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Here's a new batch of consignment knives from the Civil War through WW2. They are:

NB1

This is a Civil War Bowie knife with stag grips. The only markings on the blade is IXL. The knife is 9 1/4 inches long with a 5 inch blade. The blade has been sharpened quite a bit but you can tell it was done by a foot powered wheel instead of an electric powered grinder. The marks are inconsistant with high speed grinding. This knife has character !!! For this piece. $395.00

NB2

This is a nice vintage Bowie Knife with stag grips. This piece is over 9 3/4 inches long with a nice aged nearly 6 inch blade. The blade may have been lightly sharpened. This is a Keen Kutter Made in USA knife being lightly marked on the blade. This is model K 1050-6". Nearly 10 inches long overall. For this nice knife! $145.00 No sheath.

NB3

This is a nice probable Civil War Bowie Knife marked STANDARD CUTLERY CO. only with no country or origin. Research shows that this was most likely a Sheffield, England company but since no Country of Origin exists then the knife was most likely made prior to 1892 or so when it was required to put the County of Origin on products coming into the US. This is a nive knife being over 10 1/2 inches long with a 6 3/8ths long blade which has been sharpened as most were. The grips are slab staghorn and nice. The crossguard is the standard german silver crossguard. Nice! $750.00

NB4

Here we have an Edward Barnes & Sons US Marked bowie Knife from the Civil War Era. Edward Barnes was joined by his sons in business in 1845 the business ceased operating by 1888. This knife has been heavily used and sharpened. The blade also has HUNTERS COMPANION under THE REAL US KNIFE. The grips are stag with minor damage at the bottom rear of both sides and the top rear side on the right side. There is also a small piece missing on the front top right side. Take a look at the pics! This one is pretty rough but what the heck! It's still here! Obviously well loved! This knife is over 9 inches long with an over 5 inch blade. Wish I knew the history of this one!!! $425.00

NB5

Here is a late 1800's to early 1900's bowie knife without sheath. This knife measures 10 3/4 inches long with a 5 3/4 inch blade. The blade has the markings on it of JOSEPH ALLEN & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND. The grips are slab stag grips. The blade has been sharpened on this knife as most have. Take a look at the pics! $145.00

NB6

Here is another 1800's to early 1900's bowie knife without sheath. This one is marked ALFRED WILLIAMS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND as well as EBRO on the blade. EBRO was a trademark of Adolph Kastor & sons of New York who purchased the trademark in Sheffield from Joseph Wostenholm & Sons, who also used the EBRO with the 2 Maltese crosses prior to selling it to A. Kastor. Alfred Williams speciality was selling knives to the US market, so his knives bore his name as well as the EBRO importer stamp. This knife is 11 1/4 inches long with a 7 inch nice clipped point blade. The blade has seen some sharpenin and has been cleaned. Still nice! The stag grips do have a crack through one of the brass pins on the obverse side. Stable crack - not loose. Nice knife!! $165.00

NB7

Here is another 1800's to early 1900's bowie knife without sheath. This one is marked on the ricasso Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company Sheffield England. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co started business in 1855. This particular knife is in good condition being over 11 1/4 inches long with a over 7 inch long blade. The blade has been sharpened some but not too much. The markings are clear. The grips are very nice with no cracks or breaks. For this nice old bowie $145.00

NB 8

Here is another late 1800's to early 1900's bowie knife without sheath. This knife measures 10 inches long with a 6 inch blade. The blade has the markings on it of JOSEPH ALLEN & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND and NON XLL. The grips are slab stag grips and show honest wear. The blade has been sharpened on this knife as most have. Take a look at the pics! $145.00

NB 9

Here's a little Bowie from Sheffield England that dates from the later 1800's to the early 1900's. There is a name on the ricasso but I can't make it out as some of the letters are missing from cleaning. This stag horn gripped knife measures over 8 1/2 inches long with a nearly 5 inch blade. This knife has been sharpened considerably. Check out the pics!!! $75.00

JOHN NEWTON & CO. SHEFFIELD ENGLAND

NB 10

Here is another 1800's to early 1900's bowie knife without sheath. This one is marked ALFRED WILLIAMS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND as well as EBRO on the blade. EBRO was a trademark of Adolph Kastor & sons of New York who purchased the trademark in Sheffield from Joseph Wostenholm & Sons, who also used the EBRO with the 2 Maltese crosses prior to selling it to A. Kastor. Alfred Williams speciality was selling knives to the US market, so his knives bore his name as well as the EBRO importer stamp. This knife is over 10 inches long with a 6 inch nice clipped point blade. The blade has seen some sharpenin and has been cleaned. Still nice! The stag grips do have a crack through one of the brass pins on the obverse side. Stable crack - not loose. Nice knife!! $155.00

NB 11

Here is another 1800's to early 1900's bowie knife without sheath. It's marked on the ricasso JOHN NEWTON & CO. SHEFFIELD ENGLAND on the ricasso on one side and there's a mark showing a bullfrog on the other side. This is a really nice knife with stag horn type grips . this knife measures about 19 inches long with a nearly 6 inch, lightly sharpened blade. This knife is extra nice! $249.00

NB 12

Here is an Orthello Knife and matching sheath. This is the well used ORIGINAL BOWIE KNIFE with stag handles. This knife measures about 10 1/2 inches long with a nearly 6 inch clipped blade. The markings on the blade are worn but still there. The markers markings on the ricasso are sharp and crisp. The markings on the reverse ricasso are for ANTON WINGEN JR. SOLINGEN GERMANY. This is a pre WW2 knife and early in the 1900's. $125.00

NB 13

Here is another late 1800's to early 1900's bowie knife without sheath. This knife measures over 11 inches long with a nearly 7 inch blade. The blade has the markings on it of JOSEPH ALLEN & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND and NON XLL. The grips are slab stag grips and show honest wear. The blade has been sharpened on this knife as most have and has some minor pitting on them as well. Take a look at the pics! $145.00

NB 14 SOLD!!!

Here is another late 1800's to early 1900's bowie knife without sheath. This knife measures over 11 inches long with a nearly 7 inch blade. The blade has the markings on it of JOSEPH ALLEN & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND and NON XLL. The grips are slab stag grips and show almost no wear. The blade has been sharpened on this knife as most have but is above the usual grade. Take a look at the pics! $165.00

NB 15

Here is a more modern clipped point Bowie knife marked ZAK - GERMANY on the blade and ricasso . The knife measures about 9 3/8ths inches long with a 5 3/8th long blade. This knife comes with a slightly damaged leather sheath but I don't know if it belongs to this knife or not. I would have to say not if I could voice my opinion. The grips are the ripped type of stag grips and are very nice. No Chips and no breaks. Take a look at the pics! For this vintage knive $65.00

NB 16

Here's an old knife that had lost it's grips and someone replaced them with slab wooden grips with cross hatching. They are held on with screws and hex nuts. Hex nuts were first used about 1880 so this knife is no older than that. The knife measures about 8 1/2 inches long with a nearly 5 inch blade. There is nothing stamped into the ricasso's so it could be earlier than the 1880's but it is a thinner style blade which usually indicates late 1800s through 1900's. The sheath is a well made sheath with split rivits on the belt loop to hold it to the main body and a snap on the leather hold down strap. Nice old knife! $45.00

NB 17

Here we have a Civil War Cavalryman Horseman's knife that has several tools that a cavalryman may need to help his horse including a hoof pick. The cork screw is broken but part of it is there. There is a maker's name on it but I can't quite make it out. It's Thomas Wilton Sheffield, I think. The stag horn grips are in good condition except for a sliver out of them near the awl. For this piece of history $225.00

NB 18

Here we have a sailors rigging knife. I believe that this one dates to around WW1 to WW2. It has one knife blade, one can opener and the ever present marlin spike for undoing rope lines. The blades are marked FORD & MEDLEY SHEFFIELD ENGLAND. FORD & MEDLEY of Sheffield, England In business in 1892. The knife is in overall good condition with leather or fiber pressed grips. Take a look at the pics! $95.00

NB 19

Here is a WW2 made Sailors knife complete with one blade, one can opener and the marlin spike for undoing knots in ropes and lines. This one has the British broad arrow S.S.P. and 1941 stamped on the can opener blade. This knife is in very nice condition with pressed plastic? Grips and complete with laynard ring. Nice knife! $95>00

NB20

Here is a late 19th through ww1/2 sailors rigging knife by George Wostenholm of Sheffield, England. This is a larger knife being nearly 5 inches long closed and Nearly 8 ½ inches long with blade extended. The blade has on it the manufacturers info and Sheffield England as well as I*XL near the middle of the blade on one side. There is also a small spear shaped blade and the marlin spike. The grips are worn leather pressed grips. Take a look at the pics! $125.00

NB 21

Here we have a WADE & BUTCHER SHEFFIELD ENGLAND Sailors Rigging knife but it’s missing the marlin spike but does have the main blade and the spearpoint blade. Too bad because this has some killer leather pressed grips. $45.00

NB 22

This is also a Sailors Rigging knife marked ITC 1969 so it’s Viet Nam Era. It’s complete but the checkered grips have a few nips out of them that you can see in the pics. $35.00

NB 23

Here we have a T. ELLING & COMPANY Sailors rigging knife in nearly relic condition. THOMAS ELLIN & CO, Sylvester Works, Arundel Street, Sheffield, worked from at least 1892 to at least 1919. Take a look at the pics. It’s complete but rusty! $65.00

NB 24

Here is a ‘Hook Bill’ knife that is marked with the makers name over Germany on one ricasso and on the other ricasso it’s marked 635/12. This knife has been cleaned and sharpened at some point. I think that it dates from the 1960’s or 1970’s. Hook Bill knifes were used to prune fruit trees with. 7 ½ inch long with blade extended. For this one $25.00

NB 25

Here is an old Civil War era hook bill, pruning knife with stag grips. One of the grips near the bolster has been damaged. This knife was used a tremendously long and hard time with the blade sharpened many, many times. There was original some info stamped into the middle of the blade but now mostly lacing because of sharpening. This entire knife with blade open measures about 6 ¾ inche long and probably originally it was close to 7 1/2 inches long. Old War Horse!!! $65.00

NB 26

Here is a Civil War era hook bill knife like the one above in the sense that the blade is probably an inch shorter due to sharpening. This one is English and the blade is marked with a VR and a crown. Also the words CAST STEEL and WARRANTED are stamped on the blade. I believe a makers name is also stamped on the ricasso but I just can’t make it out. Wooden grips. For this one $45.00

NB 27

Here’s a great looking Hook Bill knife with a very, very shortened blade due to sharpening. The piece measures 4 ¼ inches closed and 6 ¾ inches long fully opened. There are makers names and symbols on the blade but impossible for me to cipher. Take a look at the pics! Bone Grips. $65.00

NB 28

Here an old hook bil pruning knife with nice patined wooded grips! This one is marked George Wostenholm Sheffield with NO England indicating that it could possibly be Civil War. The blade hasn’t been sharpened as much as I’ve seen but it’s definitely been used. Part of the IXL on the blade is worn off. The blade is pitted some and the very tip is lacking. The grips are horn. $65.00

NB 29 SOLD!!!

This knife is very unusual! Take a look at the pics! This knife has two blades and is very flat with bone grips I believe. I see no makers names anywhere. This knife is slightly over 9 inches long when both blades are engaged. For this one $65.00 I believe it’s old but I’m not sure how old.

NB 30

Here’s a different Hook Bill Knife. The only markings on the blade are a NR and the blade locks back into the bolster. One of the brass bolster covers are missing. The grips are horn (one is really worn) and the blade is massive for this small knife but kind of thin so not much weight to it. This knife has seen lots of use but not much sharpening. Look at the pics! For this one $85.00

NB 31

This hook bill knife is in excellent overall condition with the blade marked CAMILLUS CUTLERY CO, CAMILLUS NY. This one probably dates to about WW2. This knife has very good wooden grips and has only been slightly sharpened. Take a look! $65.00

NB 32

Here is a large hook bill knife marked AMERICAN SHEAR & KNIFE CO., c1853-1914, hotchkissville,Connecticut. This company made shears with pocket knives added to line around 1870. by 1910 shears were dropped. The plant burned in 1914 after being bought by Waterville Cutlery of Waterville, Connecticut. This knife is in nice condition with nice markings but has been cleaned. The large grip is made from hardwood slabs. The blade on this pruning knife has been sharpened as well. $95.00

NB 33

Here’s a stag handled hook bill knife The grips are in pretty good shape but the blade has seen better days and has nicks in it as well as being loose in the bolsters. Civil War Era. Take a look! $45.00

NB 34 SOLD!!!

Here we have an all metal hook bladed pruning knife from the late 1800’s thru the early 1900’s. This one has IXL cast into the grip on one side. The blade is marked very nicely with IXL as well and the ricasso is marked with George Wostenholm Sheffield England. The blade is in nice condition and has been sharpened a couple of times but no nicks. This is a nice Post Civil War knife! $95.00

NB 35

Here an old hook bil pruning knife with nice wooded grips! This one is marked George Westenholm Sheffield with NO England indicating that it could possibly be Civil War. The blade has been sharpened lots so it’s definitely been used. Part of the IXL on the blade is worn off. The grips are horn. $65.00

NB 36

Here is a small 3 ¾ inches unfolded bone handled pocket knife that has 3 blades. Blade markings are B4-ANY on one of the blades and the makers marks of Camillus on one blade ricasso and Ward on the other two ricassos. The Camillus Cutlery Company was one of the oldest knife manufacturers in the United States as its roots date back to 1876. I believe this knife to be one of the early ones. Check out the pics and you will see some repairs to the horn grips. Outstanding! $125.00

NB 46

Here we have an old folder with repaired bone grips. It is a single blade that does not lock back. The knife is 8 ¼ inches long unfolded and 4 5/8 inches long folded. The blade is rusty and has been sharpened. There is some kind of mark on the blade but I don’t know what it means. A restoration candidate! $17.50

NB 47

Here we have an early Barlow pocket knife. The Barlow Company, which made pocketknives, among other quality gift ideas, started about 1930 in the United States. In 2003, Barlow stopped giving their products a Lifetime Warranty. About 2005, Barlow was bought by promotional product giant, Norwood. Norwood has kept the Barlow line in tact, but is gradually using their “Norwood” logo in place of the “Barlow” logo. This is an early single bladed knife that has been sharpened and loved forever! The name EMMETT is scratched into one grip and the other grip has a chip missing out of it. The knife is 5 inches closed and 8 ¾ inches long open. For this knife $45.00

NB 48

Here we have a nice old multi useful pocked knife with simulated stag grips. The main blade is marked WANDY. Research shows that Mauro Mario produced the knives marked with the Wandy stamp. Mauro Mario was the largest producer of Switchblades in the old days in Maniago,Italy. This one is stylish and so reminds me of a European knife. There are 2 blades, a screwdriver/bottle opener, a can opener, an awl and a broken corkscrew. The knife is about 4 ¼ inches long closed and 6 ¾ inches long open. $35.00

NB 49

Here we have an early bone handled single bladed pocket knife. There is light to moderate pitting from rust on the blade and on the bolster. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. This leading hardware dealership was the descendant of a Chicago store called Tuttle, Hibbard & Co., which took that name in 1855 when William G. Hibbard became a partner. In 1865, Hibbard was joined by Franklin F. Spencer, and the enterprise was renamed Hibbard & Spencer. By 1867, the company's annual sales of hardware had reached $1 million. When longtime company employee A. C. Bartlett became a partner in 1882, the company's name became Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett & Co. When Spencer died in 1890, the company was already among the leading wholesalers of hardware in the United States. In 1903, the year Hibbard died, the company opened a 10-story warehouse next to State Street Bridge in downtown Chicago. In 1932, the company introduced a new line of hand tools under the brand name “True Value.” By 1948, Hibbard's annual sales reached nearly $30 million. Business slowed and profits were shrunk, however, as new hardware cooperatives began to bypass traditional wholesalers. In 1962, the company's owners, who wanted to move into the real-estate business, sold the hardware operations and the “True Value” brand to John Cotter for $2.5 million. Information by Jan Carter. This knife is in good shape overall and locks up tight. 5 inches closed and 8 ¾ inches long open. Blade has been sharpened. $75.00

NB 50

Here we have an old wood handled pocket knife with a single blade. The grips were a bad design as 3 of the 4 ‘ears’ have been broken off. This knife measures 5 ¼ inches closed and 8 ¾ inches long open. The blade does lock up but not tight. It has play in it. The blade has been sharpened. There are no markings on this knife and I believe it to be from the 1800’s. For this piece $65.00.00

NB 51

Here is an early knife that we believe goes back to the Civil War or before. Pieces like these bolsters have been excavated at Civil War Battle sites. This knife is about 4 ¾ inches long closed and 8 inches long open. It’s a single bladed knife with no markings on it. There is uniform light to moderate pitting on the blade. The grip slabs are bone and in nice condition. Check out the pics! $145.00

