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1441.) Leather KA-BAR USMC marked current type sheath like new, these are factory seconds so do have some minor imperfection in them but all will function and work well. $15.00
1442.) Leather KA-BAR US ARMY marked current type sheath like new, these are factory seconds so do have some minor imperfection in them but all will function and work well. $15.00
2029.) As new unmarked KA-BAR Mk2 brown leather sheath. Fresh in the bag from the sheath maker, first quality item. $20.00
2030.) As new marked KA-BAR Mk2 black leather sheath. Fresh in the bag from the sheath maker, first quality item. $20.00
3096.) M4 original blade blank, no finish ever applied just the steel stamped and ground. $50.00
4084.) Fairbairn – Sykes as new and unused blued blade still in the wrap. This is the third model blade with a needle point tip and threaded tang rod. Never assembled into a knife, it is perfect. $100.00
4093.) KA-BAR black leather sheath for a 5 to 5 and one half inch blade knife. Patterned after the typical Mark 2 sheath this one is made for the smaller versions. $25.00
P1183.) Archangel bayonet with the muzzle display adaptor. Made for the Ruger 556 kit and seldom seen. Makes a cool display, hard nylon type plastic. $75.00
4298.) Johnson’s smooth back unfinished leather sheath. Made by the Johnson’s Leather Co. out of Casselberry Fla and so stamped on the rear. This one looks like it is for the Ralph Bone little G hunter or something with a 3 inch blade. Has G3 stamped in the rear. Old but like new.
P226.) LanCay M9 Prototype MOLLE type scabbard in desert tan. Has the brown early webbing with a LANCAY tag sewn into the webbing. Retained the Fastex buckle.
P280.) Phrobis M9 Japanese Contract. One of only 35 made for this contract. There is no latch plate as bayonets are illegal in Japan so it was converted to a knife.
P285.) Phrobis Stainless Steel Cuk. One of the unmarked items destined for SEAL use in the salt water environment. Little is know or written about these early development knives. Almost impossible to find these days
P1404.) Another item from the office of Mickey Finn, a Marto M9 on a plaque that hung in is office. The only one like it I have ever seen. Unique Phrobis INTL piece.
4258.) Spanish Model of 1893 bayonet. Beautiful bayonet made in Toledo and so marked on the ricasso. Wood grips and light patina peppering on the metal. Come with the correct leather and steel scabbard. Nice rig
4273.) German “Walking Out” bayonet. KS98 Weimar era dress bayonet. Looks and feels like a bayonet but made specifically without the functioning locking parts. Has some light surface rust and spotting, solid no rattles.
4274.) Krag Cadet Bayonet Scabbard. This is the leather frog model and inspector marked. Has slight crazing of the leather but still strong and solid. Has a dent in the body, if you know of someone with a correct mandrill this is a steal.
4275.) Krag Cadet Bayonet Scabbard. This is the leather frog model and inspector marked. Has slight crazing of the leather but still strong and solid. No dents in body, super nice piece.
4278.) Model of 1873 US Socket bayonet. Nice example with most of the bluing intact. Made for the Trapdoor rifle. $
4281.) M1892 Krag bayonet. Dated 1895 so pre SAW used bayonet. Has the correct era scabbard. The partial twist pin in the rear is damaged and allows a full swing of the scabbard but not visible. Small chip in the wood grip and full patina coverage. Multi war usage date on this baby.
4282.) M1892 Krag bayonet. Dated 1895 so pre SAW used bayonet. Has the correct era scabbard that is excellent and intact with no dents. Small chip in the wood grip and light patina coverage. Excellent overall 1895 dated Krag, multi war usage date on this baby.
P173.) Phrobis M9A1 with early low stop and prototype scabbard. This scabbard was of the batch they used to test the plastic and resin. Early prototype piece.
P284.) Phrobis CUK. 1 of 10 of the original Combat Utility Knives made by Phrobis and Mickey Finn. A concept knife for the SEAL’s much like the Mark I that would be impervious to the water. This is the ultra hard to find sterile version for the elite swimmers.
P017.) M9A1 Phrobis International trials. This trials piece was built with an all injection molded plastic latch plate. A super rare piece used in the testing for lightweight and strength of the latching parts. A small piece of the latch is broken on this one from the strain.
P035.) Lan-Cay M9-XM. Made for the USMC trials this is a welded tang M9 with the USMC marking. This is the round grip model using all M9 plastics but a solid welded tang as per the USMC requirements. Like New!
