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OSS/SOE Stingers, Wrist Dagger, and Smachets


The MI-9 SOE concealed "stinger" pencil used in "Naughty Packages" shipped to Allied POWs for use in escape and evasion.

Most of these items are shown in the 1942 Most Secret classified document Per Ardua Libertas. We have a very high quality copy, printed on slick hard milled paper made from the original available. The letter inside describes the contents. It is priced at $49.99.

Additional references to items on this page are also seen in Buerlein's book, Allied Military Fighting Knifes and the Men Who Made Them Famous. An author signed softbound edition is available for $49.99.  We have other fine OSS and Espionage books (many signed by the author/spies) available on a separate page.

Shown below are several different styles of clandestine and special operations edged weapons used for escape and evasion or counterinsurgency operations.

If you have questions, please email us. Please include an item number and description to avoid unnecessary delay in response.

The following information is regarding the wooden pens and pencils with concealed stingers.  The stinger inside has a fine cord wrapped around the handle to lash it to the pencil body (or other convenient stick) as a handle.  This is a view of a cutaway version of the pencil, showing how it is retained in the body of the wood.  Please note that the cutaway model shown has been sold and it is NOT available.

Several styles of demonstrator and cutaway pencils and quill pens -- as well as "practical" issued versions -- are shown in Frederick Stephen's Fighting Knives on pages 110 and 111 and in Page 116 as Figure 176 in Buerlin's Allied Military Fighting Knives.

There are several ways to determine if a stinger is in a pencil without breaking it open. The easiest way is that the balance point of the pencil is significantly to the rear of where it should be. The second is to x-ray it.  A third is to use a compass.  The needle will rotate from south to north as you pass it over the stinger. Or use a magnet. to feel the pull from the steel inside. Occasionally, the stinger will be loose inside the pencil and you can feel it shift by shaking it gently. This is not a recommended method.

 

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
  STEM-3
 USA
 World War Two STERILE M3 Combat Fighting Knife with Sterile Scabbard
 This is a 12 inch knife that belonged to a CIA operative who carried it into combat in the near east.

This knife is in mint condition as shown.

Here are other views.  1  2   3  4   5   6  7  8   9   10   11  12   13   14
$449.99 Available
  SURKN-1
 USA
World War Two STERILE Survival Knife in Heavy Period Leather and Metal Scabbard
 This is a 9 ½ inch knife overall with a 5 inch parkerized blade. The scabbard has been partially camouflaged and is not sterile. It is marker marked as shown.

This knife belonged to a CIA operative who carried it into combat in the near east.

This knife is in dead mint condition as shown.

Here  are other views.  1  2   3  4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11  
$299.99 Available

 
BLACKWIDOW-1
USA
World War Two Fancy Handmade Combat Knife
with Fancy White Grips that feature a Black Widow Spider
 This is an 8 ½ inch overall knife with a heavy brass cross guard in near mint condition as shown.

Here  are other views.  1  2  3
$849.99 Available
  CASEBELT-1
USA
 World War Two CASE Belt Knife
This is a 9 inch overall knife that features the word CASE on the blade and CASE XX on the brown leather scabbard.

This knife is in mint condition as shown.

Here  are other views.  1  2   3  4   5   6  7  8  9  10
$124.99  Available
CASESS-1
 USA
World War Two Fancy CASE Combat Fighting Knife
 This knife features a 3 ¾ inch grip made from dark wood.

The blade is marked PS2-4 ½ SS and the other side is marked CASE XX SS USA.  It fits into a specially made black leather scabbard as shown.

This knife has a double edges blade and is in mint condition.

Here  are other views.  1  2   3  4   5  
$349.99 Available
  GERBER-101
USA
Vietnam War Era GERBER
Heavy Black Grip Fighting Knife
 This is an 11 ½ inch overall knife without a scabbard.

Its serial number is D4764S and it is in mint condition overall as shown.

Here  are other views.  1  2  3  4  5  6 
$599.99   Available 

 
TROLL-1
Norway
Post World War Two 
NORGE
Original TROLL Belt Knife
 This knife is 5 inches overall and is fitted into its proper scabbard.

The knife is in mint condition as shown and is unissued.

Here  are other views.  1  2  3  4 
$99.99   Available 

 
RVN-1
USA
Vietnam War
Native made Fighting Knife with Heavy Stag Grips and a Fitted Brown Leather Scabbard 
This is a 13 inch overall knife with a very heavy double edges 8 inch unmarked blade.