NB 52

Here we have a near relic wood handles knife with two blades. The knife measures about 4 3/8ths inches closed and about 7 inches fully opened. The initials H.B. is carved into one of the grips. I can find no makers markings on either heavily sharpened blade. This one is early. For this old knife $35.00

NB 53

Here’s a unique Imperial, Providence, RI knife with plastic grips. The knife measures about 5 inches closed and about 8 ½ inches long with the blade extended. This piece has both a blade that has the makers marks on it and in good condition as well as a small camp type ax that has been well used and the bit has been sharpened many times. Probably from the 50’s or 60’s. Unusual!!! $55.00

NB 54

Here’s a bone handled pocket knife with a much loved, very sharpened blade. The knife is 4 inches long and with the single blade extended it measures 6 ½ inches long. No. 6 Norfolk St Sheffield, England is stamped on the ricasso while Joseph Rodgers & Sons is stamped on the blade. The mark of The Star and Maltese Cross, also on this knife ricasso, was originally registered in March 1682 by a Benjamin Rich. However, it is with Rodgers that this mark will forever by associated and they registered it in 1764. This knife comes from the late 1800’s thru the early 1900’s. Nice grips! $45.00

NB 55

Here we have an old stag handled single bladed knife with no makers markings on the well sharpened somewhat pitted blade with some areas of stable corrosion. The knife measures about 3 7/8ths inches long closed and 6 ¾ inches long open. The blade has lots and lots of use and sharpening! The grips are nice and it locks up tight. Most likely Civil War era. $65.00

NB 56

Here’s a fairly nice old two bladed pocket knife that measures about 3 ¾ inches closed and 6 ¼ inches long overall opened. These blades have been sharpened so much they have taken the shape of an awl ! The blades are marked Maher & Grosh who made knives since 1877 and since there is no country of origin on this old pocket knife I believe it was made before 1892 when it became law that Countries of Origin has to be stamped or marked on goods coming from overseas. Check out the pics! $45.00

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NB 57

I like knives that are unusal and this one is! The bolsters were saved by repairing them using pewter for repairs! This old stag handled knife is over 4 ½ inches long closed and nearly 8 inches fully opened. The blade has been sharpened but not by much and is marked Joseph Rodgers & Sons on the single blade and M & G? Nor????? on the Ricasso. Can’t quite make that out. The internal spring is broken so it doesn’t lock up any more. Like many of Sheffield cutlery firms, the early history of Joseph Rodgers is a little unclear. It is claimed that a cutler called Joseph or John Rodgers operated out of a building in Hawley Croft close to location of Sheffield’s present day cathedral. In 1730 what are claimed to be his two sons Maurice and Joseph took over. Not perfect by any means but quite unique! $145.00

NB 58

Here we have an old single bladed staghorn knife being a lock back. The knife measures about 4 ½ inches long closed by 7 5/8ths inches long with blade fully extended. The grips have a couple of cracks and a couple of chips on them but generally ok and tight to the knife. There is a trademark on the blade ricasso that I can’t quite make out and the name Titusville, PA. The blade and bolsters have been cleaned. Believed 20th Century. $45.00

NB 59

Hre we have a unique small Civil War single bladed pocket knife. As with many of these knifes this one has had extreme sharpening to it. I believe the grips are bone and simulated to look like stag but well worn. They are a nice mellow color and complete with no breaks or cracks. The bolster is long and constitutes a 6 sided affair. The blade is not marked and has been sharpened many times but still nice. The knife measures about 3 ½ inches long with 1 ½ inch long bolsters. The entire knife measures 6 inches long. It’s a nice old knife! Check out the pics! $145.00

NB 61

Here we have a knife that the bolsters are marked RCC intertwined. The founder of the Robeson Cutlery Co., Millard Robeson , was born April 8, 1847. It is believed he was born in Cold Creek , NY. Millard F. Robeson and his successor’s interest were spread among three locations in Rochester, New York, four in Western, and two in Central New York State. Seven of the nine locations had factories, from which they operated three different and diverse businesses over a span of more than 100 years, from 1875 to 1977. This particular knife has Robeson Shuredge U.S.A. marked on the ricasso. I believe that this knife is fairly late 1800’s early 1900’s but I am not sure so you be the judge. The bone handles are worn smooth and have a nice old mellow patina. The bolsters have some fine pitting on them. The blade has been sharpened quite a bit and the very end of the tip of the blade is lacking. Probably 1/16th of an inch or less. There are a couple of letters and the numbers 224 on the reverse ricasso. The blade locks up and there is no wobble to speak of. Take a look at the pics! $125.00

NB 62

Here is a large old pocket knife with two blades measureing about 5 3/8ths inches closed and almost 9 ¼ inches long opened with the longest blade. Both blades have been sharpened with the longest one being sharpened the most. The ricasso is marked Miller Bros. and some other things that I can’t quite make out, but I can make out Meriden. "MILLER BROS. CUTLERY CO. I. C. Lewis, President; W. F. Rockwell, Secretary and Treasurer. Manufacturers of Fine Pocket Cutlery, Ink Erasers and Steel Pens. Factory, Meriden, Conn.; New York Office, 825 Broadway. The Miller Bros. Cutlery Co. of Meriden, Conn. was organized for the Manufacture of Pocket Cutlery in 1870, by Messrs. W. H. & Geo. W. Miller. It was subsequently re-organized in 1876, with Lemuel J. Curtis as President, and Wm. F. Rockwell as Secretary and Treasurer. The manufacture of Steel Pens was added in 1881, by the purchase of George Bradford’s plant, and the employment of Mr. Bradford as Superintendent of the Pen Department. In 1885, Mr. J. H. Charlton was appointed Superintendent of the Factory, and upon the death of Mr. Curtis, in 1888, the Hon. Isaac C. Lewis was elected President of the Company. Frequent additions have been made to the buildings and machinery in both Cutlery and Pen Departments during the past ten years. Now their capacity for turning out goods is greater than any other establishment on the country in the same lines of business. The quality of their productions is unexcelled in the world and their well earned reputation is carefully maintained." I would say this knife was one of their early ones. This knife has wood grips in good condition. It’s a hefty knife! For this one $145.00

NB 63

Here we have a small pocket knife measuring about 3 ¾ inches closed and 6 ¼ inches long opened. The ricasso of both blades are marked VAN CAMP H & I CO. Van Camp was a Hardware Store in Indianapolis. The grips are simulated stag made from bone and have the escutcheon in it. Van Camp did not make the knifes but carried them from 1888-1960. I think this one to be from the 1940’s. For this nice old knife $45.00

NB 64

Here we have an old single bladed pocket knife with bone grips. One bone grip is a large chunk missing out of it. This knife measures about 5 inches long closed and about 9 inches long open. There are no makers markings on it and the blade wobbles. The bolsters are quite long being being about an 1 3/8ths. Cross marks on the top of the blade and vice marks on blade. The blade has been sharpened quite a bit. No fingernail opening on blade to open it. Believed from the 1800’s $65.00

NB 65

Here we have a V (crown) R , I MARSH, Sheffield pocket knife with dark bone handles. The knife measures about 3 inches long closed and 4 ¾ inches long open. The blade has been sharpened so much it looks like a toothpick!!! This knife is from the Civil War Era. Price is $175.00

NB 66

Here’s an old knife that has a corkscrew, 2 blades and a screwdriver/bottle opener. There is some rust that needs to be cleaned from the blades. The grips look to be plastic and both are cracked and checked. The screwdriver is marked M. C. Co. Canton, O (Ohio). Actually this was known as the NOVELTY CUTLERY CO. of CANTON OHIO c1879-1948. This one is probably from the 40’s and probably has a pic of someone or something under the plastic. As is $25.00

NB 67

Here we have a bone handled 2 bladed knife that was made by J. Milner of Sheffield . I think it says LAMBBEST KNIFE on the blade but I am not sure. Since no country of origin I believe this knife was made prior to 1892. The knife is in pretty good condition The blades have been sharpened and looks to have been cleaned as well. Blades are tight. Measures 3 ½ inches closed and 6 ¼ inches open. $65.00

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NB 68

Here we have a 2 bladed pocket knife with stag grips.. SHARLEIGH HDWE CO. The large blade is in good shape but just sharpened. The smaller blade has the tip broken off of it. The grips are cracked on one side and missing a sliver on the bottom. 4 inches long folded and over 7 inches long open. Still a nice knife and worthy of restoration. $45.00

NB 69

Here is an old folding pocket knife that measures 4 ¾ inches closed and 7 ¾ inches open. The blade has been much sharpened and has a lock on the top of the grip that still works fine. The blade is marked but I can’t make it out. There is one large chip out of the grip that you can see in the pics. $35.00

Here is a victorian pocketknife that definitely has seen better days but perhaps it is restorable. It’s a 2 bladed knife that measures nearly 3 ½ inches long closed but 2 broken blades. One side of the wooden grips there is Mother of Pearl enlay and some silver wire. It must have been gorgeous during it’s day! There is some grip damage. For this one $15.00

NB 71

Here’s a large single bladed folder that shows a lot of use. 4 ¾ inches closed and over 8 inches open. I cannot see any markings on the blade and it has been sharpened. The bone grips are made to resemble stag and have chips out of both sides. 19th century. $45.00

NB 72

Here is a little 2 bladed folder marked MAJESTIC CUTLERY CO. GERMANY so probably made before the end of WW2. This is all metal although the grips are made to look like stag. The blades are in good shape but have been sharpened. The knife measures about 3 ¼ inches closed and about 5 5/8ths inches open. It’s still in pretty nice condition. $25.00

NB 73

Here we have an old razor knife with bone handle. The razor measures about 4 7/8ths inches closed and about 7 ¼ inches open. The blade still feels fairly sharp although there is some rust on it. No makers markings. Could be a scalpel I suppose. Might be 19th century as well as there are no markings on it but it doesn’t conform to Civil War types. For this one $25.00

NB 74

Here we have a WW2 military knife. It’s a fixed blade knife measuring 11 inches long with a 6 1/8th slightly sharpened blade. The knife is made by PAL and is a model RH-36. The grip is leather stacked washers and the pommel cap is aluminum. The crossguard is steel. The leather sheath has seen use but is still in very good untouched condition. For this piece $95.00

Here we have Fixed Knifes from before the Civil War through WW2. Some of the knives with brighter blades are tough to take great photo's of because of glare.

Consignment

Here we have a USMC marked knife and sheath. The knife is made by Ka-Bar Orlean , N.Y. and so marked on the blade. The blade has seen use. The grip is real nice but an aluminum end cap has been added to this so the original may have been lost. The Knife is overall good condition with an excellent dark leather sheath with the USMC KA-BAR and the Eagle on the Globe over the anchor! Believed to be post ww2. For this outfit. $95.00

Consignments

1. Here's a fixed bladed knife with stag horn grip. This one is 9 1/2 incheslong with a 5 1/2 inch long thin clipped point blade. The front ferrule seems to be missing but the end cap on the grip is a aluminum disk. Probably early 20th century. Well worn grip with handling. Thin blade with no markings. $55.00

2. Here's an old pewter mounted, wooden gripped, fixed blade knife from the 1800's. Commonly refered to as a Butcher knife. It's 11 5/8 inches long overall with a 7 1/8 inch clipped point blade. This one has the Keen Kutter logo on the blade. Keen Kutter is a trade name first used by Simmons Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri in 1866. The name was adopted as a trademark by Simmons Hardware Company in 1870 and was used on their highest quality tools and cutlery. $75.00

3. Here we have a small skinning knife from the mid to late 1800's. This knife has an oversized bone grip so that the hand could really put pressure on the cutting action. This grip is fastened to the grip with steel rivits through the tang. The grip terminates with a pewter pommel cap. The knife is 8 1/2 inches long overall with a 4 1/2 inch long clipped point blade that upsweeps like all skinning knives do. The blade is not thick which makes it better for manuvering around a Buffalo or Deer carcas. This knife comes with the original leather sheath with a handle hold down strap that is solid with no fastener indicitative of early construction however the rivits holding it to the main body of the sheath are split so probably this part is 1880's or so. For this piece $275.00

4. Here's an old pewter mounted, wooden gripped, fixed blade knife from the 1800's. Commonly refered to as a Butcher knife. It's 10 1/2 inches long overall with a 5 1/2 inch clipped point blade. No makers marks on the thin blade $45.00

5. Here is a well worn 1800's pewter mounted wood handled butcher knife that has been sharpened many, many times turning it into a most formidable weapon! This knife is about 11 inches long with a 6 inch blade that would just slide in between ribs is so called upon to do. There is a makers name of SANDENTON and something else on it that I just can't make out. $75.00

6. Here we have a very substantial spear point knife with bone handle. The knife seems very old and is 11 inches long with a very heavy sharpened 6 5/8ths long blade. There are no names on the blade that I can see. The grip is octagonal in shape with a brass pomel cap, front grip ferule and diamond shaped cross guard. The tang is peaned at the pommel cap just like the swords are. The bone is aged with cracks, a couple of chips and discoloration. The center piece is red with pewter bands but I don't know what the red material is. Nice but no sheath. for this one $495.00

7. Here we have a very ornate dagger or stilleto type fixed blade knife in leather sheath. The knife is overall 11 inches with a 3 1/4 inch very ornate gold plated grip with mother of pearl enlays! Just beautiful!! The blade of this piece is 6 sided or facetted and is 8 inches long with a blued finish. The sheath is definitely for this piece as the top and bottom mounts are also gold and the color matches perfectly. The leather is not broken but does have wear from weaing this piece. There is a single suspension ring on the top mount. I can see no makers name on this knife anywhere. I believe the piece to be European in nature from the 1800's. Could be earlier! Check out the pics!! $2500.00

8. Here we have a small dagger from the 20th century. It's about 8 inches long with a 4 1/4 inch blade. The grip is bone and is held into place by brass rivits driven through the tang. The blade is very sharp and seems to be made of modern spring steel. No makers name. Nice piece! $65.00

9. Here we have a cpear point bowie knife from the 1850's through the Civil War Era Being the HUNTER'S COMPANION from Sheffield. I cannot read all the manufacturers info on the ricasso but it does say HUNTERS COMPANION on the blade. On the other side of the blade it is stamped into the ricasso in large letters CR&S. (don't know what that means) This knife measures about 10 1/2 inches long with a 6 3/8ths inch long single edged sharpened spearpoint knife. The crossguard is brass. The slab staghorn grips are in real nice condition! The initials W.H. are scratched on the presentation plate on the grips. The sheath is a later addition probably around the 1880's per construction. For this piece $750.00

10. Old FABYAN KNIFE CO NEW YORK knife. Reseach shows that it may be an import but no other names are on it. Pre 1890 due to no country of origin being on it either. This is a nice knife that has no cross guard and I don't believe it ever did. 8 1/2 inches long overall with a real nice 4 3/4 inch blade. Marked on the blade WELL KNOWN. The slab staghorn grips are real nice . This small knife comes with an original brown sheath that is complete for this knife . $375.00

11. Her's a really nice clipped point Bowie knife with stag grip. The maker is Cambria ? (somewhat worn) of Sheffield. No country of origin is listed on the ricasso. This knife is over 12 inches long with a 8 inch clipped point blade! Markings are mostly intack with no nicks on the blade. The slab stag grips are in good condition with intact pins. The oval cross guard is german silver. The blade has been sharpened. Comes with the original leather sheath with belt loop still intact as well. Check out the pics! $850.00

12. Here we have an old large clipped blade Bowie Knife with stag handle rivited on with brass rivits. The knife is about 12 1/2 inches long with a 8 inch unmarked blade. Since the blade is unmarked I believe it is American made. The oval german silver hand guard is 2 1/2 inches long. The blade has been lightly sharpened at some point. The stag slab grips are in good condition but the right one has a stress or age crack in it that goes clear through the middle rivit and appears to have been glued back. The leather scabbard is in good overall condition but is missing the belt loop on the top mount . This top mount is german silver. The bottom termination piece is missing but was also most likely german silver. This is a nice knife!! For this one $950.00

13. Here we have a Sheffield bowie knife imported and marked "Alexander" with a shield and New York engraved on the blade. This is a Civil War Knife imported into New York for the Volunteers. This knife is about 10 1/2 inches long with an over 6 inch blade that has been sharpened many times. Part of the name Alexander is worn but Sheffield is all there as well as the US shield with NY around it. The 4 inch slab grips are stag horn and in nice shape being held on with 4 brass pins that pass through. There is a 1 1/2 long silver escutcheon for engraving ones name on it on the front but not used. The silver plated brass hand guard is present. This old blade is still sharp! For this piece without sheath $495.00

14. Here is a quite unusual Knife! This single edged knife is over 10 1/2 inches long with a 6 1/2 inch long blade. There are several gold filled 'stars' on both sides of the blade. The blade is thick at the top and really thin and sharp at the bottom with no sharpening marks present. There is no manufacturers name on this knife. The grip is reeded bone . There is evidence of some sort of guard with langets on this knife but now lacking. Pretty unusual! $125.00

