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A rare example of the Admiralty Order FR693 Marked Late War Third Pattern FS Knife, complete with its matching FR 271 scabbard. The Admiralty Order came out in 1964 and Wilkinson made 100 Knives which were stamped on the underside of the guard, these were boxed and sent off. No further Knives were made as the rest of the Order was simply filled with WW2 Knives that were in WD stores, these,like this mint example were stamped on the pommel area and stored away. The scabbards were stamped to the rear of the leather patch securing the elastic. As I say this knife is a Late War example with a machine finished blade and a pommel number 4. Blade is an immaculate 6 7/8” Long. All nice and tight. Scabbard is the correct Pattern for this knife.
Mint Swiss Model 1918 Schmidt Rubin Bayonet For M1911 and M1931 Rifles along with the M41-M44 Sub Machine Guns. maker marked Elsener Schwyz, complete with scabbard.
1889 Swiss Schmidt Rubin bayonet A near mint example of a 1889 Swiss Schmidt Rubin bayonet comple with frog
1943 Dated Snow Camo Mittens 1943 Dated Snow Camo Mittens With maker Stamp and WD Stamp. Connecting chord in place
1945 Dated Supak Commando Beret A very nice 1945 Dated Supak Commando Beret, complete with correct period cap badge. The beret is in extremely good condition and 100% correct
All Nickel Second Pattern Guard marked All Nickel Second Pattern with /| 56 stamp on guard. Correct pattern scabbard with nickel chape. A very honest carried knife that shows use but blade is full length and not sharpened.
Au Lion M1918 Fighting Knife Au Lion M1918 Fighting Knife. This is the grooved handle variant. Made in France and the only one of the variants to make it to the Front Line in WW1. This knife comes with its original scabbard with belt loops still intact. The blade shows age related staining but no pitting and the Lion trade mark is clearly visible. The correct skull crusher pommel nut is present, these nuts differ from the US made Knives. These are now 100 years old and are classed as antiques. Any questions please contact me.
Australian Issue P07 hooked Quillion Australian Issue P07 hooked Quillion Australian Issue P07 hooked Quillion Dated 4 '09 made by wilkinson and has Australian serial number on guard and scabbard throat,not matching. Marked V 4688 on Guard. Extremely rare Australian serial numbered p07 hooked quillion bayonet that more than likely was at Galipolli
B2 Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Full length 6 7/8” B2 Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife, blade is as near mint as you will find,showing original factory sharpening. Handle and guard are tight. Clear /| B2 Marked guard. Correct pattern scabbard with snapped but present elastic. For an obviously carried piece, this is excellent +++ condition
Bren Gun Snow Camo Cover Dated 1944 Bren Gun Snow Camo Cover Dated 1944 In excellent condition. Scarce piece of kit
British And Commonwealth Military Knives British And Commonwealth Military Knives Book by Ron Flook. This now out of print book has been,and the remains the must have book on the subject. Filled with superb black and white photos of knives ranging from the humble Jack Knife to the First Pattern FS knife and supported by excellent text,its a valuable tool in the library. The book is in very fine condition
British No9 Bayonet British No9 Bayonet In mint unissued condition. Made by Enfield and nicely stamped
Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet,unmarked and in lovely condition. A rare bayonet to find. No scabbard....
Dahlgren Knife Bayonet The Dahlgren knife bayonet... (named after Captain John A. Dahlgren, U.S. Navy)... one of two bayonets associated with the Whitney Model 1861 Percussion Navy ("Plymouth") .69 caliber Rifle. The Whitney "Plymouth" rifle, named after the U.S.S. PLYMOUTH, a naval ordnance testing ship which had been built under Dahlgren's supervision, has the distinction of being the only U.S. contract arm to be originally rifled in .69 caliber. The first Knife Bladed bayonet is considered to be the Model 1861 for the Plymouth / Whitneyville rifle. It is perhaps better known by its nickname the Dahlgren Bowie Bayonet, named for it inventor Admiral John A. Dahlgren. Many articles have been written about the Dahlgren bayonet but what is most intriguing are the actual letters from the Admiral himself regarding its design and use. As we know the basic use of a bayonet is mounted to the end of a rifle or musket. To Dahlgren's thinking this is not the proper use of his newly invented arm. It should be known that Admiral Dahlgren was in command of several Navy ships and knew first hand what close quarters fighting was about. With this in mind perhaps we can relate to the admirals thought when he wrote that the bayonet was best used in the hand not mounted on the end of the rifle it was designed for. It is also interesting to note that the 1861 rifle already had a sword bayonet designed for it at the time of Dahlgren's invention of the new bayonet. In Dahlgren's own words he called it the "most useless thing in the world except at the end of a musket." Perhaps this explains why most Dahlgren bayonets do NOT fit the Model 1861 rifle. They were meant to but they were also designed to be used as a close quarters fighting weapon in a sailors or marines hand. The Admiral invented a bayonet because a knife would not be sanctioned by the Ordnance Board. But being the clever fellow he was the bayonet did not really have to fit the rifle either. Selling as a First Rate copy
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and manufactured by Wilkinson Sword. This is an original WW2 1st pattern, Fairbairn Sykes dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish and a hand knurled finish to the grip. It has a 2” S shaped cross guard. The ricasso is etched with the 'Wilkinson Sword London' logo and the reverse has 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with spinal ridge measures 172mm in length. It should be noted that blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground so they do differ in length.It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap,this scabbard is of the pattern that was manufactured without the leg securing tabs. The correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener is present and complete, leather and stitching are present and in perfect order. Three holes can be seen in the scabbard above the fastener,this was done so that the scabbard could be sewen into the battle dress.
First pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and manufactured by Wilkinson Sword. This is an original WW2 1st pattern, Fairbairn Sykes dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish and a hand knurled finish to the grip. It has a 2” S shaped cross guard. The ricasso is etched with the 'Wilkinson Sword London' logo and the reverse has 'The FS Fighting Knife' and are very clear. Its double edged dagger blade with spinal ridge measures 163mm in length. It should be noted that blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground so they do differ in length.It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap,this scabbard is of the pattern that was manufactured with the leg securing tabs,however these have been removed during its service time as was often the practice,so that the knife could sit nicely in the Airborne pants knife pocket.The correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener is present and complete, leather and stitching are present and in perfect order.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife. Very near to mint, the blade is not messed with in any way. Both etched panels are perfect as the day they were done. Handle has the deep crisp knurling,some of the best I’ve seen in a First Pattern. Pommel nut is tight and displays the vice marks as we like to see. Correct scabbard which shows light carry wear around the belt loop area, which only adds to the fact this was a carried knife. All stitching is tight and the Newey popper works perfectly. This is a near mint knife that is almost impossible to upgrade. Please contact me regarding this knife if you are interested.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife that is every inch an issue and combat used knife,an early knife with a more pronounced S shaped guard, this knife was more than likely produced near the end of the first run of these Knives. Both etches are clearly visible,the blade shows age patina but the blade profile is as it should be. Handle is great and tight to the guard. The scabbard is correct but cut down. Knife comes with provenance. If you are interested in this knife please contact me to discuss it.
French Foreign Legion Cut Down Fighting Knife A very near mint cut down Remington or Winchester bayonet that were issued to the French Foreign Legion around the time of the Indochinese war. Clip Bowie point and not maker marked on this one. Rates as excellent plus
Hitler Youth Knife By Grawiso Hitler Youth Knife By Grawiso, early knife without motto. Diamond is fitted nicely and wiggles as it should. No cracks in handle and in overall very good condition. Correct scabbard and belt loop and retaining strap in great order.
HJ Knife By WKC A very pleasing HJ Knife by WKC in Transitional pattern showing both maker mark and RZM mark M 7/42. The blDe is a typical thick robust one as seen on HJ Knives by this mKer and is in excellent condition. No Motto on this knife. Scabbard is correct and in lovely order. Belt loop and popper intact. Grip scales are excellent as is the lozenge.
Indonesian Kopassus Special Forces Fighting Knife An original Pindad made Indonesian Kopassus Special Forces Fighting Knife. These were later made in Germany but this is an original Indonesian made knife. Kopassus is the Indonesian Special Forces Command, formally Sani Yudha Forces Command. Knife is in near mint condition as is the scabbard. Rarely seen Pindad made knife.
K98 Herder Matching Numbers S/293 (Herder) early one, 1936 and matching numbers 420. Nice wood grips with slight bruising, blade shows slight sharpening.
Kukri Kukri that I believe dates around 1920 but I’m fully open to advice on that. A superb knife in itself but what really makes this piece is its tool kit, pens,hammer,dividers,pliers,ear pic,leather strap,corkscrew etc. Also in the small pouch is a Royal Navy Serviceman’s final pay notice. His name is on the notice.
Late War Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Late War Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife With full length needle point machine finished blade with original blued finish. High domed pommel nut. Mould number 4. Correct pattern scabbard missing it’s elastic.
Luftwaffe Boot Knife This knife was primarily a Luftwaffe boot knife but was also purchased by the Waffen SS. This example has been carried in a boot as can be evidenced by the wear on the scabbard. The blade is very good and shows just very light patches of age related staining. Lots of cross grain still evident. Stylised eagle with District 5 mark on the blade. Grips are good with no cracks.
