Military Fighting Knives
From the Collection of John Gibson

jrg@woh.rr.com

As most of you know, part of the enjoyment of collecting military knives is in the sharing of information with your fellow collectors. If you have been in the hobby for any length of time you are also aware that interests change and collections evolve. Some of the knives pictured here no longer reside in my collection, but remain posted for your reference.

Aussie/New Zealand Baker Bone British
Buck Camillus Case Cole
EK F/S Gerber Hackman
Huff Kabar Kennedy LF&C
Mad Dog Marbles Messenger Milpar
MISC MIssion Nguyen Dan Nichols
PAL Parsons Pugh Randall
Robeson Ruana SIlvey SOG
Stelzig Stone Tru-Bal Utica/Kutmaster
Warther Western Woroniecki  

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Aussie/New Zealand

f59.jpg (5057 bytes) WWII Knuckle Knife, made by Gregory Steel Products of Australia.  These knives were made both marked and unmarked. They were also made with a single edge and a double edge blade..
f50.jpg (4985 bytes) WWII Knuckle Knife, made in New Zealand and marked "SMITHS" on the brass handle. The double edge blade is still covered in old grease. The scabbard has pistol belt hooks added and is marked "E.J.Pless USN" on the back..
f67.jpg (4335 bytes) WWII Knuckle Knife, made in Australia and unmarked.  The scabbard is original to the knife, very well made with a buckle type grip strap..
f26.jpg (4413 bytes) WWII Fighting Knife, made in Australia and unmarked. This is the large version of the knife with the see through handle. The scabbard is original to the knife..
e17.jpg (3287 bytes) WWII Fighting Knife, made in New Zealand. At first glance I'm sure you thought it was a Carlson Marine Raider "Gung Ho" knife. But this knife is actually associated with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The original scabbard is marked on the belt loop "21C/N804 / RNZAF".   The knife itself is identical to the Raider knife and if it had not been with this scabbard, you would not know the difference. Neat Piece !.
f85.jpg (5000 bytes) WWII Australian Commando Stiletto, marked "Gregory / Steel / Products" at the ricasso. This knife has a wood handle and a blue blade.  The scabbard is original to the knife and is unmarked. This exact knife is pictured in Mike Silvey's WWII book page 76..
f84.jpg (4639 bytes) WWII Australian Commando Stiletto, marked "D^D / WE" at the ricasso on one side and "1 ^" on the other.   It was made by Whittingslowe. This knife has an alloy type handle and a blue blade. The original scabbard is marked "R.G. Brown / 1943" and "D^D" on the front and "^H B" on the back..
f108.jpg (3885 bytes) WWII Knuckle Knife, made in New Zealand. The knife and scabbard are unmarked. This is the most common of the Aussie/New Zealand Knuckle Knives..

Baker

f70.jpg (5086 bytes) WWII Fighting Knife made by Leo F. Baker. The 7" blade is made from a file and marked "L.Baker".  The leather scabbard is original to the knife. This exact knife is pictured on page 79 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..
f28.jpg (4657 bytes) WWII Fighting Knife made by Leo F. Baker. The double edge blade is 7 3/4" long and made from a file. The scabbard is original to the knife. This exact knife is pictured on page 79 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..

Bone

f10.jpg (3633 bytes) Vietnam Era Fighting Knife made by Ralph Bone. This was his Model A Combat Knife. The blade is 7 3/4" long and marked "Bone / Lubbock,Tex." inside his trademark Dogbone mark at the ricasso. The other side is marked "A / 144". The sheath is unmarked, but no doubt made by Johnson (who made sheaths for Randall). As you can see, there is a lot of Randall influence in the knife..

British

f30.jpg (5475 bytes) WWII Knuckle Knife---BC-41. These knives were issued to the British Commandos prior to the introduction of the F-S Knife. The handle is cast steel with "BC 41" molded into it. The tang of the knife is also stamped "B.C.41". The knives were also made with brass handles. The original leather sheath is unmarked.
f79.jpg (5477 bytes) WWII Knuckle Knife made by James Ryals & Co. The blade is marked "James Ryals & Co Ltd / Sheffield". The handle is brass and unmarked. The sheath is original and marked "LT. Fitzgerald / 0-747245" on the back.
f56.jpg (4637 bytes) WWII Fighting Knife made by Southern & Richardson. The double edge blade is 7" long and marked "Southern & Richardson / Sheffield . England". The sheath is original to the knife..
f57.jpg (4604 bytes) WWII or Post War Fighting Knife made by William Rdgers. The double edge blade is 6 3/4" long and marked "I Cut My Way / William Rodgers / Sheffield / England".  The handle appears to be stag. The sheath, which is original to the knife, is marked "Made in / Sheffield,Eng." in the belt loop area..

Buck

f66.jpg (7131 bytes) Vietnam Era Fighting Knife made by Buck. The blade is 7 3/4" long and marked "Buck" at the ricasso. Buck knives made prior to 1968 were marked just "Buck". After 1968 the mark went to "Buck / USA", then to "Buck / 120 /USA". The flap style sheath started in 1964.
f97.jpg (8954 bytes) Vietnam Era Fighting Knife made by Buck. The blade is 5 7/8" long and marked "Buck" at the ricasso. This was their Model 119. There is a date on top of the original box of 1962 and I would think that was when this knife was made.

Camillus

e35.jpg (8027 bytes) WWII Marine Raider Stiletto made by Camillus. This is the rare (only 500 made) parkerized version made for the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. The knife is unmarked and entirely parkerized. The black parkerizing is the same that Camillus used on their Mark 2's and M3's. The Type 1 sheath is original to the knife..
e6.jpg (7491 bytes) WWII USMC Mark 2 Fighting Knife made by Camillus. This is the guard marked version. It has the original leather sheath with the Camillus "Care Tag"..
f126.jpg (7806 bytes) WWII Mark 2 Fighting Knife made by Camillus. This is a blade marked version. It has a leather scabbard marked "U.S.N." at the throat..
f112.jpg (11405 bytes) WWII Mark 2 Fighting Knife made by Camillus. This is the guard marked version. It has the gray plastic USN MK2 scabbard with the green wax paper at the throat and the "Care Tag". Also shown is the green wax paper that the entire knife and sheath was wrapped in for shipping..
c1.jpg (8749 bytes) Early 6" Pilots Knife made by Camillus. This is an early version with the screw off pommel. It also has the early sheath with the flap over and grip strap at the throat..
c3.jpg (8578 bytes) Early 6" Pilots Knife made by Camillus. This is a little later version with the peened pommel. It also has the later sheath with the grip strap at the top..
f123.jpg (11735 bytes) Pilots Knife Made by Camillus. This is the shortened version with the 5" blade. This one is marked 3-1967 on the pommel. The sheath is also marked March 1967 on the back. It also has the original shipping label, also dated March 1967..
e3.jpg (13873 bytes) Vietnam Era C4 Non-Mag Demolition Knife made by Camillus. It is an experimental non-sparking knife made for working with explosives. The knife is 5 1/2" long closed and has three blades. Aprox 180 knives were made in 1967 with 150 of them being sent to Vietnam in August 1968. No doubt one of the rarest Vietnam Era knives. This exact knife is pictured on page 129 of Mike Silvey's Military Pocket Knife Book.

Case

e9.jpg (5725 bytes) WWII V-42 made by Case for the First Special Service Force. Aprox 3423 "Force" knives were made by Case for the Devil's Brigade..
e26.jpg (7909 bytes) WWII V-42 made by Case for the US Navy. In February 1943 the US Navy received 70 V-42's. They were issued to the members of the U.S.S. Omaha's "Ship's Landing Force". They were issued with the Raider style short sheath and marked U.S.S. Omaha and a serial number. Later in the war the U.S.S. Omaha was defaced to prevent identification. This exact knife is pictured on page 103 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..
f53.jpg (7194 bytes) WWII Case Stiletto. This one has a blue blade and is marked "Case" at the ricasso. The scabbard is original to the knife..
f105.jpg (7115 bytes) WWII Case Stiletto. This one has a parkerized blade and is unmarked. The parkerized bladed Case Stiletto's were never marked..
f106.jpg (7992 bytes) WWII Case Utility-Fighting Knife. The blade is 6" long and marked "Case XX" on one side and "337-6"Q" on the other. The sheath is original to the knife..
f48.jpg (7225 bytes) WWII Case Pig Sticker. The double edge blade is marked "Case XX" at the ricasso. The sheath is original..