This knife belonged to John PURCELL who had it made for him by a Vietnam native knife maker.

The knife is in near excellent condition as shown.

Here  are other views.  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
$449.99    Available 
  RIFLEBAY-1
 USA
Post World War Two Rifle Bayonet
This is a bayonet that measures 12 ½ inches overall and features an unmarked blade as shown. The cross guard has the number 4744 hand engraved in it.

The grips and the scabbards are made from heavy brown plastic. This bayonet belonged to a CIA operative who carried it into combat in the near east.

The bayonet is in mint condition overall.

Here  are other views.  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
$199.99   Available 
   RIFLEBAY-2
  USA
Post World War Two
Rifle Bayonet
 This is a bayonet that measures 13 inches overall and features an unmarked blade as shown. The bayonet is painted in desert camouflage a shown.

The grips and the scabbard are made from heavy brown plastic. This bayonet belonged to a CIA operative who carried it into combat in the near east.

The bayonet is in mint condition overall.

Here  are other views.  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10   11   12
$199.99   Available 
   RIFLEBAY-3
 USA
Post World War Two
Rifle Bayonet
 This is a bayonet that measures 12 inches overall and features an unmarked blade as shown.

The cross guard has the number H660874hand engraved in it. The grips are made from heavy brown plastic and the scabbard is made from heavy metal.

This bayonet belonged to a CIA operative who carried it into combat in the near east.

The bayonet is in mint condition overall.  

Here  are other views.  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  
$199.99   Available 
   FLAPP-01
USA
 OSS VARIANT
Flapper Combat Knife Scabbard
This is the rarer version of the OSS combat knife as shown.

The condition is near excellent.

Here are other views.  1   2
$999.99 Available
    TECHR-1
USAAF
OSS SPY Silver Hand engraved US TECH REP Middle East Winged Propeller Pin Back Badge

This is a near mint badge that was worn by an OSS SPY in that theater of operations.

A COA will be given to the next owner.
$199.99 Available
  SURVSPY-1
 post
 World War Two
 CIA MINT Pilot Combat Survival Knife with STERILE Blade and Sterile Scabbard
This is a CIA SPY PILOT SURVIVAL KNIFE.. THIS AUTHENTIC KNIFE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH A BLADE THAT HAS MOST OF THE ORIGINAL DARK PARKERIZING, WITH VERY MINOR AGE RELATED WEAR MARKS.

THE blade has the ORIGINAL FACTORY SHARPENING. THE CROSS GUARD IS TIGHT TO THE KNIFE, AND THE STACKED LEATHER HANDLE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. with NO MARKINGS ON THE POMMEL. OVERALL LENGTH OF THE KNIFE IS APPROX. 9 5/8" INCHES, WITH A BLADE THAT MEASURES APPROX. 5 1/4" INCHES LONG. THE TOP EDGE OF THE BLADE IS SERRATED FOR APPROX. 2 1/2" INCHES.

THIS KNIFE IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF A VINTAGE Spy PILOTS SURVIVAL KNIFE. THE ORIGINAL LEATHER SHEATH IS ALSO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, WITH ALL STITCHING AND RIVETS INTACT. THE SNAPS ON THE RESTRAINING STRAP AND POUCH WORK FINE. THE ORIGINAL NORTON SHARPENING STONE COMES WITH.

THIS KNIFE AND IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. OVERALL, THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF AN EXCELLENT CONDITION VINTAGE SPY PILOTS SURVIVAL KNIFE.

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4
  SOLD
  WIRESPY-1
World War Two German
GESTAPO Multi Piece SPY Wire Cutters Utility Knife
This is a 5-1/2 inch over all with a pliers on end and 4 various blades inside the stainless steel grips. All in good working order.

Here are other views.  1   2  3   4   5
 $849.99 Available
  FFISPY-1
World War Two FRANCE FFI SPY Theater Made Bowie Blade Combat Fighting Knife with Scabbard

This is an extremely well made fighting knife brought back to the USA at the close of WW2 by a 506th PIR 101st A/B Infantry Division officer. He stated he got it from a FFI spy he met in France during the war.

The 14 inch long knife features a very sharp bowie style 9 inch blade. The hand made 1-3/4 inch wide by 9-1/2 inch long metal scabbard has decorations along the edge as shown The 4-1/2 inch hollow grip .has many small knobs made into the metal for a secure grip. A 4 inch long woven belt loop is attached to the scabbard. The 3-1/4 inch heavy steel crossguard is firmly attached to the grip.