15. Here we have an old spearpoint knife from the Civil War era. This knife measures about 11 inches long with a 7 inch spearpoint blade. The grip is indicative of what was used on files. long slivers were taken out of the grip at the proximal end with that there could be a compression fit in a ferrule at the cross guard. Half the grip is an old dark green paint. The cross guard is aged copper or brass in a diamond shape. The blade has distal end damage to corrosion with some edge material lost and the very 1/4 inch tip missing. It almost looks like it was left sticking in the dirt. There is a story here but unfortunately I do not know what it is. For this old relic of the Civil War $195.00

16. Here we have an old spearpoint knife with stag horn carved grip. This knife is about 12 inches long with a heavy single edged 7 inch blade. There are no markings on the blade. The cross grip is brass and ornately done and is backed by a small brass ferule. The grip is large and contoured to comfortably fit the hand. The piece terminates in a small brass pommel cap and is peaned in place. The blade has been cleaned some and lightly sharpened. Thee is some minor pitting to the blade surface. No sheath. Take a look at the pics. $375.00

17. Here's an old handmade knife that I think is WW1 or WW2 era. The knife is over 11 inches long with a 7 inch well made sharpened knife blade. There are no markings on the blade. The grip is partially composed of leather washers at the front and back of the grip which was real popular during WW2. The middle of the grip seems to be one piece in the center reminding me of a sword grip. The tang is peaned at the pommel cap. It's a substantial knife with a heavy blade. Along with it comes a leather sheath that I believe was an early picket pin of Spanish American War or WW1 that has been altered to fit this knife. The drag is copper being decorated and soldered. This knife could be much earlier but due to the construction of the grip I came up with this conclusion. A great handmade piece!!! $185.00

18. Here's something here made out of necessity! This is a small 8 1/2 inch long knife with an over 4 1/2 inch blade. The grip is wooden and is held onto the tank with a square nail. This one could definitely be Civil War era. The crossguard is a sheet of copper being 2 1/2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide. I would say this knife was made for one purpose. Quite primitive!! $175.00

19. Here is a really primitive old knife! Looks like it has a 4 inch spring steel, thin, sharp blade! The overall all knife is 8 inches long with a 4 inch hand carved hardwood grip that is steel rivited on. The sheath is also all wood and hard carved consisting of 2 separate pieces and nailed together using wire nails so after 1890. Quite a unique little piece ! $275.00

20. Here we have a short fixed blade bowie knife by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. who started in Chicago in 1855 and lasted until 1960. This particular knife is made around the late 1800's through the turn of the century I believe and is in in excellent condition! The entire piece measures 7 1/2 inches long with a 3 3/4 inch long blade with excellent markings! Nice oval cross guard and later type staghorn grips. For this one $145.00

21. Here we have an old Civil War era spearpoint double edged knife that measures about 11 1/2 inches long overall with a 6 3/4 inch blade. The blade is elipitical in shape so it is not flat. The grip is a tapered hardwood round grip that fits into a iron or steel ferule at the front of the grip. This blade is held onto the grip by a slender 1/2 inch peg driven into the grip. You can see that in the pics. Held up really nicely! Good Steel-no maker. $295.00

22. This old knife just screams DIXIE ! This is a hand made knife from an old file. This knife measures about 11 inches long with a 7 1/4 inch spearpoint blade that is driven into the hardwood grip making a compression fit or animal glue fastening. There is a 2 1/2 inch oval iron hand guard that has a crack through it on one side. The hand turned 1 inch diameter round grip seems to be maple I believe being about 3 3/4 inches long and exhibiting a great deal of natural polish from handling. The blade shows the many ridges from the previous life as a file. Files made great knifes because of the great steel they were made from. The blade is sharp on the edges while the very end of the tip is lacking. For this old piece $850.00

23. Here is a little fixed blade knife that is 8 1/4 iches long with an over 4 inch single edged blade that has been sharpened some. The blade is marked S. Wood???, Sheffield Warranted on the ricasso . The grip is slab stag grips being a nice mellow brown or dark tan color. The crossguard is brass. This is a well loved , well used little Civil War Knife! $295.00

24. Here we have a rather primitive knife. It was made from a spring steel blade so probably from a butcher knife but with a spear point. This knife is 9 1/2 inches long with a over 5 1/2 inch long unmarked blade. The hand guard is oval brass and the grips are two half rounded slab grips that look like walnut held on through the blade tang by two small straight slot screws and square nuts with the edges filed down some. The cool thing about this knife is that it is in an old wooden sheather made of two pieces and nailed together with wire nails. The top of the piece has a leather strap nailed on but is missing in the back where it probably had a belt loop on it. Probably Indian used or Trapper used in the late 1800's as wire nails were not invented and used until 1890. It's a nice piece and very unusual! Some enterprising person spent time doing this!!! Look at the pics!! $395.00

25. Here is an old Civil War Man Hattan Cuttlery Co. (Sheffield) spear point knife and hand made sheath. These little knives were carried by many a soldier onto the battlefield both North and South! This one measures nearly 8 3/4 inches long with a 4 3/4 inches long double edged spear point knife. The blade has some edge loss at the point and some rust corrosion near the ricasso. The ricasso markings are still quite clear and easily readable. The crossguard is ornate brass. The slab grips are stag horn and in pretty nice condition. They are held on by 3 brass pins and the ornate silver id (no id on this one) plate is in place. The sheath is obviously home made and has a strap to wrap around the knife to hold it in to place and buckled down so it wouldn't be lost on the march. The sheat definitely looks like southern manufacture. For this piece. $450.00

26. Here's an old blacksmith made Revolutionary War thru Civil War Primitive knife! This pece measures about 11 1/2 inches long with a 7 inch blade. This blade is hand hammered and really primitive! The grip is just a 4 1/2 inch piece of round hardwood that had a hold drilled through it and the tange peaned over! Really, really quite primitive! $195.00

27. Here's an old ornate Wm. Gilchrist Knife. This is a spearpoint knife being about 9 inches overall with a narly 4 3/4 inch long blade. This blade is single edged with a false edge on the top. There is pitting on the blade. The makers name is on both sides of the ricasso along with the word razor steel. President Lincoln was carrying a Gilchrist pocket knife when he was assasinated and it is well known that General Robert E. Lee carrie a Gilchrist pocket knife as well. This knife has wooden grips and an ornate pommel cap being silver plated as well as the nice cross guard. For this piece $350.00

28. Here we have a single aged spearpoint knife with horn grips made by Harrison Brothers and Howson. In 1847 this business was acquired from the founders of the firm by the two Harrison brothers – James William and Henry together with William Howson, forming Harrison Brothers and Howson. They took on different roles in the firm, with Henry Harrison moving to America from Sheffield to represent their interests there. Henry became a Master Cutler in 1862. William Howson became a traveller for the firm, but resigned from the partnership in 1875 and died in 1884. This knife is most likely from the Civil War measureing nearly 9 inches long with a 5 inch blade. The blade is in better condition than it looks with no pitting except on the ricasso, instead just staining. The slab grips are bone and in nice condition except for one crack at one of the 4 rivits. The initial W is on the sliver presentation plate. The oval hand guard is german silver I believe. For this nice little knife! No sheath. $345.00

29. Here we have G. Westernholm & Son, Washington Works, Sheffield spearpoint knife and hand made sheath. The knife is also marked IXL. The knife is 8 1/2 inches long with a 4 1/2 inch many times sharpened single edged blade! The slab grips are stag horn and one has a crack in it distally on the knife. This old knife was well used and well loved! Comes in a handmade leather sheath that is not original to the knife but old nonetheless. Check out the pics! $325.00

30. Here is a nice little spearpoint knife in original brown leather sheath. This knife is marked Harrison Bros & Howson Cutlers to Her Majesty on the ricasso. This stamp was used on blades from 1847 to 1901. This example definitely could be from the Civil War era. This little single edged spearpoint knife is 7 1/2 inches long with a over 4 inch well marked blade that has not seen much use. The cross guard is german silver elipitical style and the smooth bone grips are real nice with a couple of worm nips in them. The brown sheath is two piece with the belt loops being sewn to the sheath body . A real nice outfit! $495.00

31. Here is an old large Civil War era knife made from a file as many were. This piece measures about 11 3/4 inches long with a 6 1/2 long spearpoint blade. There is a hole in it for hanging it up when it was a file and you can still see tons of the original file grooves on the blade. No makers markings. The grip is a nice polished hardwood grip bring elipitical in nature and over 5 inches long. Nice condition! No sheath. $395.00

32. Here is an old handmade / blacksmith made primitive knife and sheath that just screams DIXIE !! This one is a 9 1/2 inch long knife with a 5 inch double edged spearpoint knife or dagger. The blade has some pitting on it but not bad. The crossguard is iron and the tapered rectangular grip is compression fitted to the large iron tang, it's still all tight. The sheath has the belt loop broken off but it's so interesting that the damage doesn't matter! This piece is made up of three layers of leather held together with probably glue and brass round headed rivits. Someone went to alot of trouble to have a knife! For this piece $495.00

33. Here is a good clipped point bowie knife made by Joseph Allen & Sons Sheffield England. This large knife probably made after 1890 due to the country of origin being stamped on the ricasso as well as NON .XLL being stamped on the blade. The founder of the company was Joseph Allen, the son of a sickle maker, who had been born in Dronfield in about 1829. By 1851, Joseph had moved to Sheffield and had been trained as a razor smith, but was working as a servant. He then worked as a razor smith in New Edward Street(1861) and a "razor back forger" in Rockingham Street(1871). By 1881, he was living in Solly Street and employing ten men, with his address by the late 1880s as Oak Works, New Edward Street. Allen built a reputation for his hollow ground blades. In 1883, Joseph Allen & Sons acquired the "NON-XLL" mark from Unwin & Rodgers, which he stamped on the razors and other cutlery. A lot of Allen's knives and razors were often exported to America. Joseph Allen died on 22 November 1893, aged 65.

This knife was made before 1910 of that I am sure. It has the feel and look of an Eskimo's knife with a nice polished Bone handle. The entire knife is 9 1/4 inches long with a nearly 4 3/4 inch long blade. The markings are clear on the blade. This blade has been sharpened. There is a german silver ferule between blade and grip. Take a look at the pics!!! This knife has a nice leather sheath that was definitely made for this knife. $195.00

34. Here's an unusual knife . I believe it is from the late 1800's and features a strange cutlass type blade with some engraving on it. The blade is quite rusty and pitted being about 6 3/4 inches long. The entire piece is aobut 10 1/2 inches long being brass mounted with a cracked bone grip. A shell langet goes out over the obverse ricasso. The brass mountings have a real nice dark patina to them. No sheath and no history on this one. $175.00

35. Here we have a real nice Joseph Allen & Sons Sheffield England clipped point bowie knife around 1890 or so. The founder of the company was Joseph Allen, the son of a sickle maker, who had been born in Dronfield in about 1829. By 1851, Joseph had moved to Sheffield and had been trained as a razor smith, but was working as a servant. He then worked as a razor smith in New Edward Street(1861) and a "razor back forger" in Rockingham Street(1871). By 1881, he was living in Solly Street and employing ten men, with his address by the late 1880s as Oak Works, New Edward Street. Allen built a reputation for his hollow ground blades. In 1883, Joseph Allen & Sons acquired the "NON-XLL" mark from Unwin & Rodgers, which he stamped on the razors and other cutlery. A lot of Allen's knives and razors were often exported to America. Joseph Allen died on 22 November 1893, aged 65.

This particular knife is 9 7/8ths inches long with a nice 6 inch blade. The blade has great makers marks on it as well as NON-XLL. The oval brass handguard is slightly bent on the bottom. The knife has bone grips that are suppose to simulate stag horn and the one on the reverse is perfect but the one on the obverse is missing a rather large chip on the end that starts along the back rivit and goes outward. There is also a 1 1/2 inch sliver at the top that is part of this. Still a very nice knife! No sheath $125.00

36. . Here is a good clipped point bowie knife made by Joseph Allen & Sons Sheffield England. This large knife probably made after 1890 due to the country of origin being stamped on the ricasso as well as NON .XLL being stamped on the blade. The founder of the company was Joseph Allen, the son of a sickle maker, who had been born in Dronfield in about 1829. By 1851, Joseph had moved to Sheffield and had been trained as a razor smith, but was working as a servant. He then worked as a razor smith in New Edward Street(1861) and a "razor back forger" in Rockingham Street(1871). By 1881, he was living in Solly Street and employing ten men, with his address by the late 1880s as Oak Works, New Edward Street. Allen built a reputation for his hollow ground blades. In 1883, Joseph Allen & Sons acquired the "NON-XLL" mark from Unwin & Rodgers, which he stamped on the razors and other cutlery. A lot of Allen's knives and razors were often exported to America. Joseph Allen died on 22 November 1893, aged 65.

This knife is about 8 1/4 iches long with a 4 7/8ths shiny well marked blade. This blade has been sharpened considerably. The oval crossguard is German silver. The staghorn slab grips are really nice condition. No sheath. For this one $125.00

37. Here is a real nice Wade and Butcher Sheffield, England fixed blade knife with bone handles made to resemble staghorn. The entire knife is about 7 inches long with a nearly 4 inch blade that has wonderful markings including EXCEED over XCD. The knife has a german silver oval cross guard. This piece is in excellent condition! Nice little knife!! $245.00

38. Here is a real nice clipped point bowie knife made by Joseph Allen & Sons Sheffield England. This large knife probably made after 1890 due to the country of origin being stamped on the ricasso as well as NON .XLL being stamped on the blade. The founder of the company was Joseph Allen, the son of a sickle maker, who had been born in Dronfield in about 1829. By 1851, Joseph had moved to Sheffield and had been trained as a razor smith, but was working as a servant. He then worked as a razor smith in New Edward Street(1861) and a "razor back forger" in Rockingham Street(1871). By 1881, he was living in Solly Street and employing ten men, with his address by the late 1880s as Oak Works, New Edward Street. Allen built a reputation for his hollow ground blades. In 1883, Joseph Allen & Sons acquired the "NON-XLL" mark from Unwin & Rodgers, which he stamped on the razors and other cutlery. A lot of Allen's knives and razors were often exported to America. Joseph Allen died on 22 November 1893, aged 65.

This knife is large being about 12 1/2 inches long with an 8 inch blade being separated by a nice 2 3/8th german silver oval hand guard. The staghorn grips are very nice condition! The blade has been lightly sharpened . This is a nice knife! No sheath. $199.00

39. Here's a real nice clip point bowie knife marker L.Oppleman, Lynchburg, VA on one side and Made in Cechoslovkia on the other ricasso. This knife looks real nice being nearly 10 inches long with a 5 7/8ths inch long blade. The blade is real nice and looks to have never been sharpened. The grips are imitation staghorn. The sheath is leather and looks homemade to me. The sheath is not great quality but does do the job. This knife is not old. For this outfit $65.00

40. Here's a nice clipped point bowie made by Challenge Cutlery Co., Sheffield, England. First known address for Challenge Cutlery is 1898 in Bridgeport, CT. Imported from Sheffield, England. Best estimate is that it was made between 1898 & 1914 as 1914 was the last year these knives were imported from Sheffield, England. Very nice condition all around. Sharp uniform edge. Pinned grip panels with 1 crack through the front pin on the obverse side. Some pitting on the blade but not bad. Crossguard fine. No Sheath. $165.00

41. Here we have a fairly new bowie being around the time of WW2 due to the pommel cap used that is indicative of some WW2 knives. This knife measures about 12 3/4 inches long with a nearly 8 1/4 inch long clipped point Bowie knife that is marked on the blade ARKANSAS TOOTHPICK. Also on the blade is the numbes 88R and the initials C.L.D. James Black, the inventor of the Bowie knife is credited with inventing the Arkansas toothpick. There was no consistent distinction made between the Bowie knives and Arkansas toothpicks in the mid 19th century.This is a F.A. Bower Imp. Co. Arkansas toothpick made in Solingen but not marked as to maker. The 88R is from Bower Imp. Co. This knife has a bent brass guard . The blade looks much older than the rest of the knife. Comes with a sheath that is marked with the name 'DEAN' and MADE IN GERMANY indicating that it was made after 1890 but before WW2 as the country of origin is indicated as Germany and not West Germany. $125.00

42. . Here is a real nice Wade and Butcher Sheffield, England fixed blade knife with bone handles made to resemble staghorn. The entire knife is about 10 1/2 inches long with a nearly 6 inch blade that has wonderful markings including EXCEED over XCD. The knife has a german silver oval cross guard. This piece is in good condition with a little pitting on the blade and a couple of minor nicks to the edge. The oval crossguard is german silver and the slab grips are excellent!! No Sheath. Nice knife!! $195.00

43. . Here is a good clipped point bowie knife made by Joseph Allen & Sons Sheffield England. This large knife probably made after 1890 due to the country of origin being stamped on the ricasso as well as NON .XLL being stamped on the blade. The founder of the company was Joseph Allen, the son of a sickle maker, who had been born in Dronfield in about 1829. By 1851, Joseph had moved to Sheffield and had been trained as a razor smith, but was working as a servant. He then worked as a razor smith in New Edward Street(1861) and a "razor back forger" in Rockingham Street(1871). By 1881, he was living in Solly Street and employing ten men, with his address by the late 1880s as Oak Works, New Edward Street. Allen built a reputation for his hollow ground blades. In 1883, Joseph Allen & Sons acquired the "NON-XLL" mark from Unwin & Rodgers, which he stamped on the razors and other cutlery. A lot of Allen's knives and razors were often exported to America. Joseph Allen died on 22 November 1893, aged 65.