Cole

f12.jpg (8268 bytes) WWII Cole 9 Point Knuckle Knife. M.H. Cole made between 50 to 75 of the early 9 point knives. The majority of these early knives did not come with the later sheaths made by the Black Horse Leather Shop. The knife is unmarked, which is correct. He did not mark the early WWII knives..
f60.jpg (8718 bytes) WWII Cole 8 Point Knuckle Knife.   This knife was made in early 1944. M.H. Cole made aprox 300 of the warime 8 point knuckle knives. The majority of the 8 point knives had finger grooves in the walnut handles. The scabbard is original and made by the Black Horse Leather Shop. The early sheaths had buckles for their grip straps..
f152.jpg (9050 bytes) WWII Cole 8 Point Knuckle Knife. The double edge blade is 7 3/4" long and 1 1/2" wide. The handle is walnut with finger grooves. The scabbard is original and made by the Black Horse Leather Shop. Both the knife and sheath are unmarked, which is correct,  as he did not mark the war time knives..
f24.jpg (10009 bytes) Cole 8 Point Knuckle Knife. This knife was made around 1948. The knife is marked "US" and "MHC". The sheath is original and made by the Black Horse Leather Shop. It is marked "M.H. Cole / Roebuck Works". This exact knife is pictured on page 107 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..
f5.jpg (7362 bytes) M.H. Cole Fighter. This knife was made in the early 1950's. The blade is 7 3/16" long and in the style of an M3 blade but with a fuller. The handle is alum, brass, fiber, bakelite and copper. The knife is marked "MHC" on the pommel. The sheath is original and marked "M H Cole / Roebuck Works" on the back. This exact knife is pictured in Cole Book 1 page 80..
f151.jpg (9691 bytes) M.H. Cole Knuckle Knife. This knife was made in the late 50's or early 60's. The blade is 8" long and spear point style. The 8 point brass knuckles were left over WWII knucks and marked "M H Cole". The handle is walnut with finger grooves and a US stamp in an oval. It has an extended tang with a lanyard hole. The sheath is original and was made by Cole.
f76.jpg (7663 bytes) M.H. Cole Fighter. This knife was made in 1968. The blade is 7 1/8" long and in the style of an M3 blade but with a fuller. The guard is brass and shaped lik an M3. The handle is leather, alum and fiber. The guard is marked "MHC". The sheath is original and marked "MHC" just below the throat. This exact knife is pictured in Cole Book 1 page 82..
f74.jpg (5598 bytes) M.H. Cole Fighter. This knife was made in the 60's. The knife is a cross between a V-42 and a F/S Stiletto. The double edge blade is 6 3/4" long. The brass guard is marked "MHC". It has a leather washer handle with fiber spacers. The skull crusher is brass. The sheath is 17 1/4" long and marked on the metal plate "M H Cole / Roebuck Works"..
f150.jpg (8933 bytes) M.H. Cole Knuckle Knife. This knife was made in the 70's. Only 14 of these knives were made and this is #6. The blade is 9" long and marked "U.S.M.C." on the blade. The knuckle bow is brass with 8 points and marked "M H Cole". The handle is grooved leather with alum, black and red spacers. The underside of the guard is marked "06" and "M H" (the C is under the blade). The original sheath is marked "M H Cole / Roebuck Works" on the brass throat and "06" on the back.
f61.jpg (9286 bytes) M.H. Cole Knuckle Knife. This knife was made in 1991. The bowie style blade is 8 1/2" long. The knuckle bow is an 8 point and made of aluminum. The handles are rosewood. The knuckle bow is marked "M.H. Cole" and "US". The heavy scabbard has a brass throat which is marked "M H Cole / Roebuck Works".  Really Neat Knife !
f17.jpg (8766 bytes) M.H. Cole Knuckle Knife. This knife was made in the early 80's. Only 14 of these knives were made and this is #13. The blade is 9 1/4" long. The knuckle bow is brass with 8 points. The handle is grooved leather with alum, black and red spacers at each end. The knuckle bow is marked "M H Cole". On the underside of the guard is marked "MHC" and "N13". The sheath has a brass throat which is marked "M H Cole / B.Ham Ala". The sheath is also marked on the back "MHC / 13". I also have the original wooden shipping box from Cole..
f153.jpg (8461 bytes) M.H. Cole Knuckle Knife. This knife was made in 1985 and is #14 of 14 made. The blade is 9 3/4" long and marked "U.S.M.C.". The knuckle bow is brass with 8 points and is the last WWII casting. The handle is walnut with finger grooves and is the only one of the 14 knives made with a walnut handle and without a protruding pommel spike drilled for a lanyard. The sheath is marked "M.H. Cole / B.Ham Ala" on the brass throat plate and "MHC / 14" on the back..
f154.jpg (7308 bytes) M.H. Cole Sheath with Silvey Fighter. The sheath was made in 1991 and is 17 1/4" long and marked "M H Cole / Roebuck Works" on the front metal plate. It is marked "MHC / 91" on the back. The double edge fighter was made by Mike Silvey. The blade is 7 1/4" long and marked "Silvey" at the ricasso. The handle is leather, spacers and crown stag with extended tang and thong.
f155.jpg (6373 bytes) M.H. Cole Tomahawk made in the 70's. The Tomahawk is 21 1/4" long and is just an outstanding example of what he could make and what he was interested in. This Tomahawk is pictured on the dust jacket of his book "The Skinning Knife". Very cool Tomahawk !!

Ek

f3.jpg (7439 bytes) WWII John Ek Model 8--Paratrooper. The blade is 9 1/2" long and marked "John Ek Knife / Hamden Conn" and "8E375" at the ricasso. The sheath is original with rawhide lacing and rivets..
f156.jpg (7444 bytes) Vietnam Era John Ek Model 1--Commando Combat Fighting Knife. The blade is 7" long and ink stamp marked "John Ek Knife / Miami, Fla" and "1 / 118". The original sheath is marked "John Ek / Commando Knife" on the back.
f65.jpg (6511 bytes) Vietnam Era John Ek Model 1--Commando Combat Fighting Knife. The blade is 7 1/8" long and marked "John Ek Knife / Miami Fla" and "525 / 1" at the ricasso. The sheath is original and marked "John Ek / Commando Knife" on the back..
f27.jpg (6289 bytes) Vietnam Era John Ek Model 2--Ranger Combat Fighting Knife. The double edge blade is 7" long and marked "2 / 105" at the ricasso. No doubt had the early ink stamp on the blade. The sheath is original and marked "John Ek / Commando Knife" on the back..
f68.jpg (7409 bytes) Vietnam Era John Ek Model 4--Jungle Fighting Knife. The double edge blade is 6 1/2" long and marked "4 / 126" at the ricasso. It also has the Miami Fla ink stamp. The sheath is original and marked "John Ek / Commando Knife on the back. This exact knife is shown on page 103 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
f157.jpg (7332 bytes) Vietnam Era John Ek Model 5--Army Occupational Fighting Knife. The clip point blade is 7 1/4" long and ink stamp marked "John Ek Knife / Miami, Fla" and "5 / 117" at the ricasso. The original sheath is marked "John Ek / Commando Knife" on the back.
f33.jpg (7786 bytes) Vietnam Era John Ek Model 6--Patton Occupational Fighting Knife. The blade is 6 1/2" long and marked "6 / 115" at the ricasso. The Miami Fla ink stamp is very faint. The sheath is original and marked "John Ek / Commando Knife on the back.
f158.jpg (9172 bytes) Vietnam Era John Ek Model 7--Survival Chopper Knife. The saw-back blade is 4 7/8" long and marked "Ek Custom Knives / Miami, U.S.A." and "100 / 7" at the ricasso. It is also etched "6-75" on the back side. The sheath is unmarked. The Ek catalog states that this model was developed for use under the most adverse conditions, ideal for Helicopter Pilots and Personnel. Used for escape from downed aircraft. Also known as the Outer Space Knife..
f16.jpg (7131 bytes) Vietnam Era John Ek Model 8--Survival Skin Diver Knife. The saw-back blade is 7" long and marked "8 / 106" at the ricasso. It also has the Miami Fla ink stamp. The sheath is original and marked "John Ek / Commando Knife" on the back. This exact knife is pictured on page 106 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
f159.jpg (9076 bytes) Vietnam Era John Ek Model 11--Utility Knife. The blade is 4" long and marked "John Ek Knife / Miami, Fla" and "11 / 200" at the ricasso. The original sheath is marked "I'm Offered By / Seminole Gun Shop" on the back. The Model 11 Utility knife was specially designed upon request from military combat zones, for a short blade knife suitable for utility work.
f160.jpg (9312 bytes) Vietnam Era John Ek Model 11--Utility Knife. The blade is 4" long and unmarked--probably had the ink stamp mark. It comes with a sheath that appears original to the knife. It is marked "Triple K Brand / 138 4" on the back. Triple K was the sheath that Parsons used for his knuckle knives.

