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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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WW1 Belgian Fighting knife, original Belgian manufacture from M1889 bayonet. This is not one made under Contact in the U.K. after the outbreak of WW1. A rare original knife
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
Applegate Fairbairn SAS Commemorative Knife A Limited Edition Applegate Fairbairn knife depicting the SAS raid on the Iranian Embassy in London. A beautiful knife.
Black Handle No7 Bayonet Black Handle No7 Bayonet In excellent condition made by B.S.A. and marked as such M47B.
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
Chromed L1A3 Parade Bayonet A great example of a Chromed L1A3 Parade Bayonet, these types are associated with Scottish Regiments, both for Parade and Pipe Band purposes. Complete with NSN marked buff frog.
Chromed No4 MkII by Savage Chromed No4 MkII by Savage
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....
Coutrot french trench knife model 1915 Coutrot french trench knife model 1915. The Coutrot model 1 was made with the big part of one Lebel bayonet 1886, the model 1 was made with the middle part of the blade. Belt strap in place. Slot cut into blade to act as a fuller.
E.u.F. Horster 1938 Dated K98iii E.u.F. Horster, 1938 dated K98iii matching numbers, and a set of matching numbers you will either love or hate.
Etched Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting knife An excellent example of the Etched Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife, this being the bright blade black handle variant. Housed in its correct pattern scabbard.
Extra photos of First Pattern Extra photos of First Pattern
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.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife A very nice example of a First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife. The original issue knife to the British Army Commando Units of WW2. This knife has never been in a collection and is new to the market. Price on application due to fully insured shipping.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife, a good example that has a full length blade albeit warped at the tip. Etched panels are good. Knife is tight. The upper part of the scabbard is absent. Priced accordingly
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife A beautiful First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighti ng Knife, I like to see a silent draw slot cut into the scabbard. Full length blade and crisp clear etched panels. New to the collector market, a real sleeper. The knife is tight and not messed with, the pommel nut displays two clear opposing vice marks and no sign of any other mark. Blade is clean and edges clear of any nicks. A fantastic example of this very rare fighting knife. POA due to the cost of fully insured shipping. Please contact me for any questions at all.
First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife, full length blade with crisp etched panels. Correct scabbard with a silent draw slit cut into the belt attachment to allow it to fold over the pommel nut. A fantastic example of these iconic WW2 Army Commando Knives. If you have any questions please contact me by phone or email. POA due to cost of fully insured worldwide shipping.
Free French Paratrooper Cap Badge Free French Paratrooper Cap Badge Made from a voided crown WW2 cap badge. Guaranteed genuine.
French Le Commando FS Fighting Knife Made in the 1950’s the French Le Commando FS Fighting Knife is a very well made, well weighted knife. Both French Special Forces and the Foreign Legion made use of these knives.
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.
Italian Model 1870/15 Italian Model 1870/15, this one having one woof grip scale and one Bakelite type Untouched and new to the collector market.
Italian Model 1870/15 Shortened Version Italian Model 1870/15 Marked Brescia. For use with the Veterelli-Vitali rifle.
Italian Model 1891 Italian Model 1891
Italian Paratrooper Fighting Knife Italian Paratrooper Fighting Knife With the reground type 2 blade.
K98 Mkiii Mismatched cul (Pack) bayonet and crs (Paul Weyersberg) set. Bayonet is a stunner. Scabbard original finish.
KS98 Arthur Evertz Full Rig A stunning bayonet, being a KS98 Arthur Evertz Full Rig, blade shows only scabbard runner marks.
Lanchester SMG Bayonet Lanchester SMG Bayonet Marked S 294, the Wilkinson Sword ‘ghost number’ for WW2 and later into post war. A relatively scarce chromed version.
Legion Of Frontiersmen Pre WW1 Cap Badge Canadian Legion Of Frontiersmen Pre WW1 Cap Badge, a rare badge with the gap in the laurel leaves at the apex.
Luftwaffe Bayonet Frog Luftwaffe Bayonet Frog
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
M1917 U.S. Fighting Knife The M1917 U.S. fighting knife was made by Landers, Frary & Clark which was a housewares company based in New Britain, Connecticut. It operated from 1865 until its assets were sold to the General Electric company in 1965. This example is as near to mint as I have ever seen.
M1956 Yugoslav Sub Machine Gun Bayonet M1956 Yugoslav Sub Machine Gun Bayonet 95% of bluing remaining.
