Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Various Edged Weapons
U.S. MODEL 1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICERS SWORD
Item # M5-51-5-898
30" etched blade, quite decoratively done. The shark skin and wire wrapped handle has a highly decorated cast brass with gold gilted folding clam shell counter guard; considerable traces of gold gilt remaining. Blade is absolutely untouched-could stand a little cleaning. The completely untouched scabbard has two mounting rings. Retains a considerable amount of gold gilt on the brass parts. Very interesting and highly decorated item.
ANTIQUE KNIFE PISTOL BY JAMES ROGERS OF SHEFFIELD
Item # MHG474-20-313
Cal 30. 3-1/2" brass bbl. 2 fold out blades. There is a compartment in the grip for balls. Overall generally VG condition with a light patina to the bbl. Horns scales for grips. English proofed. Folding trigger mechanism. Well marked classic pistol knife by England's most noted manufacturer.
Antique $ 2,395.
MODEL 1840 N.C.O. SWORD
Item # M5-158-6-1274
31-3/4" blade marked 'Ames Manufacturing Co. Chicopee, Massachusetts-U.S.-FHC 1863'. Excellent condition with a nice patina to the brass handle, sharp blade; missing the scabbard.
Antique $ 425.
BOWIE KNIFE BY C. JOHNSON AND COMPANY, WESTERN WORKS, SHEFFIELD
Item # M5-160
Circa 1865-1920. Has a spear pointed blade 6 1/2" long by 1 1/4" wide bone scales secured by four rivets and mounted with a brass escutcheon. 'Flag Knife' is stamped on the flat of the blade and the makers name is stamped on the ricasso. The knife is 10 1/2" long overall, lacks its guard but is complete with its solid leather sheath. Described and pictured in Ken Burton's Bowie Book.
BOWIE KNIFE BY MANSON, SHEFFIELD
Item # M5-161
Circa 1855. Has a spear pointed double edged blade 5=3/4" long by 3/4" wide, a nickel silver boat shaped guard, and a cutlery style grip, complete with its nickel silver mounted, red leather covered sheath. The makers name is stamped on the ricasso and the knife is 10 1/2" long overall. Described and pictured in Ken Burton's Bowie Book.
BOWIE KNIFE BY MARSH BROTHERS AND COMPANY, SHEFFIELD
Item # M5-162
Circa 1870. Has a spear pointed blade, 6-3/4" long by 1" wide, an iron boat shaped guard and staghorn scales secured with three rivets. The knife is 10 1/2" long overall and has the makers name stamped on the ricasso and 'Hunters Companion' engraved on the flat of the blade. This knife is in poor cond and was found in an abandoned boat. Described and pictured in Ken Burtons Bowie Book.
AMERICAN EAGLE POMMEL INFANTRY OFFICERS SABER
Item # M5-221-5-894
27 curved blade, 7-1/2" panel at the base engraved and etched with conventional florals and one rudimentary panoply. Single silver brass stirrup hilt; knucklebow slotted for the sword knot. Black leather scabbard in fine condition with silver finish over the brass parts. Overall VG condition with mottled gray metal showing some very minor pitting. Base of the blade retains just slight traces of blue and gilted finish, hilt retains 60-70% silver plate; fine grip. Scabbard is scuffed but sound, mounts retains much silver plate. Very fine old sword.
CIVIL WAR ERA DAGGER
Item # M5-629-15-466
13-1/2" overall with a 10" blade that has mostly turned dark, some minor pitting, ivory handle, German silver crossguard, fitted to a scabbard that looks a little newer than the dagger but still a nice looking outfit and I'm positive it dates back to the Civil War.
Antique $ 325 sale pending.
‘I.X.L.’ MARKED DUEL EDGE BOWIE KNIFE
Item # M5-628-15-465
8" blade. In VG cond with German silver crossguard which is very nicely done. The ivory handle is not very interestingly done; looks great-when I say 'not', I mean that there's points sticking out of it-approximately 4 or 5 on each corner. Complete with a very nice fitting leather scabbard that looks good but is probably newer than the blade. Nice outfit.
Antique $ 975.