F/S

f52.jpg (7287 bytes) WWII F/S (Fairbairn-Sykes) Fighting Knife. This is know as a First Pattern with "S" guard and squared shank. It has the original scabbard. This exact knife is pictured on page 127 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..
f77.jpg (6948 bytes) WWII F/S---Second Pattern with knurled handle. Guard is marked "^B2" -----the stamp is light.  The blade has the V cut at the ricasso..
f41.jpg (6348 bytes) WWII F/S---Third Pattern with ribbed handle. Casting mark on handle is a #3. The guard is marked "42^". The blade has the V cut at the ricasso..
f13.jpg (7005 bytes) WWII F/S---Second pattern with knurled handle. The blade has the F-S and Wilkinson logo's. The blade also has a scroll with the initials "R.C.S." inside it..
f47.jpg (7349 bytes) WWII F/S---Second Pattern with knurled handle.  The guard is marked "^B2". The blade has the V cut at the ricasso.
f55.jpg (6950 bytes) WWII F/S---Second Pattern with knurled handle. The blade has the F-S and Wilkinson logo's. The blade also has a scroll with the name "Ivan E. Schmidt" inside it..
f161.jpg (7239 bytes) WWII F/S---Second Pattern with knurled handle--Officer's Model. The guard is marked "^56" and the England mark. The blade has the V cut at the ricasso..
f162.jpg (6958 bytes) WWII F/S---Canadian Issue with Ring and Bead handle. The upper portion of the handle has the Canadian acceptance mark, which is a Broad Arrow within a C. The guard has the England mark. The blue blade has no V cut. The original sheath has the Broad Arrow within a C mark just above the elastic. It also has the England mark. The back of the sheath is marked with a "W" for waterproof..
f163.jpg (7541 bytes) WWII F/S---Third Pattern with ribbed handle. The casting mark is a #2. The guard is unmarked. The blue blade has the F-S and Wilkinson logo's..
f80.jpg (6356 bytes) WWII F/S---Third Pattern with ribbed handle. Casting mark is a #4. The guard is marked "^21". The blade has the V cut at the ricasso..
f32.jpg (6707 bytes) WWII F/S---Third Pattern with ribbed handle. Casting mark is a #1. The top of the handle is also marked "FR693". The guard is marked "^B2". The blade has the V cut at the ricasso. The back of the scabbard is marked "FR271"..
e27.jpg (6201 bytes) WWII F/S---Third Pattern with ribbed handle. The casting mark is #2. The guard is marked "I^" (India Issue). The blade has the Vcut at the ricasso..
f44.jpg (7095 bytes) WWII F/S---Second Pattern with knurled handle. The blade has the F-S and Wilkinson logo's. The blade also has a scroll with "Major J.W. Scobey, London 42" inside it.  I also have his pictures, award certificates and other papers. Super piece, especially with the back-up material.
f88.jpg (7326 bytes) WWII F/S---Wood Handle with 8 rings. The blade is marked "John Blyde / Clintockworks / Sheffield / Genius". The scabbard is original to the knife..
f49.jpg (6205 bytes) WWII F/S---Third Pattern with ringed handle. The casting mark is the #2. The lower of the handle is marked "^15". No V cut on blade..
f42.jpg (6926 bytes) WWII F/S---Beaded and Ribbed handle with 9 rows of Beads. The lower part of the handle is marked "^5".  No V cut on blade..
f120.jpg (6077 bytes) WWII F/S---Third Pattern with ribbed handle. The casting mark is the #2. There is no Broad Arrow mark. No V cut on blade.   The knife was ordered, in the 60's, out of a "J.D. Clinton Imported Knives Catalog (out of Mt. Clemens, Mich). I have the catalog and it shows the knife.
f6.jpg (7083 bytes) WWII F/S---Beaded and Ribbed handle with 9 rows of Beads. The knife is unmarked. The blade has a V cut at the ricasso..
f102.jpg (6788 bytes) WWII F/S---Third Pattern with ribbed handle. The casting mark is the #3. The knife is unmarked.  No V cut on the blade..
f93.jpg (6027 bytes) WWII F/S---Third Pattern with ribbed handle. The casting mark is the #4. The lower part of the handle is marked "^11". There is no V cut on the blade. The handle has a charcoal color blackened finish..
f31.jpg (6712 bytes) Post War F/S---Wood Handle. The blade is marked "Joseph Rodgers & Sons / Cutlers To His Majesty / Sheffield England" and "Hand Ground". The scabbard is original to the knife..

Gerber

f54.jpg (11398 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1967---Serial # 002158---Canted Blade.  It has the original box, all papers and the optional leg strap.  Fused Metal handle.
f81.jpg (6944 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1967---Serial # 004392---Very lightly canted blade. Fused Metal handle. It has the original Gerber papers.
f4.jpg (7264 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1968---Serial # 006778---Fused Metal handle.
f8.jpg (7259 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1969---Serial # 10034---Grey Armorhide handle.
f87.jpg (8031 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1970---Serial # 019194---Grey Armorhide handle. It has the original box which is dated Nov 1970.
f25.jpg (8028 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1970---Serial # 014679---Grey Armorhide handle.
f122.jpg (6635 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1971---Serial # 021941---No Serrations----Grey Armorhide handle.
f2.jpg (7449 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1972---Serial # 027140---Fine Serrations---Grey Armorhide handle.
f45.jpg (7376 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1973---Serial # 030379---Fine Serrations---Grey Armorhide handle.
f15.jpg (9526 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1974---Serial # 037683---Special order with No Serrations---Grey Armorhide handle. Complete with original box.
f36.jpg (10281 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1974---Serial # 036836---Fine Serrations---Grey Armorhide handle. Complete with original box.
f100.jpg (8662 bytes) Gerber Mark II---1977---Serial # 060963---Coarse Serrations---Black Armorhide handle. Complete with original box. Unusual--according to the published numbers, this knife should have a gray handle with a brown sheath..
f21.jpg (7445 bytes) Gerber Orange Handle Dive Knife---1972---Serial # 024882---No Serrations---Orange Handle.  Only about 1000 of the orange handle knives were ever made. This is the exact knife shown on page 98 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
f39.jpg (7205 bytes) Gerber Orange Handle Dive Knife---1974---Serial # 034907---No Serrations---Orange Handle..
f62.jpg (6756 bytes) Gerber Yellow Handle Dive Knife with Prototype Sheath. The knife has the inch marks on the blade. The sheath is a Prototype, with less than 5 made. Gerber took a Mark II sheath, added a leather loop to hold the knife and a heavy piece of leather over the steel pocket to hold the steel in. The sheath was made without a keeper strap. This is not an altered sheath but one made specifically for the Dive knife..
f9.jpg (11071 bytes) Gerber Yellow Handle Dive Knife. The knife has the inch marks on the blade.  After testing with the above sheath Gerber settled on a much heavier water resistant sheath. It is made of waxed Ox Hide with a rubber loop. They also supplied either leather or rubber leg straps. This one has the leather straps.  Comes complete with original box and paperwork. The paperwork is dated 9/71.
f14.jpg (10540 bytes) Gerber Yellow Handle Dive Knife. The knife has inch marks on the blade. This blade is also a thicker blade than the one above. It has the waxed Ox Hide sheath with leather leg straps. Comes with original box..

Hackman

f29.jpg (9272 bytes) Vietnam Era Hackman Survival Knife. High quality and very well made hollow handle knife. The blade is marked "Hackman Finland Stainless".  Garcia bought Hackman and produced a lesser quality knife of the same design..
f127.jpg (5242 bytes) Vietnam Era Hackman Butterfly Knife.   The red handles are marked "Hackman Finland".  These knives were CIA issue in the early 60's..

Huff

f73.jpg (9812 bytes) WWII Taylor Huff Knuckle Knife.   The walnut handles are inlaid with brass strips. One is marked "Made At Fort Knox KY" and the other reads "L J Hill".  Comes with the original scabbard. This exact knife is pictured on page 160 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..

Kabar

e12.jpg (6910 bytes) WWII Kabar USMC Fighting Knife. It is marked "USMC" on one side and "Ka-Bar / Olean,N.Y." on the other. This exact knife is pictured on page 20 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..
e5.jpg (7525 bytes) WWII Kabar USMC Fighting Knife. It is marked Ka-Bar / Olean,N.Y." on one side and nothing on the other. Knives with this marking are considered to be USMC issue..
f115.jpg (7490 bytes) WWII Kabar Fighting Knife with the rare straight line mark. The guard is marked "Ka-Bar" on one side of the guard and "USN" on the other..
f101.jpg (10396 bytes) WWII Kabar USN Fighting Knife. The guard is marked "Ka- / Bar" and "USN / MK2". This one has the thin pinned pommel. The scabbard has the green waxed paper wrap at the throat. It comes with the original brown wrapping paper..
f114.jpg (7507 bytes) WWII Kabar USN Fighting Knife. The guard is marked "Ka- / Bar" and "USN / MK2". This one has the thick peened pommel. The scabbard has the green waxed paper wrap at the throat..

