MILITARYANDANTIQUEKNIVES.CO.UK

Please see note at the bottom of this page.






























------------------------------


This superb locking folder by LUND is shown in my London Knife Book.   The knife has chequered ivory scales and the blade is marked LUND CORNHILL.   Very much in the Spanish style the knife is just short of 9 inches closed and is 17 inches open.  The back spring is very strong!  There are some surface spots that do not show in the image, but other images can be supplied on request.   The  grips are pre 1947 ivory but I will only ship to UK and those EU countries were it is legal to do so.  Please check your local laws.    

£2000.  Postage to EU countries will be extra.

















--------------------------------


Rare French WW2 Commando Beret Badge for the 1st FM Commando and not to be mistakken for the post WW2 badge of a similar design.    It was originally thought that these were made for the film the Longest Day but it has been reported by Peter Taylor author of Allied Special Forces Insignia 1939-1948 that Gaunt who supplied the the badges for the film had these in stock from WW2.    Either way this is a scarce badge.  £175 including UK postage.














----------------------------


​This is a superb spearpoint bowie by REILLY of New Oxford St.  The blade is near full polish, nickel silver guard and mounts ebony grip ( long split to grip on one side)   Unusual in that sheath still retains its frog which are rarely seen on any bowie.  The pommel piece on this knife is also unusual being only the 2nd bowie so noted with such a mount, the other being in the Antique Bowie Knife book. £4750.





































------------------------------------


Again as shown in my London Knife Book a very heavy bowie by PRIEST, probably dating from circa 1860/70.  £2750




































---------------------------------------

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.  £100.

​​

















-------------------------------------------------


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 £15. Prices for overseas vary depending on USA, Australia, Europe. will get postge once I know your location.

























---------------------------------------------------



A stunning folding dirk by WIlliam Rodgers.   Stag grips with nickel silver mounts.  4.5 inch dirk blade that locks, plus a small pen blade.   The main blade is marked W RODGERS CELEBRATED CUTLERY, the small blade is marked VcrownR WILLIAM RODGERS SHEFFIELD.   The small blade has good snap, the larger is a little soft and the thumb nick does drop slightly below its liner so I have put a small piece of leather in the blade recess just to raise it a little .   The main blade is quite dark and I am sure it was originally blued, there is some surface staining.  The small pen blade has some surface staining and light pitting.  This knife is by a scarce maker for the period.   Although the William Rodgers name is known today for the low quality sheath knives etc this is not the same firm and is a William Rodgers who operated between 1852 and 1871 (see Tweedale)  Reserved

































--------------------------------------


 WW2 Private purchase knife by TAYLOR EYEWITNESS.  Has clean blade but could do with a clean, sheath is torn at one corner and stitching has come away at the bottom, few knocks to leather grip but good overall example.  £135 including UK postage.
























-----------------------------------



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.


KNIFE SALES


I will only sell knives to those who are over 18 years of age.  In confirming a purchase you are also confirming you are over 18 but do not be offended if I have any doubts and ask for proof.


Folding Dirk by James Rodgers, Sheffield.  As shown the piece was described in the Journal of the Antique Bowie Knife Association.   To avoid any concerns about the grips they are made of Bone and not Ivory.

Blade has some tarnish/patina and as the illustraion shows the blade does not open straight but it has definately been made that way.


£775 including Uk postage