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Antique Corn Knife by R. Kelly & Sons Liverpool

Antique Corn Knife by R. Kelly & Sons Liverpool

Here on offer is an excellent antique Corn Knife by R. Kelly & Sons of Liverpool.

From what research I have done, R. Kelly & Sons where in business from 1760 through to 1914. They where a supplier of metal processing and engineering services and seem to have produced a small range of knifes such as folding fruit knives, butter knives, razors etc.

Information about a Corn Blade:

Back in the 18th and 19th century, shoes seldom fitted well and as a result people often had corns on their feet that needed to be trimmed!

This was the blade that was used for that purpose, so basically it was like a surgical instrument.

This knife has waterfall celluloid handle slabs that look like ivory that are held in place with three steel pins. The front is etched with the words CORN KNIFE, inside a circular emblem topped with a crown.

The Corn Knife has a high carbon steel Corn Blade with nail pull.

One side of the blade is stamped with the name:

R. KELLY & SONS LIVERPOOL

There are some minor areas of dark age patina to the finish of the blade, that may clean off with metal cleaner.

The blade measures 2.4” (6cm) long and the knife is 5.5” (14cm) in total length when open.

It weighs 23g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.

Code: 50597

45.00 GBP


Post WW2 Vintage Parachute Regiment Sweetheart Brooch

Post WW2 Vintage Parachute Regiment Sweetheart Brooch

Here on offer is a post WW2 vintage Parachute Regiment sweetheart brooch.

The badge is made up of a finely detailed Parachute Regiments winged emblem, made of gilt metal that has been mounted on what appears to be a Lucite disc that is emulating mother of pearl.

On the reverse it still has its original vintage gilt brass brooch pin and locking ‘C’ clip.

The brooch measures 1.25” (3.2cm) diameter and weighs 6g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.

Thanks for taking the time to look

Code: 50596

20.00 GBP


Vintage Javanese Solid Silver Miniature Kris Dagger Letter Opener with Engraved Blade and Horn Grip

Vintage Javanese Solid Silver Miniature Kris Dagger Letter Opener with Engraved Blade and Horn Grip

Here on offer is vintage Javanese solid silver miniature Kris dagger letter opener with engraved blade and horn grip.

This is a fine example of this style of letter opener and is unusual in that it has a blond coloured carved horn grip and nicely engraved blade.

There are no silver markings on the blade but it test positive for 800-grade silver.

It measures 6.5” (16.5cm) long and weighs 25g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.

Code: 50595

30.00 GBP


WW2 No.36 Type II British 'Rifle' Mills Grenade by J P & S Ltd Converted to a Table Lighter

WW2 No.36 Type II British 'Rifle' Mills Grenade by J P & S Ltd Converted to a Table Lighter

Here on offer is great example of an inert original WW2 No.36 Type II British 'Rifle' Mills Grenade by J P & S Ltd Converted to a Table Lighter.

The front of the main body has the letters JPS stamped on it and on the back the number 1 and letter D.


This example is also fitted with a rare rifle grenade attachment base plate. It is stamped with J P & S Ltd and other ordinance marks, including a crows-foot and the letters HV and the number 40, for I assume the year 1940.


With the rifle plate removed you can see the aluminium plug that is marked with the letters SDR, Z and the dated 1942. In the centre there has been a hole drilled as part of the modification to use it as a lighter.

The lighter mechanism has been expertly fitted and is in working order, but the flint been removed and it doesn’t contain any fuel to comply with shipping regulations.

It has a brass cover that can extinguish the wick when closed and the flint wheel can be removed just by unscrewing the mechanism.


The grenade body and plate have a lovely dark patina finish to the metal.


PLEASE NOTE: This item is free from explosives (FFE and contains no explosive elements or parts thereof).

It measures 4” (10.3cm) high and the circular plate is 2.5” (6.4cm) diameter.

It weighs a heavy 660g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.