Kennedy

f117.jpg (7577 bytes) WWII Kennedy Arms Fighting Knife. The blued double edge blade is 7 3/4" long. It has the Kennedy Arms mark on both sides of the wood handle and also on each end of the leather guard. The sheath is original and marked in a circle "Kennedy Bros Arms Co--St.Paul" and "227S" at the top..
f164.jpg (8209 bytes) WWII Kennedy Arms Fighting Knife. The blued double edge blade is 7 5/8" long and 1 3/4" wide. The guard is brass and backed with leather. The Kennedy Arms mark is on the end of the leather backing. The handle is full tang with a two piece stag handle held with bronze pins. The original sheath is marked "Kennedy Bros. Arms Co. / St. Paul"..

LF&C

f119.jpg (8116 bytes) WWII LF&C Knuckle Knife with Moose M6 Scabbard.  The knife has never been in a metal scabbard, there are no marks on the blade. The M6 sheath has never had another knife in it. The only mark is where the knuckle knife guard rested. At the ricasso, on one side, is the etched mark "48.20". I do not know what that signifies. I was told this outfit came from a man that was in the 82nd Airborne Division with the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment..
e23.jpg (7324 bytes) WWII OSS Stiletto. The blade has the hardness mark. The original sheath has the original O-ring..

Mad Dog

e30.jpg (10413 bytes) Mad Dog Seal ATAK--Pre-Production Issue Knife, serial #036. When the Mad Dog Advanced Tactical Assault Knife (ATAK) was selected by the SEAL's as their new knife, 100 Pre-production knives were made. This is #036 of that initial production. The blade is marked "MAD DOG / S.E.A.L. / A.T.A.K. / #036". It comes with the original scabbard complete with black para cord and leg strap..
e31.jpg (7887 bytes) Mad Dog Seal ATAK CNSWG-2 Issue Knife. After the initial 100 Pre-production knives were made, they were followed by 153 serialized SEAL Team knives marked CNSWG-1 or 2 (Command Naval Special Warfare Group). This knife is Group-2 #228. The blade is marked "MAD DOG / S.E.A.L. / A.T.A.K. / CNSWG-2 / 228". It comes with the original scabbard that is marked to the knife..

Marbles

f7.jpg (8399 bytes) WWII Marbles Army-Air Force Knife. The blade is 5" long and marked "Marbles / Gladstone / Mich.USA" at the ricasso..
e2.jpg (10300 bytes) Marble's Pilots Knife--Developed in 1957 for Navy Pilot's. The marking on this knife is "Marble' / Gladstone / Mich.". The rawhide tie-down is tucked inside the belt loop area. It comes with the original box. This exact knife is pictured on page 119 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..

Messenger

f22.jpg (9098 bytes) WWII Messenger Knuckle Knife. Made by William H. Messenger of Jackson, Michigan. The knife is marked on the underside of the guard "Made By / W.Messenger" and "Jackson / Mich.". This exact knife is pictured on page 184 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..

Milpar

e22.jpg (7468 bytes) Vietnam Era Milpar Fighting Knife. Said to have been made by Milpar for use in Vietnam. The handle is aluminum and cast onto a M6 bayonet knife blade. The sheath is original to the knife.

Misc

f103.jpg (8482 bytes) WWII Knuckle Knife. It has an aluminum handle cast to a WWII Camillus USN marked Mark II blade. Examples have been seen with different blades. The scabbard is original to the knife. This exact knife is pictured on page 173 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..
f38.jpg (10388 bytes) WWII Knuckle Knife. The blade is 7" long. The handle is aluminum with checkered grips and is cast to the blade. The butt of the knife is marked "Bill / Tate / USN / USS / Munda / 104". Examples have been seen with different blades. It comes with a very well made scabbard..
f166.jpg (8010 bytes) WWII Fighting Knife---Unknown maker but I believe it to be Colonial. The M3 style blade is 6 7/8" long. The one piece plastic handle is very much in the Colonial style. The pommel is a steel cap with the tang peened. The knife or sheath have no markings. This is also the exact knife that is pictured on page 171 of Mike Silvey and Gary Boyd's US Military Knives Collectors Guide.
f51.jpg (7073 bytes) WWII Royal Brand Fighting Knife. The blade is 6 15/16" long and marked "Royal Brand / Sharp Cutter / Cutlery Company". The scabbard is original to the knife. This is the exact knife that Cole used to do the drawing in his Book IV page 179 #1. This is also the exact knife pictured on page 215 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..
e1.jpg (6797 bytes) Vietnam Era Delta Knife. The blade is 6 5/8" long and unmarked. The scabbard is original to the knife..
f165.jpg (8627 bytes) M7 Knuckle Knife. The M7 Bayonet is marked "U.S. M7 / Conetta" on the underside of the guard. The right side knuckle handle is a one piece aluminum casting and is marked "7 A" on the inside. Cole states these were experimental and made by a small outfit in Kentucky.
f11.jpg (6795 bytes) Vietnam Era F/S. The handle has 3 rows of knurling. The blade is 6 5/8" long and marked "Ind. Batt / Maryono / 25778". The top side of the guard is marked with a Cog Wheel design and "2872". The scabbard is unmarked and original to the knife. You will notice that the 3 rows of knurling on the handle and the sheath are very similar to the Special Forces Presentation Stilettos..
f125.jpg (8030 bytes) Vietnam Era Conneta Mark 2.
f121.jpg (10441 bytes) Custom Made Fighting Knife. This super knife is a copy of a WWII Richtig Knuckle Knife. The knife was made by Greg Covington of Ohio. Greg also made the super copy of the Cornish scabbard. The knife was made in the early 90's..
e25.jpg (4338 bytes) Beryllium Non-Magnetic Tool Kit Knife.   It was part of a tool kit for working on explosives..

Mission

e42.jpg (11835 bytes) MPK made by Mission Knives. Early sterile Issue knife for the Navy Seals. The blade is 1/4" thick and made of Beta Alloy Titanium. The knife is also Non-magnetic. It comes with the original issue box and rubber leg straps..
f171.jpg (12838 bytes) MPK made by Mission Knives. First production sterile issue knife for the Navy Seals. The blade is 1/4" thick and made of Beta Alloy Titanium. The knife is also Non-magnetic. This has the original rust colored finish before he switched to gray. It comes with the original issue box and rubber leg straps. It also comes with a Mad Dog sheath that was made for the knife. Early on, Kevin McClung of Mad Dog Knives made some sheaths for some MPK's that were sent to him by the Navy. Very few were made..

Nguyen Dan

f63.jpg (8102 bytes) Vietnam Nguyen Dan Fighting Knife. Nguyen Dan was a craftsman and knife maker who lived in Ninh Hoa, not far from Nha Trang-home to many GI's. This large knife has a bowie style blade that is 9 5/8" long. It has the standard brass guard and horn handle with finger grooves. The handle is held with 2 bolts. The sheath is original to the knife..
f40.jpg (8655 bytes) Vietnam Dan Knife.  I have always felt the GI's would take a knife or a picture of a knife to him and say "make one just like that". I think the following knives will confirm that. This knife has a 6 3/4" blade and is shaped like a 7" SOG knife blade. The sheath is original to the knife and also made like a SOG sheath. Really Neat Piece!
f167.jpg (8274 bytes) Vietnam Dan Knife. This one was made using an original 7" Recon blade and guard. I would assume the original handle was damaged and the blade and guard was taken to Dan to repair. The blade is 6 3/4" long and retains the original guard also. Dan added his standard handle and added a thong hole (like the original 7" Recon). The scabbard appears to be a  modified SOG sheath, but I do not know if Dan made it or modified it.
f89.jpg (8251 bytes) Vietnam Dan Knife. So, what was he looking at here----my thinking is a Randall Model 2. The blade is 7 1/2" long and 1 3/4" wide. It has the regular brass guard. The handle was made with no finger grooves. The scabbard is original to the knife. Another Neat One!.
f72.jpg (11843 bytes) Vietnam Dan Knife. I'd say he was looking at a Pilot's knife this time. The blade is 5 1/2" long. The handle is horn and is squared off a little rather than rounded. The sheath is his copy of a Pilot's knife sheath including the stone pocket and tie-down..