M1905 Honour Guard Bayonet Stunning M1905 bayonet that has been re gripped and chromed for use in Honour Guards. Made by Springfield Armouries and dated 1913. A rare bayonet in the USA,very rare in the UK. Condition is as I said, stunning
M1948 Yugoslav Mauser Bayonet A near mint example of a M1948 Yugoslav Mauser bayonet that has matching numbers.
M1956 Yugoslav Sub Machine Gun Bayonet M1956 Yugoslav Sub Machine Gun Bayonet 95% of bluing remaining.
M3 Fighting Knife PAL Blade Marked M3 Fighting Knife PAL Blade Marked. Correct M8 scabbard
M56 French Bayonet French M56 bayonet for use with the M56 Assault Rifle. Very similar to the FAMAS bayonet but an earlier version. In near mint condition
M7 Bayonet By Colt Colt made 10,000 M7’s and housed them in a lovely crackle finish M8A1 scabbard. This one is in near mint condition and displays only scabbard withdrawal marks.
Mid War Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Indian Airborne issued Mid War Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife. Marked I /| on the guard,these knives were made by Wilkinson’s for the Indian Forces and issued to the Airborne troops. This one has seen Service, been repointed which was commonplace and has been done during the war. Some loss of bluing but surprisingly still has its factory edge. Pommel No3 mould. Correct pattern scabbard missing it’s elastic
Middle East Commando Knife The Middle East Commando Knife was made in the Bazaars of Cairo at the request of Col. GAD Young and Lt. Col Rose and were used by 50,51 & 52 Commando in Crete and elsewhere in the Far East. The handle based on a deaths head is cast brass and the blade is braised into the handle. The scabbard is correct for the knife. The blade shows age related spotting but no pitting. A very rare and original knife superb patina to the handle. Please contact me if you are interested in this knife before you purchase it
Middle East Commando Knife The Middle East Commando Knife was made in the Bazaars of Cairo at the request of Col. GAD Young and Lt. Col Rose and were used by 50,51 & 52 Commando in Crete and elsewhere in the Far East. The handle based on a deaths head is cast brass and the blade is braised into the handle. The much needed dent is there where the blade meets the handle which helps to confirm this is not a copy. The scabbard is correct for the knife. The blade shows age related patina. A very rare and original knife Please contact me if you are interested in this knife before you purchase it
Middle East Commando Knife The Middle East Commando Knife was made in the Bazaars of Cairo at the request of Col. GAD Young and Lt. Col Rose and were used by 50,51 & 52 Commando in Crete and elsewhere in the Far East. The handle based on a deaths head is cast brass and the blade is braised and spot welded into the handle. The much needed dent is there where the blade meets the handle which helps to confirm this is not a copy. The scabbard is correct for the knife. The blade shows age related spotting but no pitting. A very rare and original knife Please contact me if you are interested in this knife before you purchase it
Middle East Commando Knife The fullered Middle East Commando Knife as commissioned and carried by No. 50 Commando under the command of Colonel G.A.D. Young and Lt. Col. S.M. Rose. These were made in the Bazzares of Cairo on order to look like a Deaths Head. The blade of this is a 98/05 Butcher bayonet (other sub patterns exist). Locally made scabbard that fits the blade only one way. One of my most favourite knives from a superb Fighting Force. The scabbard is superb on this example,the blade only fits into it one way. Should you have any questions regarding this knife please contact me. Very good provenance comes with this knife to a Squadron Leader,DFC,OBE,who commanded the Special Operations Flight in the Middle East in 1942, where he was responsible for dropping SOE & OSS agents behind enemy lines.
Mk1 P1888 Lee Metford Bayonet Mk1 P1888 Lee Metford Bayonet With some very nice and not often seen Unit markings. Aged patina on guard,pommel and scabbard fittings but no pitting. Blade is rally good with minimal staining and is not sharpened,tip is needle point. Only 10,000 of these made and all are Enfield made. An excellent example of its kind and great to see the unit markings, Royal Garrison Artillery and B.A. ( Bengal Artillery or Bermuda Artillery)
No 5 Bayonet No5 bayonet for the Jungle Carbine,this also fits the Sterling SMG. Made by Wilkinson and double stamped with Wilkinson and their WD code S294 which indicates to me a 1945 produced bayonet,so a scarce chance to get a wartime No5. The fact this has rounded wood grip scales also evidences it as being a 1945 dated bayonet has survived being updated and grips replaced with angular ones.