M42 German Fighting Knife by E&F Horster One of the rarer Knives of WW2 the M42 German Fighting Knife by E&F Horster. Housed in the correct spring clip scabbard the knife is in good condition, the blade shows salt and pepper patina associated with having been wet. A nice combat carried piece.
Mid War Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife A good example of a /|B2 Hand Ground Mid War Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife. Pommel number 2, the pommel nut showing great vice marks. Evidence of some sharpening, this is a good issued and carried knife. In correct scabbard too.
No4 Mk1 Bayonet Here we have a No4 Mk1 bayonet that is 100% correct but has not been stamped or has been rubbed. There is a S M marking and the release catch is correctly stamped. All the evidence of manufacture is there to prove it’s correct. Priced in accordance.
No4 Mk2 Bayonet in Mark 3 plastic scabbard No4 Mk2 Bayonet in Mark 3 plastic scabbard
No5 Jungle Carbine Bayonet Poole 1946 marked version of the No5 Jungle Carbine Bayonet
No7 Bayonet No7 Bayonet by B.S.A. and marked M47B, correct for that company. In excellent condition
P1842 (1845 Extra Service) Lovells Catch Socket Bayonet P1842 (1845 Extra Service Musket) Lovells Catch Socket Bayonet made by Highington and Regimentally marked to the 9th Regiment of Foot (Norfolk’s) 2nd Company. 17” blade and in remarkable condition. As said it has the Lovell catch and the sighting groove cut into it too.
P1897 Victorian Officers Sword P1897 Victorian Officers Sword, the sword is housed in the India pattern scabbard and comes with a cloth cover. A nice example.
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.
Princess Jodhpur Wedding Knife An original Princess Jodhpur Wedding Knife, complete with the usually missing sash. These are heavily copied believe it or not!
Royal Engineer Para Palestine Medal Grouping A Palestine Medal group to a Royal Engineer Parachute trained lance Corporal 14146032 Melvin Douglas Bruce. Included are his pay book and a certified copy thereof, his GSM (Palestine Bar) in box of issue, WW2 period uniform worn matched printed Pegasus, WW2 period worn Parachutist Wings, printed worn RE titles, cap badge, his dog tags, photo and associated ephemera. Last but not least a period map of Palestine Convoy Routes.
Royal Engineer Related Hunting Flask Royal Engineer Related Hunting Flask, leather made by Douthwaite Saddlery of Newcastle on Tyne. Flask is perfect without cracks. Named to H. G. Gandy R.E.
S84/98 Saw Back Attic find S84/98 saw back, rare combat pioneers bayonet WW1 In great sound condition
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
Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife An unmarked Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife, slight reprofiling of the tip, this was commonplace as the needle point often broke. Housed in the correct early scabbard for this pattern on 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
Siamese ‘Wild Tiger Corps’ 1919 Pattern. Siamese ‘Wild Tiger Corps’ 1919 Pattern Type 62/ British 1907 Pattern Bayonet in its correct all steel scabbard. The Siamese 1919 Pattern,designated Type 62 bayonet. It is a British 1907 Pattern bayonet which has been refurbished. The original markings ground off and replaced with a tigers head and Siamese script. These were issued to the 'Wild Tiger Corps', the personal body guard of King Rama VI. The scabbard has the leather removed and replaced with sheet steel. The issue of rifles and bayonets in 1919 totalled 10,000. King Rama VI reigned until 1925.
Silver Topped Cavalry Interest Hunting Flask Silver Topped Cavalry Interest Hunting Flask, from the same estate as the pervious hunting flask H.G. Gandy, this one is not named. A rare heavy flask, the silver cap is hallmarked London 1902 and made by Henry Stratford Ltd.
SOE Knife,Jack Single Blade WW2 SOE Knife,Jack Single Blade, this is the sterile (unmarked) single blade knife as catalogued in the SOE list of items as “J137” The commercial versions were all marked with a makers name and are not SOE Rare opportunity to buy the real thing
Solid Silver Officers Gordon’s Cap Badge Solid Silver Officers Gordon’s Cap Badge, made by Thomas Bishton of Birmingham and not Celt dated to 1938, lovely badge just ready for WW2. Retailed by the best military outfitters in Scotland, William Anderson.
Stag Handle Stiletto In Adapted Milsco M6 Sheath A very nice Stag Handle Stiletto In Adapted Milsco M6 Sheath. The knife is stamped U S on the ricasso. The M6 sheath has been adapted and is guaranteed to be an original.