Nichols

f90.jpg (9323 bytes) WWII Nichols Fighting Knife. The blade is 8 3/16" long. The handle has a 1885 Indian head penny inlaid in the pommel and "Nichols" above that.  The guard is marked "Floyd G. Powell" and "O-237945".  It also has the original leather wrist thong. It comes with a Alfred Cornish scabbard that is marked "Floyd G. Powell / O-237945 / U.S.A." on the face..
f1.jpg (8992 bytes) WWII Nichols Fighting Knife. The blade is 7 3/8" long. The handle has a 1936 Buffalo head nickel inlaid in the pommel and the word "Nichols" above that. The guard is marked "Jesse B. Smith" and "872-20-82". It also has the original wrist thong. It comes with a Alfred Cornish scabbard that is marked with the same info that is on the guard. This exact knife is pictured on page 199 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..

Pal

f18.jpg (7206 bytes) WWII Pal Mark 2.  Unusual Mark 2 with the aluminum pommel and grooved leather handle. These normally have the smooth handle. The blade is only marked "Pal". The sheath is original to the knife. This exact knife is shown on page 29 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book.
e29.jpg (7079 bytes) WWII Pal Mark 2. This one has the aluminum pommel and smooth leather handle. The blade is only marked "Pal". The sheath is original to the knife and is marked "Pal Blade Co."..
e7.jpg (7350 bytes) WWII Pal Mark 2. This is the standard Mark 2 with the blade marked "U.S. Navy" on one side and "RH Pal 37" on the other. The sheath is marked "U.S.N." at the throat..

Parsons

f116.jpg (8599 bytes) Vietnam Parsons Prototype Knuckle Knife.   Before deciding to go with the aluminum handles Kevin Parsons made a couple of the brass handle ones. They were made of altered 1918 Knuck knife handles and British F/S blades. They proved to be too heavy and he decided to go with the aluminum. The handle is stamped "Parsons" on the side and #17 on the butt. I have a letter from Kevin Parsons authenticating the knife. This exact knife is pictured on page 127 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
f83.jpg (9463 bytes) Vietnam Parsons Knuckle Knife. One of only 250 made with the clip point blade. It is marked "Parsons" on the butt of the handle. It comes in an original Triple K scabbard. This exact knife is pictured in the Parsons article on page 207 of Military Knives, a Reference Book..
f23.jpg (8957 bytes) Vietnam Parsons Knuckle Knife. There were aprox 750 of this style made. He used a F/S style blade where the center line goes off to the side. The blades are a mixture of plum and blue. The blades for these knives came from the F/S shown below. The handle is stamped "Parsons" on the side and #28 on the butt.
f92.jpg (9447 bytes) Vietnam Parsons Knuckle Knife. Another of the ones made using the F/S blades. This one has a Triple K scabbard that was obviously meant for the clip point blade. The handle is stamped "Parsons" on the side and #3 on the butt..
f107.jpg (8241 bytes) Vietnam Parsons Knuckle Knife. This is the style made with a M7 bayonet blade. I have seen these with both natural and blackened handles. I have never seen one of these with a marked handle..
f111.jpg (7201 bytes) F/S knife that Kevin Parsons used for blades.  He had told me that he used blades from Japan for the stiletto bladed knives, but could not remember any more than that. I actually ran across this piece this past year. There is no question that these are the F/S's he used..

Pugh

f99.jpg (10217 bytes) Vietnam Jim Pugh Knuckle Knife. In the early 70's Jim Pugh of Azel, Texas made 20 of these knives for Marines in Vietnam. This knife was made in 1971. The blade is marked "Pugh Made / Knives / Azel,Texas" on one side and "10 S.N.-1007". The sheath was made by Johnson Leather and is original to the knife..

Randall

Model 1

a56.jpg (9401 bytes) WWII Randall Model 1 Springfield Fighter. The knife has a 7 1/2" carbon blade that is marked "Randall Made / Spfld.Mass.". The sheath is original to the knife.  The stone is also original, still retaining its paper label.  There were aprox 1100 of these made during WWII..
a33.jpg (8047 bytes) Randall Model 1-7. Made aprox 1950. The knife has a 7" carbon blade with a brass hilt. The handle is leather with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin).  The sheath is Heiser marked, with a Heiser marked grip strap snap and a brown painted stone pocket snap. The stone is a terra-cota with fish hook sharpening line..
a42.jpg (7475 bytes) Randall Model 1-8. Made aprox early 1950's. The knife has a 8" carbon blade with a brass hilt.  The handle is a 7 spacer with Pinned Stag. The sheath is a Heiser Brown Button..
a32.jpg (7653 bytes) Randall Model 1-7.    Made aprox mid 1950's.  The knife has a 7" carbon blade with brass hilt. The handle is leather with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin). The sheath is a Heiser Brown Button..
a44.jpg (6976 bytes) Randall Model 1-8. Made aprox early 1960's. The knife has a 8" carbon blade with a brass hilt. It has an Ivory handle with 7 spacers. The sheath is a Johnson Brown Button. This exact knife is shown on page 84 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
a41.jpg (7842 bytes) Randall Model 1-7.   Made aprox early 1960's. The knife has a 7" carbon blade with a brass hilt.   It has a wood (Ebony) handle with 7 spacers. The sheath is a Johnson Brown Button..
a46.jpg (7539 bytes) Randall Model 1-7.   Made aprox early 1960's. The knife has a 7" carbon blade with a brass hilt.   It has a leather handle with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin) and a brass pommel. The sheath is a Johnson Brown Button.  This exact same knife is pictured on page 82 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
a3.jpg (8607 bytes) Randall Model 1-6.   Made aprox early 1960's. The knife has a 6" carbon blade with a brass hilt. The handle is leather with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin). The sheath is a Johnson Brown Button with the rare Horizontal Logo..
a66.jpg (7851 bytes) Randall Model 1-8. Made aprox 1962. The knife has a 8" carbon blade with a nickel silver hilt. The handle is Brown Micarta with 7 spacers. The sheath is a Johnson Brown Button with the rare Horizontal Logo and a 2-tone gray stone..
a10.jpg (7722 bytes) Randall Model 1-8.   Made aprox mid 1960's. The knife has a 8" carbon blade with a nickel silver hilt. It has a Brown Micarta handle with 7 spacers. The Brown Micarta is the darker glossy version. The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back..
a17.jpg (7007 bytes) Randall Model 1-8.   Made aprox mid to late 1960's.  The knife has a 8" carbon blade with a brass hilt.  It has an Ivory handle with 7 spacers. The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back..
a6.jpg (7605 bytes) Randall Model 1-7.   Made in 1966 or 1967. The knife has a 7" carbon blade with a nickel silver hilt.  It has a wood (rosewood) handle with finger grooves and 7 spacers. The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back..
a26.jpg (8081 bytes) Randall Model 1-7.   Made aprox late 60's.  The knife has a 7" carbon blade with a brass hilt.   It has a wood handle and 7 spacers. The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back..
a19.jpg (7921 bytes) Randall Model 1-7.   Made aprox late 60's to early 70's. It has a 7" carbon blade and brass hilt. It has a stag handle with 7 spacers.  The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with white stone..
a23.jpg (10152 bytes) Randall Model 1-5.   Made aprox late 60's. The knife has a 5" carbon blade with a deep choil and a brass hilt. It has a Commando shaped leather handle with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin). The butt cap has a brass nut and a brass washer. The sheath is a Riveted Johnson with early leather lacings and 2 tone gray stone.  This exact knife is pictured on page 81 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
a36.jpg (7899 bytes) Randall Model 1-7.   Made aprox late 60's to early 70's. The knife has a 7" Stainless blade with a separate S mark and a nickel silver hilt. The handle is leather with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin).  The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with a white stone..
a7.jpg (8348 bytes) Randall Model 1-8.   Made aprox early 70's. The knife has a 8" carbon blade and a nickel silver hilt. The handle is stag with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin). The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with a white stone..
a35.jpg (9282 bytes) Randall Model 1-7.   Made aprox early 70's. The knife has a 7" carbon blade and a brass hilt. The handle is stag with finger grooves and 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin). The sheath is a Riveted and Waxed Johnson Rough Back with white stone..
a11.jpg (7701 bytes) Randall "Brass Back" Model 1-8.   Made aprox early 70's. The carbon "Brass Back" blade is 8" long and 1 1/2" wide. It has a brass lugged hilt. The handle is stag with finger grooves and 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin). The butt cap is brass with a thong hole. The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with a white stone..
a22.jpg (10160 bytes) Randall Model 1-6.   Made aprox early 70's.  The knife has a 6" carbon blade and a brass hilt. The handle is leather with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin).  The sheath is a Riveted Johnson Smooth Back with gold lacings and a white stone.  This exact knife is pictured on page 86 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
a15.jpg (8919 bytes) Randall Model 1-6.   Made aprox early 70's.  The knife has a 6" carbon blade and a nickel silver hilt. The hilt is ground as an "S" guard.  Very few of the "S" guards are known to exist.  The handle is black micarta with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin).  The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with a white stone..
a58.jpg (8766 bytes) Randall Model 1-8.   Made aprox early 70's.  The knife has a 8" carbon blade with a Sawback and deep choil. The nickel silver guard is oversized and is 3 1/2" long.  The handle is Ivory with finger grooves, a nickel silver collar and an alum butt cap with thong hole. The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with a white stone..
a61.jpg (8491 bytes) Randall Model 1-7.   Made aprox early 70's.  The knife has a 7" stainless blade with a separate "S" mark and a brass hilt. The handle is maroon micarta with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin). The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with a white stone..
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Randall Model 1-6.  Made aprox late 70's. The knife has a 6" stainless blade with a brass hilt. The handle is yellow micarta with 5 spacers (thick middle). Handle engraved "CCN / RT. MAMBA". The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with a white stone..
a47.jpg (10076 bytes) Randall Model 1-8.   Made January 1991.  The knife has a 8" carbon blade with a brass hilt. The handle is stag with finger grooves and a scalloped brass collar.  The sheath is a Johnson Smooth Back with an unmarked orange stone. It comes with the original shipping box with wrapping paper and Take Care of Your Knife paper.

