Knife List #132

Updated 11/16/14

I guarantee all items to be authentic and as described. I give a seven (7) business day inspection period with any purchase. If you are not happy with the knife for any reason please return it for a full refund. No reasons needed, just contact me to let me know it is coming back. If you need to return a knife please ship it insured as we can not be responsible for the postal company chosen. I prefer payment by PayPal, but will accept Cash, Money Order or Certified Check. I also accept personal checks but I have to wait 10 days or more to see if they clear if we have not done business before.

I will hold a knife for 7 days for you. If I do not hear from you then it goes back into the list. I will do a lay a way plan, contact me and we can make the arrangements.  


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 Military Knives



927. USMC Bayonet 2000 as new still in factory fresh package, never in the scabbard. Here we have the rarest USMC bayonet in existence and in the original package! This bayonet stirred up quite a bit of controversy when it was selected by the Marines as the front line bayonet for the Corps. With lawsuits and holdups the Eickhorn company filed for bankruptcy and the knife was dropped from the selection. Still it was an official USMC bayonet for a very short time period. Required for an advanced USMC collection, most folks probably never heard of this bayonet. $600.00




962. Prototype Benchmark JFKSWC knife in as new condition. Circa 1984 Benchmark received an order from the JFK Special Warfare Center for the TAC-II. They requested a different pommel, one that could be used for hammering. This is that prototype they submitted for that project. The blade is marked BenchMark / by Gerber and serial numbered 000000. This is a one of a kind Special Forces knife retained by the factory. A super piece for an advanced Special Forces collection. $2350.00  




963. Prototype 18 X-Ray as made by Darrel Ralph. This is one of three original prototype 18 X-Rays hand made by Darrel Ralph. It is the prototype using the SAS or Speed Auto Safety design. The knife comes with an e-mailed page from Darrel to Bill Adams certifying it to be one of three. As new condition prototype knife that can not be upgraded or possibly duplicated. Try to find on of the other remaining two for sale!  $1450.00




964. Colonial made Mark 1 clear handle prototype knife. Originally made to show Naval Ordnance how the handle was created and attached. These knives were presented for testing and approved for production. Production was in black with a parkerized finish. These prototypes were clear or somewhat milky with a polished bright blade. I have only seen a hand full in all my collecting years. Very Rare $500.00  





975. OKC 3T USMC training bayonets. Official USMC issue training bayonet with blue plastic blade. They mark the edge with a paint stick to show scores. As new in the bag like issued. $65.00 - HOLD




977. Marto / Phrobis manufactured M9 for the Franklin Mint Desert Shield plaques they made. No manufacturer marking on the M9 stamping. Comes with the original edge protector used in shipping. $225.00



979. LanCay First Contract M9 with wide and deep fuller. Proper 1992 dated scabbard with exposed stone. Excellent condition, lightly used with slightly repointed tip. $275.00




985. Phrobis International M9 with black plastic scabbard and black oxide blade. One of only thirty five ever made with all black parts. The black oxide coated blade with this marking may be the hardest of all pieces to find. Hesitate and you are lost. Super rare piece. $1100.00



993. Russian Officers Dress Dagger and Dress Belt. This dagger is marked to 1957 in the Cold War Era. It is numbered and in outstanding condition along with the proper scabbard and presentation Army buckle belt. I obtained this set from a Russian Colonel in trade for some US stuff he was collecting, this is a dagger he actually wore while on active duty many years ago. (It comes with and extra as new Russian Navy belt and buckle I also obtained from him.) As you can see this one has the Communist insignia of the USSR era. (I covered the last two digits of the serial number in the photo, they are untouched on the actual blade). Awesome set $275.00




1010. Phrobis XM 9. Here we have a super rare XM9 prototype as submitted by Phrobis for the Army Original M9 testing. Has all the correct markings, XM9 / 29 with 29 being the manufacturer number of Phrobis as the submitting agency. Correct scabbard with the bayonet as they were a ďsystemĒ to use the wire cutters and has the real M9 pistol magazine pouch with it. Super piece, $4400.00  





1015. Collins & Co. No 164 machete made for the tourist trade with fancy decorated sheath with leather wrappings and designs. Has paper label and minor sharpening. $35.00  




1021. Collins & Co. No 33 machete with green horn handle. Beautiful No 33 with some splitting and chipping to the old grip. Has rare No 9 sheath that is showing itís age with working repairs. $50.00 for a hard to find pattern.  




