indicates that you're happy to accept cookies.
Click Here to view our Privacy
+44 (0)1799 550062AG.firstname.lastname@example.org
RARE 'PIONEER' LONG DRESS BAYONET BY PUMA WITH FROG.Whilst I have had these 'pioneer' dress bayonets before, I have only had them made by Eickhorn and WKC, never by Puma. The term pioneer is actually wrong as these bayonets had no designation, they were just another variation offered by the Solingen makers. They did not prove to be very popular, so hence the scarcity in today's market.
Code: 3121Price: 295.00 GBP
WW2 HUNGARIAN 'PARATROOP' DRESS DAGGER WITH STRAPS.As most know, I do, from time to time buy the dress daggers of the German Axis forces. Usually Italian, but I have had a couple of Bulgarian ones recently. This one comes from the HUNGARIAN forces, and although I have done a bit of research on it, I can't find too much about it. The 'standard' Hungarian dress dagger is very similar to this, and I have had a few of them in the past. This is slightly different, as the main crossguard features an additional piece that in the shape of outstretched wings and a parachute surmounted by a grinning scull with crossed swords. Scabbard and grip are the same as the army version, but the blade has a specific etch which mirrors the crossguard with a parachute and scull. Deeply stamped in the riccasso is the makers name MESZAROS LAJOS-BUDAPEST. Above that is the Hungarian flag stamped into the steel and the number 11. This number 11 appears elsewhere on the dagger so it seems each part is also marked 11 to aid assembly. Black ribbed wood grip with an eagle pommel. The quality of the dagger overall is pretty good, but does not match the quality of German daggers. With this dagger are a set of black leather straps with gilded fittings and oakleaf buckles etc. All the fittings on the hangers are German WW2 army, so I have no idea whether these were made at the time, or made up after to go with the dagger. The straps show age and the adjusting eyelets are all covered in green patina. An interesting dagger, displays well.
BEAUTIFUL ALCOSO MINIATURE RAD OFFICER DAGGER, with ORANGE GRIP and DEDICATION.As many of your you I have had a long association with miniature edged weapons, and still manage to find the odd one to collect. The Ďcreme de la cremeí of miniature edged weapon manufacturers was ALCOSO. They made a small range in the largest size. The detail and a quality were superb in every respect. Their rarest types are the RAD officer, the Hunting Association dagger and the naval officers dagger. This is a stunning example of the RAD officer and itís in mint condition. There is no lifting of the antique silver plated fittings and the Alcoso marked blade is in mint condition. As an added bonus, engraved to the rear of the crossguard, is a 50th birthday dedication. There is no name as it would have been a personal gift. The perfect celluloid grip plates have toned to a medium orange colour. A wonderful miniature 100x rarer than itís large counterpart.
SENSATIONAL ORANGE GRIP NAVY DAGGER WITH HAMMERED SCABBARD, ORIGINAL STRAPS AND UNDERBELT.An absolutely wonderful example of a WKC navy dagger with EVERYTHING you need, the COMPLETE RIG! According to the original family owners, this was exactly as their Grandfather bought it back as a souvenir, and it looks as though the navy officer just took the whole thing off and gave it to him! Unlikely, as in 1945 no one was wearing dress daggers, especially to surrender. It was probably discovered in a building, or a house, or perhaps even a ship, but just kept as it is. Dagger is a classic WKC piece, and retains 95% of the original fire gilt. The beautiful grip has toned to a mid-tangerine orange colour. Wrapped around the pommel and crossguard and in the correct naval 'tie', is a really thick, gilt coloured bullion portapee. It has been on this dagger for some 70+ years, and you can see the slight fraying wear to the cords, where they come out of the crossguard tie. Fantastic looking knot. Scabbard is the 'extra cost' hammered type and again has 95% of the original fire gilt. One VERY slight indentation to the bottom, hardly noticeable. Blade has the normal dolphins and anchor etched panels, and the etch is in the original dark charcoal colour. The WKC knights head trademark is deeply stamped into the riccasso. The original red felt blade buffer is present. With the dagger are it's original set of gilded aluminium daggers hangers with lion's head buckles. Both straps are in excellent condition with virtually no wear. The straps are attached to the blue naval under-belt, which was worn under the tunic to suspend the dagger from. So there you have it, a complete 'rig', as it would have been worn, and with a fabulous ORANGE grip navy dagger!!
Code: 3118Price: 1250.00 GBP
A NEAR PERFECT/MINT FIRE DEPT BAYONET OR SWORD KNOT. Purchased in America, the land of unissued pieces, this is the leather strapped portepee or knot for the Fire Dept dress bayonet. Itís also used on the parade sword. Actually a rare knot to find, especially in this condition. Black leather strap with 3 lines of silver wire running down each strap. Bullion ball consists of alternating red & silver bullion cords. Red insert in the bottom. Seems to have never been issued, certainly never wrapped around a frog! Ideal opportunity to acquire a mint example to go with a mint bayonet.
