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where we offer a selection of military edged weapons in particular the Fairbairn Sykes Commando knife,fighting knives and bayonets. We also offer Denison Smocks from WW2 through to pattern 72 (smock camouflage).

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Mint Swiss Model 1918 Schmidt Rubin Bayonet For M1911 and M1931 Rifles along with the M41-M44 Sub Machine Guns. maker marked Elsener Schwyz, complete with scabbard.
1943 Dated Snow Camo Mittens 1943 Dated Snow Camo Mittens With maker Stamp and WD Stamp. Connecting chord in place
8th Scottish Volunteer Battalion Liverpool Regt. 8th Scottish Volunteer Battalion Liverpool Regt. Helmet badge
92nd (Gordon’s) Pipe Majors Cross Belt Badge An excellent and rare example of a 92nd (Gordon’s) Pipe Majors Cross Belt Badge. Victorian Badge in excellent condition
Black Watch Sporran Cantle Vintage Black Watch Sporran Cantle
Bren Gun Snow Camo Cover Dated 1944 Bren Gun Snow Camo Cover Dated 1944 In excellent condition. Scarce piece of kit
British And Commonwealth Military Knives British And Commonwealth Military Knives Book by Ron Flook. This now out of print book has been,and the remains the must have book on the subject. Filled with superb black and white photos of knives ranging from the humble Jack Knife to the First Pattern FS knife and supported by excellent text,its a valuable tool in the library. The book is in very fine condition
British Clements Knuckleduster Knife This knife has an aluminium hilt,the blade is secured by three rivets secured into a groove on the hilt by three rivets. Housed in nicely fashioned theatre made leather scabbard. Several books have these pieces dating from WW1 but I think this may be later and just Pre WW2. It is obvious to me that the iconic BC41 was modelled on this piece.
Commemorative 3” Guard First Pattern Commemorative 3” Guard First Pattern Done by Wilkinson Sword in 1990 to pay homage to the 50th Anniversary of the Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife 1940-1990 Housed in its green felt lined box it just a stunning piece of craftsmanship. Not a blemish on it and as as good as the day it was made. I have no idea how many were made or indeed how many survive in this condition.
Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet Constabulary/Prison Carbine Bayonet,unmarked and in lovely condition. A rare bayonet to find. No scabbard....
Finnish Valmet Bayonet An excellent example of the scarce Finnish Valmet Bayonet. Reminiscent of the iconic Puukko Knife, these bayonets are factory sharpened and remain extremely sharp.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and manufactured by Wilkinson Sword. This is an original WW2 1st pattern, Fairbairn Sykes dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish and a hand knurled finish to the grip. It has a 2” S shaped cross guard. The ricasso is etched with the 'Wilkinson Sword London' logo and the reverse has 'The FS Fighting Knife'. Its double edged dagger blade with spinal ridge measures 172mm in length. It should be noted that blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground so they do differ in length.It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap,this scabbard is of the pattern that was manufactured without the leg securing tabs. The correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener is present and complete, leather and stitching are present and in perfect order. Three holes can be seen in the scabbard above the fastener,this was done so that the scabbard could be sewen into the battle dress.
First pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife The 1st Pattern FS fighting knife was introduced in 1940 and manufactured by Wilkinson Sword. This is an original WW2 1st pattern, Fairbairn Sykes dagger and scabbard. The hilt is brass with nickel finish and a hand knurled finish to the grip. It has a 2” S shaped cross guard. The ricasso is etched with the 'Wilkinson Sword London' logo and the reverse has 'The FS Fighting Knife' and are very clear. Its double edged dagger blade with spinal ridge measures 163mm in length. It should be noted that blade lengths of these FS knives vary as they were hand ground so they do differ in length.It is complete with original 1st Pattern leather scabbard with nickel plated brass chape, integral belt loop with retaining strap,this scabbard is of the pattern that was manufactured with the leg securing tabs,however these have been removed during its service time as was often the practice,so that the knife could sit nicely in the Airborne pants knife pocket.The correct ‘Newey’ press stud fastener is present and complete, leather and stitching are present and in perfect order.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife. Very near to mint, the blade is not messed with in any way. Both etched panels are perfect as the day they were done. Handle has the deep crisp knurling,some of the best I’ve seen in a First Pattern. Pommel nut is tight and displays the vice marks as we like to see. Correct scabbard which shows light carry wear around the belt loop area, which only adds to the fact this was a carried knife. All stitching is tight and the Newey popper works perfectly. This is a near mint knife that is almost impossible to upgrade. Please contact me regarding this knife if you are interested.
