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**RARE**Large 19th Century Giordani Ajaccio Corsican Folding Vendetta Assassin's Knife With Etched Blade 'Vendetta Corsa' (Continuing Revenge), 'Morte Al Nemico' (Death To The Enemy) & Decorated Bone Scales ‘Ajaccio (Town Name) Corsica’. Sn 21565 - 21565
These daggers were made by Corsican blade makers and were favoured by assassins and families involved in Vendettas that often led to bloodshed. It was typical of these knives that they would be etched with motto's to remind the assailant and the victim of the reason for the assault with the blade. This example has the form and characteristics of those made in the 19th Century. The steel single edged steel blade in typical Corsican form is 6¾”” in length and has only light staining consistent with age. The knife measures 14 ¾” overall length when open. The blade is etched on both sides with Corsican Mottos within blued panels & foliate decoration. One side has 'Vendetta Corsa' (Continuing Revenge) and crisp manufacturer or retailer name ‘Giordani Ajaccio’ (Ajaccio- Corsican: Aiacciu, pronounced "ah-yah-cho", is a town in France. It is the capital of the territorial collective of Corsica), the reverse 'Morte Al Nemico' (Death To The Enemy). It has undamaged polished bone scales secured by steel pins. One scale has hand applied foliate decoration and Corsican town name ‘Ajaccio’ in stylised script. The other scale has matching foliate decoration and ‘Corsica’. The price for this large Corsican Vendetta knife includes UK delivery. Sn 21565 (folding knives draw office)
£375.00

**VERY RARE**MINT THE BEST WE’VE HAD**General Staff Loyal Long Service Presentation**WW2 Era Nazi German Puma Solingen 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Officer’s Dagger With Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 21573 - 21573
This is a superb original Nazi German 2nd pattern Luftwaffe Officer’s dagger with etched presentation blade & scabbard. It is near mint and the best example we have had. The clean blade is marked by the manufacturer Puma Solingen together with trade mark. Both sides of the blade have crisp blued and etched panels, one side with foliate decoration and central Luftwaffe Eagle with Swastika. The reverse has foliate decoration and central presentation panel ‘Fur Langharige True Dienste Der Generalstab’ (For Loyal Long Service The General Staff). It's cross guard is formed from an Eagle with spread wings carrying a Swastika and it has a round pommel with Swastika surrounded by Oak leaf wreath. Its correct undamaged grooved grip is constructed of orange / brown hue celluloid with twist wire bands all tight and intact. The dagger is complete with stipple finished scabbard which features a panel of Oak leaves in the lower section close to the tip. The scabbard is fitted with correct 2 hanging rings. The price for this rare piece a must for any serious collector includes UK delivery. Sn 21573
£2,950.00

*SOLD*2/4***Brass Boar’s Head Pommel** C1850 Imperial German Boar Hunting Dagger / Sidearm With Antique Ivory Handle & Scabbard. Sn 21549 - 21549
This is a quality made Imperial German form Hunting Dagger / Sidearm. These substantial weapons were carried when hunting large game such as Boar for self defence and to deliver the 'death blow' to the hunted prey. This example has an antique ivory handle bound with brass wire. The hilt has a brass Boar’s head pommel and re-curving steel cross guard. Its heavy 12” steel blade has just light staining consistent with age and has faint foliate etched decoration on both sides near to the hilt. The blade has no visible manufacturer or date marks. The blade is 1 ¾” broad at its widest and 6mm thick. The knife measures 18” overall length. The weapon is complete with its original quality made brown leather scabbard with heavy brass throat mount and chape both of which have tooled decoration. The chape has a ball tip and the throat mount has an ornate frog locket. The leather & stitching of the scabbard are clean and intact. The surface of the leather has just a few scuffs consistent with age & use. The price for this quality Imperial German Nobleman’s hunting sidearm & scabbard includes UK delivery. Sn 21549 NB Antique Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 10% Volume & Weight. (Hunting survival box)
£0.00

*AS FOUND*1937 Dated Nazi German Hitler Youth 'HJ' Dagger With RZM Mark M7/27, Puma Solingen Trademark, Partially Visible Etched Motto & Late War Ersatz Or Early Post War DBGM Marked Scabbard With Integral Frog. Sn 21556 - 21556
An original Hitler-Jugend (HJ) Hitler Youth dagger with nickel plated pommel and cross guard. It has original black chequered grips, the front inset with the red and white enamel HJ diamond with black and gold swastika. It has a 5 ½” long, single edged blade. One side the blade is crisply marked with RZM roundel 'M7/21' (Nazi Quartermaster’s Manufacturer code) and pre WW2 1937 date. It also has the Puma Solingen manufacturer’s name and trademark above ‘Ges Geschutzt’ (Nazi patent protection mark). The blade has faint partially visible HJ motto "Blut und Ehre!". It has a replacement late war ersatz or early post war black plastic scabbard with leather integral frog and retention strap with press stud fastener. The leather has original red paint most likely a unit mark. The rear of the scabbard is marked ‘DBGM’. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21556
£575.00

Victorian C1840 English Sheffield Trade Polished Horn Coffin Handle American Frontier Era, Expedition Bowie Belt Knife & Scabbard. Sn 21525 - 21525
This is a Coffin Handle American Frontier Era, Expedition Fighting / Utility Knife most likely made in England by the Sheffield cutlery trade for export to the USA for the expanding American Frontier market. This type of flat profile knife were ideal for belt carry. Crude but practical it has a slim 8” long Bowie blade which is 4mm thick and 1” wide at its broadest. The knife is 13 ½” overall length. This example has all the patina age and construction of a Frontier Bowie made in the early to mid 1800’s. This Bowie has a polished horn coffin handle secured by steel pins and brass finger guard. The blade has light staining consistent with age and is sharp with no damage or nicks to the cutting edge. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the knife. These knives are often found without scabbards, unusually our Bowie has its original leather open top scabbard which has a brass throat mount. The scabbard is without belt loop again indicating design for waistband carry. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21525 (bowie box)
£475.00

