Knife List #240

Updated 04/22/18

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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

 

 

 

 

1468.)    A unique knuckle knife in that the grip and knuckle bow are made from wood. Carved from some sort of dark hard wood with finger grooves cut in. The 7 inch blade is showing some age patina but still bright. The heavy leather scabbard is well made and sewn and riveted tight. $325.00 Now $175.00

 

 

1554.)    A very rare aluminum handled knife based on the blade of the Delta Knife. I have seen a very few around and do not know the origin of these but do know it is a very scarce model. Cool piece. $350.00 Now $175.00

 

 

 

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 $225.00

 

 

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 $225.00 (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 $1000.00! 

 

 

 

 

1707.)    Diecasters Ltd. Bush machete. Has the distinctive D C marking with the D arrow D and 1945 stamping. Grip is a brown flecked Bakelight with deep cross hatching. Comes with the proper Australian web type sheath. Super hard to find Australian piece. $125.00 Now $50.00

 

 

 

 

1721.)    Solingen made 23 inch blade machete with rounded smooth horn grips. I can not make out the makers marking on it but can read the SOLINGEN part of it. $45.00  Now $25.00

 

 

 

1723.)    Martindale made No. 460 machete with 22 inch blade and smooth No 3 type plastic grips. Nicely marked piece. $65.00 Now $25.00

 

 

 

1724.)    Another Martindale made machete but this is a No. 1820 with a 14 inch blade. As new piece with good markings and a hard to find design. $45.00  Now $20.00

 

 

 

1733.)    Looks to be a large Martindale made in Birmingham but it is completely unmarked. Blade length is 24 inches with a large upswing at the tip. Has wood grip and blade pitting. $45.00 Now $25.00

 

 

 

 

1735.)    Martindale made in Birmingham England No. 1702 machete. Has a classic wood grip and 20 inch blade. Excellent over all condition piece. $45.00 Now $25.00

 

 

 

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 $375.00

 

 

 

 

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 $2100.00!!

 

 

 

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 $230.00

 

 

 

 

1842.) Gregg Steel US marked Australian Commando utility knife. As show in Flooks book on Pag 174. This is the very hard to find US 1944 marked blade. Handle is tight and blade shows machine sharpening. Has light staining. Sheath is maker marked, nice piece $375.00 Now $275.00

 

 

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 $300.00 

 

 

 

 

1872.) Model 1880 Hunting knife with type 4 sheath. This is the brass guard model made entirely in Springfield Armory. Serial numbered 4163 so late in the production. Turned maple handle is good and tight, the blade has been sharpened and has a few nicks but is full and maintains the correct profile. Sheath is tight and correct with minimum crazing with all stitching intact. Nice affordable piece $450.00  $375.00

 

 

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 $95.00

 

 

 

1880.) Collins No. 37 machete with stacked leather grip. Nice super clean piece with bright blade. Has a few edge nicks from use but al there. $75.00 $40.00

 

 

 

 

 

1884.) Ka-Bar USMC 1219c2 Fighting Utility knife. This is the early first non red spacer knife with the round pinned pommel. Has use and very light sharpening, pommel, guard and grip are tight. Sheath has Marines name carved in the front. Nice USMC piece $200.00 $175.00 HOLD

 

 

 

1886.) Ka-Bar USMC 1219c2 Fighting Utility knife. This is the early first non red spacer knife with the round pinned pommel. This knife has the very thin grip and is marked KA-BAR only with no branch of service. Knife has been cleaned with the finish removed. The blade is full and tight. Scabbard is a USMC Boyt 43 but has been defaced. $165.00 $145.00

 

 

 

 

1892.) Collins 1005 Engineers Bolo machete. Original mill scale finish is present, has been used with some blade chipping present. Grip has a piece missing at the tang. Unit marked on the blade. Come with beautiful Collins marked sheath. $125.00 $90.00

 

 

 

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 $100.00

 

 

 

1915.) John Ek Miami made No. 2 knife reissued as a commemorative by the American Historical Foundation. In 1971 15-year old Gary W. Ek, became the youngest maker in the American Knifemakers Guild. After his father passed away in 1976, young Mr. Ek moved to St. Augustine with a knife store and began making knives again. In 1985 the American Historical Foundation bought Ek knives and acquired everything that went with it, including the Ek Commando Knife records. This information is directly from Gary Ek and when contacted recently about a Miami Ek Commando knife signed by him. Gary graciously confirmed that he made this knife in 1974 while working for his father. He explained that the earliest markings were rubber stamped with ink. These early Miami knives often appear unmarked, but what happened is that the ink was easily erased. Next they tried acid ink and finally they went back to engraving using a New Hermes Engraver. Outstanding condition Miami Ek in a presentation case numbered 06 out of the 50 they had. $425.00  Now $375.00!!

 

 

 

 

 

1917.) US M1917 Remington trench gun bayonet with BM Co scabbard. A nice bayonet showing light use and reissued during WW II with the proper Beckwith M1917 hard plastic scabbard. A real nice rig $200.00  Now $165.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1920.) Winchester Socket bayonet. This is the bright finished Winchester model that is completely intact and shows some light age patina overall. Shows some storage markings with no real rust or pittings. $85.00 Now $70.00

 

 

 

 

 

1921.) US theatre knife with black micarta and brass grips. Has a 9 inch double sided stiletto blade with slight tip broken off. This is the exact knife pictured in Bill and Debbie Wrights Theater knife book on Pg 21. Comes with a cool shoulder rig sheath, $175.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1934.) Model of 1918 MK I Trench Knife. Th is the Au-Lion model with the twin grooves at the top of the spine. A beautiful piece with some light handling marks on the grip. The blade is full and in great condition as well with some light patina forming. The correct iron sheath is present but missing one prong, a super piece. $750.00 SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1936.) M5 bayonet by Aerial, the hardest maker to find in this series. Patina’ed blade with the DAS stamp on it. Did you know Gerald Ford got involved to win the contract for Aerial while a congressman, just a little foot note. Comes with a PWH M8A1 scabbard. $50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1939.) General Cutlery made M7 bayonet with TWB marked M8A1 scabbard. Like new condition. $45.00

                                                                                

 

 

 

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

 

 

1944.) Standard Ontario USMC OKC3S bayonet. New without sheath. $65.00.

 

 

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

 

 

 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 Second printing 1981 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

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

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
PO Box 5866
Deptford, NJ 08096

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