I have had one other like this many years ago when I collected fighting knives & have NOT viewed any other. The metal parts have a dull metal patina and all parts are near excellent overall.

The story of this find is mentioned in a new book I wrote It was found by a 506th PIR 101st Airborne Infantry Division officer named 1 Lt D C Watts. His story is told in a new book I wrote The title is "Treasure Trove the Looting of the Third Reich" available from me on my site http://www.snyderstreasures.com/pages/trove.htm

Here are other views. 1  2   3   4  5  6   7   8  
$1499.99 Available


SOE-999
OSS SOE Spy BEANO Grenade Cutaway
This is a brown Bakelite covered grenade filled with non explosive material as shown.

The condition is MINT. 

Here are other views  1  2.
$1,499.99 Available
SOE-01
SOE Escape Evasion Pencil with Concealed Sticker

This is an MI-9 issue escape and evasion pencil (right in the image), measuring 6-1/2 inches overall.

For comparison purposes only, we show what the pencil stinger dagger looks like when it is dismounted outside of the pencil to the left of the pencil.

The detached stinger is not included in this offering, however, the pencil does have a captive stinger that is identical inside it, as shown. The stinger alone is being offered separately (below). There is one small chip out of the wood at the front end of the pencil, as shown. The pencil measures 7 inches long overall with the "business part" measuring about 4-1/2 inches long.  This is a view of the other side.

The stinger inside has a fine cord wrapped around the handle to lash it to the pencil body as a handle.  This is a view of a cutaway version of the pencil, showing how it is retained in the body of the wood.  Please note that the cutaway model shown has been sold and it is NOT available.

  SOLD
SOE-02
SOE Clandestine POW Sticker
This is for the dismounted stinger, as shown at the left in the image above. These were typically concealed in hollow dart boards, pencils, combs, brushes and similar items sent to Allied POWs in specially prepared aid packages assembled by the SOE. It measures 4-1/2 inches overall.

This stinger is shown in a photo of a dartboard on page 39 of Per Ardua Libertas.

There is no cord wrapping on the stinger, however, there are two holes for mounting a cord, if needed.

  SOLD 
SOE-18
SOE Escape Evasion Pencil with Concealed Sticker CAMP X Instructor Demonstrator

This is an MI-9 issue escape and evasion "Camp X" instructor's demonstrator pencil with concealed cord wrapped stinger measuring 7 inches overall. 

The detached stinger IS included in this offering The pencil measures 7 inches long overall with the "business part" measuring about 4-1/2 inches long.

This particular pencil has a removable wooden plug at the end (where an eraser would be on a modern pencil).  When the plug is removed the stinger can be withdrawn by pulling gently on the cord (or shaken out, if the cord is dropped inside).  In practical use, the plug would give away the nature of the weapon and was not used on an "issued" pencil.

There is some glue residue from when it was attached to a display long ago.

  SOLD
SOE-19
SOE Escape Evasion Quill Cutaway Pen with Concealed Sticker CAMP X Instructor Demonstrator

This is an MI-9 issue escape and evasion "Camp X" instructor's demonstrator quill pen with concealed cord wrapped stinger (shown in the left image), measuring 8 inches overall. 

The embedded stinger IS included in this offering The pen measures 8 inches long overall with the "business part" measuring about 4-1/2 inches long.

This quill pencil has a removable standard quill nib at the end.  One side has been neatly cut away to show the stinger inside.

There is some glue residue from when it was attached to a display long ago.

$1199.99 Available
SOE-20
SOE Escape Evasion Quill Pen with Concealed Sticker

This is an MI-9 issue escape and evasion "naughty" quill pen with concealed cord wrapped stinger measuring 8 inches overall. 

The embedded stinger IS included in this offering The pen measures 8 inches long overall with the "business part" measuring about 4-1/2 inches long.

This quill pencil has a removable standard quill nib at the end.

There is some glue residue from when it was attached to a display long ago.

$1199.99 Available
SOE-21
SOE Escape Evasion Quill Pen with Concealed Sticker

This is an MI-9 issue escape and evasion "naughty" quill pen with concealed cord wrapped stinger measuring 7 inches overall. 

The embedded stinger IS included in this offering The pen measures 7 inches long overall with the "business part" measuring about 4-1/2 inches long.

The quill pencil does NOT have the removable standard quill nib at the end. The nib is a standard, commonly available item and easily replaced. It is virtually identical to the one shown above.

There is some glue residue from when it was attached to a display long ago.