1023. Collins and Co unknown model that had the markings removed. An older one with flaking and cracked Green Horn grip. 23.5 inch forged blade with slight curve. $45.00  





1044. Collins #18 short Machete with # 13 sheath. Green horn grips that are dry with some flaking. Overall patina but not pitted, it has the super hard to find Large Sword Stamp placing it in very early pre WW II production. It will hold that hard to find spot until a mint one shows up at a yard sale! $275.00  




1028. Phrobis Intl M9A1 Tan. Made and marked to Spain, the M9A1 is the improved version of the M9 bayonet with the improved design sheath. Not many made and desirable in the tan color. $500.00



1055. Phrobis Wire Cutter XM 9 test scabbard. Eliminated early in the test as too heavy this is a well engineered scabbard and super hard to find on the market. Like new with the proper webbing and pouch. $1200.00





1056. Phrobis III first generation M9 as made by Buck with the Chevron date stamping. The Army made Phrobis stop production and change the marking to remove the date chevron Buck used in all their production making these bayonets super rare. This is one numbered super low 015 making it a very early knife. It also has three hardness test markings being one of the earliest produced and tested by BUCK. Two near the M9 marking and one further down near the tip of the blade. This is the only one like this I have seen. Like new with only in and out of the scabbard markings. $1200.00



1057. Early one word LanCay first contract M9 with no fuller and bead blasted natural finish. Come with proper exposed stone scabbard. Like New $145.00 - HOLD



1058. Lan-Cay Dutch contract M9 bayonet. With only 150 made this is another super rare piece. Scabbard is a Lan-Cay made item but had to be made to the early Buck / Phrobis spec to be accepted for the Dutch Govt contract. Very few have ever made it to market, this one is like new mint. $700.00



1059. Ontario XM9 test bayonet. One of the Ontario contract submission trials bayonets. When is the last time you have ever seen one of these not counting a book. Perfect specimen including the stone in a plastic bag and wrapped with a rubber band on the scabbard just as supplied to the testers. $1650.00



1060. Marto M9 new in the box bayonet made in Spain for the Spanish and European market. Very hard to find in the US, in like new condition, with proper covered stone sheath. Unique Marto markings, as stated not for export and should not be in the US. $600.00



1061. Colt CSOK. Here is one you probably never heard of, the Colt Special Operations Knife. Made for Colt by Eickhorn before the wall fell, made with the sintered metal guard before they switched to the laser cut pieces. Has the wire cutter with diodes to tell you if the wires are hot as well. I have never seen another like it. Has the Colt logo and markings on the blade. $500.00



1062. Eickhorn M9 AES military survival multi purpose system. Thatís a mouth full. As new in the box still in the wrap AES bayonet. Never adopted but a wonderful example of engineering and what could be. $500.00



1063. An Archangel bayonet from the Ruger 22 conversion kit. This canít be purchased alone from the factory, you need to buy the rifle conversion kit to get one. But here is one that was sold separately by the previous owner. Hard to find without the rifle. $60.00 



1064. . M9 Rubber training bayonet made from a mold of a Buck M9. Has the M9 / Phrobis III / U.S.A. / Pat. Pend. Marking on the Obverse ricasso and Buck / 188 / U.S.A > on the Reverse side. Very hard to find practice piece you need for your collection.  $50.00  




1066. Standard Italian 1891 Carcano bayonet with Leather and brass scabbard. This is the standard Italian issue bayonet right through WW II. Has nice makers mark and serial number. Scabbard has some cracks in the leather, shows use and light patina overall. $50.00




1067. Kinfolks 6 inch Hunting knife as issued in WW II. This is the early one with the flat steel pommel but has the WW II Kinfolks marking. Has correct Kinfolks marked scabbard that has been dyed black by a previous owner. Both in overall excellent condition. $130.00




