Sold Gallery

These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.

IMPERIAL GERMAN PRUSSIAN OTHER RANKS PICKELHAUBE HELMET.

IMPERIAL GERMAN PRUSSIAN OTHER RANKS PICKELHAUBE HELMET.

Black leather helmet fitted with war time grey metal fittings. Prussian helmet plate, spike with backing plate, black leather chin strap and a pair of cockades which are probably later replacements. The interior of the helmet features brown leather liner, Regimental stamps to the underside of the reverse peak. The helmet appears to have been re-furbished and then re-issued to the army. Exc++

THIRD REICH FORESTRY OFFICERS BELT AND BUCKLE, MINT CONDITION.

THIRD REICH FORESTRY OFFICERS BELT AND BUCKLE, MINT CONDITION.

Green leather belt complete with both of the matching leather sliders and silver aluminium oval buckle featuring the forestry eagle and swastika in a wreath, the buckle is maker marked on the reverse side with a capital letter A for Assmann. This officers belt would look superb displayed with a forestry dagger. Mint condition.

THIRD REICH NAVAL OFFICERS SURRENDER SWORD.

THIRD REICH NAVAL OFFICERS SURRENDER SWORD.

This fascinating sword has had the blade broken of just below the Eickhorn trade mark, it was a German tradition for officers to brake the blade of there swords and daggers at the time of surrender. Brass lions head hilt still retains traces of the gilt finish, the folding guard displays the naval anchor. The white celluloid grip is in perfect condition and is complete with all original grip wire. The folding guard on the reverse side is issue stamped 0.3617. The blade is interesting as only 5cm remains but including the all important makers name which is Eickhorn Solingen and featuring there 1935/41 pattern trade mark. Black leather scabbard with matching gilt brass mounts, there is one crease to the leather shell at the lower section of the scabbard. Complete with silver naval officers sword knot which is in perfect condition and which is a rare and valuable item to find. With a perfect blade this sword would be priced at well over £1200.00. Exc++

GERMAN NAVAL TYPE DAGGER.

GERMAN NAVAL TYPE DAGGER.

This model dagger is occasionally seen and it is believed to be of naval issue but which naval department actually used it is still not confirmed but it was probably the harbour administration or the naval fire service, but which ever naval organisation it was it is certainly a very scarce naval dagger to find and a great addition to a collection. Gilt brass flame ball pommel is in excellent condition. White bone grip is in fine condition with just one faint hairline crack to the side of the grip. Gilt brass crossguard with release button to the reverse side. The blade is in excellent condition and it is double etched with long decorative floral panels and features military designs such as crossed swords and other military motifs and so suggesting a naval / military use. Long black painted steel scabbard which retains approcamatly 90% original black paint. An Identical dagger is featured in Ltc Thomas Johnson\'s imperial edged weapon book, please see photographs. This is a large dagger, it measures approcamatly 19 inches or 49cm long and dates to the 1920\'s or early 1930\'s. Exc++

WW2 JAPANESE ARMY OFFICERS SWORD WITH SURRENDER LABEL.

WW2 JAPANESE ARMY OFFICERS SWORD WITH SURRENDER LABEL.

A very nice Japanese officers Katana. Cloth bound fish skin grip fitted with three manuke to each side. The hilt is fitted with a swivel ring. Attractive decorated suba. The blade is in near mint condition and it has a hammon line, it is also apparently signed but I have not taken it apart to confirm this, the blade is shorter then some but this is just as it was made, it has not been shortened. The brown painted scabbard is in fine condition and it is complete with metal mounts. The sword comes with its original silk surrender label with Japanese text and also a small file of documents concerning the sword. Near mint.

HITLER YOUTH LEADERS DAGGER BY HORSTER.

HITLER YOUTH LEADERS DAGGER BY HORSTER.

The dagger and scabbard have never been cleaned and have a very nice age patina. All silver wire remaining to grip and it is still good and tight. The pommel of the dagger features the HJ swastika diamond. The crossguard is in very nice condition. The very impressive blade is in near mint condition, the obverse side features the, BLUT UND EHRE motto and the reverse side is makers details, RZM M7/36 which is the makers code for Horster Solingen. The matching scabbard is also in fine condition, the upper fitting obverse side features the HJ eagle with swastika on its breast, the black leather is also in excellent condition. A very nice example of this rare dagger. Near mint.

GERMAN DLV / LUFTWAFFE 1ST MODEL DAGGER BY GEBR HELLER (THE BALLOON MAN).

GERMAN DLV / LUFTWAFFE 1ST MODEL DAGGER BY GEBR HELLER (THE BALLOON MAN).

This is one of the hard to find early production Luftwaffe daggers produced with a solid leather scabbard and with the scabbard fittings held in place my metal staples. All early nickel silver fittings with fine detail to the brass swastikas to pommel and crossguard. The blade shows a few age marks but over all it is still extremely nice, the blade is by, GEBR HELLER, MARIENTHAL D.SCHWEINA / THR and displays there balloon man trade mark, I have had this maker many times on DLV knife\'s but I do not recall having it on a Luftwaffe dagger before. The scabbard is produced in solid dark blue leather with several bumps to the leather shell, this is a result of the movement of the internal scabbard springs over many years and is often seen on this scarce model dagger and is actually nice to see, the three matching nickel silver fittings are held in place with a large metal staple to each fitting rather than screws, the top scabbard mount is also interesting as it has a stamped Waffen amp mark. Complete with chain hanger, the spring clip is in good working order and it is stamped on the reverse side, D.R.G.M 926719 which is a mark occasionally seen on daggers of very early vintage. Exc++

LUFTWAFFE HERMANN GORING DIVISION CUFF TITLE.

LUFTWAFFE HERMANN GORING DIVISION CUFF TITLE.

Blue wool other ranks cuff band with machine embroidered title, HERMANN GORING. A very nice and desirable cuff band. Near mint.

WW2 BRITISH FS COMANDO FIGHTING KNIFE, 3RD PATTERN.

WW2 BRITISH FS COMANDO FIGHTING KNIFE, 3RD PATTERN.

Bronze coloured ribbed metal handle with simple oval crossguard which is maker marked, William Rogers Sheffield England. The factory blued blade is in near mint condition. Complete with matching brown leather scabbard still retaining grip strap and scabbard tabs with brass lower mount showing some minor dents. Exc++

VICTORIAN SWORD STICK.

VICTORIAN SWORD STICK.

A very nice British Victorian sword stick. Pulling the handle away from the stick reveals a long lethal steel blade. Exc++