$1199.99 Available
SOE-24
SOE Edwin Jay Truflite Knife and Scabbard
This is a scarce EDWIN JAY marked William Rodgers Sheffield Wrist Dagger and Original Scabbard.

This was a wrist dagger used by an SOE operative during WWII.  It shows signs of frequent sharpening and the leather scabbard shows routine wear and staining from carry.

The knife measures about 5-3/4 inches overall, with the blade measuring 3-1/4 inches long.  It is marked with a script etch "Truflite" and stamped WILLIAM RODGERS / SHEFFIELD / ENGLAND / No785829 in four lines on one side of the blade and EDWIN (bird logo) JAY on the other side.

This is the back side of the knife and scabbard.

$599.99 Available
   SOE-244
post World War Two OSS CIA Damas Combat Knife
This is a 8 inch damas knife marked COOK.

It is in near excellent condition.
$349.99 Available
SOE-13
SOE Wrist Dagger and Scabbard
This is an issue SOE wrist dagger and scabbard. It measures about 7 inches overall.

This is a view of the back.  This is a close-up of the grip area front and rear.

The condition is near excellent overall. The scabbard has supple leather and intact stitching.

  SOLD
SOE-30
SOE Wrist Dagger Commemorative Edition
This is a very high quality COPY of the original issue SOE wrist dagger. It measures about 7 inches overall.  It was made in 1990 for the commemoration of 50th Anniversary of the formation of the SOE.

This is a close-up of the grip area front and rear.

The condition is near mint overall. There is no scabbard present.

POR Available
ICE-1
 USA
 OSS Hand Made Stinger Ice Pick Type Combat Knife
This is a 7 inch overall good condition ice pick type combat knife with an unusual black leather 7 inch scabbard.

This scabbard is made of heavy black leather and has a belt clip permanently attached as shown.

Here are  other views.  1  2 
$399.99 Available
SOE-22
SOE  Theater Made 10 Inch Overall Donald Hamilton-Hill  Personal Marked STINGER Combat Knife with Fluted Blade
This is a very nicely balanced and well-made 10 inch long wood handle triangle cross-section spike sticker.  The blade measures 6 inches.

The sticker is shown from the front and side profiles.  There is a 3 inch wooden handle marked with a name scratched into the wood.

The condition is used, however still excellent overall.

$999.99 Available
SOE-17
SOE Theater Made 14" Long Square Spike Sticker Combat Knife
This is a 14 inch long bone handle square cross-section spike sticker.  The blade measures 12 inches with a 2 inch long carved bone handle.

The sticker is shown from the front and side profiles.

It has a theater made leather scabbard, shown.

The condition is used, however still excellent overall.

$999.99 Available
OSS-16
OSS Hatpin Spike Sticker
This is a 6-1/4 inch long steel handle round spike sticker.  The blade measures 3-3/8 inches with a 2-7/8 inch long grip.

The sticker "handle" has machined flats on each side to prevent it from rolling when set down on a level surface.

This was carried by a radio operative member of an OSS Jedburgh team operating in Japanese occupied French Indochina in 1945.

It has a brown leather scabbard that has most of the original stitching split from age.

This is a very rarely encountered item.

The condition is used, however still excellent overall.

$899.99 Available
OSS-14
OSS Hatpin Spike Sticker
This is a 7 inch long cast-on handle knitting needle hatpin spike sticker.  The blade measures 5-1/2 inches with a 1-1/2 inch long grip.

The sticker "handle" is shown from the top and bottom sides.

It has no scabbard, as it was usually worn in the hair by a woman agent. It is very well-balanced.

This is a very rarely encountered item.

The condition is used, however still excellent overall.

$999.99 Available
SOE-26
SOE Theater Made Hex Spike Sticker Combat Knife
This is a 11 inch long knurled handle hexagonal cross-section spike sticker.  The blade measures 7 inches with a 4 inch long machined handle.

The sticker is shown from the front and back profiles and these are close-ups of the grip area front and back.

It has no scabbard.

The condition is used, however still excellent overall.

$999.99 Available
SOE-27
SOE Theater Made Square Spike Sticker Hollow Handle Combat Knife
This is a 9-3/4 inch long knurled handle square cross-section spike sticker.  The blade measures 4-3/4 inches with a 4-3/4 inch long machined hollow handle.

These are close-ups of the grip area open and closed.  The 3-1/2 inch deep hollow handle can hold a tissue survival map and the cap can hold one of the standard miniature 3/8 inch SOE compasses.

It has metal lined stiff leather covered fitted scabbard.