Code: 50588

145.00 GBP


Edwardian English Hallmarked Solid Silver Full Size Playing Card Case by Henry Matthews 1902

Edwardian English Hallmarked Solid Silver Full Size Playing Card Case by Henry Matthews 1902

Here on offer is a stunning Edwardian hallmarked solid silver FULL SIZE playing card case by Henry Matthews of Birmingham, England circa 1902.

The case is fashioned in beautiful floral repoussé work with a fully gilded interior.

There is a vacant cartouche on the hinged domed lid.

It comes with two full sets of half size period playing cards by Ferd Piatnik & Sons of Vienna.

Please note that it can accommodate a set of full size playing cards if that is your preference.


Stamped inside the front lip is has a clear set of English silver hallmarks, the Lion Passant for English silver (925), an Anchor for the assay office of Birmingham and the date letter “C” for the year 1902.

There is also a maker’s mark, H M, which stands for Henry Matthews of Birmingham, England.

The case itself is in excellent condition, including hinge and lid closure. There is just the slightest ripple to the back left hand edge, which can just be made out in my photos, but no splits or damage to the finish.

It measures 3.9” (10cm) wide by 3” (7.6cm) high and 1” (2.5cm) deep.

It weighs 225g with the cards and 109g without the cards.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.


Code: 50589

525.00 GBP


Mint 2019 British Army 3-Piece Jack Knife by Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield

Mint 2019 British Army 3-Piece Jack Knife by Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield

Here on offer is a mint condition 2019 British Army issued 3-piece Jack Knife, made by the famous knife manufacturers, Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield.

This knife has been made from the famous robust and time proven design and features a stainless steel sheep foot blade for heavy-duty cutting, a can-opener tool and a marline spike for rope work.
The handle is fitted with black plastic diamond pattern scales to aid grip and comes complete with loop for attachment to a lanyard. At the other end of the handle is the large flat screwdriver blade.

The main blade has been etched with the maker’s name:

JOSEPH RODGERS (SHEFFIELD)

The NATO Stock Number (NSN):

5110-99-940-4297

The date of issue:

2019

followed by the Army “crows foot” and letters AXE.

On the CSC Tools website the NATO number still is referred to and states it is a “knife”.


Versions of this knife have been issue to servicemen in their many thousands since its introduction in the 19th century.

This is a great opportunity to add a modern British Army issued version to a collection that is in mint unused condition.

Please be warned that the blade is razor sharp and stiff to open!

The knife (including the loop) measures 6.5” (16.5cm) long with the blade open and 4.25” (11cm) with the blade closed.

It weighs 150g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.

Thanks for taking the time to look.




Code: 50593

45.00 GBP


Adolf Hitler Cast Metal Wall Plaque

Adolf Hitler Cast Metal Wall Plaque

Here on offer is a detailed cast metal (aluminium) wall plaque portraying the image of the profile of Adolf Hitler.

To be honest I can’t tell if this is an original period piece or a reproduction? Therefore I am selling it at a reproduction price, but it could be a genuine period piece and either way makes an impressive display piece.

I understand these where made in their hundreds, in different styles and basically every German home who supported Hitler, would have one hanging on the wall.

It appears to be made from aluminium and has a slight nibble to the top of his forehead but is in overall excellent condition.

It still retains what looks to be a period style metal loop on the reverse, but I can’t see any maker’s mark anywhere.

It measures 7.7” (19.5cm) high and 5.5” (14cm) wi.

It weighs 230g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Code: 50592

55.00 GBP


Pair of British Military “Darby” Handcuffs with Key from the Korean War dated 1952

Pair of British Military “Darby” Handcuffs with Key from the Korean War dated 1952

Here on offer is a rare survivor from the Korean War, a pair of British Army “Darby” handcuffs stamped JG 1952 and with the British ordinance mark or crows foot.

The barrels and the key are also stamped with the reference KE 2770.

The Darby handcuff was first used in the Victorian era, and by the 1850s it was recognised that it had serious shortcomings. Despite this, the design would continue in service for decades to come.

The basic problems were that it was very heavy, made from heavy duty iron and did not adjust to size so if you had someone with slim hands, they could slip it off and if you had someone with thick wrists, unless you had the correct size it was very difficult to put it on a prisoner.

