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SOLD SOLD (11/02) 1977 A.G. Russell Springdale Arkansas, USA & Solingen Germany ‘Stinger II’ Boot Knife With Spear Point Blade & Polished steel Hilt With Mother Of Pearl Roundel Mounts & Original Scabbard With Boot Clip. Sn 15980:20 - 15980:20
A.G. Russell, born Aug. 27, 1933 he was a master knife maker and a founding member and honorary president of the Knife makers Guild in 1972. He was the first to target the niche knife market more than 50 years ago. Recently deceased his knives are sought after. This is an excellent example of his 1977 copyright Stinger II boot knife. Made from one piece of polished steel it has a 3 ¼” spear point blade with medial ridge. The hilt is contoured for grip and has finger & thumb recesses for grip together with Mother of pearl roundel mounts. The blade is marked with model, manufacturer detail and 1977 copyright (all illustrated). The open top leather scabbard has a polished steel boot clip with manufacturer detail (illustrated). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15980:20

WW1 1917 U.S. Military Henry Diston & Sons Design, Trench/ Fighting Knife By L.F. & C (Landers Frary & Clark) With Theatre Improvised Scabbard Made From Section Of Bayonet Scabbard. Sn 14511 - 14511
In 1917 several designs were submitted to the U.S. Ordnance Department for a new fighting knife. The design by Henry Diston & Sons, Philadelphia was chosen over others (see page 117 of United States Military Knives by Silvey & Boyd where an LFC example is illustrated). This is an original example of the Diston design Model 1917 Trench/ Fighting Knife. The blade is a simple but effective blackened 9” triangular spike (14” overall) secured to a contoured walnut grip with finger contours. The edges of the steel knuckle bow bears a row of pressed pyramid shaped steel knuckles. The grip also has a pyramid steel pommel nut. The guard of the bow is crisply stamped 'US L.F&C (Landers Frary & Clark) 1917". The field improvised scabbard is made from the lower section of an original WW1 bayonet scabbard (most likely a model 1913 or 1917 pattern bayonet scabbard). The scabbard has a rear seam and retains its original steel chape and original green paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14511

SOLD SOLD (15/01) WW1 1918 American Expeditionary Forces ‘Au Lion’ Brass Hilt Knuckle Dagger / Fighting Knife Made In France For U.S Forces In Europe. Sn 11856 - 11856
This form of WW1 knuckle knife was the design of Major James Eugene McNary of The U.S Army Ordnance Dept. They were issued to American Expeditionary Force Soldiers. They were also made under licence in France for U.S. Forces issue. This is an original, 1918 knuckle dagger made in France for the U.S forces In Europe (see page 56 items 276 & 277 and page 68 item 334 in the book Fighting Knives by Stephens). The knife has a leaf shaped double edged blade with medial ridge which measures 6 ¾” length 11 ½” overall). The blade has the Lion emblem and "Au Lion" stamped to the ricasso on one side indicating French manufacture. The blade is secured through a brass hilt by a pointed steel locking nut. The hilt is solid brass and has in large lettering "U.S. 1918" on one side of the grip. It has four finger stalls each with cast pyramid shaped protrusions. As is common with these weapons our example is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11856

RARE, Early Production WW2 U.S. M3 Fighting Knife By Imperial & Correct WW2 M6 Leather Scabbard By Moose Both With Frankford Arsenal Marks. Sn 15912 - 15912
The M3 Trench Fighting Knife was introduced in 1943. M3 knives were produced by a number of American Manufacturers including Imperial. Early production knives were made with model, manufacturer and date marked blades. Knives with blades marked in that manner were only produced for 2 months before manufacture changed to marking the cross guards rather than the blade to prevent causing weakness to the blades. M6 Leather scabbards were produced in 1943 for the M3 Trench daggers. These leather scabbards were only made in small numbers before introduction of the M8 scabbard. This is a very good, original & rare WW2 early production American M3 Fighting knife. It has steel cross guard and the steel pommel is stamped with the Frankford arsenal ‘ignited grenade’ mark. The handle has the correct compressed leather washer construction. Its 6 ¾” long blade is undamaged. The blade is stamped 'US M3 Imperial’ (there is no visible date mark). The knife is complete with its original rare brown leather M6 Scabbard. The scabbard is undamaged and all of its rivets & stitching are intact. It has a single belt loop & retaining strap with press stud fastener. The throat has the correct row of 8 reinforcing steel ‘laces’. The lower section of the scabbard has the correct riveted steel plates to the front and back. The bottom of the scabbard is holed for thigh cord with reinforcing ring. The front of the scabbard is impressed with manufacturer detail which appears to be ‘Moose’ & 'US M6’ together with Frankford Arsenal mark. The price for this rare U.S. M3 Fighting Knife with M6 scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15912

WW2 Era U.S.M.C Ka-Bar Fighting Knife With USN Mark 2 Grey Plastic Scabbard By BM Co (Beckwith Mfg Co) & VP (Victory Plastics). Sn 15911 - 15911
This is an original WW2 era Ka-Bar fighting knife & Scabbard. This example is in very good condition. The grip is constructed of the correct compressed smooth leather washers, correct finger guard and has a steel pommel. The blade is stamped ‘KA-BAR Olean NY’’ on one side and ‘USN’ on the reverse. It has a 7” bowie blade with fullers. The blade has just light staining consistent with use. It is complete with its correct grey plastic scabbard with integral webbing frog and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The throat mount is stamped to the front ‘USN MK 2’ and the rear ‘NORD-6581 BM Co (Beckwith Manufacturing Co) /8’ and ‘VP’ (Victory Plastics). All markings are illustrated. The scabbard is holed for thigh cord. The price for this WW2 Ka-Bar knife with scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 15911

