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MINT, Boxed 1997 Hand Made German Puma ‘Skinner’ Hunting Knife With Stainless Steel Blade, Wild Stag Horn Scales & Sheath. ED 2373 - ED 2373
Since 1769, Puma has been hand crafting the finest sporting knives in the World. Each knife is built to live up to Germany’s high quality knife making tradition. Puma’s handmade knives are very versatile and include knives for hunting, outdoor use, sporting use, fishing use, hiking, biking, trekking, survival, self defence and other uses. This Puma ‘Skinner’ Hunting Knife was hand made in Germany. The blade is German-grade stainless steel for sharpness retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance. This is a near mint example of the Puma ‘Skinner’. The knife has a curved pristine 5 ¼” single edged stainless steel blade with serrated notch in the back edge near to the hilt. The blade is crisply marked ’11 6393 Hand Made Puma Skinner Germany Stainless’ and with Puma’s Head logo. Its beautiful Wild Stag Horn Scales are as new with correct brass rivets and lanyard hole. The knife has a curved steel finger guard stamped with number 31791 which dates the knife to June 1997. The knife measures 9 ½” overall. The knife is complete with its mint brown leather sheath with single belt loop riveted & stitched seam. The rear of the sheath is impressed with the Puma’s head Trade Mark and number ’6393’. The sheath is fitted with leather thigh and belt cords. The knife and sheath are contained in their original black cardboard box with removable lid. The lid has gold lettering with Puma Trade Mark together with detail in both English and German. A previous owner has hand written the date ‘6/97’ (June 1997) in small black ink lettering on the inside of the box lid. Price for this superb, mint ‘Skinner’ Hunting Knife with sheath and original box includes UK delivery. ED 2373
£275.00

Imperial German WW1 Fighting/Trench Knife By Ern Wald Rheinl, Rasiermesser Fabrik & Scabbard With Integral Frog/ Belt Loop. Sn 11049 - 11049
An original Imperial German WW1 Fighting/Trench Knife, scabbard and frog. The knife has a single edge 6" blade with medial ridge and has an overall length of 11". The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The grips are wooden with typical nine diagonally carved grooves. The grips are secured with three rivets evenly spaced. There is a manufacturer stamp on the ricasso "ERN Wald, Rheinl" on one side and very faint "Rasiermesser Fabrik" on the reverse. It is complete with its original metal scabbard painted black which has a leather belt loop riveted to it. The belt loop has a single retaining strap with press stud fastener (see Fred Steven’s Book Fighting Knives Page 44 Plate 196). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11049
£295.00

Inter World War German Trench Dagger/Knife By Eickhorn, Solingen & Scabbard With Integral Frog/ Belt Loop. Sn 11046 - 11046
This is a German trench dagger/fighting knife. These daggers were made during the Inter War years by Eickhorn Solingen in the form of WW1 Imperial German Trench Daggers which were modelled on period German Army dress bayonets. (see page 37 Item 151 of Fred Stephens book Fighting Knives). This example is 10 ¼” overall with a 5 ¼”steel blade. It has an Eagle's head pommel (WW1 versions had functioning false bayonet button which forms the Eagles eye. Inter War versions as with this example have plain pommels without button). The grips are chequered hard rubber secured with two rivets. It has a short up-swept quillon cross guard. The blade has no manufacturer marks but this dagger is typical of those made by Eickhorn. This is a very well made and substantial trench dagger. It comes with its original metal scabbard which retains most of its original black paint. The scabbard has a riveted integral leather belt loop. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11046
£295.00

Mint, Original Post WW2 WD Marked British Commando 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife By Nowill & Sons Sheffield Also Marked With Hopkinson’s Ltd Sheffield ‘H Diamond’ Cartouche & Scabbard. ED 2375 - ED 2375
The Nowill familly are recorded as Sheffield cutler's since the 16th Century. The family traded under various names and Trademarks until John Nowill acquired the 'crossed keys' trademark in 1842. John Nowill retired from the business in 1847 - three years before his death on 24 October 1850 and the name of the business adopted the 'Nowill & Sons' name (see page 242 of the Sheffield Knife book By Tweedale). Nowill & Sons made FS Commando Fighting Knives for the British War Dept. This is a near mint original post WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife by Nowill & Sons. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 and issue of the knives to Commandos continued into the modern era (see pages 159-178 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives By Flook Regarding Post War FS knives). This Post War example has an undamaged blackened ribbed alloy handle with original paint and a clean undamaged blade with medial ridge. The cross guard is stamped with British WD arrow. It is also marked 'J. Nowill & Sons Sheffield England ' and with ‘H Within Diamond’ Cartouche (trademark for F.E & J.R.Hopkinson Ltd, Sheffield established 14 June 1944). The hilt has the cast ‘crossed keys’ trademark of Nowill & Sons next to a ‘*above D’ mark. It is complete with original leather scabbard with blackened external chape and single belt loop with elasticated retaining strap. It retains it's 4 leather sewn on tabs. All leather & stitching are intact. Price for this nicely marked FS fighting knife includes UK delivery. ED 2375
£195.00