Model 2

a16.jpg (8988 bytes) Randall WWII Model 2-7.   Made aprox 1943. The knife has a 7" carbon blade with a brass hilt. The handle is leather with spacers as follows. At the hilt: 2 thin red, thick white, thick blue, thick white, 2 thin red. At the pommel: thin red, thick blue, thick white, thin red. It has an aluminum pommel with a steel wrist thong link and a brass nut. It comes with a Clarence Moore sheath with black snaps. The stone is a white Norton soft Arkansas with original paper label..
a65.jpg (8652 bytes) Randall Model 2-8. Made in 1948 or 1949. The knife has a 8" carbon blade with deep choil, small Randall mark and a brass hilt. The leather handle has "7 " spacers at the hilt and 3 at the butt cap. The butt cap is held with a brass nut and brass washer. The sheath is a Heiser with the wide stone pocket flap. The stone is 2-tone gray and marked "A Product By Carborundum / No. 74 SIC"..
a48.jpg (6957 bytes) Randall Model 2-8.   Made aprox mid 50's.  The knife has a 8" carbon blade with deep choil and the small Randall mark.  The blade is engraved "F.H. Tewksbury, U.S.N.".  The handle is stag with 7 spacers and an alum butt cap.  The sheath is a Heiser with Brown Buttons and a 2-tone gray stone..
a13.jpg (7753 bytes) Randall Model 2-8.   Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 8" stainless blade with a separate "S" mark and a brass hilt. The handle is Brown Micarta with a scalloped brass collar and a flanged scalloped brass butt cap with a brass nut.  The Brown Micarta is the more dull version.  The sheath is a Johnson Brown Button with 2-tone gray stone..
a43.jpg (7490 bytes) Randall Model 2-8.   Made aprox late 60s.  The knife has a 8" carbon blade and a brass hilt. The handle is wood (ebony) with 7 spacers. It has a flanged scalloped butt cap with brass nut.  The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with a 2-tone gray stone..
a62.jpg (8992 bytes) Randall Model 2-8.   Made aprox mid to late 60's.  The knife has a 8" stainless blade with a brass hilt. The handle is leather with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin).  The sheath is a Riveted Johnson Rough Back with leather lacings and a 2-tone gray stone..
a64.jpg (9043 bytes) Randall Model 2-7. Made aprox 1970. The knife has a 7" stainless blade with a seperate "S" mark and brass hilt. The handle is greenish black micarta with 7 spacers. The sheath is a Riveted Johnson Smooth Back with green lacings and a white stone..
a59.jpg (7353 bytes) Randall Model 2-7.   Made aprox late 60's.  The knife has a 7" stainless blade with a separate "S" mark and a brass hilt. The handle is leather with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin).  The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with a 2-tone gray stone.  The sheath has one rivet right at the base of the grip strap. There is no damage to the grip strap, so this was done intentionally when the sheath was made, as an added reinforcement?.
a51.jpg (8242 bytes) Randall Model 2-5.   Made aprox early 70's.  The knife has a 5" stainless blade with the separate "S" mark and a brass hilt. The handle is wood (rosewood) and has 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin) and a brass butt cap.  The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with no stone pouch..
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Randall Model 2-7. The knife has a 7" carbon blade. The handle is from a 1918 LF&C Knuckle Knife. There is no sheath..

Friedson Fighter

a45.jpg (10916 bytes) Randall Friedson Fighter.   In 1979, at the request of Randall dealer Mr. Doug Kenefick,  Gary Randall agreed to make a Fighter, based on the design of a 2Lt. J.M. Friedson.  Only 6 were made and one is in the Randall Museum.  The knife has a 7 1/2" Stainless blade with a fully sharpened false edge. The hilt is brass and shaped like a Model 14. The handle is stag with finger grooves and a brass butt cap with thong hole. There are 5 spacers at the guard (3 red-2 black) and 3 spacers at the butt (2 red-1 black). The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with rivet marks, green lacings and a white stone. One of the 6 knives is pictured on page 129 of Pete Hamilton's book and another one is on page 114 of Domonique Beaucant's second book..

Model BC or British Commando

a20.jpg (7055 bytes) Randall Model BC or British Commando.  Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 7" blue-black blade.   The handle is a Third pattern F/S style. The knife is completely unmarked. The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back marked on the back with the Randall mark and "B C".  This exact knife is pictured on page 91 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
a31.jpg (6671 bytes) Randall Model BC or British Commando.  Made aprox early 60's.  These knives were offered by Randall in either the black or nickel plated versions.  The knife has a 6 3/4" blade. The handle is a Third pattern F/S style.  The blade has a very faint mark of   "Sheffield / England" that can be seen under the plating. The entire knife is nickel plated. The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with the "B C" mark on the back..

Model 4

a49.jpg (8603 bytes) Randall Model 4-6.   Even though I only collect Fighters, I just couldn't pass this one up.  Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 6" Stainless blade with the "Low S" mark and a brass hilt. The handle is leather with 5 spacers (3 thick-2 thin) and a brass butt cap with a brass nut.  The sheath is a left hand Johnson Brown Button with a 2-tone gray stone..

Model 14

a1.jpg (10762 bytes) Randall Model 14.  Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" carbon blade with a brass hilt. The handle is Green Tenite with 2 screws and an exposed tang.  The sheath is a Riveted Split Back with Canteen snap on the strap and a Brown Button on the stone pocket. It has the early leather lacings and a 2-tone gray stone..
a8.jpg (8579 bytes) Randall Model 14.  Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" carbon blade with a brass hilt. The handle is Green Tenite with no screws and no exposed tang. The sheath is a Johnson Large Rivet, Split Back with early 2-tone leather lacings and a 2-tone gray stone..
a9.jpg (9157 bytes) Randall Model 14.  Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" Solingen marked blade. The blade has early irregular saw teeth and a brass hilt. The handle is black micarta with a Filled Screw Hole. The sheath is a Johnson Large Rivet, Split Back with the early 2-tone leather lacings and a 2-tone gray stone. This exact knife is pictured on page 60 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
a37.jpg (9751 bytes) Randall Model 14.  Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" carbon blade with a brass hilt. The handle is black micarta with a Filled Screw Hole. The sheath is a Johnson Large Rivet, Split Back with the early leather lacings and a 2-tone gray stone..
a28.jpg (10247 bytes) Randall Model 14.  Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" Stainless Sawback blade with the "Low S" mark and a brass hilt. The handle is black micarta with an inlaid name plate.  The sheath is a Johnson Large Rivet, Split Back with early leather lacings and a 2-tone gray stone..
a29.jpg (9866 bytes) Randall Model 14.  Made aprox mid 60's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" Solingen Stainless Sawback blade with a brass hilt. The sheath is a Johnson Riveted with early leather lacings and a 2-tone gray stone..
a24.jpg (11549 bytes) Randall Model 14.  Made in 1972.  The knife has a 7 1/2" Stainless blade with Separate "S" mark.  The sheath is a Johnson Riveted with green para cord lacings and a white stone.  The box is original to the knife and is postmarked April 1972..
a53.jpg (9907 bytes) Randall Model 14.  Made aprox early 70's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" Solingen blade with the pronounced Hump.  The handle is black micarta. The sheath is a Johnson Riveted with gold lacings and a white stone..
a39.jpg (9945 bytes) Randall Model 14.  Made aprox mid to late 70's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" Solingen Sawback blade that is marked "Stainless" across the ricasso and an "S" next to the logo.   The handle is black micarta with a brass lined thong hole.  There are 2 screws in the handle like the Tenite's.  The screws are the same ones that were used on the early Tenite's. The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with rivet marks, green lacings and a white stone.  This knife was in the Jan 1999 issue of Tactical Knives..
a25.jpg (9019 bytes) Randall Model 14.  Made aprox mid to late 70's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" Solingen Stainless blade with pronounced Hump. The handle is black micarta with brass lined thong hole.  The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with rivet marks, green lacings and a solid gray stone..
a63.jpg (11497 bytes) Randall Model 14.  Made aprox late 70's to early 80's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" Stainless Sawback blade.   The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with no rivet marks, green lacings and an unmarked orange stone.  The box is original to the knife but is not dated. It has all papers and wrap..
a52.jpg (9005 bytes) Randall Model 14 "Heavy".  Made in the 80's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" carbon blade that is 5/16" thick--so called the "Heavy 14".  There were less than 50 of these knives made.  The handle is black micarta with a brass lined thong hole.   The sheath is a Johnson Rough Back with green lacings and a solid gray stone..

