Knife List #253
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1295.) 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 Have multiples of this one
1296.) US M3 Camillus blade marked M3 blade only. As new in the sealed bag Camillus blued M3 blade that was never assembled into a knife. Right from the Camillus factory sale. $100.00 Have multiples of this one
1313.) Cloth type sheath for the US M1917 bayonet. Like new with correct M1910 bent hook hanger. $20.00
Have multiples of this one
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 Have multiples of this one
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 Have multiples of this one
1443.) Leather KA-BAR US NAVY 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 Have multiples of this one
1620.) US marked M9 bayonet as made by Lancay. This is one of one hundred made in this pattern in black without a sharpening stone in the sheath. A super rare M9 in like new condition.
1756.) A. C. Cornelison large knife with aluminum grips and heavy thick blade. Overall it is a 19 inch piece. This knife was shown in my Knife World article, Cornelison stated he made three in 1939 and two in 1940 so this is surely one hard to find knife, do you know of another one?
1788.) Prototype Benchmark JFKSWC knife in as new condition. Circa 1984 Benchmark received an order from the JFK Special Warfare Center for the TAC-II. They requested a different pommel, one that could be used for hammering. This is that prototype they submitted for that project. The blade is marked BenchMark / by Gerber and serial numbered 000000. This is a one of a kind Special Forces knife retained by the factory. A super piece for an advanced Special Forces collection. This is the knife recently featured in the Knife Magazine article on these Special Forces knives.
1796.) Australian Commando knife made by Greg Steel and marked US and 1944. The sought after marking of these great utility knives. Has recent reproduction scabbard. Knife has never been sharpened and handle is intact but the blade has a few large stains so half the going price.
1927.) Theatre knife made from heavy steel blade marked to East Bros, Sydney in the typical circular logo stamping. Deep clip point blade is a little over 8 inches long with a brass guard and brown Micarta grip held in place with steel tube rivets. Come with laced leather sheath.
1928.) WW II era wood gripped knife associated with the USMC Marine Para’s. This is an unknown maker to me, so far unidentified. The blades are a unique design and not used in any other knife I am aware of. This one is unmarked. Comes with the proper short M6 type sheath made by Barwood. Has been sharpened with light patina. Super hard to find knives of the WW II era.
1929.) WW II era wood gripped knife associated with the USMC Marine Para’s. This is an unknown maker to me, so far unidentified. The blades are a unique design and not used in any other knife I am aware of. This one is marked BCAaa in electric engraving pencil. Comes with the proper short M6 type sheath made by Barwood that has the M1910 bent wire hook removed. Name and number stamped into the front. Has been sharpened with light patina. Super hard to find knives of the WW II era.
1938.) OSS Smatchet. The early version with the wood grip and white metal pommel. Piece shows use with some dings and nicks. Most were never used and put away in a locker. Comes with a correct brown leather sheath with retaining strap and belt loop still intact. History here…
1950.) Camillus 1953 production M4 bayonet made for the Korean War. Excellent condition piece with only some in and out of the scabbard wear and original factory sharpened edge. Comes with the correct VP Co M8A1 scabbard for the era. It would be hard to upgrade this one.
1951.) Utica Jet Pilots Knife. I remember looking for years to find my first one of these knives, pre internet days. Although very hard to find they do turn up from time to time. This one shows age patina but has the factory edge intact. As with the last two Uticas I have had this one has the top of the guard removed. Super hard to find knife in great condition with proper sheath and stone.
1954.) Vietnamese made copy of the M8A1 scabbard. This is an extremely rare scabbard from the Vietnam War. It is a metal copy of the fiberglass scabbard with a leather insert into the body. Rebuilt from the equipment left by the French in the earlier war. Beautifully marked to the previous owner in Vietnamese on the leather section. Comes with a Camillus M4 that has also been rebuilt and refinished. Awesome Set
1961.) Korean made K-M5A1 Bayonet. A very hard to find bayonet made for the Lend Lease Garands given by the US to Korea. As they lost or broke the bayonets they had their own made. This is the proper bayonet with the proper K-M8A1 scabbard.
