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Reproduction Post WW2 Hitler Youth Knife by OTHELLO - G.C. & Co. 420

Reproduction Post WW2 Hitler Youth Knife by OTHELLO - G.C. & Co. 420

Here on offer is what I belief is a vintage REPRODUCTION Hitler Youth Knife with a plain blade, made by OTHELLO, Solingen, Germany.

Following the end of WW2, Germany had thousands of unassembled youth daggers and still had the moulds and machinery to make more.

Since this knife was already used by Hitler youth it was easy to replace the HJ Nazi Diamond symbol with the Boy Scout emblem and keep producing them.

I believe this knife was one of those "repro HJ Knives" that was produced in the post war period, probably as a tourist or GI bring back item that went on even as late as the 1970’s.


It still is a great knife and shows signs of being used during its knife


The nickel-plated hilt fittings are in excellent condition with just some loss of plating on the top edge.

The black Bakelite grip plates look to be possibly genuine and are in excellent condition and are still held in place by the two-nickel rivets.

The repro HJ diamond emblem retains its enamel finish and fits tightly into the grip.

The plain blade is in good condition with just some slight pitting on both sides, with signs of sharpening to the cutting edge.

It has a stepped ricasso and on one side is the head of Othello maker’s logo, with underneath, the words:

OTHELLO
SOLINGEN
GERMANY

The leather buffer pad is still in place, but one section is missing..

The black painted scabbard is dent free but shows some signs of paint loss.

The original leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place and in excellent condition.
On the reverse of the back strap you can make out the stamped words:

MADE IN GERMANY

The blade measures 5.5” (14cm) long and the knife is 9.6” (24.5cm) in total length.

It weighs 265g.

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

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Code: 50606

125.00 GBP


Antique Traditional Tribal Dagger by the MANDING People of the Western Sudan Region of Africa

Antique Traditional Tribal Dagger by the MANDING People of the Western Sudan Region of Africa

Here on offer is a beautifully made example of a traditional tribal dagger that I believe was made and used by the MANDING people who are indigenous to the Western Sudan region of Africa.

The dagger has a double-edged steel blade that is actually much better made than I have seen with other African tribal knives/daggers. The blade has darkened grinding marks on both sides and blunt edges.
It has been very well fitted into the leather-covered grip and pommel and actually makes a well-balanced dagger.

The centre of the grip has an ornate woven leather pattern that is repeated at the top of the scabbard.

The original matching scabbard has traditionally woven worked leather decoration with a lattice work belt loop and long ornate tassels at the tip.

These daggers are hard to date, but many are really old, effectively antiques and I think this is a very well preserved example.

This example is in excellent condition and displays amazing weaving and leatherwork that makes this a great collectors piece.

The exposed blade measures 5.25” (13.3cm) long and the dagger is 10” (25.4cm) in total length.

Inserted in the scabbard it measures 13” (33cm) long and weighs 135g.

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

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Code: 50602

60.00 GBP


1959 British L1A3 SLR Knife Bayonet attributed to Major D. C. BUCKNALL of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

1959 British L1A3 SLR Knife Bayonet attributed to Major D. C. BUCKNALL of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

Here on offer is an excellent example of a SLR L1A3 bayonet and scabbard as fitted to the British issued SLR rifles and dated to 1959.

This example comes with a label attached that states it is attributed to:

Major D. C. BUCKNALL of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. He served during WW2 1939-1945 and again in the 1960’s.

There is some paint loss to the grip due to service use and you can just make out the military NATO reference on both of the steel riveted grips, which seems to read L1A3 960-0257 B.

It appears to have the transitional “waisted” crossguard making it an early L1A3 variant.
There is an excellent edge and point to the blackened/parkarised steel blade, which shows some scabbard wear marks.
One side of the ricasso is stamped with B59, which I believe dates its manufacture to 1959.

It is complete with its original black painted scabbard, which has an unusual polished brass throat.

The blade measures 7.7” (19.5cm) long and the bayonet is 11.6” (29.5cm) in total length.