VERY RARE, 1st Series, 1st Type, 1950-1954 B.S.A. Club Airsporter .177 Calibre, Under Lever, 'EA' Prefix Serial Number Air Rifle With 1946 Patent Number 607.045 For Piston Head Improvement. Sn 11116 - 11116
An excellent condition 1st Series, 1st Type, B.S.A, Club Airsporter .177 Calibre Air Rifle, the fore runner of the BSA Airsporter MK1 Air Rifle. It is serial number EA17852 which dates it to between 1950-1954. Only 14,500 Club Airsporters were manufactured. (See Page 47 of Hillers Book 'A Collectors Guide to Air Rifles'). The trigger block is stamped 'Patent Nos 607.045' (This patent for the cone shaped piston head and head chamber was applied for in 1946 and granted in 1947). The woodwork and metal work are all original & in excellent undamaged condition. The metal has even patina throughout. The left side of the stock is nicely impressed with the winged BSA legend. The top of the air chamber is correctly marked "The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd 'Club' .177 Air Rifle Made In England" and with the stacked rifles trademark. It is under lever cocking and has a shrouded block & blade foresight, adjustable rear sight and additional flip up aperture rear sight. It has the correct ‘shell shaped’ release catch. It measures 45" overall with an 18" barrel. It has a clean bore with crisp rifling and the loading and firing actions work perfectly. Price for this very rare Club Airsporter in excellent condition includes UK delivery. NB as a post 1939 Air Weapon the restrictions of the Crime Reduction Act with regards to sale and delivery of this weapon apply. Sn 11116
£675.00

EXTREMELY RARE, ZULU/ BOER WAR, British, Enfield 1873 Dated, Martini Henry .577x 450, MK 1 Type 2 Service Rifle & Leather Sling. Sn 11118 - 11118
This is an excellent, rare, example of the MK 1 Type 2 Martini Henry .577x 450 Service Rifle. It has original woodwork which has a crisp Enfield MK1 roundel stamp in the stock. The wood is undamaged with just very minor bumps and bruises consistent with age. The metal work is undamaged and has a lovely plumb patina. It is stamped on its right side 'Crown 'VR' (Victoria Regina) Enfield and date '1873'. It also has the correct MK 1 designation. The rifled bore is crisp and clean with just minor wear and small areas of staining. The rifle strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. It is complete with all of the MK1 Type 2 features including MK 1 trigger, original steel ram rod, 3 sling swivels, bayonet lug, chequered steel butt plate (changed to smooth on later models). The Mark 1 Type 1 had a safety catch this was removed when the MK1 Type 2 was introduced. This Type 2 example is correctly without safety catch. This example also has the correct now rare to find bronze cocking pin, rear ladder sight graduated to 1400 yards and block and blade fore sight. The weapon is fully ordnance marked including the barrel bands. Mark 1 Martinis saw service in the Zulu and Boer Wars. Weapons that saw South African service in those campaigns did not return to the UK at the time MK 1 rifles were being converted to MK 2’s and so avoided the conversion process it is therefore likely that this rifle remained in South Africa during its service life. Also included is an original brown leather sling. Price for this rare MK1 Type 2 Martini which has avoided conversion includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre, antique weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 11118
£3,250.00

Post 1902 Home Service Pattern, Army Service Corps (ASC) Officer's Blue Cloth Helmet With Ball Top Mount By W.Cater & Co, Pall Mall London. Sn 11121 - 11121
The British Army Service Corps (ASC) was constituted by Royal Warrant on 11 December 1888. Most officers initially transferred from the former Transport Commissariat to the ASC. The new supply and transport systems introduced by the Corps worked very well during the Second Boer War, 1899-1902, fought on the South African veldt. In WW1 the ASC were responsible for supplying vast tonnages of, equipment and ammunition to troops utilising horses, motor vehicles, railways and waterways, the ASC performed prodigious feats of logistics. This is a nice, Post 1902 Officer's Home Service blue cloth helmet to the ASC. It has gilt a metal cross piece, ball top and rose bosses supporting a velvet backed link chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the combined white metal letters 'ASC' helmet plate with black enamel background, Wreath, Garter Star and Kings Crown. The helmet plate is original with correct lug mounts. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband and stitched panel lining and red material with draw string. The lining has a superb manufacturer's red leather label at the crown with gold lettering ‘W.Cater & Co, 56 Pall Mall London Est 1776’ (illustrated). It is approx. UK size '6 1/2'. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11121
£595.00