Sterile (unmarked) Firemans full dress/walking out rig. Sterile (unmarked) Firemans full dress/walking out rig. In excellent condition, knot and frog in sound condition.
Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders Cap Badge WW2 Canadian Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders Cap Badge
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 Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife A very good example of a Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife. Late war machined blade with pommel number 4
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 Day Badge Third Reich Day Badge.
Third Reich Day Badge Third Reich Day Badge from the Hannover area.
Third Reich DRL Bronze Grade Third Reich DRL Bronze Grade Made by Wernstein Jena
Thomas, James Noel, FO (53470), RAF, 613Sqn. Grouping A very rare opportunity to acquire a grouping to a member of 613 Sqn. Thomas, James Noel, FO (53470), RAF, 613Sqn. London Gazette: 20/10/1944:4815. Flying Officer Thomas has participated in a large number of operational missions, including many attacks on road and rail communications behind the enemy's lines in Normandy. His skill and determination are of the highest order and he has contributed in good measure to the successes obtained. In October 1943 the squadron was withdrawn from operations and began to convert to the Mosquito. Fighter-bomber operations began in December 1943. These included at least one of the famous precision missions flow by Mosquito squadrons, when on 11 April 1944 Wing Commander R. N. Bateson led six aircraft in a raid on a five storey building in The Hague being used to store the principle register of the population of the city. The raid was a success, destroyed the records that were being used by the Gestapo to trace the local resistance.
Vickers P1907 Bayonet Made in Vickers Croydon works, they started production in mid 1917 and continued into January 1919. Only 10,000 were produced making them the rarest maker of the Pattern ‘07. This one made on 9 ‘17 has no reissue numbers and has never had a refurbishment hence shows it’s overall original blueing and is in super condition.
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
Volunteer Training Corps Bayonet A rare chance to purchase a Volunteer Training Corps Bayonet These bayonets rarely turn up on the open market. A mix of the P1888 handle and the blade of a P1907. This one is marked on the handle to the Ulster Volunteer Force. Housed in its correct all metal scabbard the bayonet is in very good condition overall. POA on this bayonet so please contact me for any other info or photos.
Wilkinson-Shakespear Knife Circa 1850 The Wilkinson-Shakespear 100% original and not an aged repro that are out there. 6” blade making this the No1. The etch is ... SHAKESPEAR KNIFE WILKINSON. PALL MALL Held in a stylised oblong banner. The blade has pitting, it is after all about 160 years old. The scabbard is original to the knife. Designed by Henry Shakespear, a British Cavalry Officer who was also a big game hunter and served and hunted dangerous game in India, the knife design was offered to Wilkinson of Pall Mall on a period of leave by Shakespear himself. Designed to be a hunting knife that was capable of offering the Coup de gras or indeed as a weapon of self defence. Very Indian in design the handle is of a very neat chequered appearance, made of wood and held in place by three well disguised steel pegs ( this needs more research) that are in turn chequered to match the handle perfectly. The suspected single tang does not protrude to the butt and is pinned by the said steel pins. A concave grip that fits nicely into the hand leads to a guard that is plated and flush with the handle. The scabbard design mirrors that of the handle, made from leather covered wood and is very finely hand stitched. A catch to secure the knife to the scabbard would have been added but is absent on this one as is the small belt loop. An extremely rare knife and a bit of Victorian history from the time of the Raj.
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.
WW1 German Trench Knife Union Messer A rare WW1 trench knife from the firm of Union Messer-und Metallwaren Fabrik Zella. This style of knife is most commonly associated with the firm of Union Messer commonly and erroneously referred to as “Union Zella” because of the blade’s markings. The knife is a real sleeper, untouched and never been in a collection. The handle has no issues, chip free and in great condition. The blade also has no issues, just aged patina. Original buffer in place. Scabbard is original and complete wit leather belt loop and scribed popper. A rare original piece.
WW2 M4 by Pal A near mint WW2 M4 By Pal.
WW2 No5 Bayonet An untouched WW2 example of the No 5 bayonet for the Jungle Carbine. This one made by Wilkinson Sword and bearing their ghost code S294. The majority of these were recalled and refurbished post war, it’s rare to find one in original condition.
Zulu Kings Knobkerrie Fresh to the market and from a family with military history during the Zulu Wars, a lovely Zulu Kings ceremonial Knobkerrie, made of heartwood (the centre of dead trees, still aromatic!) the wire binding on the knob is damaged but most is till there and intact. The wire binding on the staff is bicolour and in very good condition. These high office knibkerries are few and far between.