The markings on the blade are worn and the blade does have some pitting. The entire piece is 10 3/8th inches long with a 6 1/4 inch sharpened and cleaned blade. The oval crossguard is german silver and the slab grips are stag horn with a 1 inch chip on the reverse grip. No sheath. For this one $155.00

44. Here is a CASE tested XX bowie knife with bone slab handles that are supposed to look like staghorn. This knife measures about 8 3/4 inches long overall with a 4 3/4 inch long blade which has been sharpened. The blade is still bright and the markings sharp and clear. The Oval Crossguard is german silver and the grips are excellent. For this nice knife without sheath . $35.00

45. Here is a small 7 1/4 inch knife overall with a 4 inch blade that is marked Remington UMC in a circle surrounded by MADE IN USA and marked with the model RH2. Remington RH4 Circa 1930 is a good knife with wooden slab handles which may be replacements. This thin blade has been sharpened and the tip is blunted. For this one $25.00

46. This is a real nice knife made by JOHN WATTS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND and so marked. This company was originally founded in West Bar Green by Michael Shaw in 1765, who manufactured clog clasps and dog collars. After 1833 it was run by Brian Bates, who was related to the Shaw family by marriage. John Watts became a partner in the company in the 1850s, however, Bates dissolved the partnership in 1862 and moved to Buxton later becoming a successful hotelier. This left the company in John Watts’ capable hands, and during the next twenty years he expanded the company from its home in Lambert Street. His son, also called John Watts, developed the manufacturing range and in addition to making clasps, graining combs and ice skates, they added pen and pocket knives and razors. They were also metal stampers and piercers. All this information was proudly displayed on the front of the workshops in ornamental plasterwork, which was recently restored.

This particular knife is an excellent double edged spearpoint knife measuring about 10 1/4 inches long overall with a nice nearly 6 inch blade in great condition with wonderful markings! I ENGLAND wasn't stamped on this blade I would think it would be earlier than 1892. It has a nice German Silver oval handguard and a nice 4 inch checkered gutta percha or thermoplastic black grip on it . One side of the grip has a W carved in it. The sheath is also very nice with something embossed on the front I think but I can't make it out. The sheath is still in pliable condition. Nice outfit! $450.00

47. Here we have a Utica Kutmaster fixed Blade knife. This knife is 8 3/4 inches long with a 5 inch blade and chromed oval cross guard. The slap grips are bone made to look like horn. The blade has been sharpened. Made circa 1950's. For this one $35.00

48. Here is a good W. H. Thompson cutlery ltd. Sheffield, England clipped point bowie knife. This piece measures about 10 inches long with a nearly 6 inch blade. The grips are slab bone made to look like stag horn and there is no crossguard. Some knives did not have one but I suspect that this one did at one time. The markings on the blade are pretty good and this blade has been cleaned. It's also been slightly sharpened. The sheath is brown leather but is not the sheath for this piece. It came in this sheath but definitely not the right one. This knife is still a pretty nice knife! $165.00

The following 24 knives came to us in one lot so we'll call this lot Consignment 88

1. Farriers Knife with DEATH TO ABOLUTIONISTS on it.-$450.00

This is a Civil War U.S. Cavalry Farrier Knife that was probably CS used since it has carved into the bone grips 'DEATH TO ABOLUTIONISTS'! and the knife is marked SPRING CUTLERY SHEFFIELD. This knife is complete with both knife blades, a hoof pick, a corkscrew and an awl. Well used! Look at the pics!

2. SOLD!!!

17 inch long lock blade folder no name-$650.00

Here's a old huge! stag gripped folding lock blade knife from the 1800's. The knife is 17 inches long overall with a 8 1/2 inch blade. The stag horn grips are in overall good condition. The front bolster could use some tightening up at the blade. The blade has some rust corrosion on it and has been sharpened. I have not cleaned it in any way. Nice big knife!!!

3. 11 inch folder Needham bros celebrated-$450.00

Here is a staghorn grips folding knife from the 1800's that is 11 inches long overall with a 5 inch blade. The knife is in excellent condition with a sharpened blade that has been cleaned. The grips are fine! The knife locks up tight! Check out the pics.

4. SOLD!!!

Rattlesnake folder 13 inches long no name-$350.00

Here's an old lock blade folder with Rattlesnake finial that was popular in the 1800's. This knife measures about 7 inches long closed and 13 inches long open. The blade shows much sharpening and has moderate pitting along it's length . No makers name is present. Nide Stag horn grips!! German silver finials. Take a look at the pics!

5. Marx & Co 10 inch locking folder German-$225.00

This is a nice stag gripped Marx & Company 10 inch open, 5 5/8ths closed folder knife from the 1800's. I believe that this is of German Manufacture and there is no country of origin stamped on the blade. The blade has been sharpened and cleaned but the makers info is still easily seen. It's a lock back blade and that works beautifully. The stag horn grips are very nice!

6. Sailors bone handled knife w/marlin spike awl blades-$225.00

Here's an unusual Sailors knife! It has Horn slab grips on it and on one side there are about 45 notches cut into it! I wondered if this was used by a Whaler and this is how many Whales that they caught! I don't know but it's interesting. The knife is about 5 inches long closed and has 2 well sharpened blades along with a small saw and a marlin spike of sorts. There is a crack in the grip at the end rivit but not displaced or loose at all. This is a very unusual piece! Check it out!!!

7. Utility knife with many blades Mappin & Webb-$225.00

Here is a Mappin & Webb of Sheffield multi knife from the 1800's. Mappin was in business many years before Webb joined in 1864. It's been well loved but still all there. The grips are bone and very aged. There are on one side 2 knife blades, a saw blade, button hook, file/knife combo. On the other side of the knife there consists an awl, very small screwdriver blade, a drill bit, spike, and cork screw. Quite a contraption!!!

8. US Navy knife-$185.00

This is a Civil War Era US Navy Knife by the Union Knife Co. Nautatuck. The Union Knife company once flourished on the Fulling Milling Brook (along Route 68 heading towards Prospect). The company's specialty was pocket knives. The company opened in 1851 but had to close after a fire in 1885 burnt the building down and the brook could no longer sustain enough water power to run the plant. This knife has worn stag handles with a very sharpened blade. The US NAVY markings are very clear while the manufacturer's info is somewhat worn from cleaning. Still a nice knife !!!

9. Joseph Rodgers 11 in folding lockblade knife-$950.00

Here we have a Joseph Rodgers 11 inch folding lockblade knife with nice stag grips! This knife measures about 6 inches when closed. The blade has wonderful markings. I am sure that this knife is mid 1800's-around Civil War era. The blade has been sharpened as one would expect but not overly sharpened as many of this era are. Nice piece overall!

10. Encore Turner & Co. folding pocket knife-$175.00

Thomas Turner was founded in 1802 and granted a mark by the Cutlers’ Company in 1805 of ‘three diamonds with a peppercorn and the word “ENCORE” underneath’. They were located at the Suffolk Works, which fronted onto Suffolk Street and were bound by Turner Street, and the Porter Brook and River Sheaf which gave the impression that the works were on an island. In 1902 the firm’s senior partner Albert Hobson became Master Cutler, and the firm published a souvenir booklet called Handicrafts that Survive. It promoted the fact that in Thomas Turner & Co., and Sheffield generally, ‘still handicrafts…survive and in no other industrial centre in the land can they be sought for more successfully than in the city of Sheffield.’ The company went bankrupt in 1932

This particular knife is probably Civil War era as there is no county of original on the blade. The markings are worn but no England that I see. The blade is also pitted and sharpened as usual. Overall this knife is over 8 inches long unfolded with nice beefy stag grips. This knife measures about 4 3/4 inches folded up. Check out the pics!

11. Vintage ca 1875 Russell Barlow folding knife-$225.00

Here is a Russell Barlow circa 1875 Bone handled pocket knife. The knife measures about 5 inches closed and 9 inches long overall. This knife has been well loved and the bone grips show a lot of age and handling. The blade has been sharpened at some point. These knifes were made to be used and this one was! Still nice!

12. Cattaraugus folding knife -$125.00

Here we have a pretty nice Cattarugus Folding pocket knife. The knife measures 5 1/2 inches closed and 9 1/4 inches long when opened. The blade has the Cattaraugus Cutlery info on one ricasso and the number 12829 ( which is the King of the Woods Folding Hunter model) on the other ricasso. The blade looks to have been cleaned at one time. There is no etching on the blade as some do have. Nice knife! Patent date of July 3rd 1906 on the lockback.

13. Sold!!! Remington Bullet Knife $110.00

14. Sold!!! Remington Bullet knife R1123 $125.00

15. folding bowie swinging guard no name 12 1/4 inches long -$325.00

There is no makers name on this one but we do expect it to be 1900's with a county of origin on it of Solingen Germany below the name of Monopol which I believe is the town in Solingen where it was made. I hear that these were used even through WW1. This one is complete in good condition and works fine. There's a couple of spots of rust on the blade but probably easily removed with some 000 steel wool and gun oil. Check out the pics!

16. folding bowie guard gone 12 inches long no name w sheath-$325.00

This folding blade bowie knife is, I believe German, but no markings are noted. It has stag horn grips with a Shield escutcheon on the front. This is a lock blade knife which works fine. The knife measures about 9 inches closed overall with the blade extending down from the grips about 4 inches. The blade has been sharpened. The swinging cross guard is missing from this one and I'm sure it originally had one. This one comes with an original sheath with german silver tip especially made for this type of knife. I don't think it's for this knife as it doesn't fit all the way in but the leather may have shrank some form age. Take a look at the pics!!!

17. Sijoani Pakistan folding bowie 16 1/2 inches long , handle damage $195.00

Check out the pics. I don't think it's real old but it's kind of neat. There is some handle damage to one side. This one has the Rattlesnake rattle brass pommel with white decorated bone grips and what looks like tortise shell grips however, under magnifications that part looks to be plastic or celluloid. Still Unusual.

18. Geo. Westerholm Sheffield folding knife -$225.00

This is an antique Geo. Westerhold Sheffield folding knife from the mid 1800's . This knife has horn handles with a chip out of the bottom on one side. This knife measures 6 inches closed and 10 1/2 inches open. This knife has seen lots of use. the markings are still visible on the blade. The blade has been sharpened many times and is somewhat loose in the front bolster. There is rust and pitting on the blade.

The third George Wostenholm (b1800) served his apprenticeship under his father at Rockingham Works. The first entry in The Sheffield City Directory (which incorrectly spells the name!) confirming the father and son partnership comes from 1825. Wostenholms were selling knives to America as early as 1830 through a partnership with a William Stenton. George’s sales trips to America began soon after, and subsequently he established offices from New York across to San Fransisco through which he could service growing demand for his craftsmen made I*XL knives. George himself is reported to have made a great many visits to America at a time when trans-Atlantic passage would have been arduous to say the least. Washington Works The company, driven by George’s domination of the American market, expanded rapidly such that it was moved, in 1848 to the larger Washington Works on Wellington Street. This left the firm perfectly placed to cope with demand from the following decade; the 1850’s would prove to be the peak of the great American Bowie knife era.

19. No name large antique pruning knife -$165.00

Hereis an old 1800's pruning knife without makers name. The knife is 6 inches when closed and 11 inches open. The top edge of the blade has several marks from being hit to drive the blade through the limb it was pruning. 1/16 inch of the tip is lacking.

20. Chinese? buffalo horn grip folding bowie missing parts-$165.00

I said Chinese because it looks like Chinese type wording for a maker in English letters however I found some knives made in Spain that almost looked identical. This old war horse has seen better days but it's still quite unique! 7 1/2 inches long folded and 10 3/4 inches long unfolded. I believe it is missing the front a folding crossguard but the mechanism still works. The horn slab grips have some loss and there is a hole in the blade that does not go all the way through. It has a lockback for the blade. Take a look at the pics!

21. Large 14 5/8 folder Vendetta Knife from Corsica/France-$650.00

Here we have a large knife that measures 14 5/8th inches long when extended and 8 inches when closed. This knife most likely came from the Island of Corsica in France and is 19th century. I have been told that these knives were great for cutting throats. Gruesome! At any rate it's a very old vintage/antique knife and has bone handles with floral designs on them. There is a break on one side of the grips but not the other. I can't quite make out the entire name on the blade and if you know for sure let me know and I'll post it. Nice old piece! Check out the pics.

22. WW2 Colonial US Navy Pilot survival knife -$95.00

This old knife has seen lots of use by the condition! WWII U.S. Navy folding survival knife. Colonial Number 2 manufactured by Colonial of Providence, R.I. A hefty two-bladed folder with a checkered black plastic handle. Knife is six inches long when closed and 10 3/4 inches when opened. The saw blade has been snapped off and there's some pitting here and there on the main remaining blade and bolsters. Has Character!!! Been there and done that!!!

23. Folding Africa knife Horn grip large-$125.00

This old knife is typical African construction with horn grip. The ferrule is steel and the tip is brass. The unusual leaf shaped blade is decorated but has no makers name. The knife measures abut 8 inch closed and over 14 inches open. The blade terminates into an incredibly sharp point! Pretty neat looking!!

24. Smaller African folding knife horn grip-$110.00

Here is a smaller African Pocket knife with folder blade. This entire piece measures about 5 inches closed and 8 3/4 inches long unfolded. The front ferule is brass being squared off like a 8 sided decorated nut. The grip is some sort of horn-perhaps Rhino, I don't know. Good steel blade!

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Here we have a extremely Huge Folding Bowie Knife that measures almost 24 inches long when the blade is folded out and locked in place. This piece is a Historic knife from the 1840’s – 1850’s. The grips are in 4 sections with 2 pearl inserts in the middle. The sections are etched with a Knight and floral designs on each side. These sections are bone and are pinned to the knife with brass pins. There are no cracks or breaks in the grips. The pommel end cap is steel in 3 sections representing 3 buttons on a rattlesnakes rattle with is typically American in nature. There is a line design on the buttons. The blade is in fair to good condition with some moderately severe pitting that is not active at this time. I could find no makers name on this piece. Take a look at the pics and comments under some of them. This is a highly unusual knive from the pre-Civil War days and you may not find one on an internet search. This is a very unique piece and if the condition was better this would be a $4500 knife! In this condition we have this fine old unusual folding bowie knife priced at $1250.00 REDUCED TO $950.00 !!!

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Here's a dagger that could very well be of Southern manufacture. It's a substantial knife and shows some crudeness in the blade. It's definitely a domestic made piece and not an import due to the crudeness. This knife is over 12 inches long with a tapered wooden hardwood grip into a brass ferrell. The blade is over 7 1/4 inches long by itself. The tang of the blade had a brass washer placed over it then it was peaned to hold it all together. The blade is the dagger style and is diamond in shape. There is no makers marks on the blade or knife anywhere. The cross guard is of brass and is 3 1/2 inches long from tip to tip. For this old knife $395.00

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Here is a lot of knives that recently came into the shop. Check 'em out!

1. This one here is an early Bowie knife with leather sheath. The grip is hardwood carved into a spiral with inlaid silver 6 pointed stars. Several of the stars are missing. There is a silver capstan rivit at the tang and a silver ornate ferrel next to the silver plated S cross guard. The blade is a clipped point Bowie type blade and is marked G. GOTTSCHALCK & Co. and under that BIRMINGHAM. I cannot find this maker listed so perhaps one of you can enlighten me on this maker. The blade and handle are 14 inches long with a 9 1/8th inch long blade. The very tip of the blade is missing. It's an extremely small piece but it is missing. The sheath is ornate brown leather with a belt loop/flap. The sheath is 9 1/2 inches long and obviously was made for this beautiful knife! The blade looks like it was sharpened at some point but definitely years and years ago. For this great old piece $1750.00

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Here we have a great old skinning knife. These were carried by trappers and on wagons for the Buffalo hunters. This piece is about a foot long with a 7 1/2 inch long very thin blade. The blade was thin to work between the hide and the carcass and would cut between bones very well. There is a hole in the end of the blade to fit on a hook that was affixed in a wagon for easy access. The stag grip is affixed to the blade by two copper rivits that have been cleaned some. This blade is still sharp and would do the job today! $275.00

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Here's an old Civil War Blacksmith made spearpoint knife that just screams Dixie! This piece is 10 3/4 inches long with a 6 1/4 inch long blade that's been made from an old file. Files are great steel and make good knives. The grip is cross hatched wood and has one rivit through the tang. The tang extends through and is peaned over through a hexagon shaped washer. The cross guard is made from a thin sheet of iron and formed into the S shape. This is a nice knife from the Civil War era! For this piece $450.00

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Here we have a short wide bladed skinner knife that definitely was used right handed as it fits the right hand perfectly with the way the grip slants. This piece is 9 3/4 inches long overall with a 6 inch blade. The blade is thin like skinning knives are and is an 1 1/2 inches tall across the widest point. The crossguard is brass and the grip is stag. There is a lot of age to this one! For this piece $225.00

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Here's a couple of very early large folding knives!!