No5 Jungle Carbine Bayonet WW2 example of the No5 Jungle Carbine, Marked S294(Wilkinson’s “shadow code”) & WSC (Wilkinson). The blade is in very good condition as are the Grip scales. The scabbard is by Vanden Plas and marked with their “shadow code” S 286. A very nice example of a sought after bayonet.
No7 Bayonet No7 bayonet for the Sten Gun and the Lee Enfield No4 rifle. This is the Mk1 land model. The bayonet is in mint condition and has an inspector mark that I believe is Poole Factory but no maker mark.
No7 Bayonet No7 bayonet for the Mk5 Sten Gun. Blade shows age related staining but is sound and swivel pommel works as it should.
P1879 Saw Back Sword Bayonet For The Martini Henry Carbine P1879 Saw Back Sword Bayonet For The Martini Henry Carbine. Dated 11/82 and in very nice condition. Perhaps the most recognisable of all the British Sword Bayonets. Leather scabbard is intact and in lovely condition.
P1888 Lee Metford bayonet A very nice example of a P 1888 Lee Metford bayonet Mk1 type 2 with multiple reissue dates. Some bruising and very old loss of wood to one grip scale. What makes this a very interesting bayonet is the addition to the ricasso of the “Sold Out Of Service” asterisk and the “reject From Service” mirrored R, very unusual to see these markings on the ricasso,they are usually on the pommel.blade rates as near mint. 2MX on scabbard throat (2nd Battalion Middlesex regiment) not a matching number. Scabbard rates as excellent as well. A desirable bayonet for the markings alone.
P1938 Carcano Folding Bayonet P1938 Carcano Folding Bayonet, in top class condition, complete with scabbard,which is a rarity in itself! Scabbard shows nearly all of its original bluing. Bayonet folds with a nice tight action. A rare bayonet and in fantastic condition.
Puma Boot Knife A superb mint condition WW2 German Boot Knife by Puma. Blade marked Gusstahl Puma Solingen and is stone mint showing only scabbard keep runner marks. The deep red Bakelite handle is secured by three rivets and is also in mint condition. Scabbard shows all of its original paint,the boot clip is also perfect. Best I’ve ever seen and impossible to upgrade. If you are interested in this knife please contact me. Thank you
Rare 1943 Dated Lightweight Snow Camo Suit Rare 1943 Dated Lightweight Snow Camo Suit. The Lightweight suits are a lot rarer than the heavyweight pocketed ones. Discarded easily and left behind after raids.
Rare OSS (USAAF) Machette Rare USAAF survival machete made by Cruver Mfg. Co. and Collins Co. Cruver made the handles, while Collins the blades. These were reputed to have been used by the OSS,now it just depends which book you read as to what you may believe. What is fact is that these are extremely rare pieces and to find one with its original scabbard is even rarer. This example has lost its bluing to the blade but apart from that it is in great shape. No cracks to the handle and the piece is tight. Scabbard is in used condition but has no holes. All in all a rare machete and in great condition
S98/05 Butcher Bayonet A stunning example of a S98/05 Butcher Bayonet. Untouched with factory finish still evident on the mint blade. Showing only scabbard runner marks it rates the best I have ever seen. Made by J. Corts, and nicely stamped with his maker mark it again rates as a rare maker. Stamped 15 on the spine so 1915. Scabbard shows original finish with one ding to the rear. Frog is in good order but no maker visible. Apologies for the reflection on the photos, the blade is pristine and uniform in finish.
Servicing Commando Knife Servicing Commando Knife In a FS sheath. A genuine Servicing Commando Knife housed in a a FS knife sheath,a very unusual pairing but from the fit and the aged crease at the top of the sheath I think a very genuine paring. The very interesting thing about this knife is the lettering inscribed in the bone pommel. The initials A R are more than likely the Servicing Commando's initials. Also carved is CATFOSS, which was a RAF training air base during WW2 in East Yorkshire near to Hornsea. The markings have worn off the knife but it is undoubtedly as described. A very unique knife
SOE Tyre Slasher Knife A great example of the rare,sterile SOE Tyre slasher Knife. Issued to and used by Agents of the Special Operations Executive, the claw being used to slash tyres and disrupt the Nazi occupiers of Europe. This knife is tight with no isssues.
Taiwanese M1 Bayonet Taiwanese M1 Bayonet In stunning condition. Throats of scabbard has been painted but that's par for the course with these.
Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife,pommel number 2,blade length 175mm. Traces of a copper finish to the handle of this knife. Late war production knife. The scabbard belt loop has been cut which is a shame.
