Knife List #260
New Items Added at the bottom of the list
Reduced prices are in RED
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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
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
2031.) As new unmarked sewn in Jet Pilots Knife brown leather sheath. The latest version with the full protector backing. Made for the newer flight harness with pocket for a knife. $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
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
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
2036.) M8A1 Vietnam era proper scabbard made by TWB or The Working Blind Co. They had a few contracts. Used Very Good condition with no cracks. $20.00
2037.) M8A1 Vietnam era proper scabbard made by TWB or The Working Blind Co. They had a few contracts. Used Very Good condition with no cracks. $20.00
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?
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.
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. $25.00
2012.) Prime Vietnam war era M7 BOC with PWH scabbard. Bayonet like new with only handling and storage wear on them. $45.00 Have multiples.
2026.) Rarest of the rare for you American Bayonet collectors out there. We feature a Confederate Shotgun Bayonet Created by the Mobile Alabama State Depot for use with double barrel shotgun that every southerner owned. This one is in excellent condition with the spring steel retainer in place and operational. Shown in the Maddox book Collecting Bayonets and featured this month in the Assoc. French Bayonets Collectors Newsletter. I can’t begin to tell you how rare this one is, it is the only one I have ever held in over 50 years of collecting. $3750.00
2027.) Ames Model of 1841 USN Naval Boarding Cutlass. Another rarity as the Navy was small in these inter war years prior to the Civil War, additionally in which these were out dated but did indeed serve. Complete with the extremely rare leather scabbard with full length copper rivets. The scabbard is still soft and pliable with minor crazing but is missing the tip chape. The story with this one is it was captured and used by the Confederacy so had the USN and name markings removed. Both of the items above, the bayonet and the cutlass are fresh finds right out of Alabama. $2750.00
2028.) Collins No 127 machete with leather No3 grip. A beautiful short 17 inch Collins made as originally machetes were intended to be. Over all is great with some minor sharpening marks. The blade was oiled and it is now hard showing as yellow in the photos. Nice piece.
$125.00 NOW $85.00
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
2035.) Chinese AKM bayonet. This is the black tinted model with proper sheath that is a non wire cutter version. Excellent condition AKM $30.00
2043.) WW II era Theatre knife with Micarta, brass and aluminum grip. Had been shellacked with some remaining. Blade is a little over 7 inched long with fuller ground in both sides. Come with newer Mk2 scabbard.
2044.) Large Theatre knife made from a bayonet blade. Has a great aluminum and Plexiglas grip with internal coloring and aluminum spacers. Over all 14 inches long with 8 ˝ inch blade. Comes in an outer covering for a bolo knife with M1910 belt hooks and J.M.M inked on the rear. Super nice piece.
2045.) Another Theatre knife with this one made from a file. The file blade is 8.5 inches long and overall it is 13.5 inches. The steel grip was chrome plated but it is peeling. The guard and pommel are curved and plated as well. Nice
2048.) Camillus TL-29 with three line stamping from modern Camilus era. This one has a black plastic grip and nickel silver and brass fittings. Still has the packaging oil coating the blades, Like new, great pocket knife. $35.00
2051.) US M7 bayonet. Made by Imperial and marked so on the guard. Excellent plus condition with only storage wear. Original white line sharpening only.
2052.) US M7 bayonet. Made by Bauer Ordnance Corp. and marked BOC on the guard. Excellent plus condition with only storage wear. Original white line sharpening only.
2053.) Theatre made dagger made to look like the FS knives. The blade is from a section of sword with a central fuller, the grip is stacked leather rings and topped off with a brass pommel. A really well made piece. The blade has some pitting that has been cleaned at some time in the past. Come with a leather sheath that is also well made.
2054.) US BM Co. M8 sheath that has been re purposed to the M8A1 by installing a longer canvas frog with M1910 double hooks. Has also been repainted in some level of Ordnance repair. Solid no cracks,
2055.) US BM Co. M8A1 sheath from WW II era. New made as the M8A1 during the war this is in excellent shape with a few spots of discoloration.
2056.) US VP Co M8A1 sheath. The Victory Plastics marked sheath were next in line after the Beckwith (BM Co) markings. Excellent condition piece.
2057.) US VIZ M8A1 scabbard. VIZ Mfg was a small Philadelphia based company that had a small contract for these scabbards. They are not often encountered. A real nice one that has been thru the rebuild process.
2058.) US WD marked M8A1 scabbard. The rarest of the individual made M8A1 scabbards WD is an unknown maker. This is a real nice example to add to any collection.
Classic Books On Sale
New Titles in Red
B001.) The American Bayonet by Albert Hardin $100.00
B002.) American Socket Bayonets 1717 - 1873 by Webster $10.00
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
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
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
B030.) A Collectors Guide to Swords, Daggers & Cutlasses by Weland $10.00
B031.) Daggers and Bayonets: A History by Thompson $10.00
B033.) New England Cutlery by Pankiewicz $20.00
B036.) German Military Combat Dress by Ellis $5.00
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (New Phone Number) 856 628 3547 or
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