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The first one is a folding bowie knife with clipped blade measureing over 9 inches closed and nearly 17 inches open! The maker is ROSE of N.Y. as marked and it's in very nice condition for it's age with just a little damage to the tip of the blade. This piece dates from the 1830's-1840's. The stag horn slab sided grips are in good shape and exhibit a couple of small cracks but no breaks. There is a silver plaque for engraving a name but it is blank. One end of the grip has what looks like a Rattlesnake's rattles and the other end has a ring to pull the spring so that you can close the blade. The blade has a nice mottled patina and doesn't look to have been sharpened. It's a heavy made piece. All in all this is a very nice knife from N.Y. and is RARE!!! For this piece $7500.00

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Here is a U.S. Krag bayonet and scabbard with belt attachment. This is the bayonet for the Model 1898 Krag. The entire bayonet handle and scabbard has been painted Gold and there is a small wire attached to the belt loop to hang it on the wall. This was a common practice for the veterans halls to do when putting artifacts on display in their meeting rooms. The blade is unpainted but still mostly blued. The bottom of the blade on the cutting edge looks to have been lightly sharpened taking the blue off there. The blade is marked US and 1900. A little paint has chipped off the scabbard and the grip showing that underneath it all this piece was not messed with. The locking button seems to be frozen with paint. This type of old paint is easy to remove if you want too. There are a few chips missing in the paint revealing a untouched or unmolested condition to the grip and scabbard. $145.00 Item weapons 069

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Here's the second knife. It's a long dirk measuring 9 1/8 inch when closed and a whooping 17 inches when open! This is a Sheffield knife being made by Samuel C. Wraggs of Sheffield and so marked. (See the pics). The piece is in generally good condition but is missing the front blade spring and pin. One would push the spring down to fold the blade and when the blade was pulled out it would 'snap' in place on this spring. A good blacksmith or cuttler could make one for you. The slab sided stag grips are in good condition but there is a break on the grip at the spring pin site for the folding spring. This is an easy fix. The blade will not lock in place without this spring. All in all a very rare large folding dirk and one that is worthy of restoration. The blade has a nice patina and no signs of sharpening. There are a couple of tiny, tiny chips out of the tip of the blade. Another early knife from the 1830's-1840's! For this one $4500.00

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Here's a rare scabbard to find by itself! This is an all steel or iron scabbard for the German Mounted Artillery Saber c. 1830-1840. You never find these available by themselfs and there are many swords out there that are missing scabbards. I will either sell you this scabbard or you sell me the sword that fits it. Either way is ok but if you want the scabbard then it is for sale for $250.00 Take a look at the pics!

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Here we have a Civil War era saddlers tool. This tool was made to cut leather while making or repairing saddles. The tool measures 6 inches long overall and the cutting blade is 4 1/2 inches wide. The tool is marked on one side C.S.Osborn & Company , Newark, N.J. and on the other side Est'd 1825. Here is some history of C.S. Osborn as provided by the company that is still in business today. :

Since 1826, C.S. Osborne & Co. has been manufacturing the finest leatherworking tools at its New Jersey factories. The company has always been family-owned and operated beginning with Charles Samuel Osborne and to this day, the Osborne family continues to operate the business making it one of the oldest family-owned companies in the United States. C.S. Osborne & Co. began manufacturing tools for harness makers and saddlers in the early 1800’s. As horses and carriages represented the primary means of transportation for the better part of the nineteenth century, tools used in horse–n-tack, harness and saddlery were in major demand, not just in the United States, but all over the world. Not to mention, Newark, NJ represented one of the largest concentration of tanneries on the east coast…so it made perfect sense that a tool manufacturer like C.S. Osborne & Co. would flourish at this time by making the highest quality leatherworking tools in the country. About 1900 the company would move just a couple of miles to its current location in Harrison, NJ where the company has now been manufcturing it's leatherworking tools for the last 100 years.

So you see that this tool was made before 1900 and I believe by the style of the font that it was made before or during the Civil War. Check out the pics! For this old saddle making tool $75.00

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Here we have a Model 1855 Civil War Springfield bayonet scabbard only. This piece has seen better days but is perfect for display! The piece is full length with brass deeply patinaed tip which has been glued back on. There is a weak spot in the middle of the scabbard so it's best to display with a bayonet inside for strength as these leather scabbards have no strength without the bayonet. The frog is mostly there but in rough shape. The leather is fractured and missing a chunk at the top but still exhibits all of it's brass rivits. The best thing about this piece is that there is no seam openings along it's length! For this displayable piece of Civil War memorabillia $75.00

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Here we have quite a find! This is a transport box that Pvt . Robert E. Thompson of Frankfort, Indiana sent back to his wife through the NY base. Pvt. Thompson enlisted on April 8th, 1944 in the 548th Field Artillery which became a part of the 9th Army. The Ninth United States Army is a field army of the United States Army, garrisoned at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy. It is the United States Army Service Component Command of United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM or AFRICOM).

It was one of the main U.S. Army combat commands used during the campaign in Northwest Europe in 1944 and 1945. It was commanded at its inception by Lieutenant General William Simpson. It had been designated Eighth Army, but on arrival in the United Kingdom it was renamed to avoid confusion with the famous British formation of the same designation. All American field armies in the European Theatre of Operation were designated with odd numbers, even numbered field armies served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations.

The first responsibility for Ninth Army, upon its arrival on 5 September was to take part in the final reduction of the German forces holding out in the French port of Brest. After the surrender of the town fifteen days later, Ninth Army was sent east to take its place in the line. It came into the line between Third Army and First Army.

In November, Ninth Army was shifted to the very northern flank of 12th Army Group. It undertook operations to close the front up to the Roer River. 16 December saw the opening of the last great German offensive of the war, the Battle of the Bulge. Ninth Army was isolated from the headquarters of 12th Army Group, and it was thus placed (on 20 December[1]) under the command of General Bernard Montgomery's 21st Army Group along with First Army, despite opposition from General Omar Bradley. Simpson reoriented his command quickly to help in the reduction of the salient that the Germans had created. Many of Ninth Army's units passed to the command of First Army, which was doing the main work of reducing the German salient from the north. In the meantime, the remainder of Ninth Army continued to hold the line along the Roer. When First Army and Third Army had finished reducing the salient, First Army returned to the command of 12th Army Group, but Ninth Army remained under the command of 21st Army Group for the remainder of the Rhineland Campaign. In late February 1945 the Ninth Army launched Operation Grenade, which was the southern prong of a pincer attack coordinated with Canadian First Army's Operation Veritable, with the purpose of closing the front up to the Rhine. By 10 March, the Rhine had been reached in all sectors of Ninth Army's front. It was not until after 20 March that Ninth Army units first crossed the Rhine itself. However, after doing so, the Army quickly struck east around the north of the Ruhr. An enormous pocket soon formed containing the German Army Group B under Model. By 4 April, Ninth Army had reached the Weser[2] and was switched back to 12th Army Group. The end was now clearly in sight, and as part of Ninth Army, along with the newly arrived Fifteenth Army, reduced the enormous Ruhr Pocket, other elements reached the Elbe on 18 April. 2 May saw the whole of Ninth Army's front reached the agreed demarcation point with the Russians, and the advance ceased.

Now on to what Pvt. Thompson sent in the shipping box home to his wife.

The box contained a German shotgun (now missing) and 7 bayonets. The box is 29 inches long by 7 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The box is complete with the original lid that has an envelope thumb tacked to it as well as the inspection/ approval label. His name and his mothers name plus addresses is on 3 sides of the box. The bayonets are in good condition being original with no sharpening and no dings to the blades on any of them. Here is what is in there:

1. 2 French model 1886 bayonets with white metal handles and curved quilion. The blades are four sided and they are complete with scabbards. One bayonet is 17 1/2 inches long with a 13 inch blade while the other one is 25 inches long with a 20 1/2 inch blade. Both are in excellent condition!

2. The next two bayonets are Austrian. The one at the top is a standard 1895 Bayonet being 14 inches long with a 9 1/2 inch blade. The scabbard is steel and comes with a frog. The frog is marked CQR 40 I believe and is in excellent original condition. The bayonet is marked on the blade F. G. G. Y. on one ricasso and has what looks like an Imperial Eagle stamp on the other. The Pommel Cap is marked 7 HN 1366. There are no dents to the scabbard and most of the original color remains. This is a nice one!

The second bayonet is a short cavalry carbine bayonet S1895 (Stutzen 1895) and is equipped with a compensatory sight on the muzzle ring. This corrected for the marked effect that a fitted bayonet had on the path of the bullet, the fitted bayonet causing the bullet's trajectory arc to be considerably higher than normal. This is a real nice bayonet and comes with an undented scabbard. The blade is marked with what looks like a W on one side and an Imperial Eagle on the other.

3. The next two bayonets are German. They are both S-98 bayonets. The one on top is complete with scabbard and frog. The frog is maker stamped E O Golze & Sohn Gersdorf 1940. The frog otherwise is in excellent condition being pliable with all stitching remaining. The steel scabbard is dent free and is good condition. The blade is in very nice condition but is missing about 1/8 inch of the tip. One ricasso is marked S/172 and the other side is marked 9659. The WW2 bakelite grips are outstanding with no damage or loss and the pommel cap has 2 tiny eagles with something stamped underneath them but I can't quite make it out. I do believe both stamps are the same. The bayonet and scabbard are serial numbered alike, thus are a match.

The one on the bottom is also a WW2 German Bayonet as evidenced by the very nice bakelite grips. This one is also complete with frog. The frog is in very nice conditon and is marked but I cannot quite make it out. The bayonet is serial numbered 9864 while the scabbard is serian numbered 6628. This is a real nice outfit!

4. The last bayonet in the box is S98/05 with the original saw back removed. The bayonet and scabbard are both marked 41 making them a matching pair. The steel scabbard has most of the original bluing remaining with no dents and just a little rusting that should clean up mostly ok. The leather frog is in excellent condition and is maker marked A FISCHER BERLIN C.2 1932 P.A.W. The bayonet itself is in excellent plus conditon with nice walnut grooved grips. the blade is marked on one ricasso ?41 and on the other DEUTSCHE WASCHINENFABRIK A-G DUISBURG 41. Most of the original bluing is left on the blade. The blade is real nice. 1920 is stamped on the crossguard. This piece is 19 5/8 inche long with a 14 1/2 inch long blade. Very nice! The saw back bayonets were outlawed after WW1 so this one is correct in every sense.

These bayonets were left undisturbed until recently in the box they came back in. We are going to try to sell them in a group with the box because it would be a shame to break them up after all these years. For the complete collection $1,250.00

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We just got in this wonderful Id’d WW2 Medic Corpsman Knife from WW2!

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Here we have several edged weapons for sale from the same consignor who is a long time collector here in Central Indiana. He has varied tastes and you will see that in this offering. Here they are:

WW2 Military Knifes

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1. U.S.N. Mark 2 knife with leather sheath marked Roberson Suredge on the ricasso. The knife is in great condition with parkerized blade and looks to have not been used and never sharpened. The knife is also marked U.S.N. on the ricasso. The sheath is bron leather complete with snap strap and is also marked U.S.N. For this fine WW2 Navy Fighting Knife $250.00

2. This is a U.S.N. Mark 1 Knfe lacking sheath. This one is marked U.S.N. on one side of the ricasso and Camillus, NY on the othe side of the ricasso. The entire piece is over 9 inches long and the black blade has been sharpened. The markings and grip are excellent. No scabbard. $110.00

3. Here we have another U.S.N. Mark 1 knife with brown leather sheath. The sheath is not marked but the knife is excellently marked U.S.N. on one side of the ricasso and Camillus, NY on the other side of the ricasso. This 9 inch long knife looks to have never been used and was never sharpened. Excellent condition with a good sheath. $150.00

4. Here we have a good Cattaraugus 225Q Commando Knife. It has the heavy 6 inch bright blade which has been sharpened and the leather washer handle. The butt is made of 3 heavy steel washers. The knife is very good and would be excellent except for the sharpening marks. The sheather is also very nice indeed. For this fine WW2 fighting knife $250.00

5. Here we have another fair to good Cattaraugus 225Q Commando Knife. It's like the one above except that the blade markings are nearly worn off from use and the blade is mottled instead of bright. The blade has been lightly sharpened. The leather sheath is in fair to good condition. For this one $195.00

6. Here we have a WW2 fighting knife that is a PAL RH-36 with sheath. This knife has a bright steel blade with sharpening marks. The entire piece is 11 inches long with a 6 1/4 inch blade. The leather washer grip is real nice and is topped off by an aluminum butt. In the early 1940's the PAL BLADE CO bought out Remington Cutlery and began producing knives similer to the Remington patterns. This knife comes complete with the original leather sheath in good condition with the initials EWW cut into it. For this knife and sheath $110.00

7. Here we have another fair to good Cattaraugus 225Q Commando knife in sheath. The knife is good condition except the markings are worn and it's missing 2 of the 3 large washers that hold the handle to the blade. The third washer is there so either more can be obtained or 2 can be made. It comes with a fair leather sheath that has seen honest use. The leather tie back for the grip has lost both sides of the snaps. for this piece. $95.00

8. Here we have another Pal RH-36 in leather sheath. This one has good markings on a sharpened bright blade. The grip is fine and tight. The leather sheath is complete but shows great wear from use as far as scuffs. It's still a nice WW2 Knife! $110.00

9. Here we have what looks like a Custom WW2 Knife less scabbard. This knife is similar to the WW2 fighting knives of the day and was probably done by a Soldier during the period. This knife is 11 1/2 inches long with a 7 inch blade. The grip is leather washers and wire spacers. The pommel cap is bright aluminum. There are no marks on the blade. It's nice! $110.00

10. Here we have a Pal RH-26 in custom leather sheath! This one is realy nice and obviously well used. The markings on the blade are somewhat worn but otherwise this knife is in really nice shape. The sheath has a custom floral design on the front and is complete. There was a hole cut at the bottom of the sheath for a leather leg thong. Nice! $125.00

11. Here is what we think is a No. 13 IMPERIAL Mark 1 knive but he 5 inch blade is not parkerized but bright. Of course the parkerizing could have been polished off but it certainly looks like the no. 13 as pictured on page 79 of U.S.MILITARY KNIFES by M.H.Cole. This knife also has the brownplastic spacers at the guard and butt as mentioned in the book. It's a nce piece and comes with an original leather sheath in good condition. Take a look at the pics! Nice! $110.00

12. Here is a custom made knife with the name HOLLINGER stamped on the ricasso. Ther seems to be no other markings present. The knive is 9 1/2 inches long with a narly 5 1/2 inch long blade. This knife takes on some of the features of the Mark 1 knives by looking at it. I has a leather washer handle with plastic and metal inserts and finger grooves cut out on it. The pommel cap is aluminum and has a spanner nut attachment to hold everything toether. The sheath is leather with some big brass buttons on it and lether thong along with embossing on the front of the scabbard. Believed to be a theatre produced knife using what was available in the field. Unusual! $110.00

13. Here we have another Pal RH-36 without sheath. The knife is in overall good condition with Nice markings on the ricasso. The blade has been sharpened and the leather washer grip seems to have has something shiny put over it. The pommel cap is made of aluminum as normal. Still a good knife! $65.00

14. Here is yet another Pal RH-36 with out sheath. This knife is like the one above except that the leather washer handle is all original with nothing put on it. Markings are sharp and clear. Been sharpened. A well used WW2 fighting knife !! $75.00

15. Here we have a Vintage WWII era 'I CUT MY WAY' British/US army or airborne paratrooper commando knife dagger in good condition. It was a very popular type of fighting knife the British and American servicemen purchased privately while stationed in the UK during WWII. This is the British made stiletto by the famous firm of William Rogers of Sheffield England. 5 1/2 inch steel blade with a brass guard, intricate grip made of stacked ringed leather with brass and plastic spacers. Plain black pommel. Normal age and wear. The overall length of the knife is approx. 9 7/8ths inches. $110.00

16. Here we have a British 3rd pattern Commando Dagger (British made) The British Commando dagger was issued to WW2 British Army Airborne soldiers, Royal Marine commandos and army commandos during World War Two. Stamped on the cross guard on this knife is: England (this knife is stamped Engl---) . England has the 'and' worn off. This is the 3rd pattern model issued from 1942 to the 1980's and has: leather scabbard with blackened brass metal tip guard Blackened steel blade (color is worn on this blade and blade has been sharpened) Ribbed handle (all brass) round pommel nut with number 2 cast into the pommel steel crossguard Blade length 6 1/2 inches Overall length 11 3/8ths inches. The only Commando dagger still made in England by an original contractor.