It weighs 445g.

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

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Code: 50601

95.00 GBP


Antique Rhythm Bones Carved from Whalebone circa early 1800’s

Antique Rhythm Bones Carved from Whalebone circa early 1800’s

Here on offer are a rare pair of antique Rhythm Bones that have been carved from whalebone back in the early 1800’s when the whaling industry was operating at its commercial peak.

The bones measure just over 6" in length and some researching they appear to be shorter than what are known as minstrel style bones, which usually measure around 6.5” to 7.5” long.

I understand that shorter musical bones were prevalent among Irish and seafaring players and these where most probably made by seamen working in the whaling trade.


The bones look and feel like ivory, but close inspection reveals a grain confirming they are genuine whalebone. They actually came with a small collection of antique whaling memorabilia in a seaman's box that I will be listing over time,

The bones have a slight curve, which is correct for these types of musical sticks.

They have a wonderful smooth aged patina finish and show no signs of damage.

This is a great opportunity to obtain a rare set of these rhythm bones that still produce a loud click and are now over 200 years old!

They each measures approximately 6.2” (15.7cm) long and 1” (2.5cm) wide.

Together they weigh 85g.

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

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Code: 50600

115.00 GBP


Antique English Silver Spoon made to Commemorate the Mayflower Ship in its Original Case, by Martin Hall & Co. 1893

Antique English Silver Spoon made to Commemorate the Mayflower Ship in its Original Case, by Martin Hall & Co. 1893

Here on offer is a rare and unusual example of an antique solid silver spoon that has been made to commemorate the Mayflower ship that took the Pilgrims from Plymouth to America back in 1620.


The bowl of the spoon depicts the Mayflower ship in relief with the name of the ship below it.

The top of the spoon is formed in the shape of the early Victorian crest for the city of Plymouth.

On the front of the stem it is stamped with the word PLYMOUTH.

On the reverse of the stem are a clear set of English silver hallmarks, the Lion Passant for English silver (925), a Crown for the assay office of Sheffield and the date letter “a” for the year 1893.

There is a maker’s mark, but it is rubbed but you can just make out the mark for the top quality silversmiths, Martin, Hall & Co, of Sheffield, England.

It is also stamped with an Rd No. 204342, which refers the years 1892/3.

The spoon comes with its original brown snake skin effect, silk lined case that is in excellent condition case. There is just some slight oxidisation to the gilt finish on the catch of the case.

The spoon measures 5.5” (14cm) long and the bowl is 1.4” (3.7cm) wide.

The spoon weighs 23.5g of sterling silver.

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

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Code: 50599

115.00 GBP


Genuine British Burma WW2 Mk II 1945 Gurkha Kukri Knife with Leather Combat Scabbard

Genuine British Burma WW2 Mk II 1945 Gurkha Kukri Knife with Leather Combat Scabbard

Here on offer is a Genuine British Burma WW2 Mk II 1945 dated Kukri Knife with Leather Scabbard.

The Gurkha Kukri is possibly the most recognisable and famous fighting knife ever developed.
Indigenous to the mountain Kingdom of Nepal, home of the Gurkhas who were "absorbed" into the British sphere of influence with the Treaty of Seguli in 1816. These ferocious fighters were infamous for their valour and for using the kukri an amazing "Tool of Death".

It is a forward leaning leaf shaped blade, which provided the user with leveraged striking power.
The kukri was became an everyday tool as much as it was a deadly weapon.

Introduced long before the British arrived in the early 19th century, the Kukri became standard equipment for Gurkha Regiments serving in the British Army.

The Mark II Kukri was produced during WW2, each was maker marked in western script with WW2 dates and military markings. They where issued with a British WW2 dated hard leather over wood combat scabbard.

I am told these Kukris are the most rare of all, as many never returned to arsenal storage after service in WW2.

This Kukri knife has a fascinating story to tell:

I was informed that the Gurkha Kukri knife was used against the Japanese in Burma during WW2 and saw the Japanese surrender of its 52nd division.
It was then used against the Indonesians during the initial period 1945/6 of the Indonesian War of Independence.