GQ(Irvin) RAF Survival Knife Made by Victorinox and supplied by GQ, a parachute manufacturer and supplier to the M.O.D. these knives were part of GQ’s contractual agreement with the M.O.D. The model is the Victorinox “Hunter” and is a survival type knife, equipped with a gutting blade (and corkscrew for the champers if downed!) it has a locking blade operated by the grey plastic lock on the reverse of the logo side. Bottle opener, saw, screwdriver and reamer punch and seeing awl, tweezers and tooth pick! A rare knife that dates from 1995. There is a train of thought that they were an integral part of an ejector seat, so if anyone has information on that please let me know. Thank you to Ron Flook for the photo etc in his superb must have book British and Commonwealth Military Knives.
Hitler Youth Knife By Grawiso Hitler Youth Knife By Grawiso, early knife without motto. Diamond is fitted nicely and wiggles as it should. No cracks in handle and in overall very good condition. Correct scabbard and belt loop and retaining strap in great order.
Indonesian Kopassus Special Forces Fighting Knife An original Pindad made Indonesian Kopassus Special Forces Fighting Knife. These were later made in Germany but this is an original Indonesian made knife. Kopassus is the Indonesian Special Forces Command, formally Sani Yudha Forces Command. Knife is in near mint condition as is the scabbard. Rarely seen Pindad made knife.
K98 Herder Matching Numbers S/293 (Herder) early one, 1936 and matching numbers 420. Nice wood grips with slight bruising, blade shows slight sharpening.
K98 Josh Corts Matching Numbers K98 Josh Corts (ddl) Matching Numbers dated 1941, both bayonet and scabbard perfectly matched.
Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Fighting Knife Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Fighting Knife, district marked 5
M1850 U.S. Sword The Model 1850 Army Staff and Field Officer's Sword was carried by all members of staff departments, Field Grade officers of Artillery and Infantry, Company Grade Officers of Light Artillery, Staff Officers and Aides-de-Camp between 1850 and 1872. It was based on a French pattern. Though other swords were by regulation allowed, this model was by far the most popular sword carried by officers during the American Civil War.
M1905 Honour Guard Bayonet Stunning M1905 bayonet that has been re gripped and chromed for use in Honour Guards. Made by Springfield Armouries and dated 1913. A rare bayonet in the USA,very rare in the UK. Condition is as I said, stunning
M1956 Yugoslav Sub Machine Gun Bayonet M1956 Yugoslav Sub Machine Gun Bayonet 95% of bluing remaining.
Mk1 P1888 Lee Metford Bayonet Mk1 P1888 Lee Metford Bayonet With some very nice and not often seen Unit markings. Aged patina on guard,pommel and scabbard fittings but no pitting. Blade is rally good with minimal staining and is not sharpened,tip is needle point. Only 10,000 of these made and all are Enfield made. An excellent example of its kind and great to see the unit markings, Royal Garrison Artillery and B.A. ( Bengal Artillery or Bermuda Artillery)
P1907 By Enfield P1907 made by Enfield. Multiple inspectors stamps and reissue dates. Excellent condition
P1938 Carcano Folding Bayonet P1938 Carcano Folding Bayonet, in top class condition, complete with scabbard,which is a rarity in itself! Scabbard shows nearly all of its original bluing. Bayonet folds with a nice tight action. A rare bayonet and in fantastic condition.