The leather sheath is 13 3/4ths inches long and exhibts age. It comes with the original blackened brass metal tip at the bottom. The Knife is held into place by an elastic band at the top. The name Earl Ogle and the initials EO are stamped on the scabbard and on the knife in several places! This owner loved his knife!!! The leather straps on the back that extent out from the sheath both have been cut off. Take a look at the pics! For this one $850.00

17. Here we have the Cattaraugus U.S. folding machette-Army Air Force-Survival Knife that was adopted in Oct. 1942 for the B-4 Emergency Bail out kit usually attached to the parachute harness. This machette has black plastic handles with a metal hand guard and was 11 1/2 inch long when folded and 15 1/2 inchs long when extended . This one is in very good condition minus the black metal guard that went on the exposed blade when folded. The markings are sharp and clear and the blade has no nicks in it. For this nice piece $110.00

18. Here's our last knife in ths group. This is another Cattaraugus Commando Knife no. 225Q. This one is in fair to good condition with a fair amount of sharpening to the blade. The leather washer grip is a bit uneven showing that it was used and handled alot during it's service time. Still a commanding knife. For this WW2 knife $65.00

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Local central Indiana found US Army Bolo Knife used during World War One . The handle is made of wood and has two rivets securing it. The pommel is in a dovehead shape and has surface rust on it that can be easily removed if you desire.. The crossguard is straight and of equal length on each side. The US M-1917 Bolo Knife with Scabbard was the same basic Bolo Knife used by the U.S. military from the turn of the century through WWII. Manufactured from 1897 to 1918, it went through a number of changes during its production life. First issued to medical personnel in the field it was later issued to fighting troops and used to clear brush, fields of fire and for any task requiring a heavy knife used as a chopping tool. The knife is 15 inches long with a 10 3/8th inch long blade that is sharpened on one edge only. The ricasso is marked US MOD 1917 CT. (wear to the markings) with the Reverse marked Plumb St Louis (no date that I can see here). Mostly blued blade with slightly rounded tip. Blade shows some minor sharpening. No nicks in the edge of the blade. The grips are two slabs rounded and screwed through the tang. The grips are in good condition with very little wobble. The Canvas scabbard is also in very good condition and has something stenciled on one side but I can't make it out. The canvas is complete with no rips or tears and no material lacking. The brown leather tip is stamped BAUER BROS 1918 on one side. There is some surface loss to the leather tip on one side but still looks good. Take a look at the pics! For this piece $275.00

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This is a WW2 GI made tanto from a Japanese Sword. The piece is 12 ½ inches long overall with a 6 ½ inch very sharp blade! The tsuba and fittings from the original grip and cross guard were used in the manufacture. I do not know if the blade is from the sword but it’s made from very good steel so I suspect that it is. The leather grip looks like it was smoothed down and the end cap is held on with a little wooden peg. Take a look at the pics! It’s a shame to cut down an original Japanese sword but was character this knife has! For this piece $250.00

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Here is what I believe to be an early 20th century folding Bowie Marked No. 6 with folding cross guard as well. The blade is marked HUNTING KNIFE and on the ricasso is marked No.6 Sheffield Steel. There are 2, what looks like imperial german maltese crosses on the other side of the ricasso. The knife measures about 12 ½ inches long unfolded with a 7 ½ inch long blade. The knife has been sharpened but not enough to misshape it much. I believe the grips are dyed brown bone and there is a small crack at one of the rivits. Comes with a little sheath as well. For this one $125.00

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Here we have an antique folding Bowie knife. This folding bowie knife is in good condition and does not have a cross guard. The stag handle is very good with some chipping on it right where you push on the tang to fold the bowie back up. The bowie has a push button to release the blade and them to unlock the blade you would then push a thumb lever and reclose. This bowie was made before the turn of the century in approximately 1870-1880. This knife is 15 inches long unfolded with a 10 inch blade. There is no sheath and I cannot find a makers name on it. For this nice old knife $1,250.00

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Here we have what is marked on the blade as ‘ORIGINAL WAIDMEFFER FUR SHALENMILD’ on one side of the blade and ‘PUMA-WERK SOLIGEN MADE IN GERMANY’ ‘HANDARBEIT No 3591’. Otherwise known as Game Keeper Knife. This is a Stag Fixed Blade Sheath Knife with a Sterling Silver Shield that has the initials GK stimpled into it. There is No Date Code (Made prior to 1964) - Pretty Stag Handles - No Cracks or breaks and the Blades in Handle Snap Open and Shut with No Wobble – Used and sharpened. Take a look at the pics! $295.00

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Here’s an unusual knife. I believe it to be made in the 20th century even though it has aged bone slab grips. The knife is marked Superior ??? on the top of the blade and on the ricasso is marked No. 6 Sheffield Steel. The other side of the ricasso has what looks like 2 small maltese crosses on it. The knife measures about 9 inches long overall with a nearly 5 inch blade. It’s still in good condition but has been sharpened. An unusual arrangement! For this piece $95.00

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This is an Imperial German Shooting Cutlass and although I cannot find any makers marks on it I believe it was made by Alcoso as I’ve seen other example close to this that they made. Normally the Imperial Shooting Cutlasses are not very elaborate, usually found with a stag grip. In the case of this example, it is much the sale as most but is also equipped with what appears to be a bone grip. This cutlass measures about 21½ overall. The mounts are of gilded brass. The pommel top has no decoration per se but is decorated with a set of double lines that run about the outside. The ferrule is raised. Below the ferrule is a fine cross guard which simulate a pair of stag hooves; the left flaring upward and the right angled downward. The clamshell guard looks like a clamshell while there is no reverse guard. As mentioned above, the grip appears to have been constructed out of bone. It has a fine patina on the surfaces with an age crack here and there. This grip is decorated with three ovals that you can see on one side of the grip but not the reverse side. The scabbard is a good black leather. The leather shows a little age and has shrunk some but is still supple. It is decorated with a set of twin lines running along the edges, and is sewn up the rear. The scabbard mounts are of a matching gilded brass. The upper mount is plain, except for an acorn lug, while the lower is decorated with a set of twin lines on the obverse facing. The slab-sided blade is a nearly 16” long example. It is etched. Unfortunately there is some age graying spread evenly throughout the surfaces of the blade. On the obverse side I can see floral etchings and a flag and drum I believe and on the reverse side I can see a Crowned Eagle over crossed cannons which is over a flag as well as some floral etchings. As previously mentioned the reverse ricasso is NOT marked with the familiar scale logo of the Alcoso firm, although I believe this to be of their firm, and there is a red felt blade buffer in place. All in all this is a pretty nice piece! $875.00

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Here is an example of a Imperial German Hunting knife. This knife is 17 inches long in the scabbard. The unadorned dagger type blade is 12 inches long. The tip is a little dulled but the original leather blade washer is present. This blade is 1 1/16 inch wide at the hilt. The grip is stag and is very, very nice. The cross guard has a floral adornment and is silver plated I believe as is the grip ferule and the pommel cap. The leather scabbard is very nice for it’s age with silver plated mounts. The leather has several small gouges but for it’s age it’s great and complete with no seam opening. I cannot find a makers mark anywhere on this piece. For this great knife $695.00

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Here is an Imperial Hunting Sword without scabbard. This one is a beautiful example of a Solingen made Hunting Sword! I have taken pics of the makers marks but I cannot read them. On the other side of the blade is ‘Solingen’. The piece is 24 ½ inches long with a 18 inch long blade. The blade is heavily engraved with floral engravings, stag in the forest stand of arms. The engravings extend 10 inches on each side of the blade. This is a strong blade being 1 inch wide and double edged. I believe the pommel cap, cross guard and langet are silver and exquisitely done! The langet has a Stags head on it as well as two Eagles or Hawks holding a cord. The cross guard terminates in two Wolf’s heads. The ferrule is heavily embellished as well as the pommel cap. The handle is stag and in perfect condition. No scabbard with this one but what’s here is phenomenal! $1,495.00

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Here is an Imperial Hunting Association Honor Gift Sword

This Imperial Sword is a long weapon, measuring 21 1/2 inches long in the scabbard. The mounts throughout are of gilded brass, lightly patinated with what appears to be some small green junk on the lower drag. It is fitted with a traditional pommel cap with an “umbrella” flare at the upper portion and a silver medallion on it that has something on it but I can’t quite make it out. The sword also has a nicely form round pommel nut that acts as the nut that retains the blade tang. This piece just spins having been peened on. The cross guard begins and ends in deer hooves. These hooves have had nicely simulated split engraved on each. It appears that a lot of the original gilding remains on this guard. The ferrule has line decorations as does the pommel cap. Beneath the guard is a fine fluted clamshell with that silver medallion already previously mentioned. The grip is an outstanding piece of antler, dark brown in color with slightly lighter grains. It was obviously chosen for it fine proportions as it perfectly fits the pommel and ferrule with no evidence of cutting. I would say the pommel and ferrule were crafted to fit the grip. The grip is decorated with three smooth brass nuts on the obverse that do not go all the way through. The 1 inch wide blade is 16 inches long with a false edge on top extending from the tip back about 6 inches. The bottom the blade is still fairly sharp but little evidence of sharpening. The blade has animal scenes engraved on it of a hare and a stag. There are also floral engraving on it as well as a Z in a shield which is for Clemen and Jung. The scabbard has provisions for a small knife, now lacking, but otherwise in good condition. The hunting sword has always been in the scabbard so the scabbard is still quite sound with some finish lacking. For this fine piece $1,295.00

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Here we have an Abercrombie & Fitch Special purpose knife and oil cloth sheath. The only other marks that I find on this strange piece is MADE IN FRANCE on the blade. The special purpose knife has many purposes but I cannot find out anything about it. It came to me with the below bunch of military knifes and bayonets. If you know anything about it let me know. In the meantime I will continue to do research on it. NOTE: IT'S A WINERY KNIFE OR USED BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO OPEN WINE BOTTLES! Thanks! Ted

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Here we have two fighting knives without scabbards. The first one is SOLD!!! Camillus NY Navy Fighting knife. I believe it’s known as the mark 1 as it has a Plastic Butt held with a threaded nut. It is marked CAMILLUS N.Y. on one side of the ricasso and USN on the other side. I believe this one to be WW2. The entire piece is 9 ½ inches long with a 5 inch blade. The blade looks to have been blued or blackened and exhibits some pitting. The markings are clear however. The leather washer handle is in very nice condition and it looks great. For this one $65.00

The second fighting knife is a Camillus Navy Pilot’s Survival Knife without scabbard with, I believe, a No 1 type knife first made in 1957 with a nearly 6 inch blade being about 10 ½ inches long overall. The bottom of the cross guard has been cut off and two holes have been drilled into the top part of the cross guard. Strange! Must have had a purpose for that! The piece is in generally overall good condition otherwise with clear markings. No sheath for this one. $45.00

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Here we have a pair of WW2 theatre made fighting knifes. Both of them have plastic grips. The top one is a 9 ½ inch long knife with a 5 ¼ inch long rusty blade. The blade is not thick but seems to be made of good quality spring steel. The plastic grip is made of rings of different colored plastic and ther is a threaded tang it’s entire length then peened over at the end. Soldiers made all kinds of things in their spare time on the battlefield and this is just one example of that. $40.00

The bottom knife is a little better made and it looks to have been made from a bayonet as you can see a fuller running along it’s length starting at the ricasso. The entire piece measures 10 ½ inches long with a 6 ¼ inch long blade. The slab grips are plastic and screw rivited into the tang. Near the blade is stamped PS 1944 on one side and ??44 on the other side. It’s a nice looking piece! For this one $45.00 Take a look at the pics!

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This is one of the better known, more widely used knifes during WW2, Korea and Viet Nam. This is the CAMILLUS U.S. Fighting Knife and since there is a U.S. on the blade over Camillus, N.Y. this is a post WW2 knife. The knife is in good condition with leather ringed grip and flat steel butt. The blade is 7 inches long with the entire piece being 12 inches long. The blade was originally parkerized but now there is some rust staining. The scabbard is in very good condition showing little to no use and may be a replacement. For this piece $85.00

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Here is a nice WW2 PAL RH36 Knife and Sheath. A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use to be used specifically for close combat. This is a US fighting knife. Manufactured by PAL. The handle is made of a series of compressed leather rings with red rings being at the front of the grip and again at the back of the grip. The pommel is of aluminum construction.. The blade is marked PAL RH 36. This 6 ¾ inch blade was originally parkerized but has been buffed off. The blade is of single edge. The tip has a clip point Bowie type design. The knife is 11 ¼ inch long overall and complete with the original leather sheath in good condition. $120.00

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Here we have a pretty nice CATTARAUGUS COMMANDO KNIFE!! The model 225q was designed for use by the US special forces. This one has a heavy 6” bright blade being 10 3/8 inches long overall with a leather washer handle. The heavy butt is made of steel washers. The blade is marked CATTARAUGUS/ 225Q. The knife has a couple of dents in the washers from use but is still pretty nice. The original scabbard accompanies the knife and it’s in pretty good aged condition with everything present and accounted for. A nice rig! $225.00

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Here is a later Ka-Bar U.S.M.C. production knife in leather sheath. This one is darn near perfect and probably from the 1960’s or so. The leather sheath is marked KA-BAR over the Marine Insignia and then below that USMC. This type scabbard was not used during WW2. The knife is just beautiful with a parkerized blade that has U.S.M.C. on one side of the ricasso and KA-BAR over OLEAN, NY on the other ricasso. It’s showing some age now but still great looking! For this fine piece $140.00

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Here we have the U.S.M.C Ka-Bar Fighting knife in scabbard. The knife itself is in good condition just needing a good cleaning as it has surface rust on the blade and cross guard. The USMC is easily seen on the ricasso and KA-BAR Olean, NY is on the other side. The scabbard is made of Brown leather. Nine rivets are placed along the edge with heavy duty White cotton stitching closing the perimeter. It has the leather washer handle and the knife blade is 7 inches long. A little steel wool will do the trick! $160.00

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Here we have a WW2 Folding Machete Army Air Force Survival Knife that was asopted in Oct. 1942 for the B-4 Emergency Bail Out Kit usually attached to the parachute Harness. This is the CAMILLUS marked knife and is in fair condition and functions as it should. The blade is 10 inches and has definitely seen use. Take a look at the pics! For this piece $125.00

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Here we have a Russian Ak-47 bayonet and scabbard in fine condition except for the door dent in the scabbard which does not hamper sliding the bayonet in and out. 660 is the only mark I can find on this bayonet. This bayonet scabbard is metal with a distinctive lip around the tip and web belt loop. It has an added leather hilt strap. Many of these bayonets were supplied to Soviet satellite nations. The bayonet itself has a silvered blade with somewhat blunted tip that I believe is normal. The grip seems to be brown plastic/bakelite material. For this outfit $40.00

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This is a Turkish Model 1935 Knife Bayonet, designed to fit the various Turkish contract German K98 Mauser carbines and rifles. They are very similar to the Turkish Model 1890 "Shortened" Bayonet but can be easily identified by the blade flutes (or fullers); on the Model 1890, the fullers run out of the tip, whereas on the Model 1935, the fullers are stopped before reaching the tip. All models have wood grips; steel pommel (with integral push-button latching mechanism), cross guard, and blade. The only markings I can find on this bayonet is 7965 stamped on the pommel. Mechanism works fine. The blade is fine as well. $45.00

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Here we have an unusued, unissued Spanish Cetme Bayonet for the CETME 69 rifle. It is 13 1/4" overall with a 8 3/4" black phosphate finish blade with Spanish eagle that was copied from the bolo shaped blade of the Model 1941 bayonet. Comes with it original metal mounted plastic scabbard and leg tie. The grips are also plastic. For this unit $30.00

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Here we have a nice British Model 1907 Bayonet with leather scabbard for the Enfield Rifle. This one is really nice complete with the original steel mounted scabbard that is in excellent condition. The bayonet is in nice condition as well showing little if any sharpening marks and loads of inspectors/arsenal marks as well as 1907 WILKINSON on the ricasse. It has a nice wooden grip and the locking mechanism works well. For this item $135.00

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Here is another British Model 1907 Bayonet with leather scabbard for the Enfield Rifle. This one has a scabbard like the one above but with the steel mountings being painted black. These mounts have M/44 on them meaning, I believe that this model was made in 1944. The bayonet itself has a blackened guard and mounting ring plus the butt cap that has the same black paint on it that the scabbard has on it. This one has various arsenal marks and markers marks on it as well including the date of 1907 and ANDERSON. This blade has been sharpened and the tip is messed up as well as a gouge in the blade about 2 ½ inches back. I believe that this one saw a lot of use! $95.00

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Here we have a M1917 US Trench Knife made for WW1. Many soldiers would carry small personal weapons to be used if they were subjected to hand to hand combat. Such items would be trench knives, brass knuckles, and trench clubs. The close confine of the trenches or machine gun positions often made use of the rifle unwieldy and thus smaller weapons were ideal in the case of hand to hand combat. These weapons were also favored by trench raiding parties and assault troops. The first US issue trench knife was the M1917 which had a wood handle, triangular blade, and leather scabbard. The spikes along the hand guard served as brass (iron)knuckles and could be used to render an enemy soldier useless.

