The Krogers were KGB agents who ran the Portland Spy ring in the 1960's   Peter Kroger operated under the cover of a book dealer.    The two documents shown are Krogers business card and a business postcard.    Only a few of these came onto the market after they were caught by MI5.   Items such as this rarely if ever come on the market.  £200.


















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Scarce 1997 first edition copy of the history of 30 Commando also known as 30 Assault Unit.    This unit was inspired by Ian Fleming.  Book in very good condition.   £25 including UK postage.


Scarce RANDALL made knives catalog.   This catalog dates from c 1985 and was put together by Rhett Stidham who was a major Randall dealer and features a large collection of many Randall special knives that were not available in their standard catalog. 48 pages mainly black and white images.   £15 including UK postage.


A very rare copy of the SAS Mars and Minerva magazine dating from 1968.    Includes the very rare insert statement by David Stirling regarding certain newspaper reports about the SAS in WW2.    Some wear along the spine. SOLD


An exceedingly rare piece of cutlery ephemera dating from circa 1811 -1820.   E. Stammers was a Razor Maker to The Prince Regent.  This item is shown in my London Knife Book.     Early cutlery documentation such as this are virtually impossible to find.   SOLD



Published in 2013.

 The research that has gone into this book reveals for the first time the World War 2 contract records as detailed by the Ministry of Supply, and provides proof from the records of Wilkinson Sword that the almost mythical 3 inch crossguard 1st Pattern F-S knife did exist.  The book also gives details of inspection marks found on F-S knives and those responsible for such inspection, and provides illustrations of many of the variants of the knife that can be found.   Chapters on fakes, the F-S knives of other Nations, and other types of knife used by the Commandos of World War 2 are also included.

Softcover.  263 pages, 463 black and white images.

£42 including postage and packing.