The condition is used, with wear evident to the finish on the machine checkered hollow handle, however still excellent overall.

$999.99 Available
SOE-25
SOE Theater Made Square Spike Sticker Combat Knife
This is a 10-1/2 inch long wood handle square cross-section spike sticker.  The blade measures 6 inches with a 4-3/8 inch long hand checkered and carved wood handle.

This is one of the SOE knives from the Colonel Hamilton-Hill collection.  The guard is unusual in that it appears to be made for left-hand use.  There are no maker or identification markings.

The sticker is shown from the front and back sides.

It has a theater made leather brad pinned scabbard, shown.

The condition is used, however still excellent overall.

$999.99 Available
SOE-1125 SOE OSS Theater Made Sterile wrapped Grip Combat Knife with Leather Scabbard..  This is one of the SOE knives from the Colonel Hamilton-Hill collection.

This is a 10 inch long all steel overall knife.
There are no maker or identification markings. It has a theater made leather scabbard, shown.

The condition is used, however still G+ overall.

Here are additional views.  1   2   3  

$449.99 Available
OSS-12
OSS Frisk Knife
This is an OSS issue frisk knife.

The back of the knife is virtually identical to the front.  Included is a photocopy of the OSS document that describes and pictures the knife in actual size.  The actual knife is shown beside the photo image on the face of the document.

The condition is near mint.

$999.99 Available
OSS-11121
USA Fighting Knife Made from a PATTON Sword Blade Used In Combat By a ISSF GI
 This is a Sterile Wooden OSS Drop Knife with PATTON SABER Blade.

The Patton sword tip blade is retained in the leather covered grip It measures 12-1/2 inches overall.

 The blade has darkening typical of the WWI vintage sword blade.  All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere. There is NO scabbard with this sword knife.

The condition is well-used, near very good with some routine signs of wear from combat use. 

Here are additional views  1  2  3.
$349.99 Available
OSS-921
USA Fighting Knife Made from a PATTON Sword Blade Used In Combat 
This is a Sterile Sword Grip OSS Drop Knife with PATTON SABER Blade.

The Patton sword blade is retained in the ex sword grip.  

The blade has darkening typical of the WWI vintage sword blade.  This blade is marked S A 1914. There is NO scabbard with this sword knife.

It measures 15 inches overall.  

The condition is well-used, near very good with some routine signs of wear from combat use. 

Here are additional views 1  2.
$799.99 Available
OSS-9921
USA Fighting Knife Made from a PATTON Sword US & 22996 Marked Blade Used In Combat.
This is a Sterile Sword Grip OSS Drop Knife with PATTON SABER Blade.

The Patton sword blade is retained in the ex sword grip.   The blade has darkening typical of the WWI vintage sword blade.  This blade is marked US & 22996.

There is NO scabbard with this sword knife.

It measures 15 inches overall.  

The condition is well-used, near very good with some routine signs of wear from combat use.

Here are additional views 1  2  3.    
  SOLD
OSS-9212
USA Fighting Knife Made from a PATTON Sword Blade Used In Combat 
This is a Sterile Wooden OSS Drop Knife with PATTON SABER Blade.

The Patton sword tip blade is retained in the wood grip.

 The blade has darkening typical of the WWI vintage sword blade.  All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere. There is NO scabbard with this sword knife.

It measures 12-1/2 inches overall.

The condition is well-used, near very good with some routine signs of wear from combat use. 

Here is an additional view.
$349.9.9 Available
OSS-9213
USA Fighting Knife Made from a PATTON Sword Blade Used In Combat
This is a Sterile Wooden OSS Drop Knife with PATTON SABER Blade.

The Patton sword tip blade is retained in the wood  grip. The blade has darkening typical of the WWI vintage sword blade.  All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere. There is NO scabbard with this sword knife.

It measures 12-1/2 inches overall.  

The condition is well-used, near very good with some routine signs of wear from combat use. 

Here is an additional view.
$349.99 Available
OSS-00021
USA Fighting Knife Made from a PATTON Sword Blade Used In Combat By a USS Intrepid GI

The Patton sword tip blade is retained in the leather covered hand made scabbard.

The overall dimensions are 14-1/2 inches. 

The blade has darkening typical of the WWI vintage PATTON sword blade. The cross guard is heavy steel and the grip is made from wood burl with a false horn pommel. A 1.5 inch diameter  mirror disc is mounted to the pommel top. 

The condition is used, near very good with some routine signs of wear from combat use.

