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SOLD SOLD SOLD VERY RARE, Original, Early WW2 1st Pattern, Wilkinson, Fairbairn- Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn 11592 - 11592
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 an excellent original WW2 1st pattern, FS dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish & knurled grip with correct 2” oval wave cross guard. The ricasso is beautifully marked by the manufacturer ' Wilkinson Sword London' & the reverse 'The FS Fighting Knife'. The ricasso is of the early WW2 type with the etched panels overlapping the ricasso edges. Later 1st Pattern knives had standardised large ricassos. Its double edged dagger blade with medial ridge is clean and measures 170mm in length (blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground). It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with chape and integral belt loop with retaining strap and correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener . All stitching and leather are intact. The Price for this very rare early 1st Pattern FS fighting knife & Scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 11592

Mint Commemorative Wilkinson Sword 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS Commando Fighting Knife ‘VICTORY IN EUROPE MISSION FULFILLED’ & Scabbard. ED 246 - ED 246
This is a near mint commemorative 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes 'FS' Fighting Knives produced by Wilkinson Sword London post WW2. The hilt is nickel plated with 3rd pattern blued ribbed grip and an oval cross guard. The polished blade is etched Wilkinson Sword London and “MISSION FULFILLED” GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER on one side and ‘IN HONOUR OF WORLD WAR II VICTORY IN EUROPE 8 MAY 1945’ in etched panels. Its scabbard has a brass chape and 4 sew on tabs, its belt loop is absent. Price includes UK delivery. ED 246

SOLD SOLD SOLD (lay-away) Ancient Blade (Kan Bun Shinto C1680-1700) Japanese Wakazashi Short Sword By Teiden With Scabbard Leather Knot & N.B.T.H.K (Japanese Sword Preservation Society) Documents. Sn 11594 - 11594
This is an excellent Wakazashi with ancient blade. The unsigned clean blade is 17 ¼” long and is undamaged. The handle has Ray Skin and leather binding over menuki and lovely heavy ornate copper tsuba & brass fittings . The Wakazashi is accompanied by original documents from the N.B.T.H.K (Nippon Bijutso To-Ken Hozon Kyokai or Society For The Preservation Of Japanese Art Swords) with stylised Japanese script and ink stamps. The documents which have been partially translated with difficulty due to the stylised nature of the script indicate that the blade dates to C1680-1700 possibly by the unknown sword Smith ‘Teiden’ most likely of the Bungo School. The documents also indicate that the sword was judged ‘Hozon’ (worthy of presentation). The Scabbard has a black lacquered finish and is undamaged. The scabbard is fitted with knotted leather cord. Price for this excellent Japanese piece with documentation worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 11594

Ancient Blade (C1644-1684) Japanese Tanto By Kaboku With U-No-Kubi Zukuri Clipped Back Or ‘Cormorant’s Neck’ Blade With Signed Tang & Scabbard. Sn 11595 - 1500
This is a quality Japanese Tanto with an ancient C1644-1684 clean blade made from a Wakizashi short sword with clean clipped back Kaboku With U-No-Kubi Zukuri or ‘Cormorant’s Neck’ with good polish. The blade is 10 ½” long and it measures 16 ½” overall. The Tang has been shortened and only one Kanji of the sword smith’s signature remains (visible in image 2) indicating the maker to be Kaboku a maker of quality blades in the Musashi Province (Hawley’s ref KA2 page number 108). Its handle has Ray Skin and black cord binding and attractive brass dragonfly menuki. It has a heavy iron tsuba & copper and brass fittings. The weapon is complete with lacquered wood scabbard. The scabbard is undamaged. Price for this quality Japanese piece with ancient blade includes UK delivery. Sn 11595