**SOLD**LAYAWAY 18/12**SOLD**WW2 Era American Imperial United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Folding Survival / Fighting Machete With Locking Blade & Integral Hinged Tin Plate Blade Guard. Sn 15859 - 15859
This is an original American made WW2 era folding machete / fighting knife by Imperial. These machetes were issued to USAAF crew in survival packs. Our example has its original integral hinged tin plate blade cover. The machete measures 17” extended & 11 ½” folded. The 10” blade has some staining consistent with age & service use. The blade is marked by the American manufacturer "Imperial Prov RI (Providence Rhode Island)". Its original riveted black Bakelite slab grips with chequered panels are secure & undamaged. The pommel end of the handle is holed and fitted with leather wrist cord. The machete's folding lock action operated by a small steel button lever on the right scale works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15859

WW2 US Army Airforce Cattaraugus Folding Survival / Fighting Machete & Original Tin Plate Blade Guard. Sn 15834 - 15834
This is an original American made folding machete / fighting knife by Cattaraugus. The U.S Army, folding survival machete was introduced in 1942 issued to U.S Air crew and originally carried folded in the seat pack attached to parachutes (see page 115 plates 579 & 580 of Stephens book ‘Fighting Knives’). Our example has its original tin plate blade cover which are often missing from these machetes. The machete measures 15 ½” extended & 11 ¼” folded. The 10” blade has some staining consistent with age & service use. The blade is marked by the American manufacturer "Cattaraugus USA". It's original riveted black slab grips are secure & undamaged. The machete's folding lock action operated by thumb lever at the cross guard works as it should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15834

WW1 1917 American Cutlery Co USA Flanged Knuckle Bow Trench Fighting Dagger & Scabbard. Sn 13463 - 13463
This is an excellent, original, WW1 1917 dated USA American Cutlery Company made Trench/ Fighting Knife (see page 69 of Fighting Knives By Stephens). The blade is a simple but effective 8 ½” triangular spike (13 ½” overall) secured to a contoured wood grip with finger grooves. The flanged steel knuckle bow bears 2 rows of dome shaped teeth on the edges of the bow. The steel pommel has a domed end cap. The leather scabbard has original green paint and blackened steel fittings together with a brass belt hanger all in similar excellent condition. The inside of the knuckle bow is dated 1917 'A C Co' manufacturer's legend and ‘USA’ and the metal throat mount of the scabbard is stamped with a small ‘M.S.’ inspection mark (all illustrated). This is a scarce original WW1 fighting knife with original scabbard. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13463

Post 1963 Boxed, Limited Edition No.772 Of 1500 Buck Custom Knife USA Model 110 Folding Hunter Lock Knife With Etched Blade, Original Wood Buck Display Stand & Care Instruction Pamphlet . Sn 15372:12 - 15372:12
The American Company, Buck Knives was founded in San Diego, California in the early 1900's and is now located in Post Falls, Idaho. The company has a long history through five generations of the Buck family. Buck created their model 110 folding hunter in 1963 when Al Buck decided that a revolutionary lock blade knife was needed by outdoorsmen who wanted a sturdy knife but did not want to carry a long, fixed blade knife. This is an excellent limited edition Buck 110 folding hunter Custom Knife With Original Display Stand, Box and Paperwork. The folding lock knife has a 4” drop point blade. One side of the polished steel blade has a finger groove and is etched with the scene of ‘H.H. Buck’s original business premises and banner with ‘HH Buck’ emblazoned in gilt. The ricasso is marked ‘Buck 110 USA'. The reverse is numbered ‘0772 / 1500’. The knife’s undamaged American Walnut scales are secured by brass and steel pins. The knife has a brass grip frame. Opened the knife measures 9” overall length. The blade locks firmly in place and is released for closing by depression of a steel lever on the back of the grip frame. The knife is complete with it's original Buck wooden display stand which was issued with the knife. The stand has a recessed block to comfortably seat the knife’s butt and slotted block to accommodate the blade edge. The stand has a small plate labelled ‘Buck’ on the front and has 2 holes for wall hanging to the rear. The knife is accompanied by its original care instruction pamphlet and printed ‘Word From The Chairman Of Buck Knives’ leaflet. The knife, stand and paperwork are contained in their original cardboard box emblazoned with ‘Buck Custom Knife’ and image of a knife smith at his forge in gold. The box has a removable lid and retains its original white cardboard sleeve. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15372:12

WW2 1945 U.S. Collins & Co Legitimus Pattern No.1250 Combat / Survival Machete & Scabbard. Sn 15368 - 15368
An original WW2 United States Combat and Survival Machete by Collins & Co (see page 114 item 571 of Stephen’s book ‘Fighting Knives’). The No 1250 pattern of Collins Legitimus Machetes were supplied to the U.S. Government to support the war effort. Our example is in excellent condition. It is 19 ½” overall with black synthetic slab sided scales secured by 4 rivets and holed for lanyard ring. The blade is 14 ½” length with drop point. The blade is 3” broad at its widest. The blade is crisply marked with manufacturer’s detail pattern number and date ‘Collins & Co, Crown & hammer trademark, Legitimus Made In USA No.1250’ & dated ‘1945’ . It is accompanied by its original brown leather scabbard with rear riveted belt loop and retaining strap with brass stud fastener. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15368
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