Original, WW1 Era, Model 1895 Wurttemburg Line Infantry Officer's Pickelhaube Helmet With Imperial State Cockades. Sn 11122 - 11122
The Imperial German State of Wurttemburg’s Capital was at Stuttgart. Rulers included King Wihelm I (1816-1864), King Karl (1864-1891, & King Wilhelm II (1891-1918) (see pages 140 & 289 of the book ‘The Pickelhaube’ by Bowman). This is an original WW1 Era M1895 Wurttemburg Line Infantry Officer's Pickelhaube. It has the correct original large Wurttemburg Arms helmet plate (the Stag horns are absent on the heraldic device). The helmet is sound and in good condition, all the stitching is intact and the leather has just the scuffs and grazes consistent with age and service use. It has a large vented conical spike and correct chin strap mounts with original leather backed scales chin strap. Both sides of the Pickelhaube are mounted with Imperial State cockades. It is complete with its original leather sweatband but is absent its silk liner. The neck guard of the pickelhaube has a small paper label with typed lettering ‘Schroeter. W’ most likely the name of a German Officer who was issued with this item. It is approx UK size 7. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11122
£595.00

***SOLD***SOLD*** RARE, Original, WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard With Eyelets For Secure Battledress Carry. Sn 11059 - 11059
The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and produced by Wilkinson Sword (see page 63 of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & other Commando Knives By Flook). This is a very good WW2 1st pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish & knurled grip with a 2” oval wave cross guard. The ricasso is beautifully marked by the manufacturer ' Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse ' The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge is clean and measures 173mm in length (blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground). It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with steel chape and integral belt loop with retaining strap and correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener (see page 77 of Flook’s book). All stitching is intact. The top of the belt loop has been adapted at some point in its service life by cutting an eyelet in the top of the belt loop for attachment to battledress by button or further securing the knife in the scabbard by folding the eyelet over the pommel nut as shown on page 78 and plate 5.37 of Flook's book ‘The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives’. It also has eyelets cut into 2 of its remaining sew on tabs for battledress attachment by buttons. The Price for this rare 1st Pattern FS fighting knife no doubt carried by a British Commando Officer during WW2 includes UK delivery. Sn 11059
£0.00

WW1 Era British Officer's Brown Leather Covered Wood Swagger Sword Stick With Single Edged Steel Blade. Sn 11117 - 11117
An original WW1 era British Officer’s, brown leather covered Swagger Sword Stick. It has a 15 ¼” double edged blade which narrows to a pin sharp point. It measures 21 ½” overall. The blade has some areas of light staining consistent with age. The hilt is fitted with a brass ferrule. The leather and stitching of the sword stick handle and scabbard are intact. The leather does have small surface scuffs consistent with service use. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11117
£275.00

Victorian British Army In India 1883 Dated .56" Bore Percussion Mounted Infantry/ Cavalry Trooper’s Carbine. Sn 10923:26 - 10923:26
This is a nice original, 1883 dated Victorian British Army In India Mounted Infantry/ Cavalry Trooper’s Carbine. It has all original wood work & metal work throughout. It has a heavy military percussion dolphin hammer and the lock plate is crisply stamped With Queen Victoria Crown & ‘83’ (1883 date). It is also stamped ’83 inverted above 333333’. Its 20 ½” round browned barrel (36" overall) has a .56" smooth bore which has just minor staining and no pitting. The top of the barrel is stamped ‘783’ which is struck out and ‘185’. The stock is stamped ‘6 over 297’ and ‘21’ . It has a fixed rear sight and small block and blade fore sight. It has an under barrel captive swivel ramrod with end cap. The carbine also has brass fore end ram rod sleeve, trigger guard with extended tang & butt plate. It cocks & dry fires perfectly as it should. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique percussion Carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 10923:26
£695.00

MINT, Boxed Hand Made German Puma ‘White Hunter II Kraton’ Hunting Knife With Stainless Steel Blade, Kraton Composite Grip & Sheath. ED 2376 - ED 2376
Since 1769, Puma has been hand crafting the finest sporting knives in the World. Each knife is built to live up to Germany’s high quality knife making tradition. Puma’s handmade knives are very versatile and include knives for hunting, outdoor use, sporting use, fishing use, hiking, biking, trekking, survival, self defence and other uses. This White Hunter II Kraton was hand made by Puma. The blade is stainless steel for sharpness retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance. This is a near mint example of the Puma White Hunter II Kraton. The knife has a pristine 5 ¾” single edged stainless steel blade. The blade is crisply marked ’13 6374 Hand Made Puma White Hunter II Kraton Stainless Steel’ and with Puma’s Head logo. The back of the blade has a serrated notch near to the hilt. The blade also retains its original Rockwell Control/ Test sticker. Its rugged chequered and ribbed Kraton handle is contoured for grip and incorporates a curved finger guard and lanyard hole (Kraton is a very durable thermoplastic polymer). The knife measures 10” overall and is complete with its mint black synthetic sheath with single belt loop stitched seam and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The front of the sheath is embroidered with the Puma’s head Trade Mark. The knife and sheath are contained in their original black cardboard box with removable lid. The lid has gold lettering with Puma Trade Mark together with German Address and Patent detail in both English and German. The box also has a small label with number ’13 6374’. Price for this superb, mint White Hunter II Kraton with sheath and original box includes UK delivery. ED 2376
£225.00
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