Ancient Blade C1500-1600 Koto Period Japanese Wakazashi Short Sword With Scabbard & C1716 Kozuka Short Knife With Family Signed Blade By Kane Tori. ED 247 - ED 247
This is an excellent Wakazashi Short Sword Koto period cut down from an earlier sword. It has 4 mekugi ana (peg holes) indicating that this sword is of great age C1500-1600. The hand forged clean blade with midare wave hamon and good polish is 18 ¼” long and it measures 24 ½” overall. Its original handle is an unusual rattan wrap which has buffalo horn mounts. It has plain iron tsuba, fuchi and kashira with light vine scroll work. Brass dragons decorate each side of the handle. It has its original signed Kozuka blade which sits perfectly in the scabbard. The kozuka has a brass handle with matching dragon design. The blade of the Kozuka measures 4 ¼” and is signed with script characters most likely a family name and ‘Kane Tori’ a Japanese sword smith recorded as working around C1716. The wood scabbard has a black lacquered finish and is undamaged. The scabbard is fitted with black cord. Price for this excellent Japanese piece includes UK delivery. ED 247

Original, 1910 Dated Russian Military Cossack Kindjal Short Sword & Scabbard. ED 248 - ED 248
The Russian Military Kindjal served the Russian armed forces well into the mid-20th century. This curved, double-edge blade was perfect as a close combat weapon. It originated in the Georgian Republic of Russia, but was best known as a Cossack weapon. This is an excellent original example of a Russian Cossack Kindjal short sword with scabbard. It has a heavy 17 ¼” single edged curved blade with fullers and measures 23 ½” overall. The steel blade has some staining and a couple of nicks to the cutting edge but no rust. The wood slab grips in typical kindjal form are undamaged and secured by rivets. The ricasso is stamped with a small Russian Eagle mark within roundel with Russian script and dated 1910 (illustrated). The reverse has 2 small star above letter ‘A’ marks. The kindjal has its original wood scabbard with brass chape and throat mount with integral belt ring. The throat mount is stamped ‘+II’ and numbers ’45.217’ most likely a Cavalry Unit or Armoury number. Price includes UK delivery. ED 248

MINT WW2 British WD 'Type C' RAF Fighter Pilot's Leather Helmet Wired With Comms. AE 555 - AE 555
An original near mint WW2 RAF Type C Fighter pilot's leather helmet wired with communication jack and headphones. The helmet is in near mint condition and does not appear to have been worn. It has a webbing chin strap with buckle & stud fastener. The chamois leather liner of the helmet has ink stamps ‘No.3 7 1/8- 7 3/8 (size) number 21849’ and ‘P??W 1’. The helmet is wired with leather padded ear cups in fine undamaged condition. The helmet has Bakelite ear pieces marked with unreadable red ink roundels and one is marked ‘REF No.10A/13466’. The cable has a bell shaped bakelite 'jack' marked '10H/735' and ‘REF No.10H/10991’. The leather of the helmet is stamped with WD arrow and ‘REF no.22c/872’. The helmet has adjustment straps with buckles and press stud fasteners. The Price includes UK delivery. AE 555

Original Nazi Hitler Youth Flieger-HJ (Hitler Youth Fliers Division) Armband. N 462 - N 462
One of the most popular Hitler Youth (HJ) Divisions was the Hlieger-HJ (Hitler Youth Fliers. Boys interested in aircraft signed up for the Division. They wore distinctive Luftwaffe blue uniforms. The Fliger-HJ Division taught their members, the basic principles of flying This is an original Nazi Hitler Youth Printed Armband. It is constructed of cotton material and has a blood red background with central band & square panel with black tape Swastika. The inside of the armband has a crisp Luftwaffe eagle ink stamp with Division designation ‘Fliegar-HJ’. The armband is clean and undamaged, all stitching is intact. As with all of our stock this item is guaranteed as 100% genuine and original. The price includes UK delivery. N 462

SUPERB QUALITY, Victorian Gentleman’s Japanese Or Chinese Shibayama Bone Handled Walking Stick Inlaid Insects Of Tortoise Shell Mother Of Pearl & Semi Precious Stones & Silver Ferrule. MISC 830 - MISC 830
Shibayama is an art form that originated in Japan introduced in the 18th Century by Shibayama Dosho. It is the art of semi-precious inlay on lacquer and other materials. The items decorated in the Shibayama style range from vases, boxes and table-screens to swords. The art form was also performed by Chinese craftsmen. This is a stunning Japanese or Chinese antique Victorian era walking stick with exquisite shibayama bone handle and hallmarked silver collar. The shibayama bone handle is beautifully decorated with inlaid insects formed from tortoise shell, mother of pearl and semi precious stones. The underside of the handle has an oriental script signature either of the craftsmen or as is common with shibayama pieces a meaning of life proverb (such as health, good luck, happiness etc). The main shaft is Rosewood and has a later rubber end cap fitted to protect the tip. The silver collar has unreadable faint hallmarks.The condition of the handle is excellent with no damage to the handle or insects. The cane measures 30 ½” overall length and the handle is 4”. This piece is a work of art and would stand out in any collection. Price includes UK delivery. MISC 830

