Knife List #245

Updated 05/27/18

 

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All prices are for the item shown, postage will be added to the price depending on where you want the item shipped. I will quote you on postage so contact me first.

I will hold a knife for 7 days for you. If I do not hear from you then it goes back into the list. I will do a lay a way plan, contact me and we can make the arrangements.  

 

I will buy or consign your collection, always looking for quality US military knives of all eras.

   

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. $450.00  Now $275.00

 

 

1621.)    US marked M9 bayonet as made by Lancay. This is one of one hundred made in this pattern in black with a sharpening stone in the sheath. A super rare M9 in like new condition. $450.00 Now $275.00 (As above but with a stone mounted scabbard)

 

 

 

1677.)    OSS Smatchet with bright blade and large black plastic grip. This is a Case made Smatchet as described by Albert Baer in his notes that was made for the OSS. A beautiful piece in excellent condition with proper leather sheath. It would be near impossible to upgrade this one. $1500.00  Now $1125.00  Now $875.00! 

 

 

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? $650.00  Now $400.00

 

 

 

 

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. $2400.00 Now $2000.00!!

 

 

 

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. $350.00 Now $200.00

 

 

 

 

1843.) East Bros US marked Australian Commando utility knife. Also much like the one shown in Flooks book but again with the very hard to find US marked guard. Grip is full and tight and had a broad arrow marking stamped into it, the blade shows some staining. Come with the correct US belt hook type sheath without the hook and has the fellows name stenciled on the rear. Crazy hard to find, $375.00  Now $240.00 SOLD

 

 

 

1877.) Robeson Shuredge USN Mk2 machete. These are pretty rare to find these days. Beautiful blued blade with wood grip. Has the classic crack in the bottom of the grip with  a piece of the wood missing. Some spotting on the blade with sheath wear on the tip. $150.00 $75.00  

 

 

1907.) USN Mark 1 plastic training bayonet. This one is made by Beckwith Manufacturing and so marked BM Co. on the ricasso. The typical broken muzzle ring is present as well. Comes with the proper USN long scabbard. $135.00 Now $60.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. $200.00

 

 

 

 

 

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. $375.00 $345.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. $375.00 $345.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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… $850.00 $750.00

 

                                                                                

 

 

 

1941.) Unmarked Case Stiletto with plated blade. I don’t know the story behind these knives made with the Case pieces but unmarked. Case made a few versions unmarked, but why? This version is shown in Cole BK IV pg 81 Top. This one is like new with correct era sheath. $275.00  $250.00

 

 

 

1946.) Spectacular and rare grouping that should not be passed up. When was the last time you seen a US Navy Ceremonial Guard Uniform with pants, shirt, scarf, cap, belt, frog, bayonet, scabbard, challenge coin, ribbon and extra arm patch for sale? Chromed M5 as used by the Navy in the Ceremonial Guards with the converted M8A1 scabbard painted white and black with the correct white woven belt and frog. I wrote a short article about these several years ago in Knife Knotes (a copy will be included) and had several people respond “How did you ever find one of these”? Well here is the complete set. The Seamen First Class who wore the uniform has his name inked inside as well.  Go for it, once in a lifetime set! $750.00  

 

 

 

 

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. $250.00  $240.00

 

 

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. $395.00  $375.00

 

 

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 $350.00  $340.00

 

 

 

1960.) Kiffe M5 Garand bayonet, made in the 1960’s and directly aimed at sales to the men in Vietnam it was a very close looking bayonet to the US bayonets. This one is marked Kiffe / Japan on the blade and comes with the correct Kiffe M8A1 scabbard. $45.00 SOLD

 

 

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. $65.00

 

 

 Our good friend Greg Aloisio has his new book out now!

A NEW BOOK ON:THE MODEL 1918 MARK 1 TRENCH KNIFE AND VARIATIONS"  by Greg Aloisio,  306 pages, hardcover large format. Many never before seen period photos with the knife being worn as well as the examination of the various makers by distinguishing differences in maker’s marks and font patterns.  Greg did a wonderful job on this work, get one before they are all gone.
Book is priced at $55 plus shipping and handling. Limited printing of 300 copies. Contact Greg at:  contact@m1918mk1.com  

 

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

B003.) Cole Book III Third printing Fine condition $125.00 

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

B013.) British Military Bayonets by Latham $25.00  

B014.) The Japanese Bayonet by Johnson $125.00

B015.) The German Bayonet by Walter $25.00  

B016.) The Canadian Bayonet by Manarey $10.00

B017.) The Bayonet by Walter & Carter $20.00  

B018.) Confederate Bowies Knives of the Georgia State Arsenal by Phillips $10.00

B019.) A Primer of German Military Knives by Hughes $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

B028.) Battle Blades by Walker $10.00  SOLD

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 $50.00

B039.) World Bayonets 1800 to the Present by Carter $10.00

B040.) American Gladius A Study of the M9 by Pattarozzi $20.00

B041.) German Combat Knives 1914 – 1945 by Mery $20.00

B042.) British Military Bayonets 1700 to 1945 by Wilkinson-Latham $20.00  SOLD

B043.) British Military Swords 1800 to Present by Wilkinson-Latham $20.00

B044.) European Bayonets of the American Civil War by Noe & Serbaroli $20.00

B045.) American Military Bayonets of the 20th Century by Cunningham $20.00

B046.) Bayonets of Japan by Labar $75.00

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

Frank Trzaska

 

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Well that’s it for now. Thanks for reading through the list. If you find something you like let me know. I can be reached at trz123@comcast.net or (New Phone Number) 856 628 3547 or

Frank Trzaska
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