BEAUTIFUL, HAND CRAFTED DAMASCUS SKINNING KNIFE
Item # M5-511a-15-312
Beautiful damascus pattern on the 3-1/2" drop point blade. Very sturdy knife with a thick blade which measures about 1", the handle is of the form fitting type with a pointed end. New cond, has never been sharpened other than by the orig knife maker. The initials 'RLB' and '92' are inscribed on the blade which would be the knife maker and the year, I assume. Knife comes inside a very heavy duty, hand made sheath. This is an exceptional quality, beautiful knife.
U.S. OFFICER SWORD
Item # ELM-N57
32-1/2 straight blade manufactured by Ames Manufacturing Co. Blade marked 'U.S.' with inspector initials 'G.K.C.', dated 1864. In brass and leather scabbard. Great condition.
FRENCH 1874 GRAS BAYONET
Item # EL-M5-516
20-1/2 T-back blade. Manufactured by St. Etienne Arsenal in 1878. Blade is in extremely nice condition with no rust or discoloration except for right at the handle guard. The numbers matching metal sheath is in near excellent condition.
FRENCH MODEL 1874 GRAS BAYONET
Item # EL-M5-515
20-1/2 T-back blade. Manufactured by St. Etienne Arsenal in 1875. Good overall cond with nice grips, some scattered discoloration and light pitting on blade. Comes with original metal sheath which is in VG condition.
Item # PK-502
‘W. NICHOLSON SHEFFIELD I-NO’ MARKED BOWIE KNIFE
Item # M5-505
5 spear point blade, nice condition, nickel sliver guard and stylized pommel.
U.S. RIFLE M4 BAYONET
Item # USB6
6-5/8 unmarked blade. Black checkered grips. This bayonet is in near perfect condition; either unused or refurbished. Comes in a U.S. M8 A1 made in W. Germany scabbard which is also in excellent condition.
U.S. KRAG 2ND VARIATION BLADE MARKED U.S. AND DATED 1897
Item # USB4
These were the primo Krag bayonets with the nice sculpted and smooth wood and the early style rivets. Blade is in exc cond with no abuse other than being slightly cleaned. Wood is great with no chips or cracks; remaining metal is an aged brown patina. Scabbard is also in great cond with some orig blue remaining but mostly a brown patina also.
LARGE EARLY UNMARKED AMERICAN BOWIE KNIFE
Item # M5-502/BOWIE-AB
11 spear style blade, nice condition, cleaned long ago, German silver guard and fluted pommel, horn handle, nice scabbard and German silver furniture.
WINCHESTER STAG HANDLE CARVING KNIFE
Item # 402f
Marked 'Winchester, Trade Mark, Made In USA'. 9 blade, 14" overall, one piece stag antler handle.
WINCHESTER KITCHEN SLICER KNIFE
Item # 402g
Marked 'Winchester Trade Mark, Made In USA, Stainless, 733?. In good condition.
WINCHESTER KITCHEN KNIFE
Item # 402h
Marked 'Winchester, Trade Mark, Made In USA, Stainless, W762'. Cut swaged blade, front 1.5 broken off but here-shouldn't be too hard to fix.
HIGH QUALITY SCHRADE FILET KNIFE
Item # 402i
Marked 'Uncle Henry, Schrade + USA. 167'. 7 blade, 12 overall, antler style handle, excellent condition.
WINCHESTER SMALL POCKET KNIVES
Item # PK-503
Two blades per knife: one is 1-3/4, the other is 1". Slim trim knives with a silver metal rim and pearl effect finished handles, Winchester Western marking. Blade tang marked 'Colonial Prov. R.I.' who is a well-known American knife maker. Several available, all unused, some with orig paper packaging.
Antique $ 35.00 each.
FINE ARRANGEMENT OF WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-500
1: 2-5/8 pocket knife with scissors and nail file. Red metallic handle, Winchester design on one side. Stainless steel blades and attachments, stamp on tang, VG cond. 2: 4" lock back knife with ivory boneite handles and Winchester horse design, nickel silver bolsters. Blade marked 'Winchester New Haven, CT'. Fair cond with deterioration of finish on bolsters. 3: Two Winchester 2-3/4" two blade knives with silver colored metal rims and pearl effect finished handles, Winchester Western mark. In good cond with some marks to handles. 4: 3-1/2" two blade knife, genuine bone handles, nickel bolsters, heraldic shield, orig Winchester stamp and '2857 /`87' marked on tang. VG cond. 5: 3-1/4" two blade knife, genuine bone handles, nickel bolsters, heraldic shield, orig Winchester stamp and '2978 /`89' marked on tang. Excellent cond.
