KNIFE SALES

Note that in order to comply with UK law I will only sell knives to persons over 18.   If you are a new customer or are otherwise unknown to me please do not be offended if I ask for proof of age.


​​​As a collector myself I know that finances can at times be tight and we may not always be able to buy what we want.    However I have had a couple of instances recently where I have gone to the trouble of getting postage  and insurance quotes and the deal struck with payment promised.  Only for the potential buyer to back out at the very last minute and in one instance I had in the meantime told a regular customer that the piece had sold.   I am always happy to co-operate and work with serious buyers if for more expensive items a payment plan is in order.    

 It is also worth mentioning for overseas buyers (i.e. outside of the EU) that I will work with you in terms of customs forms and value.   Items will always be sent by tracked a signed for, where it is available for your country.  However note that insurance can be very expensive but if you choose not to take it or wish it at a low value it would be at your risk.​​​


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SQUARE POINT NAVY ROPE KNIFE

A really nice example of a Victorian era Royal Navy square point rope knife made by Joseph Allen.  Piece has awesome snap some sharpening to blade and light overall patina.  Stag scales are intact with no cracks.    A really nice example of a knife that is getting increasing difficult to find in good condition.    SOLD



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 ​A rare pair of cuf links showing the 1st Pattern F-S knife.  The links are made of silver with green enamel.  They are Birmingham Hall marked for 1966.  These were apparently sold by the now defunct Commando Association.  SOLD

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Original 1942 dated 2nd Pattern F-S drawing.

 

I am lucky enough to own the original Wilkinson tracing drawing of the 2nd Pattern F-S produced in 1942.    Some years ago I did a limited number of reprints of this drawing but since then it has been filed away.    If there is sufficient interest I will look to redo the reprints at full size.   The size being 23.5 inches by 33 inches.      A copy of the drawing is shown below.   Price including UK postage will be £18. Prices for overseas vary depending on USA, Australia, Europe. will get postage once I know your location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chindit bowie with the larger blade (see British and Commonwealth Military Knives plate 493).    The blade is full with one small area of pitting on one side and some surface staining, complete with sheath.  This is nice example  of a Chindit bowie and the blade is amazingly sharp for its age. £475 incl UK postage



























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Multi Tool Knife Set.  Although not maker marked, the pen blade just being marked FOREIGN, this is one the best multi tool knife sets I have ever seen all piece being of excellent quality.    The only flaw that I can see with the whole set is some small areas of surface corrosion to the pen knife, and some small areas of lifting to the plating on a few of the tools.  The leather case is of very good quality.    NOW £70 including UK postage





























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A very rare one of a kind Wilkinson Shakespear Knife blade with sheath.   This style of Shakespear knife blade and its accompanying sheath is of a style never previously noted with Shakespear knives, and was shown in my London Knife Book.   The blade is a flat "oval" shape and carries the etched panel of SHAKESPEAR KNIFE WILKINSON PALL MALL.   The tang has flat section and a threaded top which is unlike that seen with other Shakespear knives.  Also the sheath is a plain tan leather with belt flap.   There is some staining to blade and a very slight 'ding' at the tip.    The piece shows all the signs of never having been completely assembled with a grip, and the blade form and sheath are considered to be a unique examples.   Blade length is 8 inches.    Of note that a Shakespear Knife of standard form recently sold for in excess of $10000.  Price of this unique piece is £750.   More images available on request






















 













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Very unusual and possibly unique spear point bowie by HILL & SON LONDON.  The knife has a 8.5 inch blade, wonderful sheath with the usual crossguard clip, and a grip comprising of a Boars Tusk.   The blade is marked with the makers name as is the belt loop.   Hill and Son operated under this name from 1880.  The blade has an overall grey patina along with a few specks along the edge but would clean/polish.    £450 including UK postage.    [Overseas buyers especially USA, please check local laws regarding if Boars Tusk are considered ivory, noting that they do not appear on the CITES list of endangered species] 




































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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE ALL FROM MY OWN COLLECTION.    I HAVE BEEN REFINING MY COLLECTION TO CONCENTRATE ON CERTAIN AREAS AND ALSO I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN SOME ITEMS THAT I HAVE WAITED YEARS TO GET.  PRICES INCLUDE UK POSTAGE, OVERSEAS WILL BE EXTRA DEPENDING ON LOCATION.

RAF ESCAPE BOOT KNIVES

These knives were contained within the RAF Flying Boots that could be converted to standard shoes by removing the sheepskin tops.   The knife being provided to cut the stitching.    These knives are well referenced in  a number of books.   They all use the same body shape.   Two examples have the rarer stainless bodies.

1.  Pattern knife with slightly larger body than those usually found and with a sheepsfoot blade.   The body is missing its blueing and has some areas of pitting.  Blade has been sharpened and is unusual in that it is marked SHEFFIELD along with some other unreadable marks.  This version is rarer than that shown at 2 but price reflects condition.   SOLD











2. The standard pattern with small pen blade.   In Excellent condition SOLD















3. Example with Stainless body, sheepsfoot style blade which is stamped 16. £225  (Top of image)

4. Similar example,  backspring is proud so blade does not close fully.   £175 (Bottom of image)















RAF ESCAPE SAWS

These small saws were provided as escape and evasion items to the RAF during WW2.  They are well referenced in Phil Froom’s book on escape equipment.

5.  Piece concealed in rubber which is marked T.    £125  (Bottom of image)

6.   Blade wrapped in wax card.   £95 (Top of image)

















JOSEPH RODGERS WIRE CUTTER KNIVES

These knives for which Joseph Rodgers had a Registered Design formed the basic of the unmarked knives used during WW2  by the SOE and as escape aids.

7.  This example follows the Rodgers original registered design and is shown in their catalogue.  Some wear to main blade and pitting on the can opener.  £725













8.  Variation with the 3 saw blades .  In common with many one saw blade is broken.  £775


















BOND  CUTTERS

Designed around basic English coins these were intended to evade a basic search by guards when mixed with a handful of other change.  The small hook shaped blades were designed as bond cutters, they could also serve as a tyre slasher.  Correctly made by cutlers rather that some of the hand made examples that are seen.  They are rare escape and evasion items.

 9.  Based around a 1938 penny this has a blued blade  stamped 6.    SOLD  (Bottom of image)

10.  Based around a 1937 2 shilling piece this has a bright blade again marked 6. SOLD (Top of image)





















VERY RARE EXPERIMENTAL ESCAPE, EVASION & SURVIVAL KNIVES BY JOSEPH RODGERS

The American collector/author Adrian Van Dyk listed these in an article in Blade magazine as SOE/OSS experimental knives.  It is not clear on what basis he got this attribution but I personally think they are early post war the grip material being the same as used on the early post war RAF flight suit knives.    They are however very rare pieces and besides these two have only seen 3 others in all the years I have been collecting.

11.   With saw blades opening at the same end, and main blade with long finger nick.   Also as a punch and a can opener like that found on WW2 British jack knives.  £350














12.   With saw blades opening from opposite ends.  Same punch as previous example different can opener.   Some sharpening to main blade.  £350















 

 

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