VERY RARE EARLY SA MAKER BUT TOTALLY INCLEANED DAGGER!!It is quite unusual to find a SA dagger in this totally incleaned state. I think it must have been hung in a smoking environment for MANY years! Itís dark yellow patina covers the whole dagger and has toned down the nickel crossguards to a nearly black colour. Amazing. The added bonus is that the blade has remained protected and itís also made by one of the rarest makers listed. Etched in an oval with a castle like structure in the middle. This is by EUGEN SCHEIDT OHLIGS SOLINGEN. Rated as a 9-10 in the scarcity ranking (SA book by Ralf Siegert ). Dagger seems to never have been apart as the tang nut and patina are not disturbed. Nice dark wood grip with S.A. button and dark yellow grip eagle. Grip has tiny piece of wood missing between the S.A. button and the top crossguard. This is the narrowest part of the grip with smallest piece of wood between the two, so is itís weakest point. Patina has covered this too so itís just not noticeable. Solid nickel crossguards are covered in the yellow patina but are in good condition. The lower crossguard has a Gau mark Nm for Nordmark. Scabbard again is covered innpatina but still has full covering of the brown anodising. Bottom scabbard fitting is basically indamaged. The blade is a fantastic BRIGHT RELEIF compared to the outside. Has remained protected inside the airtight scabbard and is in near mint condition. Apart from some in/out marks and very light surface scratches where a rough rag has been used to wipe it down, all the original crissgrain polish is present and the motto and trademark retain their background etched colours. A most interesting S.A. dagger. A very rare maker and in untouched condition. Would it clean up? Yes, with care and the correct products, it would. However, my advice would be to leave it as it is as a testament to history and time!
Code: 3116Price: 695.00 GBP
WW2 KRIEGSFLAG - NICE SIZE BY GERMAN MAKER. Always a popular flag with collectors, this is the last flag I purchased in America. A smaller sized 80cm x 135cm, it comes with the integral rope lanyard stitched into the hem. Along the hem, printed in black ink, are the size and the maker. This one was made by Lonenz Somme & Sohne in Oberkotzou. This is a town in Upper Franconia Bavaria! The colours on this flag are very bright and clear and is made of the very smooth, fine cotton/linen. There are a couple of small areas of damage, either insect or just age. One has been period repaired with a matching red cloth, the other is just left as a 1Ē approx area. I have shown these on the pictures. Certainly does not detract from the flag and it displays well. Ideal display picece or backdrop/drawer liner. Nice flag
Code: 3115Price: 345.00 GBP
GREAT SET OF DE-LUXE TYPE RAD OFFICERS LEATHER HANGERS.Dagger hangers are always an interest to me and it's amazing to see how many 'variations' there are, just for an ordinary set of hangers. With the army and Luftwaffe hangers, it's possible to have just a collection of them as there are so many different types. RAD officers hangers also come in different combinations, and whilst not as many as army types, there are still differences. This is a great set of the tan brown leather hangers used on ALL RAD officers daggers. Normally they are quite simple with the straps just sewn to the top fittings and very plain aluminium buckles and bottom clips. These have a great pair of 'metal topped' tabs, which have oakleaves engraved on them as well as the DRGM letters. The tabs are riveted to the leather straps and enable the hangers/dagger, to swing when being carried. This alleviates wear and stress on the hangers, and they last longer! The straps are quite long and are in a fairly thick, stiff leather. The pebbled rectangular buckles, slides and bottom clips are in a grey metal alloy, and not aluminium. They are slightly gilded in colour. A very nice looking set, and different from the norm.
Code: 3114Price: 485.00 GBP
NICE EARLY SA DAGGER BY ANTON WINGEN JR.This early example of an SA dagger is by the more unusual maker Anton Wingen Jr SOLINGEN and has their trademark of a standing knight in armour. Dagger has all nickel fittings which have not been cleaned in a long while. There are lots of brown patina residue in the crevices. It looks like this dagger was hung for a long time in a smoking environment. Nice dark brown wood grip with SA roundel button and nickel grip eagle. the lower Crossguard is marker with the Gau 'No' for Nordsee, an SA coastal area in North West Germany. Scabbard has all of the original brown anodising on the surface with no dents. The scabbard fittings are again slightly brown with patina, the lower ball is not dented. There is an original short leather hanger and nickel clip. The blade is really nice, extremely bright and clean with nearly full crossgraining along the complete surface. The Alles fur Deutchland lettering has all of the original black/grey colour. Very appealing SA dagger.
A LONG POLICE OFFICERS SWORD WITH ORIGINAL KNOT AND UNUSUAL MAKER. This is a great example of the Third Reich Police Officers dress sword. Purchased on my recent trip to America, this is an untouched piece and is exactly how it was bought back as a souvenir. The fittings are nickel plated over a steel base and whist there is a little corrosion in a very few places, the plating is 90% intact. The black wood (ebony?) grip is in excellent shape with all of the silver grip wire intact. The inset Police eagle still has a silver colour to the surface. Wrapped in the correct tie around the hilt and crossguard is a large size Police Officers sword knot in leather. The straps are wider and the ball is much larger on the proper sword knots. It has the silver/red thread running up each strap and the ball has a red/silver infill in the end. This sword knot has been on this piece for ever! In my opinion, for 70 years. Itís moulded to the hilt and would be impossible to remove it without ruining it. Scabbard has nickel plated top and bottom mounts. These have dark patina with age. The scabbard body retains most of the ORIGINAL factory black paint, but has got spidering, rub marks, age etc etc. There is no damage , bends or dents to the scabbard. The blade is bright nickel plating over steel and apart from one small area, is in virtual mint condition. This sword is made by the LUNESCHLOSS company. Their trademark of a fire helmet peirced by a sword, is stamped into the riccasso. You do not come across Polce swords made by them! The overall length of the sword is 39 1/2 ", with a 33" blade.
Code: 3112Price: 895.00 GBP
& maintained by Concept500