The hand lettered inscription on the scabbard reads "Orepits Theodore Radcliffe RDM 3/c Happy Birthday 11-17-44 USS INTREPID.

Here are other views  1  2  3.
  SOLD
OSS-05
OSS Carpetbagger Drop Knife
This is an OSS issue CARPETBAGGER parachute agent drop knife. It does NOT have a spring-loaded blade. The blade is retained in the cast aluminum handle by a spring operated lever that when depressed allows the blade to drop out of the handle by gravity.

This is a view of the knife closed.  These are views of it open, front and rear.

The condition is near mint.

$4,999.99 Available
  OSSS-20 OSSDEAD MINT  F-S Style Dagger With Spatula Scabbard  
This is an OSS issue commando knife. The Fairbairn Sykes style knife has the original issue spatula "pancake flipper" scabbard.

The blade has a single hardness test dimple present. The blade has not been shortened or re-pointed and measures 6-3/4 inches long, the knife 11-3/8 inches long overall. The rubber gasket washer is not present. 

The condition is  MINT.  The paint on the metal scabbard and leather scabbard show SLIGHT wear from routine carry.

All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere (excepting the hardness test.

Here are other views.  1   2   3  
$1999.99 Available
   OSS-20 OSSDEAD MINT  F-S Style Dagger With Spatula Scabbard
This is an OSS issue commando knife. The Fairbairn Sykes style knife has the original issue spatula "pancake flipper" scabbard.

The blade has a single hardness test dimple present. The blade has not been shortened or re-pointed and measures 6-3/4 inches long, the knife 11-3/8 inches long overall.

There is a long leather strap present, the rubber gasket washer is not present.  The condition is  MINT.  The paint on the metal scabbard and leather scabbard show SLIGHT wear from routine carry.

All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere (excepting the hardness test.

Here are other views.  1   2   3   4   5   6  
 $1999.99   Available
OSS-20
OSS F-S Style Dagger With Spatula Scabbard and Hanger
This is an OSS issue commando knife. The Fairbairn Sykes style knife has the original issue spatula "pancake flipper" scabbard.

The blade has a single hardness test dimple present. The blade has not been shortened or re-pointed and measures 6-3/4 inches long, the knife 11-3/8 inches long overall.

These are views of the grip, front and rear. There is a long leather strap present, the rubber gasket washer is not present.

The condition is near very good, with some staining and spotting from age.  The paint on the metal scabbard and leather scabbard show some wear from routine carry.

All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere (excepting the hardness test).

  SOLD
    OSS-920
OSS FS-Style Dagger With Spatula Scabbard and Hanger

This is an OSS issue commando knife. The Fairbairn Sykes style knife has the original issue spatula "pancake flipper" scabbard.

The blade has a single hardness test dimple present. The blade has not been shortened or re-pointed and measures 6-3/4 inches long, the knife 11-3/8 inches long overall. These are views of the grip, front and rear. There is a long leather strap present, the rubber gasket washer is not present.  The condition is near MINT.  The paint on the metal scabbard and leather scabbard show SLIGHT wear from routine carry. All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere (excepting the hardness test).

Here are additional views  1  2 

 

   

  SOLD
OSS-15
OSS Knuckle Bow Drop Knife With Scabbard and Hanger
This is an OSS issue drop knife. The triangular blade is retained in the steel knuckle bow with rounded points.

It has the usual rubber hose type grip in very good overall condition. The blade is 8-5/8 inches long, the knife 14 inches long overall.

These are views of the grip and knuckle bow, front and rear and an overall view of the back.

The condition is near excellent.  A well-fitted theater made triangular metal scabbard and leather frog is included.

All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere.

  SOLD
OSS-1555
OSS Knuckle Bow Drop Knife With Scabbard.
This is an OSS issue drop knife.  The triangular blade is retained in the steel knuckle bow with rounded points. It has the usual rubber hose type grip in NEAR MINT overall condition.

The blade is 8-5/8 inches long, the knife 14 inches long overall.

These are views of the grip and knuckle bow, front and rear and an overall view of the back. The condition is near excellent. 

A well-fitted theater made triangular metal scabbard period to the knife  is included  All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere.

Here are other views  1  2  3  4.
$749.99 Available
OSS-07
OSS Knuckle Bow Drop Knife With Scabbard and Hanger
This is an OSS issue drop knife. The triangular blade is retained in the steel knuckle bow with rounded points.

It has the usual rubber hose type grip in very good overall condition. The blade is 9 inches long, the knife 14-1/4 inches long overall.