**BROAD & STURDY**Victorian C1840 English Sheffield Trade Coffin Handle American Frontiersman, Expedition Fighting / Utility Knife. Sn 21526 - 21526
This is a Coffin Handle American Frontier Era, Expedition Fighting / Utility Knife most likely made in England by the Sheffield cutlery trade for export to the USA for the expanding American Frontier market. This type of knife were used by Pioneer Wagon Train Drivers & Riders and Hunters / Fighters in the wars against Native American Indians. Crude but large and practical it has a heavy 7 ¼” long single edged blade which is 5mm thick and 2 ½” wide at its broadest. The knife is 12 ¾” overall length. This example has all the patina age and construction of a Frontier Bowie made in the early to mid 1800’s. This substantial piece has an ebonised wood coffin handle secured around the edges by steel pins and heavy steel finger guard the underside of which has punch dot decoration. The blade has staining consistent with age and is sharp with no damage or nicks to the cutting edge. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on the knife. The weight and size of this piece would have made it very useful for Frontiersmen as a fighting knife or hunting knife. As is typical of this type of knife it is without scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21526 (fighting and hunting knives box)
£475.00

**RARE** Nazi German / WW2 Era, Brass Handled Kriegsmarine Diver's Knife By J.A. Henckels Solingen With ‘Drop Point Steel Blade, Screw Thread Hilt & Brass Scabbard. Sn 21559 - 21559
This is a rare, original, Nazi era Diver's knife and scabbard as used by Kriegsmarine divers in excellent condition. Made by J.A. Henckels the famous Solingen cutler, the knife has a broad 7 ½” long single edged blade with drop point & measures 13 ½” overall. The clean blade has the German manufacturer’s trademark which belongs to J.A. Henckels. It has a heavy brass hilt ribbed for grip and integral threaded brass ferrule which securely screws into the throat of its scabbard. The knife is complete with original solid brass scabbard with integral cast belt bar. The tube shaped brass scabbard is undamaged with no dents. The price for this rare diver's knife, a must for any serious collector, includes UK delivery. Sn 21559 (German Knives & daggers box)
£1,675.00

Dutch W.Vervloet S.Gravenhage Model 1880 Naval Officer’s Dirk / Marine Ponjaard With Antique Marine Ivory Hilt, Etched Blade & Brass Mounted Leather Scabbard. Sn 21524 - 21524
This is an excellent original Model 1880 Naval Officer’s Dirk / Marine Ponjaard & Scabbard. It has a 9 ½” dagger blade with medial ridge and measures 13 ¾” overall. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining to be expected with age. Both sides of the blade have lightly etched decoration with marine fouled anchor device & the makers names ‘W. Vervloet S.Gravenhage’ within a foliate panel. It has a brass cross guard with finials and cast anchor decoration on one side. The cross guard is numbered ‘200’. It has a brass pommel cap, Marine Ivory hilt with grooved decoration. The dirk is complete with leather bound wood scabbard with brass mounts & 2 brass hanging rings. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21524 (Antique Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 10% Volume & Weight). Dirk is small fixed blades box storeroom
£395.00

Dutch Mansvelt Gravenhage Model 1880 Naval Officer’s Dirk / Marine Ponjaard With Antique Marine Ivory Hilt, Etched Blade & Scabbard. Sn 21523 - 21523
This is an excellent original Model 1880 Naval Officer’s Dirk / Marine Ponjaard & Scabbard. It has a 9 ½” dagger blade with medial ridge and measures 13 ¾” overall. The blade is undamaged and has just light staining to be expected with age. Both sides of the blade have lightly etched decoration including the makers name which appears to read ‘Mansvelt Gravenhage’ within banners in a foliate panel and entwined fish device. It has a brass cross guard with finials and cast anchor decoration on one side. The reverse is numbered ‘645’. It has a brass pommel cap undamaged Marine Ivory hilt with grooved decoration. The dirk is complete with its original brass scabbard with 2 brass hanging rings. The front of the scabbard has hand tooled foliate and anchor decoration. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21523 (Antique Ivory Content Comprises Less Than 10% Volume & Weight) dirk is small fixed blades box storeroom
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (26/03) **MATCHING**WW2 U.S.M.C. Collins & Co Legitimus No.18 V-44 Combat / Survival Bowie Knife With Polished Horn Scales & Collins & Co Legitimus No.18 Scabbard. Sn 21542 - 21542
An original WW2 United States V-44 Legitimus Combat and Survival Bowie knife by Collins & Co (see page 67 of Stephen’s book ‘Fighting Knives ‘ and plate 322 which illustrates a Collins & Co Legitimus No.18 mark the same as our example). Officially a survival knife the U.S. Marine Corps used them as a fighting knife against the Japanese. It is a large knife measuring 14” overall length and with polished horn green and black scales secured by 5 brass rivets. One scale has a few small chips consistent with light service wear but no cracks and are totally secure. It has a brass cross guard with rounded finials. The Bowie type blade is 9 ¼” length with drop point and twin fullers. The blade is sharp. The blade is marked with manufacturer’s mark ‘Collins & Co, Crown & trademark, Legitimus Made In US No.18’. It is accompanied by its original, correct, brown leather scabbard with rear belt loop. The scabbard has tooled decoration and matching manufacturer marks (illustrated). All leather and stitching of the scabbard are clean & intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 21542 (hunting / survival box)
£0.00
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