Model 15

a50.jpg (11326 bytes) Randall Model 15.  Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 5 1/2" carbon blade and a brass hilt.   The handle is Green Tenite with 2 screws and an exposed tang.  The sheath is Heiser marked and has a Split Back. It has a Canteen Snap on the strap and a Brown Button on the stone pocket.  It has the early leather lacings and a 2-tone gray stone.
a27.jpg (8511 bytes) Randall Model 15.  Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 5 1/2" carbon blade with a brass hilt.   The handle is Green Tenite with no screws and no exposed tang.  The sheath is a Johnson Split Back with Large Rivets at the throat. The leather lacings are the early 2-tone style and it has the 2-tone gray stone..
a21.jpg (12109 bytes) Randall Model 15.  Made aprox late 60's to early 70's.  The knife has a 5 1/2" carbon blade and brass hilt.  The sheath is a Johnson Riveted with green lacings and white stone.  The green lacings have the small black dots (used for a very short period of time)..
a5.jpg (11619 bytes) Randall Model 15.  Made aprox early 70's.  The knife has a 5 1/2" carbon Sawback blade.  The handle is black micarta.  The sheath is a Johnson Riveted with gold lacings and a white stone.  I have the original box and wrapping paper.  The box has no date..
a38.jpg (10022 bytes) Randall Model 15.  Made aprox mid 70's.  The knife has a 5 1/2" Stainless Sawback blade with a Stainless hilt.  The handle is black micarta with a Stainless lined thong hole.  The sheath is a Johnson Waxed Pancake style with green lacings. The sheath was made especially for the knife.  There were only 10 of these knives and sheaths made, with 2 going to a CIA Operative..

Model 16

a14.jpg (9296 bytes) Randall Model 16.  Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 7" Stainless blade with a "Low S" mark. The handle is black micarta.  The sheath is an early Johnson Waxed Dive sheath with early leather lacings and no drain hole..

Model 17

a18.jpg (12078 bytes) Randall Model 17.  Made aprox early 70's.  The knife has a 5 1/2" Stainless blade with stainless hilt.   The handles are black micarta and are removable.  The sheath is a Johnson Riveted with green lacings and a white stone.  I also have an Astro Tie Clasp on original card..

Model 18

a30.jpg (8849 bytes) Randall Model 18.  Made aprox early 60's.  The knife has a 7 3/8" carbon Sawback blade. Very early blade with wavy sawback.  The hilt is brass with no holes.  The handle is a squeezed tube with very early style Crutch Tip.  The sheath is a Johnson Split Back with large rivets at the throat. It has the early 2-tone leather lacings and a 2-tone gray stone..
a40.jpg (10680 bytes) Randall Model 18.  Made aprox early to mid 60's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" Solingen Stainless Sawback blade.  The hilt is brass with one hole on each side.  The handle is a squeezed tube with a rubber Crutch Tip.  The sheath is a Johnson Riveted with early leather lacings and a 2-tone gray stone..
a4.jpg (9070 bytes) Randall Model 18.  Made aprox early to mid 60's.  The knife has a 5 3/4" Solingen Stainless Sawback blade.  The brass hilt has one hole on each side.  The handle is a squeezed tube with rubber Crutch Tip.  The sheath is a Johnson Riveted with early leather lacings and a 2-tone gray stone..
a12.jpg (9833 bytes) Randall Model 18.  Made aprox early 70's.  The knife has a 7 3/4" Solingen Sawback blade.  The hilt is brass and has one hole in each side.  The handle is a squeezed tube with a rubber Crutch Tip.  The handle has a rubber sleeve on it, fits super tight and is marked "Super Tech".  The sheath is a Johnson Riveted with green lacings and a gray stone..
a2.jpg (9557 bytes) Randall Model 18.  Made aprox early to mid 70's.  The knife has a 7 1/2" carbon Sawback blade.  The hilt is brass and has one hole in each side.  The handle is a squeezed tube with a rubber Crutch Tip.  The sheath is a Johnson Riveted with gold lacings and a white stone..

Randall Recon

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Randall Recon-#034---Made in 2005. The knife has a 7" Stainless blade and is shaped like a Vietnam Era 7" SOG knife blade. It has a brass hilt and pommel with black spacers. Both knife and sheath carry the special Recon mark..

Robeson

f124.jpg (7723 bytes) WWII Robeson Mark 2.  Early Robeson with the red spacer at the guard. The blade is marked "Robeson Suredge" on one side and "U.S.N." on the other.  The leather scabbard is marked "Boyt / 43" and "U.S.N."..

Ruana

f64.jpg (8573 bytes) Vietnam Era Ruana Brass Back Bowie.  The knife has a 6 1/2" blade. The handle is aluminum and stag.  The handle is marked "R.H. Ruana / Bonner  M / Montana".  The sheath is sewn and riveted with tie-down tabs..
f168.jpg (7786 bytes) Vietnam Era Ruana Brass Back Bowie. The knife has a 10 1/4" blade and is marked "Ruana.30A.'M' just below the brass strip. The Model 30A was called a Deluxe Bowie. The "M" mark stands for Medium Temper and was started in 1962. The aluminum handle has Elkhorn inserts with finger grooves. The original sheath was called a Deluxe sheath and is unmarked..

Silvey

f98.jpg (8338 bytes) Mike Silvey Custom Fighter.   One of Mike's early knives, either the fourth of fifth knife that he made. The knife is marked "Silvey" on the guard and is the last one he marked in that fashion.  Mike also made the Alfred Cornish influenced scabbard.  This exact knife is pictured on page 147 of Mike's 41-91 Book..
f91.jpg (8283 bytes) Mike Silvey 7" Recon.   Made in 1996 and is one-of-a-kind.  Knife is an exact copy of a 7" CISO SOG knife.  Mike also made the matching scabbard.
f75.jpg (8136 bytes) Mike Silvey 7" Recon.   Made in 1994 and is one of 6 made.  This Recon is made in the style of the 7" Recon Prototype.  It has a brass guard and pommel.  The handle is leather with spacers.  It is marked "Silvey" on the blade and on the matching scabbard.
f46.jpg (8048 bytes) Mike Silvey Gerber Knuckle Knife.  Made in 1999 and is one of a kind.  The blade is Gerber marked with a serial number of "05500".  The knuckle bow is brass with wood handles that are pinned to the brass handle.  It is marked "Silvey" on the knuckle bow. It comes with a Gerber marked sheath.
f58.jpg (8925 bytes) Mike Silvey Fighter.   Made in 2000.  The knife has a 7" blade in the style of a Recon knife. The guard and pommel are brass.  The handle is pinned stag.  It is marked "Silvey" on the pommel and also on the back of the sheath..
f82.jpg (5884 bytes) Mike Silvey Fighter.  A great fighter using an original 1918 LF&C Knuckle knife handle. The double edge blade is 7 1/2" long and marked "Silvey" at the ricasso..
f78.jpg (9138 bytes) Mike Silvey Fighter.   Made in 2002.  The knife has a 7" blade in the style of a Recon knife. The guard and pommel are brass. The handle is natural color micarta.  The blade is marked with his current mark "Handmade Knives / Silvey / Pollock Pines,Ca" at the ricasso.  The sheath also carries the same mark on the back..
f94.jpg (9065 bytes) Mike Silvey Boot Dagger.   Made in 1996.  The knife has a 4" double edge blade.  The handle has a brass guard and a brown micarta handle.  The blade is marked "Silvey" at the ricasso.  The sewn and riveted sheath also carries the Silvey mark..
f169.jpg (7397 bytes) Mike Silvey Axe. Made in 2001. The axe was made using an old Marble's axe head and then Mike made the rest. The handle is made of brass, leather, fiber spacers and stag----and made with a lot of Scagel influence. The sheath was made by Mike and carries the Silvey mark. The axe also has the Silvey mark. The head is 3 3/4" long and the handle is 11 1/2" long.

