Knife List #187

Updated 12/04/16

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, https://www.paypal.me/KnifeBooks 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.  

 

I will buy or consign your collection, always looking for quality US military knives of all eras.

   

1251.)    Leather USAF Jet Pilots knife pouch type sheath. Never used old stock replacement sheath with minor storage and handling marks. $65.00  Now $45.00

 

 

 

 

1295.)    Fairbairn – Sykes as new and unused blued blade still in the wrap. This is the third model blade with a needle point tip and threaded tang rod. Never assembled into a knife, it is perfect. $100.00

 

 

1296.)    US M3 Camillus blade marked M3 blade only. As new in the sealed bag Camillus blued M3 blade that was never assembled into a knife. Right from the Camillus factory sale. $100.00 

 

 

 

1310.)    M4 Bayonet blade never used. Has full Parkerized coverage with some handling marks. Has correct 90 degree run out or back cut as some call it. Never sharpened. $60.00  

 

 

1313.)    Cloth type sheath for the M1917 bayonet. Like new with correct M1910 bent hook hanger. $20.00  
(I thought these were for the training bayonet but Gary Cunningham found they were for the M1917. The trainer does not fit!)

 

 

 

1315.)    USMC Bayonet 2000 as new still in factory fresh package. 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 bayonet 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

 

 

1319.)    Prototype 18 X-Ray Auto made by Darrel Ralph. This is one of three original prototype 18 X-Rays hand made by Darrel Ralph that went on to become the premier Camillus folder in the Cuda lineup. The knife comes with an e-mailed page from Darrel to Bill Adams certifying it to be one of three made for the project. As new condition prototype knife. Once in a lifetime chance to own this outstanding auto. $1500.00 NOW $950.00

 

 

 

1388.)    An Archangel bayonet from the Ruger .22 RF conversion kit. This can’t 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. $65.00 Now $60.00

 

 

 

 

1221.)    The MACE (Martial Arts Center of Excellence) Dunham – Wetherbee IT Couse Award Presentation knife. Quite possibly a once in a lifetime chance to own the USMC presentation award knife prototype / specimen used at the famous Marine Corps MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial Arts Program)  program. The Dunham – Wetherbee award is awarded by the MAIT (Martial Arts Instructor Trainer) staff to the Most Improved Marine during the course. The Knife is an Ek Commando Model 3 with black para-cord grip and gold plated cross guard. The knife comes in a fitted wood case with red felt cut out inlay. Named after Corporal Jason Dunham, MOH recipient  and 1st Lieutenant Alexander Wetherbee, both killed in action in Iraq in 2004. This is the third variant of the award created and presented in 2007. Comes with history of the award and documentation. $650.00 Super Sale Now $400.00 

 

 

 

1392.)    Model 1887 Hospital Corps knife and sheath. The scabbard is an original Rock Island Arsenal made piece that is in super condition, just about perfect. The knife is a reproduction so we are throwing it in for free with this great sheath. $300.00 Now $250.00  

 

1320.)    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. $2750.00  Super Sale Now $1,900.00

 

 

1424.)    Kennedy Arms Fighting Knife. Kennedy Arms of St Paul Minn made fighting knives during WW II and they are extremely rare to find today. This specimen is in fantastic condition. The double edged blade is 7 1/2 inches in length and completely full with minor edge sharpening to bring it razor sharp. The wood grips are tight and perfect with two rivets and well marked on both sides. The 2 piece stacked guard with brass, and leather to cushion the thrust is also riveted. The correct leather sheath with the ever present 227S stamping in the top and Kennedy Arms logo marking is soft and pliable. Overall fantastic condition, quite possibly the finest I have ever seen, collectable fighting knife. $1000.00  Super Sale Now $850.00  

 

1411.)    Mission Knives Prototype SAR knife. One of 14 made at the beginning of the project to test, this one is still in the box and mint condition. The SAR Ti took a somewhat different final shape but retained al the qualities of this prototype. The production knives took a less expensive route for production. I have had several prototypes from my association with the company founder over the years, this is an amazing piece. $900.00 Super Sale Now $600.00

 

 

 

1429.)    Taylor Huff knuckle knife. Here we have an aluminum gripped Huff with the famous machined knuckle guard. This is a pre patent knife with eth Patent Applied For marking. It is No. 1060 for those of you keeping track. Knife has been cleaned and is in excellent shape. The leather scabbard is missing the retainer strap and belt web hook, an extremely well made knife and sheath. Available for $3500.00