A gruesome belief is that the edges of the leather scabbard have been purposely scored with multiple period cuts that represent the number of Japanese victims it has taken during its service life!

I do not have any provenience to support this story only that it was passed to me from the curator of a museum that was closing and selling off its contents.

The knife itself has the traditional Kukri curved blade and this one has had the tip purposely clipped. I have seen this done on other service issued knifes that where used specifically on night manoeuvres to avoid accidentally stabbing your colleagues with the tip?

On onside near the grip the blade is stamped with the British Military “Broad Arrow” and “K 45” for the year of issue 1945.

The blade shows rough grinding marks on both sides where it has been cleaned and sharped in the field during its service life.

The grip is made from two slabs of carved hardwood that are held in place by two massive steel rivets.
There are some chips and knocks to the wood as you would expect given the life it has seen.

The dark brown leather over wood scabbard is in excellent used condition and it retains its original black painted brass chape. The front of the scabbard is impressed with the year of manufacture, 1945 and what looks like C (Broad Arrow) 903? Possibly an arsenal or unit mark?

The blade measures approximately 11.5” (29.3cm) long and the knife is 16” (40.6cm) in total length.

With the scabbard, it weighs a heavy 780g.

This knife clearly has a story to tell and is now a rare knife to find.

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

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Code: 50575

SOLD


Vintage British Gat Gun Air Pistol made by T. J. Harrington & Son

Vintage British Gat Gun Air Pistol made by T. J. Harrington & Son

Here on offer is something that takes me back to my youth, a working example of a vintage British Gat Gun air pistol, made by T. J. Harrington & Son.

The Gat Gun was produced from the late 1930s to the mid 1990s and this example was made by T. J. Harrington & Co Ltd. of Magda Works, Walton on Thames, Surrey. There was a break in production during World War II, resuming shortly afterwards. Production finally ended with the death of Mr Harrington.

This example appears to be an early version as it is marked T.J. Harrington & Son not & Co Ltd.

It is in used condition, with some paint loss and light surface corrosion.

It was originally designed to shoot darts, .177 (4.5mm) pellets and corks and is still in working order with a strong spring action.

It appears to have its shroud missing and someone has replaced it with a black rubber sleeve that covers the exposed spring

A great collectors item that still works!

Un-cocked with the barrel extended it measures 9.8” (25cm) long and weighs 620g.

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

Only for sale to persons aged 18+ and proof of age maybe required.

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Code: 50594

SOLD


Framed Photo of a USAF B-52 Stratofortress Bomber Taking off from RAF Fairford to Bomb Iraq April 2nd 2003

Framed Photo of a USAF B-52 Stratofortress Bomber Taking off from RAF Fairford to Bomb Iraq April 2nd 2003

Here on offer is a professionally framed Photo of a USAF B-52 Stratofortress Bomber taking off in the dusk of the evening from RAF Fairford on 2nd April 2003, to bomb Iraq as part of the “Shock & Awe” campaign.

The photo image is an awesome shot of the B-52 just lifting off of the runway with its eight engines at full power.

The large photo has been professionally set in mounts and framed by a company called IMAGINE. They have set in the frame the logo image of their company as an authentication certificate.

There is also a printed section that explains in words the event that this photo captured that ultimately lead to the liberation of the Iraqi people.

The frame is made from wood and has a gilt coloured inner edge. The photo is fronted with a matt non-reflective glass that provides a clear image of the photo in varying light conditions.

It has two brass wall fixing mounts fitted to the sides of the frame.

This is just a really impressive photo image of what is now part of our recent history.

A great collectors item.

The photo displayed measures 11.6” (29.5cm) by 5.25” (13.3cm) and the frame is 14.5” (37cm) by 10.2” (25.7cm).

It weighs 695g.

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

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Code: 50598

35.00 GBP


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.

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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.

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Thanks for taking the time to look

Code: 50596

20.00 GBP