This knife is one of those knives. It is 14 inches long overall with a 8 3/4 inch long triangular blade. This knife blade was just made for stabbing as it wouldn't cut anything. This knife is in real nice aged condition with the following manufacturing markings on the knuckle bow of AC Co US 1917. The wooden grip is real nice as is the iron/steel handguard with wicked vicous spikes. This is a nice knife that comes with the original iron mounted scabbard that is lacking the drag. For this fine piece $595.00

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Here we have a lot of WW2 knives that we recently took in to the shop for sale. All the references to these military type knifes come from U.S.MILITARY KNIVES BAYONETS & MACHETES BOOK III by M.H.Cole.

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5. This is a nice PAL RH-35 WW2 Fighting Knife. A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. Although since the end of trench warfare, most military knives have been primarily designed for utility or tool use. Activities such as clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc. . Manufactured by PAL. The handle is made of a series of compressed leather rings. At certain intervals the color of the rings is changed from dark brown to yellow or red. The pommel is of aluminum construction. Some samples may have been steel or wood. The blade is of single edge. The tip has a slight Bowie type design. The blade has been buffed on this one but the markings are still sharp and clear. Also stamped U.S.N. MARK I. No sheath remains. The knife looks very nice! $85.00

SOLD!!!

6. Here is an exceptional U.S.Navy Knife that is a PAL RH-37 knife. Overall length is 12 inches with a 6 3/4 inch long blade. Blade has clipped point and is marked “U.S. Navy” on one side and “RH PAL 37” on the other side. True edge is good with no nicks. Blade is semi-bright. Iron counterguard is tight. There is a strip of red leather above the counterguard and another strip just below the pommel cap. No leather scabbard remains. Take a look at the pics. Nice! $110.00

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Here is a WW2 field made knife and leather sheath. This is a WW2 fightning knife that had the handle replaced on it with red and black plastic washers. The GI that made it brazed the grip end to the blade so I cannot tell which company made the blade. This knife is over 11 inches long with a 7 inch blade. The front guard is brass as well as the pommel. The plastic grip had finger grooves cut into them for comfort and fit. The blade has been sharpened and it has some surface rust on it that I have not cleaned off. The scabbard is a commercial scabbard and obviously made for this knife. $95 for this old 'War Horse'!

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Here’s a small group of items that supposedly belongs to the same officer from WW2. These items were from the 23rd Engineers Co. E that served in the European theatre. The items are priced separately. First is the Model 1903 Army Officers sword that was made by Horstmann of Philadelphia. (THE SWORD HAS BEEN SOLD!) The sword itself is in very nice condition complete with the original brown leather sword knot that is in fair to good condition. The hilt has a slight misshapen to it on the outside basket branch. The celluloid grip is fine condition and the blade is just wonderful with the nice etching and plating. The scabbard is complete but does have some nickel flaking here and there. Good thing for the blade that it was kept in the scabbard. For this piece $225.00

Next is the French Model 1874 Bayonet without scabbard. Still in good condition! $45.00

Next is the Collins and Company short knife/ machete in the No. 13 ornate leather scabbard. $125.00 (SOLD)!!!

Lastly is the Belgian FN model 1924 bayonet with other scabbard. All there and it functions. $45.00

British 1907 Near Relic Bayonet

Item No. 158

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Here's a dandy! This is a Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. The Fairbairn–Sykes fighting knife is a double-edged fighting knife resembling a dagger or poignard with a foil grip developed by William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes in Shanghai based on concepts which the two men initiated before World War II while serving on the Shanghai Municipal Police in China. The F–S fighting knife was made famous during World War II when issued to British Commandos, the Airborne Forces, the SAS and many other units, especially for the Normandy Landings in June 1944. With its acutely tapered, sharply pointed blade, the F–S fighting knife is frequently described as a stiletto, a weapon optimized for thrusting, although the F-S knife is capable of being used to inflict slash cuts upon an opponent when its cutting edges are sharpened according to specification. The Wilkinson Sword Company made the knife with minor pommel and grip design variations. The F-S knife is strongly associated with the British commandos and the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Marine Raiders (who based their issued knife on the Fairbairn-Sykes), among other special forces / clandestine / raiding units. It features in the insignia of the British Royal Marines, the Belgian Commandos, the Dutch Commando Corps, founded in the UK during World War II, the Australian 1st Commando Regiment and 2nd Commando Regiment, and the United States Army Rangers, both founded with the help of the British Commandos. A solid gold F–S fighting knife is part of the commandos' memorial at Westminster Abbey. This particular knife is an original good condition WWII 3rd pattern Fairbairn with original scabbard. The blade has been sharpened some. The combat knife shows the wear of an issued knife. The knife is 11 1/2 inches long with a nearly 7 inch blade. The Crossguard reads WILLIAM ROGERS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND on one side. Brass handle has a dark finish over the brass. These were numbered on the pommel during the casting from 1 to 4. It is thought that they were gang casted 4 at a time hence the 1 to 4 marking. This one does not have a number so it may be a post war production. I have read that these numbers were removed from the molds after the war so subsequent models have no mold number on the pommel. Original scabbard has leg tabs, NOT stamped 'ENGLAND' above elastic keeper, and this keeper is torn. Leather is supple without any drying out. The scabbard has the metal tip. The Fairbairn-Sykes knife remains in production but this is not a new knife by any means. It has developed a patina that doesn't develope over night. For this piece $325.00

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Here we have a unique WW2 military knife. This is a PAL RH 34 Id'd knife. This one has a 4 7/8 inch blade that was finished bright but now has a great patina. The knife was 9 3/16 inches long overall with a wooden butt finished off with a steel plate. The grip is a leather washer manufacture and has H.MILLHOLLAND carved into them. The wooden pommel also has carving into it which looks to me an H on one side and a M on the other side with a couple of sideways S's interposed between them. On the other side of the grip is the soldiers service number. His initials are also carved on the leather scabbard over the manufacturers information. The edges of the scabbard were sewn together with copper wire. If this old knife could talk!!! For this piece $65.00

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Now here we have a Survival Machette for the Army Air Corps that was adopted in 1942 as a new Air Force Survival Knive. Most of them folded and were usually carried in the seat pack kit attached to the parachute harness. This one is a CAMILLUS and so marked. It has a 10 inch blade that was originally bright finished but now dark patina with a couple of chips at the end of the blade. This was also known as the No. 4 model. It also has heavy black plastic slab grips on each side. Still nice! $65.00

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Here is a Spanish M1969 Bolo Combat Bayonet with matching scabbard. Made for the CETME and FR8 rifle over all looks very nice. This is not one of the recent copies that are flooding the market now but an original one. The bayonet and scabbard are in very nice original condition. The Spanish crest is on the blade at the ricasso and on the other side ricasso is the makers ino and the serial number of E15542 D. The scabbard is in very nice original aged condition and is complete except for the tiedown at the tip of the scabbard. For this unit $45.00

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Here's an unusual U.S. WW2 theatre made knife. This dagger type knife is about 11 inches long or more with a 6 1/2 inch blade. The blade is made from a file and you can still see some of the file grooves on it near the grip. The grip and cross guard are made from clear plastic washers interposed with black plastic and aluminum spacers. The pommel cap is a stepped down aluminum cap. The sheath looks to be a normal miitary type WW2 knife sheath with a notch cut out of it at the top of the blade part. The receiving male part of the snap has also been lost. There is a name in black on the back of the sheath which looks like MATT GARGAS JR. Could be interesting if you find out where he served. For this piece $85.00

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Here's a rare one! This is a Australian Army Stiletto . These knives are often referred to as Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knives. While this is not so, the description does have some merit. It appears that the British Instructors who were sent out to Australia to help set up the Australian Independant Companies (Commando's) brought their own Wilkinson Sword First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knives with them. Representatives from Gregory Steel products in Melbourne met with these men and from that meeting drew up the design of the Australian Army Stiletto (AKA Australian Commando Knife). This explains the distinct similarity between the Australian Army Stiletto and the Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife, however there are some clear differences, the blade is shaped differently, it is narrower and thicker on the AAS. They are most similar in their intended use. There were two manufacturers of the Australian Army Stiletto: Greg Steel in Melbourne and Whittingslowe Engineering in Adelaide The most common version found is with the cast "Mazak" handle. Some by Greg Steel had a wooden handle. This particular knife is a Greg Steel knife with wooden handle. This one is in pretty good condition with an Australian marked scabbard. There are several cracks in the wooden grip but it's still as solid as a rock. This example is over 12 inches long with a nearly 7 1/2 inch blade. It looks like the blade saw a little sharpening but I don't believe it was sharpened much. All of these examples pretty much come down to a sharp point. The ricasso is marked Gregory Steel Products and that seems to be the only marks showing. Take a look at the pics! It is not known how many of these knives were made. One often hears the figure of 500 but this is unsubstantiated and no evidence has been found to support this. So far evidence has only been found of one unit, the 2/6 Independant Company where all members were issued with these knives. Z Special Unit was also issued with a number of these knives. Members of other Independant Companies also had these knives but where and when and in what number they were issued is still unknown. Four types of sheath are known. A cut down bayonet scabbard, a canvas sheath which did not withstand the rigours of the tropics and two versions of a leather sheath. One tapered conforming to the knife, the other with a tapered section holding the knife attached to a rectangular base. I don't believe that this sheath conforms to any of those but I may be wrong. The sheath has had a rawhide thong placed in a spiral pattern around the edges but I can see that the scabbard is sewn as well. There are several pieces of leather still attached to the thong including the top of the sheath. On the top of the sheath is a full crown with the work BESTOVALL stamped on it. On the back of the sheath is marked R PLASS in white paint. You never see these knives for sale! For this highly collectible knife $1900.00 NOTE: The info on this knife came from a very fine gentleman named

John Kroezen

PO Box 979

Port Lincoln SA 5606

0438850002

and is website is www.australianmilitaryknives.com

Here are links to his websites pages . Check 'em out!

The website URL is http://www.australianmilitaryknives.com/index.htm

and

The URL for the page with the info on the AAS is http://www.australianmilitaryknives.com/commando.html

If you have questions for John you can e-mail him at:

military.knives@gmail.com

Thanks so much John for your expertise!

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Here we have a M5 bayonet and scabbard. During the Korean War, the M-1 bayonet and M-1905 bayonet, which both mount to the M-1 Garand rifle using the same mechanism, were found to be very difficult to remove from the rifle with gloves on. As a result the U.S. M-5 Garand bayonet was designed and issued in 1953. This was a total redesign and looks nothing like the original M-1905 or M-1 bayonets for the M1 Garand. The M-5 is the only U.S. bayonet without a barrel mount ring on the crossguard, making it look more like a fighting knife than a bayonet. The M-5 bayonet has a 6 3/4 inch blade, and overall length is 11 1/2 inches. Weight is 11 1/2 ounces. The blade has one side sharpened for its full lenght and three inches of the other side are sharpened. There is a relatively large push button release to deal with the problem of working while having gloves on. The stud on the bayonet crossguard fits the gas cylinder lock screw under the Garand barrel. Locking grooves attach to the bayonet lug on the rifle. The M-5 fits only the M-1 Garand and does not interchange with any other firearms. There were three different patterns made: M5, M5-1 and M5A1. Quoting from the authoritative article "The history of M1 Garand Bayonets" by Robert Gibson on the Fulton Armory website. This particular bayonet is marked US M5 only on one side of the crossguard and J & D TOOL CO. on the other side of the cross guard.

There are two variations of this scabbard, both with an olive drab fiberglass body with steel throat. The early version, designated M8, has only a belt loop, no hook. This one has the hook and also has the steel reinforcement tip on the fiberglass sheath. The M8A1 retains the general look and can be slipped over a belt, but also has the M-1910 bent wire hook available. The model is stamped "US M8" or "US M8A1" on the flat steel part along with manufacturer initials. This sheath is correct for all post-war US bayonets including the M-4, M-5, M-6, and M-7. It was also used with the M-3 Fighting Knife.

This particular bayonet is in pretty good condition with al the correct markings and parkerized blade. The blade on this one has not been sharpened. The scabbard is also in very good condition and is complete. Markings are very clear on the scabbard. There is a tiny bit of rusting on the reverse but not bad. For the set $85.00

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Here we have a M6 bayonet and scabbard. The M-6 bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M-14 series rifle and as a hand weapon, fighting knife. The M-6 Bayonet Knife entered service in 1957 and was mostly utilized during the Vietnam War until superceded by the M-16 rifle with its M-7 bayonet or M-9 bayonet (roughly 1968 for Army, used by USMC earlier). About 1.6 million M-6 bayonets were delivered to the Army in the 1960s. The M-6 blade and hilt are very similar to the M-5 or M-5A1 bayonet for the M-1 Garand Rifle except that the M-6 has a ring that slips over the flash suppressor muzzle of the M-14 while the M-5A1 attaches to the Garand with a stud. The M-6 is not interchangable with any other rifle; it only fits the M-14. M-6 bayonet markings The M-6 blade is 6 3/4 inches long, with an overall length of 11 1/2 inches. Blade width is 7/8 inch and it weighs about 12 ounces. The blade on this bayonet is about 1/8 short but it has been sharpened. There are no markings on the blade itself. The manufacturer's initials or name (AERIAL, AN, IMPERIAL, or MILPAR COL.) along with "US M6" will be found stamped under the crossguard (photo on right, enhanced to bring out markings). This one is an IMPERIAL. The non-slip grips are molded black plastic. The steel parts have a uniform dark grey parkerized finish. Imperial Knife Company was the main contractor for the M-6 bayonet. This particular bayonet is in good condition even with the sharpened blade and comes with the U.S.M8A1 scabbard which is complete and in pretty good condition. This scabbard has the late-production metal tip attached to it. For this outfit $75.00

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Here's another US M6 like the one above but without a scabbard. This one has the correct blade length althout it has been sharpened as well. The markings are nice and clear and the mechanism works fine. Take a look at the pics. $55.00

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Here we have a US PAL RH 36 fighting Knife - A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. Although since the end of trench warfare, most military knives have been primarily designed for utility or tool use. Activities such as clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc. This is a US fighting knife. Manufactured by PAL for WW2. The handle is made of a series of compressed leather rings. At certain intervals the color of the rings is changed from dark brown to yellow or red. The pommel is of aluminum construction. The blade is bright with very clear markings. This knife has the 6 1/4 inch blade and is 11 1/4 inches long overall. The blade has b een sharpened but not overly done. Comes with the original leather scabbard with just the snap pulling through the leather closure strap. For this piece $75.00

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Here is an WW2 SA dagger that was altered by the GI who captured it. He took the original grips off and made lucite grips for it inserting photos of his wide and child under the plastic. The rest of the dagger is just fine and it comes iwth a nice black painted sheath. The etching on the blade is fine while the makers mark is worn on one side but may not have been stamped deeply on that side. There are no sharpening marks but there is one minor nick to the blade. Unique Trench Art! $395.00

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Here is a nice SA dagger with leather tab holder and sheath. The blade has some staining but little sharpening. The walnut grip is very nice with enlays still in place. The sheath is dent free with an aged brown finish. The makers logo is partially obscured. Nothing is missing! For this nice piece $750.00

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Here we have a GI defaced Luftwaffe Dagger and sheath. The dagger is in pretty good shape considering with just a couple cracks to the celluloid covering over the grip and a small chip or two. The blade is nice with maybe some very minor sharpening. I cannot see a makers mark. The sheath has a couple of door dents but the dagger still goes in and out ok. There is some patina and minor rust to the sheath but not too bad. The aluminum pommel cap and the crossguard have had the swastika removed. $495.00

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Here we have another GI defaced German Dagger. This one is a Heer Army Dagger and I believe an early one. The fittings are silver, probably silver plate, and have not been cleaned. The orange celluloid handle is fine. This is an Eichorn blade and so marked. The blade is in good shape. The pebble finished scabbard is in fine condition with no dents. The silver crossguard Eagle has had the swastika removed. For this piece $495.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a beautiful Luftwaffe Dagger with Silver knot. The crossguard and pommel are aluminum and looks great although the pommel cap is loose a little. The blade is excellent but I do not see a makers mark. This piece has a very nice white grip with full twisted silver bullion wire. This dagger comes in a black leather scabbard with silver colored mounts. For this great piece with knot $825.00

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Here we have a WW2 Garand bayonet in scabbard. The bayonet is in fair condition showing signs of sharpening. The blade is bright with some grind marks and is 15 3/4 inches long to the cross guard. The markings on one ricasso are UC US with Ordance bomb in between and 1942. On the other side is a partial ordance mark. The plastic grips are fine and the mechanish works fine as well. The scabbard is missing the very tip and is marked with initials on it. The throat is marked USN MK1 which is for a training bayonet and not this one but it fits ok and they came together. For the pair $195.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) We are showing two bayonets here but we have sold the dress bayonet. The one on the bottom is a WW1 S 98 Bayonet and transitional Scabbard. This bayonet used with the 8 mm. Gewehr 98, Kar 98a, and Kar 98k rifles. This example was made for Prussia, in 1917, by Mauser at their Oberndorf plant.