1068. Colonial Mark I that is completely factory unmarked. The grip is of the first generation design with small pommel and no end weight. Knife has been used and cleaned but is all there with proper scabbard. Unmarked knives are always the hardest to find, donít miss this chance. $140.00




1069. Italian Fascist Letter Opener and paper weight. From WW II origin has the correct SPQR marking and is marked to Rome. The grip is capped off with the wolf figure feeding the twins and the cross guard has two wolf heads represent Romulus and Remus and the founding of Rome. Great historical piece. Has some slight bends to the opener blade but overall great condition. $300.00




1070.  French Sous-Officers Dress Dagger Model 1934. This is the classic unmarked Model 1934 dagger that was used by every French NCO in full dress uniform during World War Two. Excellent condition dagger with matching excellent condition scabbard. Perfect set. $300.00




1071. Utica Jet Pilots Survival Knife. This may be  the best condition Utica I have ever had, it is outstanding. Shows normal storage wear and in and out of the scabbard marks but retains the factory edge and coloring throughout. Perfect clear markings and the gray pommel paint intact. Has the original Norton / Pike 280 sharpening stone in the pocket and in one piece. Overall super Utica JPK. $1150.00




1072. Kiffe Vietnam Era Recon knife. Original Iron guard knife with blued blade and Kiffe markings. Handle is full and solid with original leather lace thong. Original scabbard has some darkening and what looks like attempt at Camo coloring. Snap is intact but torn. Another hard to find knife from the Vietnam War Era. $575.00




1074. Collins No 1005 Engineers Bolo Knife. Original Parkerized Engineers Bolo with proper military sheath. Excellent overall condition just as it came from the factory. This is the wood gripped model without the steel bolster and red brass rivets. Collins Marking is struck light but is there. $215.00



A small but very well rounded collection of Bowie knives available. 

I guarantee all items to be authentic and as described. I give a seven (7) day inspection period with any purchase. If you are not happy with the knife for any reason please return it for a refund, less a 5 percent handling charge. No reasons needed, just contact me to let me know it is coming back. If you need to return a knife please ship it insured as we can not be responsible for the postal company chosen. I will accept Cash, Money Order or Certified Check. I also accept personal checks but I have to wait 10 days or more to see if they clear if we have not done business before. We also accept PayPal. 

I will hold a knife for 7 days for you. If I do not hear from you then it goes back into the list. I will do a lay a way plan, contact me and we can make the arrangements.

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X14 - Unmarked maker "Death to Traitors" , 7-3/4" blade. This Motto is highly coveted among Bowie aficionados and with great reason, it is the classic Bowie etch!  This is an uncommon style of cutlery and is very classic to the period. Nice sheath. 




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X15 -- Unbelievable find of a fantastic John West's UNRIVALLED Cutlery narrow tang ivory handle with lion pommel, wide 8-1/2" long blade. Awesome chance to own one that will not last.  



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X38 - This is THE knife on page 178-9 of The Antique Bowie Knife Book. Superior condition wood handle with a fabulous blade and super nice sheath. It doesn't get any better with General Zachery Taylor as the prominent figure on the blade. 

Awesome piece that will be the center piece of any collection! 




1053. English made Bowie marked to Lord St Liverpool on one ricasso and J Hatch / Late / W. Wood on the mark side. Beautiful 9 inch blade with premium stag grips and nickel silver fittings and guard. Has proper scabbard. Super nice piece. 



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Well thatís it for now. Thanks for reading through the list. If you find something you like let me know. I can be reached at or 856 845 0263 or

Frank Trzaska
PO Box 5866
Deptford, NJ 08096

Anyway you prefer is fine with me. If calling try to make it after 6PM Eastern as I am usually out during the day at my "real" job.

These items are sold as historical and collectible items only. The items are warranted to be as described and shown in the photographs. No guarantee or warranty is expressed or implied as to the usability of the items for its original purpose. The buyer, certifies that he or she is of lawful age and is not prevented by any law from the purchase or possession of these items. The buyer is responsible for knowing, understanding and obeying all Federal, State and Local laws concerning the purchase and possession of this item.

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