1978.) Bauer Ordnance Corps M7 Bayonet. Unsharpened M7 bayonet never used. Has a small surface rust spot on the blade but all else is fresh. $20.00
1986.) Another M8A1 sheath by PWH like above but with out the frog edge lining cover. Just another version to have. Excellent condition with rack number in yellow. $20.00
1987.) Well here is one you don’t see every day. In fact it is the first one I have ever owned. An English Cooks knife with the Ministry of Supply hang tag with wax seal still in place! 4&1-2 inch blade and 9$1-2 inches over all a perfect utility size. Made by Latham & Owen in Sheffield this is the Sergeant model. The actual military sample. $250.00
1989.) Garcia made Hollow Handle Survival knife. This is the knife made in competition to the Hackman Survival and sold in the 1980’s. Has a replacement sheath that fits perfectly. Like new knife. $175.00
1990.) Imperial M6 bayonet. This one has never been in a sheath, no scrape marks to it at all from insertion into the typical M8A1 scabbards. Fine white line factory sharpening edge. $75.00
1992.) Another oddity, a Camillus made “Key, Cowl Fastener” Tool. Made under military contact in the late 1950’s Camillus had a contract for these. It took me years to find one with the proper Camillus stamp. This one does have a cracked and missing chunk from one grip so only $40.00
1994.) Commercial AK-47 bayonet marked so and with the old CCCP markings as well. Sold as a novelty piece several years ago, I doubt it would fit an AK. $25.00
1996.) Australian made see through knife in the small version. Very hard to find WW II allied knife in this size. Shown in Cole IV Pg 40 center knife next to its larger cousin. Said to be made by Greg Steel and unmarked. Knife is good condition with light sharpening. Sheath has buckle retainer but missing the tongue part of the strap. Rare piece $350.00
2000.) Fabulous WW II era Theatre Knuckle Knife with Brass guards and long single edged blade. Knife has perfect age patina over all, an unmessed with knife. Blade is 9 & 1-4 inches with over all length 15 & 1-4” Solid heavy brass grip and guard, awesome piece! $450.00
2002.) Britich issue floating Life Raft Survival knife. Made by Joseph Rodgers in Sheffield England and so marked. Has the Broad Arrown and part numbers on the blade. Like new condition. $40.00
2009.) PWH large font M8A1 scabbard. I have several M8A1 scabbards to choose from, if you are looking for one let me know. This one is excellent $20.00
2010.) A beautiful Aluminum gripped Theatre knife with 6 3-4 inch blade. This one was made by a skilled craftsman with the grip being made for the hand. Light age patina, no rust. Has the initials R M and USN carved into the front. Great WW II piece. $175.00
2012.) Prime Vietnam war era M7 BOC with PWH scabbard. Both like new with only handling and storage wear on them. $45.00
2014.) Springfield Armory Model of 1905 bayonet dated 1918. Has the war time flat finish and comes with a Detroit Gasket scabbard that still has the paint on it. Excellent condition pieces.
2015.) Like New Vietnam war era Model of 1917 bayonet scabbard. Made by VZM and so marked on the throat. Never used in factory fresh condition. $100.00
2016.) A G Bimson WW II fighting knife. How is this for rare, Bimson the town Blacksmith, only made around 40 knives at his Bethune Colorado forge for the war effort and here is one. This is the ONLY one I have ever seen with a double edge dagger profile. The sheath is marked to the fellow who owned it with his name, serial number and unit. Awesome and rare knife.
2017.) Case AAC knife in a custom theatre made sheath. Marked on CASE on the ricasso the knife is in great condition. The sheath is wrapped in tape, decorative laced string and topped off with a copper wire wrap. Quite a sturdy piece.
2018.) Imperial made M7 bayonet with PWH scabbard. The bayonets only wear is from in and out of the scabbard, like new condition. The scabbard shows light use and storage markings. Great set.
Classic Books On Sale
New Titles or reduced prices in Red
B001.) The American Bayonet by Albert Hardin $100.00
B002.) American Socket Bayonets 1717 - 1873 by Webster $10.00
B005.) Fighting Knives by Stephens Fine condition $40.00
B006.) Bayonets of the Remington Ctg Period by Janzen $100.00
B007.) Collectors Guide to Ames Military Edged Weapons by Hickox $20.00
B009.) Light But Efficient by Hardin $20.00
B010.) A History of Knives by Peterson $10.00
B011.) Levines Guide to Knives III $10.00
B012.) The Skinning Knife by MH Cole $50.00
B014.) The Japanese Bayonet by Johnson $125.00
B017.) The Bayonet by Walter & Carter $20.00
B018.) Confederate Bowies Knives of the Georgia State Arsenal by Phillips $10.00
B020.) The Collectors Pictorial Book of Bayonets by Stephens. $20.00
B021.) Confederate Edged Weapons by Albaugh $40.00
B022.) Guide to Foreign & US Bayonets by Ernst $10.00
B023.) Bayonet Markings, A Guide for Collectors by Davidson $10.00
B024.) Bayonets of the World Vol 1 (no dust jacket) by Kiesling $50.00
B025.) Bayonets of the World Vol 2 (no dust jacket) by Kiesling $50.00
B026.) Bayonets of the World Vol 3 (no dust jacket) by Kiesling $50.00
B027.) Small Arms of the Sea Services by Rankin $40.00
B029.) The History of the John Russell Cutlery Co. by Merriam $20.00
B030.) A Collectors Guide to Swords, Daggers & Cutlasses by Weland $10.00
B031.) Daggers and Bayonets: A History by Thompson $10.00
B032.) Knives and Knifemakers by Latham $10.00
B033.) New England Cutlery by Pankiewicz $20.00
B034.) Daggers and Fighting Knives of the Western World by Peterson $5.00
B035.) Knives; Military Edged Tools & Weapons by Marchington $5.00
B036.) German Military Combat Dress by Ellis $5.00
B037.) Knifemakers of Old San Francisco by Levine $20.00
B038.) Collins Machetes and Bowies by Henry $65.00
B039.) World Bayonets 1800 to the Present by Carter $10.00
B043.) British Military Swords 1800 to Present by Wilkinson-Latham $20.00
B045.) American Military Bayonets of the 20th Century by Cunningham $20.00
B047.) Kalashnikov Bayonets by Ivie $45.00
B049.) Atlas de la Baionnette (Set of 2) by Kiesling & Vial $75.00
B51.) The Bayonet Book by Watts & White (no dust cover) $275.00
B52.) Arms and Armour by Norman $10.00
Priced to sell we have limited availability on these out of print books. These are the best prices I have seen, we need to move them out.
All the best
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