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Four Fighting Knives

Auction:
3033T
Lot:
1105
Sold for:
$461$375

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Auction:
Sale #3033T - 3033T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 18, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Four Fighting Knives, c. 1940s-70s, a Western W49 with a wooden grip, brass guard, engraved on the blade "PRESENTED TO/TEEM LEADER/TEEM COBRA/MACV-SOG," with a leather scabbard, an unmarked fighting j=knife with a wooden grip, carved on one side "Bougainville/11. 2. 43" and on the other side "2 1", with no scabbard, a British machete cut-down into a fighting knife, marked on the blade ENDURE/JOSH BEAL & SONS/SHEFFIELD," with an added hand guard and original scabbard, and a Collins number 18 fighting knife with black horn grip, brass hand guard, unmarked steel blade, and a leather scabbard marked "COLLINS & CO./LEGITIMUS" with a "13" stamped below, and a V44 with a wooden grip (cracks), brass hand guard, and an unmarked steel blade.

Provenance: The collection of Nicholas A. Penachio.
Estimate $400-600

All have some wear from use but are in good condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

COLLINS & CO., Nicholas A. Penachio, Blade weapons, Equipment, Knife, Machete, Mark I trench knife, Military technology, Scabbard, Security, SOG Knife