INTERMEDIATE SPEC. WW2 .45 ACP Thompson M1928A1 Sub Machine Gun With Original Seymour Products Co Magazine. Sn 11628 - 11628
This is an original WW2 Era, Thompson M1928A1 SMG. A very good example with nice undamaged wood including pistol grip and fore stock. It is crisply stamped ' Auto -Ordnance Corporation, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A. on the right side of the frame and 'Thompson Submachine Gun, Calibre .45 Automatic Cartridge' together with 'US Model of 1928A1 No. S-396091' on the left side of the frame. The top of the frame is stamped with the Thompson name and legend. It has a steel butt plate with trap and is fitted with sling swivels. It has its original vented muzzle 'cutts' compensator which is correctly marked with Thompson & Cutts legends together with patent detail. This weapon deactivated to intermediate specification has a moving trigger and slide & the magazine can be removed. The Thompson is complete with an original magazine which is stamped Seymour Products Co with Seymour Conn. USA address. Price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 11628

1930's 3rd Series Webley Service MK II .177 Calibre Air Rifle. Sn 11629 - 11629
This is an original 1930’s 3rd Series Webley Service Mark II Air Rifle in .177 Calibre. These rifles introduced C1935 had a modified centrally mounted flip up aperture rear sight, an improvement on the earlier Type 1 & Type 2 side mounted Webley Service sights (See Chapter 2 of Thrale's book Webley Air Rifles 1925-2005). The trigger guard of the rifle is stamped with serial number ‘S11507’. The left side of the cylinder is stamped 'WEBLEY SERVICE AIR RIFLE MK II". 'MANUFACTURED BY WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND and with the Webley 'winged pellet logo'. The barrel is stamped '.177 CALIBRE'. It has the Great Britain, USA, Spain, Germany and Canada 1925 patents stamped on the Right Side of the air chamber. It also has the correct patent Number '371548'.' Its original wood stock is undamaged and it has a chequered wrist & ribbed horn butt plate. It has its correct original centrally mounted flip up rear sight, dial adjustable sight & push button barrel retaining catch. The rifle loads and fires as it should with a strong spring action. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 11629

SOLD. SOLD. SOLD. RECENT FIND, MATCHING NUMBERS INCLUDING MAGAZINE WW1 1915 Imperial German Army Officer's Mauser DWM Luger PO 8, 9mm Parabellum Semi Automatic Pistol & Original Unusual Configuration Brown Leather Holster. D 1271 - D 1271
This is an excellent original, WW1 German Officer's, Luger P O8, 9mm Parabellum pistol recently found with its original holster. The pistol has the standard German Infantry Officer’s 4 inch barrel and is complete with its original undamaged chequered wood grips. It has all matching serial numbers '6873/73' including the magazine. The pistol is dated 1915 and bears the Mauser manufacturer's 'DWM' signature. The right side of the frame is stamped with crisp Imperial inspection marks. The wood butt of the original magazine is numbered ‘6873’. The pistol retains its original finish & cocks, strips and dry fires. Its brown leather holster has a full flap cover with retaining strap with eyelets & single brass stud to the flap. The front of the magazine has an open top magazine carrier and unusually a small open top pocket for stripping tool (tool pockets are normally found on the inside of the holster where the flap meets the body). The top of the magazine carrier and tool pocket are covered by the flap when closed. The rear of the holster has a single belt loop. All leather and stitching are intact. Price for this recently found WW1 pistol with all matching numbers & holster which have obviously been together until recently found includes deactivation certificate and UK Delivery. D 1271
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