Portuguese AR-10 Bayonet Knife bayonet for use on the 7.62 mm. NATO caliber Armalite AR-10 assault rifle, produced for Portugal by Artillerie Inrichtingen in the Netherlands. Only 1,556 AR-10 rifles were delivered to Portugal, all in 1960. A few additional Portuguese AR-10 bayonets were produced for use in Dutch Army weapons trials. According to the Dutch Army Museum, total production of this bayonet was roughly 1,600 pieces. The AR-10 saw nearly two decades of combat service with Portuguese special forces fighting insurgents in Angola and Mozambique. Low production numbers and combat service have made surviving specimens of this bayonet scarce. This example from has obviously seen considerable service but remains I great condition compared to ones I have seen in the past. Unlike most modern bayonets, which mount below the rifle’s barrel, this bayonet mounts inverted above the barrel. The one-piece wooden grip is unique and wraps almost completely around the hilt. The only marking is the triangular Artillerie Inrichtingen trademark. The scabbard is closely patterned after the familiar U.S. M8A1 scabbard.
Scabbard for Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Boot Knife Scabbard for Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Boot Knife
Scabbard for Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Boot Knife Scabbard for Luftwaffe/Waffen SS Boot Knife
Servicing Commando Knife Servicing Commando Knife In a FS sheath. A genuine Servicing Commando Knife housed in a a FS knife sheath,a very unusual pairing but from the fit and the aged crease at the top of the sheath I think a very genuine paring. The very interesting thing about this knife is the lettering inscribed in the bone pommel. The initials A R are more than likely the Servicing Commando's initials. Also carved is CATFOSS, which was a RAF training air base during WW2 in East Yorkshire near to Hornsea. The markings have worn off the knife but it is undoubtedly as described. A very unique knife
Taiwanese M1 Bayonet Taiwanese M1 Bayonet In stunning condition. Throats of scabbard has been painted but that's par for the course with these.
Third Pattern FS Fighting Knife With Rare FS Hunting Scabbard Third Pattern FS Fighting Knife With Rare FS Hunting Scabbard. Mould number4 on this transitional Third Pattern,it's got an early third guard and pommel nut but a machine finished blade. It has been shortened to fit the scabbard and I believe period done to demonstrate the Hunting Scabbard. The scabbards were not adopted therefore are a rare item themselves. The knife is near mint,having as I say been shortened period,factory done to fit in the scabbard. First knife I've ever seen in a scabbard,having seen two previous Hunting Scabbards 30 years ago.
Third Reich N.C.O. Cavalry Bayonet Portepee Third Reich N.C.O. Cavalry Bayonet Portepee, complete with the leather hanging strap. It has obviously been attached to a bayonet in the past but remains in near mint condition.
Third Reich Triple Etched NCO sword Extra photos
UVF Converted p1874 For Gew88 Rifle UVF Converted p1874 For Gew88 Rifle. Converted most likely on the continent for the UVF. A rare bayonet to find,the grip is NOT stamped with the UVF badge.
Vol 1,2,3 Of Keislings' Bayonets of the World Vol 1,2,3 Of Keislings' Bayonets of the World. Published Circa 1974-76,these were and I believe still are at the forefront of any bayonet collectors library. A superb reference resource with excellent line drawings and no nonsense description and dimensions. The dust covers have suffered over the years and the slightest foxing on vol 1 but they are perfectly serviceable. Vol 4 (brown cover) is missing
WW1 German Trench Knife WW1 German Trench Knife. Unmarked blade . The blade is very good for its age and retains its needle point and no field sharpening. The oak handle has no chips or bruises and does a great aged patina.Scabbard retains some of its original paint and belt loop is present,showing age related wear and tear,having a tear near the Popper,which works fine but I don't fasten them. A really good knife showing some age related issues which is reflected in the price.
WW2 Combat Used Belt Ernst Schneider, Ludenscheid. 1940. German buckle and belt. There are remains of the original paint to the buckle. The Bucckle has a nice pig skin tab attached. All in very nice supple condition