SOG

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e10.jpg (9221 bytes) Seven Inch Recon--One of 1300 seven inch knives provided by the Counter Insurgency Support Office (CISO) early in the war. It is shown with the original sheath. Both the knife and sheath are unmarked..
e24.jpg (7224 bytes) Seven Inch Recon made by Japan Sword and so marked on the ricasso. It has a blue blade and comes with the original scabbard. Only a couple of these are know to exist..
e4.jpg (10104 bytes) Fat Guard SOG knife---The first of the 6" SOG knives. It has a blue blade and brass fittings. It comes with original scabbard. Both the knife and sheath are unmarked..
e11.jpg (9981 bytes) Presentation Fat Guard SOG---The blue blade is engraved "Presented To / Maj Ralph J Gilmore / 237 44 3564" on one side and "CCS 5TH SFG (ABN) 1ST SF" on the other.  It comes with the original sheath. Maj Gilmore served two tours in Vietnam----Oct 67 to Oct 68 and June 71 to June 72..
e13.jpg (10771 bytes) Presentation Fat Guard SOG---The blue blade is engraved "Presented To / Major Ralph J Gilmore Jr" on one side and "TF3AE 5TH SFGA (ABN) / June 1971  June 1972" on the other. It comes with the original sheath and the original box..
e15.jpg (5773 bytes) Presentation Round Tip Bolo--The blade is engraved "Presented To / Maj Ralph J. Gilmore, Jr. / STDAT - 158 / June 1971 - June 1972"..
e8.jpg (9485 bytes) Numbered SOG--The number is "986". The blade is a mixture of blue and plum with the majority being blue. Most of the later numbered knives had plum blades. It comes with the original scabbard. Some 3700 numbered SOG's were delivered to Vietnam by the CISO..
e18.jpg (9707 bytes) Iron Guard SOG (also called Steril SOG)--The blade is blue. Both the guard and pommel are cast iron and sometimes will have a redish tint. There a black plastic spacer between both the guard and pommel and the leather handle. This knife also comes with a straight sided sheath. This exact knife is pictured on page 283 of Mike Silvey's 41-91 Book..
e19.jpg (8943 bytes) Presentation SOG with Aluminum Fittings---the blade is engraved with the Special Forces Crest and "5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP (ABN) / VIETNAM". It comes with the original sheath that has the stone still in the original paper wrap. This exact knife is pictured on page 24 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
e16.jpg (11872 bytes) Plum Presentation SOG---Some 1200 of these were ordered by the 5th Special Forces Group Mess Association and were used as awards. The blade is engraved with the Special Forces Crest and "5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP (ABN) / VIETNAM". It comes with the original sheath and original box and blade sleeve..
e14.jpg (8124 bytes) Presentation SOG with Brass Fittings---The blue blade is engraved with the Special Forces Crest and "5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP (ABN) / VIETNAM". It comes with the original sheath. This exact knife is pictured on page 15 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
e39.jpg (9007 bytes) Iron Guard Presentation SOG--Both the guard and pommel are cast iron and will sometimes have a redish tint. The leather handle has the white plastic spacers set one spacer in. The blade is a mixture of plum and blue. It is engraved with the Special Forces Crest and "5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP (ABN) / VIETNAM".  This exact knife is pictured on page 21 of Mike Silvey's Vietnam Book..
e33.jpg (8091 bytes) Square Tip Bolo---Heavy Bolo issued to the Special Forces in the early days of the war. The sheath is aluminum clad wood. Both the Bolo and sheath are unmarked..
f96.jpg (7601 bytes) Round Tip Bolo---Early Round Tip with Mill Scale finish. You will find the Mill Scale ones with both a blue and bright cutting edge. It comes with the original scabbard with 2 rivets at the throat.
f95.jpg (9265 bytes) Round Tip Bolo---Later version with the black painted finish. It comes with the original scabbard with 3 rivets at the throat. This one also has the original shipping box..
e20.jpg (7155 bytes) Presentation F/S--The blade is engraved with the Special Forces Crest and "10TH SPECIAL FORCES GP." on one side and "DE OPRESSO LIBER" on the other..

Stelzig

f19.jpg (8364 bytes) WWII Stelzig Knuckle Knife---The heavy double edge blade is 9" long. The handle is a cast alloy--maybe iron. There is also some type of a coating over the entire handle. The sheath is very well made and marked "Stelzig Saddlery Co. Houston Texas" on the back. This exact knife is pictured on page 218 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..

Stone

f86.jpg (8513 bytes) WWII E.W. Stone Knuckle Knife---Made by Eugene W. Stone Sr. while abord the USS Holland during WWII. This one has part of the word Kabar showing on the blade. It was made for a Marine as it has the Pig nose. It comes with the original sheath. He made aprox 250-300 knives during the war..

Tru-Bal

f104.jpg (7408 bytes) Vietnam Era Tru-Bal Bowie Axe----Made by Harry McEvoy during the war.  Most of the guys that said they had them or saw them in Vietnam said they were used as Camp knives. It comes with the original sheath..
f69.jpg (7688 bytes) Vietnam Era Tru-Bal Battle Blade---Made by Harry McEvoy during the war. This is a smaller knife with a 7 1/8" blade. It comes with the original scabbard..

Utica/Kutmaster

f110.jpg (7781 bytes) WWII Kutmaster 7" Fighting Knife---well made knife that is marked "Kutmaster / Utica,N.Y.USA" at the ricasso. It comes with the original scabbard.
f109.jpg (7780 bytes) WWII Kutmaster 6" Fighting Knife---well made knife that is marked "Kutmaster / Utica,N.Y.USA" at the ricasso. It comes with the original scabbard.
f118.jpg (6326 bytes) WWII Kutmaster M3---The bright blade is etched "Kutmaster / Made in U.S.A." and was originally a blade marked Utica. You can still see the faint remains of the original mark on the opposite side. The pommel still has the ord mark. The sheath is original, unmarked  and in the style of the WWII M6's.
e21.jpg (7763 bytes) Vietnam Era Utica Mark 2---The gray parkerized blade is marked "U.S. / Utica Cut. Co." at the ricasso. It comes with the original sheath..

Warther

f71.jpg (9288 bytes) WWII Warther Fighting Knife--Made by Ernest Warther of Dover, Ohio during WWII. The double edge blade is 7 7/8" long. The aluminum guard is 4" wide. The ebony handle is marked "Edward Evans" on one side and "35587352" on the other. The scabbard is marked on the belt loop "Ernest Warther / Dover-O-U.S.A. / 1945".
f129.jpg (7502 bytes) Warther Fighting Knife---The heavy blade is 7" long and marked "Warther Originals / Dover, Ohio" on one side and "245" on the other. The blade has engine turning on the lower portion. It is a full tang knife with a brass guard and pommel. It has a 2 piece wood handle with brass pins. It comes with the original sewn and riveted scabbard. It was made in 1972 by Dale Warther.

Western

f35.jpg (7630 bytes) WWII Western L-76 Stiletto---Rare double edge bright blade with the Western mark at the ricasso. It has a brass guard and aluminum pommel with thong hole. It comes with the original Western scabbard..
f37.jpg (7090 bytes) WWII Western L-77 Commando---Single edge bright blade with a steel guard and plastic pommel. It comes with the original Western scabbard..
f43.jpg (6497 bytes) WWII Western L-77 Commando---Single edge bright blade with a plastic guard and plastic pommel. It comes with the rare Western scabbard with belt hooks..
f20.jpg (7788 bytes) WWII Western G-46-8 Fighting Knife---Blue blade marked "Western / Pat'd." at the ricasso. It comes with the original Western scabbard..
f34.jpg (7399 bytes) Vietnam Era Western 8" Fighter---Bright blade marked "Western / Boulder Colo USA" at the ricasso. It has a brass guard, leather handle and aluminum pommel. It comes with the original Western scabbard..

Woroniecki

f113.jpg (10183 bytes) WWII Woroniecki Knuckle Knife---The double edge blade is 7 1/2" long. The knuckles are a cast alloy with wood handles. It comes with the original scabbard. This exact knife is pictured on page 242 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..
f170.jpg (7071 bytes) WWII Woroniecki Fighting Knife. The double edge blade is 8" long and made from the mid section of a Patton Saber. The guard and pommel are aluminum and the handle is leather. The sheath appears original to the knife but looks unfinished in the upper section. Thomas Woroniecki sold guns and knives from his New York store. He called these knives Commando Knives for Service men only. Parents or friends could place an order and he would ship direct to the servicemans camp..

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