Third Pattern FS Fighting Knife With Rare FS Hunting Scabbard Third Pattern FS Fighting Knife With Rare FS Hunting Scabbard. Mould number4 on this transitional Third Pattern,it's got an early third guard and pommel nut but a machine finished blade. It has been shortened to fit the scabbard and I believe period done to demonstrate the Hunting Scabbard. The scabbards were not adopted therefore are a rare item themselves. The knife is near mint,having as I say been shortened period,factory done to fit in the scabbard. First knife I've ever seen in a scabbard,having seen two previous Hunting Scabbards 30 years ago.
Third Pattern FS Knife A very pleasing example of a late war machine finished blade Third Pattern. Pommel number 1. Blade shows 99% of the factory finish. Scabbard is the correct flat chape example for the knife,it has scratch to the front taking off a small piece of the waxed finish,an easy refurb if someone wants to do it.
Third Reich NCO Triple Etched Blade Sword Paul Weyersberg, sword/wreath within double-oval TM. Plain, unadorned nickel-plated hilt fittings show light surface wear with some minor speckling to the pommel, knuckle-bow and langets, but no major lifting or damage. Black bakelite grip is in excellent order, no cracks or chips and is complete with tight triple wire wrap. Plated double-etched blade measuring 34 ½” in length grades EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks.No lifting or peeling to plating, and is complete with original brown leather blade buffer pad. Obverse blade features a 12 ½” long frosted panel with raised floral motif, Stahlhelm with crossed rifles and oak leaves, and open wing Reich eagle. Reverse blade features a 12 ½” long frosted panel with floral motif, Stahlhelm with crossed swords and oak leaves, and closed wing Wehrmacht eagle. Blade retains 100% of the frosted background finish on the blade panels as well as the laurel leaf motif on the blade spine. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 70% of the original black enamel showing uniform surface wear to both obverse and reverse. Nice triple etched Third Reich Army NCO/EM sword with RARE triple-etched blade. I rate this as EX+++
Third Reich Triple Etched NCO sword Extra photos
U.S.N. Brown Water Knife U.S.N. Brown Water Knife As issued to Navy Seals amongst others. A fine,robust and well made knife that is seldom seen here in the U.K. The knife is in excellent condition.
USMC Fighting Knife/Medical Corps Bolo Machete WW2 U.S.M.C. Briddell Hospital/ Medical Corps Fighting Knife Machete in its original Scabbard Made by about as all of them were. Dated 1943. A WW2 U.S.M.C. Fighting Knife Machete & Scabbard dated 1942. These Machetes were issued to U.S. Marines & Hospital/ Medical Corps as a close quater fighting knife and cutting tool come machete, The shape of the blade is similar to the WW1 Bolo knives. It has a 3" broad, 11" long heavy blade. The knife has plain wood grips held on with three rivets. The blade is stamped with "USMC and the makers name Briddell. The leather scabbard is made from heavy gauge leather with a brass throat. This is a heavy piece of kit.
UVF Converted p1874 For Gew88 Rifle UVF Converted p1874 For Gew88 Rifle. Converted most likely on the continent for the UVF. A rare bayonet to find,the grip is NOT stamped with the UVF badge.
Vol 1,2,3 Of Keislings' Bayonets of the World Vol 1,2,3 Of Keislings' Bayonets of the World. Published Circa 1974-76,these were and I believe still are at the forefront of any bayonet collectors library. A superb reference resource with excellent line drawings and no nonsense description and dimensions. The dust covers have suffered over the years and the slightest foxing on vol 1 but they are perfectly serviceable. Vol 4 (brown cover) is missing
WW1 German Trench Knife WW1 German Trench Knife. Unmarked blade . The blade is very good for its age and retains its needle point and no field sharpening. The oak handle has no chips or bruises and does a great aged patina.Scabbard retains some of its original paint and belt loop is present,showing age related wear and tear,having a tear near the Popper,which works fine but I don't fasten them. A really good knife showing some age related issues which is reflected in the price.
WW2 Paratrooper Denison Sleeping Bag A rare and genuine WW2 Paratrooper Denison Sleeping Bag. Multiple pockets inside with brass Newey poppers. These were primarily used in Dakota aircraft to keep the Paras warm prior to jumping. A really hard bit of kit to find in original form Contact me regards shipping of this as it's a lump!
WW2 Theatre Made U.S. Aluminium Fighting Knife WW2 Theatre Made U.S. Aluminium Fighting Knife. These knives were made in the Pacific Theatre and are rarely seen this side of the Atlantic. Sand cast in aluminium and can be extremely sharp. Lightweight and sharp,they were a favourite of the USMC as a private purchase weapon. Typical generic sheath