches. It is numbered "054109". There are some light rub marks on the guard and pommel. The grey handle is perfect. It comes with the minty original dark green scabbard that is complete with original leather lacings.----$ 375.00---------$300.00
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12.  SOLD----------------------------------Vietnam Tru-Bal Battle Blade----This is an early Model 4 Battle Blade. The blade is 6 1/2" long with sharpening along the cutting edge. It has the Tru-Bal mark on both sides of the blade. The black micarta handles are solid with no damage. It comes with the original Tru-Bal scabbard that is complete.-----$ 175.00
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13.  Camillus Pilot Knife With No Date Marking-----The blade is 5 1/8" long with some light use. The leather handle is Exc Plus. the pommel is marked "Camillus / N.Y." with no date. It comes with the original scabbard that is complete with unmarked stone. Very Rare---I have never seen one marked this way.-----$ 250.00
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14.  WWII KLAS Knuckle Knife-----The blued double edge blade is 5 1/2" long and unused. It is hand stamped "KLAS" at the ricasso. It is an all steel handle and D-guard. The handle is marked "2518". Reference---- " Primer Of Military knives" Part One pg 3 and Bill Wright's book--Theater knives of WWII pg 50. I'm sure the 2518 number is not a serial number as I have never seen another. I am also assuming it is WWII.----Minty-----$ 400.00
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15.   Gerber 20th Anniversary 1966-1986 Mark II-----Mint In The Box----The knife has the canted blade and fusal handle. It is numbered "0420". It comes with original box and also a wooden wall display box. Not sure that I have seen the wooden display piece before. Neat mint set that is complete.----$ 625.00---------$400.00
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16.  SOLD------------------------------------Late Vietnam Camillus Mark 2----Mint----The blade is 7" long and unused. It is marked "U.S. / Camillus" at the ricasso. This marking was started in Feb 1974. The dark brown handle is mint. It comes with the correct dark brown scabbard that is mint.----$ 110.00
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17.  Randall African Big Five Set-----Mint----Set number "9" and made in 2009 with only 100 sets made. Each knife has an Ivory Micarta handle that has been scrimshawed by Ron Skaggs. Each knife also includes a  custom exotic leather sheath. Also included is a print of the original photograph used in the advertisement, plus a color copy of the full advertisement.  The knives and sheaths are:  Model 25-5" with a Brown Crocodile sheath, Model 27-5 3/4" with a Ostrich sheath, Model 3-5" with a Black Crocodile sheath, Model 23-4 1/2" with a Zebra sheath and a Model 12-6" with a Cape Buffalo sheath. Original marked zipper cases included. Early Mint Set-----$ 5500.00----------------$3500.00
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18.  Western Baby Shark---Used----The blade is 4 7/8" long with use, sharpening and some pitting. It has a brass guard so it is probably post war. The leather handle is solid. The newer sheath is well made and fits the knife well. -----$ 50.00
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19.  Custom Knife From Thailand---Minty----The sturdy blade is 5 5/8" long and unused. It is a full tang knife with pinned local wood and horn. It comes with the original well made scabbard that is complete. It is unmarked. It was bought at a knife shop in Authaya Thailand.-----Minty----$ 75.00
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20.  SOLD----------------------------------------WWII M1 Pal Bayonet-----Exc Plus-----The blade is 9 7/8" long with some scabbard marks and a little finish wear at the tip area. It is marked "PAL / U. S." at the ricasso. The grips have no damage. It comes with a nice M7 scabbard that was repainted. Ref: Cole III pg 33 #2------Nice----$ 150.00
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NOTE:  THE FOLLOWING KNIVES ARE SOLD-----JUST WAITING TO BE RECEIVED.
 

51.   SOLD--------------------------------------------WWII Fighting Knife----Exc Plus-----This is one of the butcher knives that was converted to a fighting knife for the War effort. The sturdy blade is 7" long and in excellent condition. It has a brass guard and original wood handles that had finger grooves added. Also added was a thong hole and leather thong. Probably the best part of the whole rig is the scabbard. They cut down a WWII USMC Medical Corpsmen scabbard. Had to be a ton of work to narrow it and then re-sew it. They even cut down the brass throat.-----Neat Rig------$ 175.00
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52.  SOLD-----------------------------------WWII Sword Blade Fighting Knife----Exc Plus----The blade is 7 3/4" long and in exc plus condition. It has a steel guard, turned wood handle and steel butt cap. It comes with the original well made scabbard that was made for the knife. Ref: Cole IV pg 119 and 121------Nice-----$ 385.00
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53.  SOLD---------------------------------------Custom Knife From Thailand----Minty---The sturdy blade is 5 1/2" long and unused. It is a full tang knife with pinned local wood and bone. It comes with the original well made scabbard that is complete. It is unmarked. It was bought at a knife shop in Authaya Thailand.-----Minty----$ 75.00
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Miscellaneous Knife Related Items                       jrg@woh.rr.com

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)

 

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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Terms of Sale

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*PAYPAL Accepted (except for knuckle knives, switchblades,
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* Buyer Pays all postage and insurance

These items are sold as a historical and collectible items only. The items are warranted to be as described and shown in the photographs. No guarantee or warranty is expressed or implied as to the usability of the items for its original purpose. The buyer, certifies that he or she is of lawful age and is not prevented by any law from the purchase or possession of these items. The buyer is responsible for knowing, understanding and obeying all International, Federal, State and Local laws concerning the purchase and possession of these items.

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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

1898 Colts
www.1898colts.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