 

 

1430.)    Leo Baker Fighting Knife. This is the finest Baker knife I have ever had in my hands. Most Bakers are rather crude in fit and finish, this one id beautiful. Full upswept blade is 8 3/8 inches making it a very nice fighter. Blade and grip are all tight and the sheath is perfect. The finest Baker I know of. $3250.00

 

 

1431.)    Unknown maker on this World War Two knuckle knife. A similar knife is show in Wrights Book on page 76. The grips are undeniably made by the same person. This one has a custom made blade not from a bayonet. $600.00

 

 

1432.)    Another unknown maker from a World War Two theatre knife. Handsome double edged stiletto is extremely well machined from a thick piece of stock and tapered expertly. The grip is leather with aluminum and brass and is all tight and correct. Come with custom fitted scabbard. A well executed set. $500.00

 

 

1434.)    USMC Raider Stiletto. A fine stiletto with proper sheath. This piece has a perfect grip with no signs of cracking at all present. The blade has been re-tipped ever so slightly and all traces of the USMC scroll have been cleaned off the blade. Your chance to get a correct stiletto with type three sheath for a very good price. $750.00  

 

 

1435.)    M1918 Mk1 LF&C Trench knife. Like new with full chemical blackening on the grip and blade. Beautiful condition knife in a very desirable pattern. Comes with the French pattern scabbard. $700.00

 

 

1436.)    John Ek Model #2 double edged stiletto. Full thick grip with poured lead rivets and extended exposed tang. Comes with a thick leather scabbard with “Lift the Dot” type keeper strap. Sheath also has a generals star on the top from a previous owner. Nice piece. $old

 

 

1437.)    Custom made Theatre knife made from a Patton saber blade and a French Au-Lion knuckle grip. The is the exact knife shown in the Cole Book IV on page 177. It was part of the Ernie Modlin Collection I handled a few years ago. Knife comes with a signed letter from Shirley Modlin. Your chance to own a knife shown in the most famous military knife book in existence. $600.00

 

 

1438.)    Easily one of the best looking military knives ever made. A theatre knife known only by it’s sheath maker, Shipley/ The knife is in excellent condition and is personalized on the sheath with the owners name, rank and dated 1943. Outstanding condition piece of WW II history. $3000.00

 

 

Classic Books On Sale

B001.) The American Bayonet by Albert Hardin $100.00

B002.) Cole Book One paperback by MH Cole $50.00

B005.) Bayonets from Janzens Notebook PB by Janzen $100.00

B006.) Bayonets of the Remington Ctg Period by Janzen $100.00

B007.) Collectors Guide to Ames Military Edged Weapons by Hickox $20.00

B008.) American Knives by Peterson $20.00

B009.) Light But Efficient by Hardin $25.00

B011.) Swords and Blades of the American Revolution by Neumann $25.00

B013.) British Military Bayonets by Latham $25.00

B014.) The Canadian Bayonet by Manarey $20.00

B015.) The German Bayonet by Walter $25.00

B017.) The Bayonet by Walter & Carter $20.00

B019.) A Primer of German Military Knives by Hughes $10.00

B020.) The Collectors Pictorial Book of Bayonets by Stephens. $20.00

B021.) A Primer of World Bayonets Parts 1 & 2 by Walter & Hughes $40.00

B022.) Guide to Foreign & US Bayonets by Ernst $10.00

B023.) Bayonet Markings, A Guide for Collectors by Davidson $10.00

B024.) Bayonets of the World Vol 1 (no dust jacket) by Kiesling $50.00

B025.) Bayonets of the World Vol 2 (no dust jacket) by Kiesling $50.00

B026.) Bayonets of the World Vol 3 (no dust jacket) by Kiesling $50.00

Priced to sell we have limited availability on these out of print book. These are the best prices I have seen, we need to move them out. To see other books we have for sale please visit the Books section of this web site for many diverse and hard to find titles. Just click here http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/books.htm

or the Bargain Book section here

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All the best

Frank Trzaska

 

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Well that’s it for now. Thanks for reading through the list. If you find something you like let me know. I can be reached at trz123@comcast.net or (New Phone Number) 856 628 3547 or

Frank Trzaska
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Deptford, NJ 08096

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