These are views of the grip and knuckle bow, front and rear and an overall view of the back.

The condition is near excellent.  A well-fitted theater made triangular metal scabbard and leather frog is included.

All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere.

$799.99 Available
OSS-09
OSS Knuckle Bow Drop Knife
This is an OSS issue drop knife. The triangular blade is retained in the steel knuckle bow with rounded points.

It has the usual rubber hose type grip in very good overall condition. The blade is 8 inches long, the knife 13-7/8 inches long overall.

The condition is well-used, near very good with some minor deformation of the knuckle bow from combat use.

All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere.

$599.99 Available
OSS-10
OSS Knuckle Bow Drop Knife
This is an OSS issue drop knife. The triangular blade is retained in the steel knuckle bow with rounded points.

It has the usual rubber hose type grip in very good overall condition. The blade is 8-1/2 inches long, the knife 14 inches long overall.

These are close-ups of the grip and knuckle bow, right and left sides.

The condition is well-used, near very good with some minor signs of wear from combat use.

All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere. There is NO scabbard with this knife.

$499.99 Available
OSS-11
OSS Knuckle Bow Drop Combination Sword/Knife
This is an OSS issue drop knife. The Patton sword tip blade is retained in the steel knuckle bow with neat welds.

It has the usual rubber hose type grip in very good overall condition. The blade is 22 inches long, the knife 27 inches long overall.

These are close-ups of the grip and knuckle bow, right and left sides.

The condition is well-used, near very good with some routine signs of wear from combat use.  The blade has freckling typical of the WWI vintage sword blade.

All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere. There is NO scabbard with this sword knife.

$1,499.99 Available
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OSS Drop Knife Made From PATTON SABER Blade
This is an OSS issue drop knife. The Patton sword tip blade is retained in the original  grip.

The blade is 8 inches long, the knife 15-1/2 inches long overall. The blade has darkening typical of the WWI vintage sword blade.

It is marked LF & C 1918.  All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere.

There is NO scabbard with this sword knife.  The condition is well-used, near very good with some routine signs of wear from combat use.
$499.99 Available

OSS-1111
OSS Drop Knife Made From PATTON SABER Blade

This is an OSS issue drop knife. The Patton sword tip blade is retained in the leather covered grip.

The blade is 8 inches long, the knife 13-1/2 inches long overall.   It is marked LF & C  1918.

The condition is well-used, near very good with some routine signs of wear from combat use.  The blade has darkening typical of the WWI vintage sword blade.  All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere.

There is NO scabbard with this sword knife.

$599.99 Available
OSS-1112
Sterile Wooden OSS Drop Knife
with PATTON SABER Blade

 

This is a Sterile Wooden OSS Drop Knife with PATTON SABER Blade. The Patton sword tip blade is retained in the leather covered grip

This is a 12-1/2 inches overall fighting knife in near excellent condition overall. The scabbard is absent. 

The condition is well-used, near very good with some routine signs of wear from combat use.  The blade has darkening typical of the WWI vintage sword blade.  All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere.

There is NO scabbard with this sword knife.

 

$349.99 Available
PHOTO COMING SOON OSS-11121
USA Fighting Knife Made from a PATTON Sword Blade Used In Combat By a ISSF GI
This is a Sterile Wooden Grip OSS Drop Knife with PATTON SABER Blade.  This is a coffin style wooden grip attached to the last 7.5 inches of a Patton Sword. Overall is 12.5 inches.  

The blade has darkening typical of the WWI vintage sword blade.  All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere.   There is NO scabbard with this sword knife.    

The condition is well-used, near very good with some routine signs of wear from combat use.
$349.99 Available
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OSS Caltrop Tire Puncture Device
This is a World War II OSS issue sheet metal style caltrop.

It is made by three pieces of spiked metal spot welded together and designed to present a point straight up regardless of how it lands. The blade is 3-1/2 inches high, the edges of each triangle 4 inches long.

These are close-ups of the reverse side and from the bottom side.

The condition is well-used, near very good with some routine signs of rust and spotting from use.  The blade has freckling typical of the WWI vintage sword blade.

All pieces and parts are completely sterile with no markings anywhere. There is NO scabbard with this sword knife.

  SOLD
 JJB-01
USA
 World War Two How to in Combat Hand to Hand JU Jitsu Book
 This is a soft bound 5 x 7 inch 100 page illustrated book printed in 1943.