P228.) Lan-Cay M9-XM. Made for the USMC trials this is a welded tang M9 with the USMC marking. This is the M7 grip model with green grips. Has the USMC requirement stick and welded tang. Like new with proper scabbard, never used.
P972.) M1 Garand bayonet. Questionable origin. Several years ago, I found a document in the National Archives where all the US M1 bayonet making equipment in storage was shipped to Belgium to start production there in 1945. I have never seen a proven Belgium made M1 but this one is completely unmarked and looks to be made on US machinery. If I had to guess, this is one of those.
P022.) Phrobis III USMC M9A1 Prototype. An early attempt to win a USMC contract with a new scabbard design. OD green M9A1 with M9 Pat Pend Blade. Super hard to find piece.
P224.) LanCay M9. A first contract bayonet with second contract blade. OD prototype scabbard with fine checkering on grip section. No stone but has stone pocket still. One of only six ever made. Super rare interim design change.
P315.) GRAD bayonet. This is the non firing non-gun version of the GRAD.22. New Jersey safe to own and really cool piece. As new in the box.
P225.) LANCAY Scabbard. This is a prototype LANCAY marked scabbard, one of six made to test the newest design. Marked on the tag as a Rock Island test piece. One was altered so only 5 are like this one.
P275.) Phrobis M9. One of six made for testing. Until I had seen this one, I had never seen the Yellow model. It is the only one I know of but said to be one of six. This was the experimental Diving colors tested. One of six made with the Yellow color and all black prototype webbing for diving. Super rare piece and almost impossible to obtain… except here!
4335.) US Military Issue Barbed wire / concertina wire handling gloves. As new in a bag the heavy leather and steel gloves are for working with razor wire. Can not be upgraded. $50.00
4336.) French Gras bayonet. Typical Gras but missing the locking mech in the grip. Dated to 1881 with proper scabbard. Has overall patina and age. Not matching, $45.00
4337.) Swiss 1889/11 Schmidt Rubin bayonet. The 1889/11 with the distinctive fuller. Does not have a scabbard. Over all a nice piece with some darkening and patina but no active rust. $75.00
4339.) Norwegian 1894 Krag bayonet. Not your typical 1894 but a Nazi marked Waa stamped Kongsberg Arsenal made piece. Taken over and used by the Nazi regime during WW II this is a product of that time. Bright blade and great wood in the grips. Has been sharpened. $300.00
P149.) Imperial XM9. One of the actual bayonets used in the testing for the XM project. It had the stud broken on the wire cutter. The blade is marked up but intact and not chipped at all. The scabbard frog retainer plastic is also cracked. This was subject to a punishing test. $1200.00
P752.) Bud K M9. Here is another faithful example of a M9 clone made for the commercial market. New in the Box $45.00
P313.) Phrobis 4th generation M9 mounted on a plaque. I wish I knew the back story on this one. The plaque was presented to Navy SEAL Rob Roy for his contribution to the Phrobis company. This came from Mickey Finn but that is all I know. $3000.00
4343.) Cattaraugus 225Q knife. Quite possibly the most over looked US knife of WW II. A robust knife perfect for just about any job the 225Q is a great using knife. This one has red spacers top and bottom, full solid blade and grip. Comes with the proper left had sheath. Could be cleaned if you so choose. Has the owners ink on the rear, partial serial number and Baffin Island listed. $145.00
4344.) Buck Commercial M9. Blade dated to 1988 this Buck is in excellent condition. Full blade with factory edge, correct dual markings and correct scabbard with yellow warning decal. $450.00
4345.) Model of 1905 Hospital Corps Knife. This HCK was made by Springfield Armory in 1909 and so dated. Serial number is stamped 9540 well and deep. Grip is full abd correct with minor storage wear. Blade is full, could use a cleaning. Age patina. No scabbard. $175.00
4349.) Italian BM59 bayonet. Perfect as new in the packaging. Can not be upgraded comes with the proper scabbard and wrappings. This one went through a repack in 2001 and is so dated. The bayonet is a 1960 model and so marked. Can’t say enough good about this one. $175.00
4350.) Kinfolks V44. Yes we know it is not a V44 but that is what it is known as! USAAC survival kit machete as made during WW II by Kinfolks. All there with factory edge and tight full grip. Iconic flat side yells Kinfolks. Blade is quite dark, could be cleaned if you so wish. Comes with Collins scabbard that was apparently switched at some point. $350.00
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