Ricasso: "Waffenfabrik" over "Mauser A.G." over "Oberndorf a/M"

Spine: Crown over "W" over "17" and proofmark

Serial numbered 5784. This example shows a lot of wear on the grip but otherwise not. The scabbard is the transitional scabbard and has a few dents to it. There are no markings on the scabbard. For this example $165.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here are pics of two Japanese Type 30 Bayonets. The top one has been sold. The bottom one has a broken ring but it will still fit on a rifle with just a little rework or leave it like it is for dispaly. This one comes complete with scabbard that is in pretty good condition with a few dents. The blade is dark and has old sharpening signs on it. The maker is Kokura Arsenal. Hey this one was used and captured by an American GI. For this one $110.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here is a pattern 1902 U.S. Army Sword that definitely has seen better days! This one is the early one with the German Silver guard. Two of the branches has been cut off the guard and now the blade is 21 1/1 inches long. This was a Springfield Armory sword so it's a shame it was cut down but it was cut down for a reason. I just don't know what that reason was but I suspect it was made into a knife. For this old boy $125.00

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Here we have a WW2 Japanese Cavalry Sword complete with scabbard. This piece is serial numbered 55371 while the scabbard is serial numbered 37874. It's not unusual for these pieces to be mismatched. The sword is in good condition showing a dark patina with a nice dark checkered wood grip. The blade is nice and bright but has been sharpened. The scabbard has most of the original blue finish and only a couple of minor dents. The locking mechanish that locks the sword to the scabbard is entact and works great. This is a nice WW2 Japanese Cavalry sword! $495.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW2 Japanese Occupation forces souvenir sword made by Japanese artisen so that them could continue to make a viable living. This piece is constructed of carved bone with brass inserts and it looks great! It is made in the style of a ninja sword and even has a mum and a tsuba. The blade is kind of primitive for a Japanese sword and short being about 15 3/8 inche long. I don't believe this is a cut down piece but I think they used what they had. The entire piece is over 29 inches long. $450.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW1 Model 1881 Type Russian Cossak Sashka with a Mosin-Nagant Bayonet. Sword Length: 38 1/2 Inches long overall with a 31 3/4 inch long blade. The hilt is almost 5 1/2 inches long. The bayonet is 19 3/4 inches long overall with a screwdriver tip for repairs to the rifle. M.1881 Russian Cossack shashka manufactured during World War Two with the Hammer and Sickle on the hilt. The hilt pieces are a kind of reddish brass with a nice wooden handle. . Plain, slightly curved blade in original polish with no rust but spotting. There is a Russian stamps or symbol present on the blade next to the grip but I can't make out what it is. Also there is the date 1940. M15RT is stamped into the ricasso on the other side of the blade. Spiral wood like grip is slightly worn. Condition: blade is in very good condition, while scabbard is in good condition except for small chips and heat depressions. Very nice! $1,795.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW2 German SA dagger in brown sheath. The dagger is by Gebrborn Soligen and so marked. The piece has a great grip with just a couple of minor dents in it. The Eagle and the other German insignia are present. The hilt is a little loose but not too bad. The blade is full length and has the ALLES FUR DEUTSCHLAND etched on the blade. There are sharpening marks on this blade but could be polished out if you so desire. I would leave that job to a professional. The sheath is complete and has some rusting on it through the brown finish. Still nice! $695.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a real nice Luftwaffe Dagger in sheath. This piece is very nice sporting the white celluloid grip with twisted aluminum wire. The pommel and the crossguard are both aluminum and exhibit the swastika on them. The blade is really nice but I don't see a maker on it. The leather washer remains intact. The sheath is steel with a pebble finish and oak leaves but no suspension rings . Take a look at the pics! Nice! $695.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here is a WW2 German "Heer" dagger with sheath. This piece has a nice orange celluloid grip that is in very nice conditon. Doesn't have wire and never did. The pommel, grip ferrel and crossguard are all silver plated steel. The blade is pretty nice with some staining and is marked Eichorn. The scabbard is steel with a pebbled finish and two suspension rings. This is a nice piece. $695.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a GERMAN VINTAGE BOY SCOUT KNIFE, Circa 1940 with a 4 3/8" Blade. This vintage Boy Scout knife with the same build as a Hitler Youth dagger with the Nazi insignia replaced with the scout logo. Nothing is etched on the blade. Stamped on base of blade, ANTON WINGER JR. SOLINGEN, GERMANY, and opposite side OTHELLO, SOLINGEN. This youth knife has near prefect black plastic checkered grips with the Scout Logo inlayed into the plastic. Nickel plated guard and pommel. Also it still has the original leather blade washer. This piece was probably intended for export as it is marked on the leather suspension strap MADE IN GERMANY. At any rate this was made before the war ended and probably before the US got into the war. It’s a great piece! $125.00

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Here we have a Navy commissioned officers Shin-Gunto 1937 commonly known as the Navy Type Tachi Gunto. This one has been in the attic for many years as witnessed by the separation of the ray skin covering over the scabbard. I have taken the sword apart and only found a Naval Stamping on the tang along with some written in ink Japanese Characters. All of this outfit is here, nothing is missing. The blade is in fine condition with a straight line hamon. There is one small area near the hilt where it could use some polish. There are some minor nicks on the edge where the fighting would have taken place. Take a look at the pics to see how nice it is. All of the scabbard mounts are present as well. For this piece $995.00

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Here are two E.G.W. Knives that were made by E.G. Waterman & Co. of New York City for WW2. This is a WW2 knife that sold commercially through stores in the United States but was probably not an Official Government Issue Knife. But there is no doubt that thousands of servicemen who wanted a good duty knife purchased them and carried them throughout the war. The top knife has a leather washer grip for a hand grip and a nice steel blade marked with the makers initials. You can see a like drawn example on page 193 of U.S. MILITARY KNIVES BAYONETS & MACHETES BOOK III by M. H. Cole. This knife is about 11 3/4 inches long with a 7 1/4 inch bowie type blade. There are a few spots where the leather washers have deteriorited but it's not bad at all and still quite solid. This piece comes in the original leather sheath that is in good condition as well. $85.00

The second knife down is not E.G.W. marked but obviously it is from the same company. The blade has been sharpened on this one so the first one has a better blade but this one has a better grip which is darn near perfect. The sheath is good on this one as well having been oiled at one time. For this one $85.00 as well.

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Here we have a WW2 German Dress Bayonet with scabbard and frog. The dagger is pretty nice with some finish splotching on the blade. Just cosmetic. The blade has not been sharpened and is nicely maker marked GUSTAV SPITZER-SOLINGEN along with a Lion symbol. The grips are black plastic and perfect. The scabbard still has the original black lacquer finish but has two dents on either side near the tip of it that make the bayonet hard to go in and out. The frog is complete being the black patent leather type finish. The finish is cracked and has a few heat impressions on it from probably being in the attic. These items were brought back by a Capt. C. L. Davidson but I'm afraid I don't have any info on him. For this piece $165.00

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This next piece is an unused Green and Silver Mint WW2 German Sword knot or portapee. Actually it is early war. Very nice! Also brought back by Capt. Davidson. For this piece $145.00

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Here we have 8 theatre used knives. I am not sure if they were used in the European Theatre or the Pacific Theatre but they are GI knifes.

Each knife described is designated by a number by it.

1. This one is a bowie style bladed knife with lucite section handle grip. The pommel cap is also lucite. The entire knife is over 11 inches long with a 6 1/8th inch blade and diamond shaped brass crossguard. The lucite sections are separated by plastic and aluminum washers. A rather nice looking GI used knife! $75.00

2. This one is a well worn commercial knife. The ricasso is marked CATTARAUGUS 225Q which makes this a Commando Knife. This one was well worked down by the soldier or marine who carried it. This soldier even cut a notch at the top to pull wire down with. There is pitting on the blade and it's been sharpened many times but you can still see the makers marks. This knife is 10 1/2 inches long with a 6 inch blade. The grip is leather washers and the crossguard /pommel are steel. Nice old fighting knife that's been there! $85.00

3. This third one is also well worn. This is a PAL and you can barely see RH 36 on the ricasso. US PAL RH 36 fighting Knife - A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. Although since the end of trench warfare, most military knives have been primarily designed for utility or tool use. Activities such as clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc.

This is a US fighting knife. Manufactured by PAL. The handle is made of a series of compressed leather rings. At certain intervals the color of the rings is changed from dark brown to yellow or red. The pommel is of aluminum construction. Some samples may have been steel or wood. The blade is of single edge. The tip has a slight Bowie type design.

This one was definitely made ready for the fight! It's over 11 inches long with a 6 inch blade. The crossguard is iron and the pommel looks to be aluminum. The grip is leather washers. Been there! $65.00

4. This one is also a Pal RH-36 and also has been sharpened quite a bit. Looks like the leather washer grip has been ground down a bit to fit a smaller hand. The markings are better on this one. $65.00

Here are the next 4 fighting knifes!

5. I don't know who made this next knife but the blade seems to be a commercial blade. Most of the name is worn off but I can see the last few letters which is AEGER. This knife measuers 8 5/8 inches long with a 4 1/2 inch bowie type skinning blade and it's been sharpened quite a bit. The crossguard is steel and the pommel cap is a piece of bone with a capstan rivit or screw nut holding it all together. The grip is leather washers with brass inserts between them. The sheath is present with this one and it's leather. Looks home made but very good. $65.00

6. This next knife is a jewel!! It's not long being 8 5/8th inches long with a 4 3/8ths inch blade. This blade has a nice edge on it and there's a notch cut out at the top for ripping guts when you pull it out. It has a brass cross guard and pommel with a leather and plastic washer grip separated by copper disks. Nice and unusual!!! $120.00

7. Here's a well worn U.S. Camillus Fighting Knife! I thought it probably was the U.S.N. Mark 2 knive but this one has so much wear that a Marine probably used it. US CAMILLUS is on one ricasso while the other is blank so I have no proof for the U.S.M.C. usage but I can't imagine a sailor would wear it down this much. Nearly a foot long with a 7 inch blade with a good leather sheath. It's rough but still ready! $65.00

8. Here's the last one of this bunch that just came in and although it's kind of rough as well I can see KA-BAR on one ricasso and USMC on the other. It's a little rough on the top edge but the cutting edge is ready to go. This knive was parkeried by evidence of the sharpening on the edge. A real Island fighter! $85.00

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Here we have two bayonets. A WW1 german bayonet and a Canadian Bayonet.

1. First the WW1 German Bayonet.

This is a WW1 S98 bayonet and metal scabbard. The grip on the bayonet is well worn and the scabbard is dented but it did its job and left the blade in quite a good state of condition. There is actually no wear on the blade at all and the markings are quite deep and clear. It says WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A.G. OBERNDORF A.N. The bayonet is serial numbered 5784. The locking mechanism works fine. For this piece 165.00

2. This bayonet here is the Australian L142 bayonet which was issued with the L1A1 Rifle. Like the Canadian C1 it had a protruding press catch. The L1A2 was he only pattern of the L1 series to be made in Australia. Unlike British and Canadian bayonets, it is void of any markings. This one is THE Australian bayonet and it's in pristine condition. The L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, also known as the SLR, by the Canadian Army designation C1A1 (C1) or in the USA as the "inch pattern" FAL, is a British Commonwealth derivative of the Belgian FN FAL battle rifle, produced under licence. It has seen use in the armies of Australia, Canada, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, New Zealand, Rhodesia, and the United Kingdom from 1954 to 1990. For this fine bayonet $125.00

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This piece is actually a set of two knifes in case. The case is entitled CASE 1989 THE GUNS THAT TAMED THE WILD WEST and they're just outstanding! Again, just like new!! This set comes with the Certificate of Authenticity. The knifes are models #5215 and #5230 and have nice images on the blades of a lever-action rifle and a Colt Peacemaker revolver. Take a look at the pics as they are nice!! $210.00 for the set..

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Here are 4 English Knifes that I recently picked up. All of them date from the 1800's thru WW2 I believe. The first one, starting on the left, is a small flat sided knife measuring 4 1/4 inches loing with a 3 1/4 inch blade and a can opener. The pressed grips are in fair condition only showing lots of wear and some warping. The knife blade is marked NON XLL - JOSEPH ALLEN AND SONS - SHEFFIELD. Lots of chararcter here! $45.00

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The 2nd knife is an aluminum handled knife measuring about 4 3/4 inches closed with a 3 1/2 inch knife blade and has a small spearpoint blade and a marlin spike indicative of a Naval Knive. The blade is marked CASE XX - METAL STAMPINGS- LTD. Fair condition overall. $35.00 IThe Case Knife is SOLD!

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The 3rd knife is a large Naval knife with pressed grips measuring about 5 inches overall with a 3 3/4 inch blade. This piece has a marlin spike and a spearpoint blade measuring about 1 3/4 inches long. The grips have a few stress cracks but they're still solid. The blade is marked IXL and the markings on the ricasso are GEORGE WESTERHOLM - SHEFFIELD - ENGLAND. Overall real nice and BIG! $65.00

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The last knife looks like a smaller version of the knife about except it has a can opener instead of the small spearpoint blade. The can opener has a broad arrow and 1940 stamped on it. I don't know if the 1940 is the year it was made or some sort of part number. The blade markings seem to be WATTS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND. Overall pretty nice! This one also has the marlin spike and all of the knives have a laynard ring. $45.00 I

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Here we have picked up an Islamic Ottoman Decorated Dagger from 1700 to 1800 AD. This gorgeous Islamic single edged weapon has its metal handle, and blade profusely decorated with foliage in intricate whorls, and stylized gazelles on each side of the blade and handle, as shown. The pattern is engraved identically on both sides of the blade and handle. The wooden part of the handle is a later addition, probably 19th-20th century. Overall a rare and very well made museum quality late medieval single edged weapon. This hacking dagger was originally purchased from a German auction house. Intact, untouched. Old English collection. Length of dagger: 17 inches. The Ottoman Empire was established by the cruel killing nature of the Mongoloid races invading into Southern Europe and "ruleing by the sword". This is one such example of an infamous albeit very attractive single edged cutting weapon! It looks like the tip was used to pierce armour. This is a very impressive piece and comes with our guarantee that it is what we profess it to be. We also have a certificate of authenticity from the original English Dealer that we purchased it from. You don't often see these weapons in any condition! $450.00

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Here's something that I don't see every day. This is a Philippean Visayan Tenegre sword from the 1800's I believe. I did some internet research and this is what I believe this sword to be. This piece is well made with a polished hardwood handle of some sort. There is some damage to the hand that you can see in the pic and there is a couple of age cracks in it. The blade is well made having a beveled edge on one side and a flat edge on the other. The blade measures 20 1/2 inches long while the entire piece including grip is over 25 inches long. The blade is 1 7/8 inches wide at it's widest point. It comes with an old leather scabbard that you can see is hand sewn. Outstanding tribal work! $375.00



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Here's another item that I don't see every day. This is a near relic what I believe to be an Moro Kampilan beheading sword. The blade is very rusty with what appears to be a design on it of perhaps a snake. The blade is over 28 inches long and 2 1/4 inches wide at it's widest point. The aged wooden grip is about 9 3/4 inches long with age cracks. I believe something is missing on the grip as well. The grip seems to be some kind of animal or something. The blade is fairly thick. I believe this one to be from the 1800's as well. No Scabbard. Gruesome! $145.00





Here's another pic of a complete one!

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Here's a very nice spearpoint knife that is marked on the blade KEEN CUTTER 14260 STEEL. The piece overall measures over 10 1/2 inches long with a 6 inch spearpoint blade. This piece is in very good condition with a price marked on the wooden handle of $75.00 which is what we want for it. Nice piece!


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This is a real nice Colonial type looking sword that actually dates to Imperial Germany with double clamshell guards, silver wire grip, and urn type pommel. The 32 1/2 inch blade is much like an 1840 NCO or Muscian's blade with a nice spread winged eagle on it and wonderful etching showing panopy of arms, etc. There are small areas of rust here and there on the blade and the original small red leather washer is present. There are no makers marks on the blade. This is a real nice piece and would enhance your collection! $350.00








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