The condition is near excellent

Here are additional views.  1   2
  SOLD
 COM-01
 USA
World War Two How to in Combat Do or Die Book & Author signed Letter "Kindness of Col Julian C, Smith United States Marines".
This is a soft bound 5 x 8 inch 78 page illustrated book copyright 1937.

The condition is near excellent.

Here are additional views.  1   2  3  4  5
$29.99 Available

OSS and SOE Smatchet Combat Knives


Shown below are several different styles of the OSS and SOE smatchet. Note the OSS versions have the three rivet aluminum pommel and the British SOE versions have a brass pommel. There are variations within each type, mostly in the grip treatments (wood, rope-covered, rubber-covered, etc.), blade treatments (shiny, dull, Parkerized or blackened/blued)  Scabbards also have variations. Weapons shown without scabbards do not come with scabbards. If a scabbard is included, it will be stated in the separate listing.


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
SMAC-06 This is an OSS smatchet BOWIE special operations knife .

This is a very unusual variation of the OSS smatchet.  It is completely sterile with no markings on either the knife or the scabbard.

The condition is used, generally very good to near excellent.

$999.99 Available
SMAC-10 This is an OSS smatchet CBI Theater Kukri curved blade special operations knife with brown leather stitched and staple reinforced scabbard

This is a very unusual variation of the OSS smatchet.  Note the inside curve on the edge portion of the blade. This smatchet came back with an OSS operative who served in India during the war.  It is completely sterile with no markings on either the knife or the scabbard.

These are views of the grip from the right and left sides.

The condition is used, generally very good to near excellent.

$1,299.99 Available
SMAC-11 This is an OSS smatchet all wooden grip special operations knife.

This is a very unusual variation of the OSS smatchet.  Note the wooden grip.  It is completely sterile with no markings on either the knife or the scabbard.

These are views of the grip from the right and left sides.

The condition is used, generally very good to near excellent. There is no scabbard with this knife.

$999.99 Available
SMAC-02 This is an OSS smatchet special operations knife with leather covered wooden scabbard, an exposed wooden handle and subdued blade.

This is a view of the back side.

The condition is used, very good to near excellent throughout.

$1,299.99 Available
SMAC-03 This is an OSS smatchet special operations knife

It has a leather covered wooden scabbard (no snap variant), a rubber covered recessed wooden handle grips, aluminum three pin rivet pommel, and shiny blade.

This is a view of the back side. This is a close-up of the grip on this scarce variant.

The condition is used, very good to near excellent, excepting some moderate crazing of the rubber on the grips.

$1,299.99 Available
SMAC-04 This is an OSS smatchet special operations knife

It has flush wooden handle grips, aluminum two pin rivet pommel, two large rivet grips, and blackened subdued blade.

This is a view of the back side. This is a close-up of the grip.

The condition is used, very good to near excellent, with darkness on the blade and some oxidation on the pommel.

$999.99 Available
SMAC-05 This is an SOE smatchet special operations knife

It has flush wrap-around wooden handle grips secured with four pin rivets, brass four pin rivet pommel, and blackened subdued blade.

This is a view of the handle and grip left and right sides. The brass pommel has a Broad Arrow 13 mark.

The condition is used, very good to near excellent, with some dings on the pommel end when it was used in the field as a hammer. The blade is very dark.

$999.99 SOLD
SMAC-07 This is an SOE smatchet special operations knife

It has a brass crossguard, nearly flush wrap-around wooden handle grips secured with four pin rivets, aluminum three pin rivet pommel, and darkened subdued blade.

This is a view of the handle and grip left and right sides. The aluminum pommel has a Broad Arrow 5 mark.

The condition is used, very good to near excellent. The blade is moderately dark.  There is some slight looseness in the grips.

$999.99 Available
SMAC-08 This is an OSS smatchet special operations knife

It has a steel crossguard, nearly flush wrap-around wooden handle grips secured with four pin rivets, aluminum two pin rivet pommel, and darkened subdued blade.

This is a view of the handle and grip left and right sides and the left side overall. The long scabbard has a PENN LEATHER CO,  PL logo, and PRIME maker mark.

The condition is used, very good to near excellent. The blade is moderately dark.  There is some slight wear to the finish of the scabbard.

$1,199.99 Available

A representative sample of some of original issue OSS and SOE clandestine operations daggers, maps and escape and evasion aids is shown below, including the ETO and PTO gold coin pilot E&E kits. Prices and availability vary. Please email for specifics. Be advised, most of the items in the images below are priced above $1000.00.