The handcuffs were officially known as the ‘flexible’ type as they had a link between each cuff that allowed prisoners to eat and perform some simple tasks that earlier solid cuffs did not.

These handcuffs have a small wrist size and could have been used for a woman or juveniles, but I guess the North Korean men were not big in stature themselves; so most would have had small wrists.

The handcuffs are in excellent working order and are opened by screwing in the cylindrical key clockwise until the latch is released. They come with one original key.


They measure 9.7” (24.5cm) wide and have an approximate wrist diameter of 2” (5cm).

They weigh a heavy 650g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.

Thanks for taking the time to look.





Code: 50591

95.00 GBP


Original WW2 German K98 bayonet & Scabbard personalised with Hitler Youth HJ emblem

Original WW2 German K98 bayonet & Scabbard personalised with Hitler Youth HJ emblem

Here on offer is an interesting example of an original WW2 German K98 bayonet that has been personalised by the owner insetting a Hitler Youth (HJ) enamelled emblem into the front wooden grip plate.

My understanding is that these where never officially issued in this format.

Therefore it is likely that after leaving the Hitler Youth and joining the German Army (Heer) the owner added the emblem to indicate that he had passed the HJ exams when he was younger.

Also of interest is the fact the rifle slot has been period painted with a yellow paint? I have never seen this before and don’t know what it relates too other than possibly an army unit for parade purposes?

The bayonet has no makers mark just what maybe a serial number stamped into the top of the pommel, which reads as:

18780
The bayonet is in excellent condition with a plain near mint condition double fullered blade.

The steel grip shows just very light surface rust marks and still retains its dark wooden grip plates.

The front plate has a genuine HJ enamelled emblem set into it, which shows some loss of enamel covering the top red section.

These emblems on their own, are now fetching over £80 each!

The sprung release button is in full working order and most of the yellow paint is still in place in the rifle slot.

The black metal scabbard is in excellent condition, no dents and just very minor surface rust. On the front it retains its scabbard throat retaining screw and frog lug.

The scabbard blade measures 11.7” (21.5cm) long and the knife is 16.8” (42.7cm) in total length.

It weighs 595g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.

Code: 50590

225.00 GBP


Antique 19th Century Ornately Carved Coquilla or Tagua Nut - Hinged Snuff Box

Antique 19th Century Ornately Carved Coquilla or Tagua Nut - Hinged Snuff Box

Here on offer is an antique ornately carved Coquilla or Tagua Nut snuffbox with beautifully carved detail, dating to the 19th century.

The box is finely carved on all its surfaces. The top lid has scenes of archery, with a bow, quivers and arrows.

The bottom depicts various musical instruments, such as a harp, violin, trumpets and horns.
The ends show flower motifs.

The snuffbox is in excellent condition and the lid clicks very firmly in place.

There are tiny chips to the front edge of the lid and on the back edge near the brass hinge.
The hinge looks to have been glued in place at some point in its life, but it is pined and held in place very securely.


It measures 2.7” (6.8cm) by 1.2” (3cm) and weighs 24.5g.

Here is some information about the Tagua nut:

The Tagua has a lot of names, such as The Rain Forest Ivory or Vegetable Ivory. Other names are Corozo (also spelled Corrozzo), Binroji Nut (Japanese), Steinnuss (German), and Coquilla Nut.

The tagua nut is the fruit of a palm tree, Phytelephasmacrocarpa, which flourishes in tropical rain forests from Paraguay to Panama.

The "palm ivory" from the Amazon rainforest bear fruit whose pulpit inner (endosperm) becomes very hard when dry and texture very similar to ivory.
It is this which is called vegetable ivory or tagua. The tagua nut carves, turns and polishes easily like ivory.
The Tagua nut were worked on by skilled sailors or convicts who created such beautifully carved boxes as this one.


Please see my pictures for the details of the excellent condition.

Many thanks for Looking and I am happy to combine postage.

Code: 50281

SOLD