THREE WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-495
1: 3-5/8 three blade knife with orig Winchester stamp on tang, '3964 /`87' also marked on tang, bone handles with nickel silver bolsters and crest shield. 2: 3-3/8" two blade pen knife with cast bronze color handle commemorating the Winchester Model 1873. Orig Winchester stamp and '1987 —1' marked on tang. 3: 3-7/8" three blade buck knife. Buck and '301' marked on tang, black handles with bronze plate and nickel silver bolsters. All knives are New In Box.
THREE WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-466
1: 3-1/2 blade, '125th Anniversary Knife' with cast bronze colored handles, engraved commemorating the Winchester Model 1866. Orig Winchester stamp and 1991-2 stamp on tang. 2: 3-7/8" three blade buck knife, buck and 301 stamp on tang, black handles with silver colored Winchester plate and bolsters. 3: 4-1/4" two blade buck knife with buck and 311 stamp on tang. Black handles with silver colored plate and bolsters. All knives are New In Box.
WINCHESTER KNIVES AND TOOLS
Item # PK-465
A little bit of everything in this collection of thirteen knives and tools. 1: Stainless steel Far East operations 2 two blade knife with money clip. 2: 3" box cutter with red Winchester logo. 3: Boxed 2-5/16" lock back knife with hoop design, brown bone handles, single metal bolster with Winchester horse design. Blade marked 'Winchester', tang stamped '440 Stainless'. In red and black box marked 'Japan'. 4: 2" stainless steel two blade money clip knife with 'Winchester (Hong Kong) Limited' design. In black and orange box marked 'Japan'. 5: 4" lock back knife with ivory boneite handles and Winchester logo, nickel silver bolsters, blade etched with 'Winchester New Haven, CT'. 6: 2-5/8" pocket knife with scissors and nail file, red metallic handle with Winchester design on one side. Blades and attachments are stainless steel with stamp on tang. 7: Two Winchester marked 2-3/4" two blade knives with silver colored metal rims and pearl effect finished handles; Winchester Western mark. 8: 3-1/2" two blade '125th Anniversary Commemorative' knife. Cast bronze color handles engraved with Winchester Model 1866 design; Oliver Winchester pictured on reverse. Orig Winchester tang stamp and '1991—2' stamp on reverse. In box marked 'W15 1991-2'. 9: 'Model 1921 Commemorative' marked 3-1/3" single blade lock back knife. Bronze colored handles engraved with Winchester logo and Model 1921 rifle on reverse. Orig Winchester stamp and '1989-1' stamp on tang. In box marked 'W15 1989-1'. 10: 2 Winchester stainless steel 3" opening tools. 11. 2" sharpening disc with Winchester design.
THREE WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-464
1: Buck knife in orig box. 3-7/8 blade with 'Buck' and '301' stamp on tang, black handles with silver colored Winchester plate and bolsters. 2: 3-5/8" two blade wharncliffe half whittler, congress pattern, slanted pinched bolsters are in nickel. Orig Winchester tang stamp and '2935 /`88' on tang. Comes with display box. 3: Two blade pocket knife marked '2935/`88' on the tang of one blade. Box numbered to knife. All knives are new in box.
WINCHESTER CENTENNIAL LOCK BLADE KNIFE
Item # PK-462
Double 4 blades, drop clip marked 'Winchester'. Body is approximately 6" long with wood sides; right side has shield inlay marked '1873-1973' with a rifle. Attractive large knife. New cond, no box.
FOUR WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-461
1: 3-7/8 three blade 'buck' star knife, black handles, silver colored bolsters and Winchester plate. Tang is stamped 'Buck/301'. In good cond with some handling marks. 2: 4" lock blade with ivory boneite handles and Winchester horse design; blade marked 'Winchester, New Haven, CT', nickel silver bolsters. In good cond with some deterioration to the finish on the bolsters. 3: 3-1/2" three blade knife, orig bone handles, nickel bolsters and heraldic shield. Orig Winchester tang stamped '3971 /`89' on reverse side of tang. In box. Exc cond. 4: 4-1/8" blade trapper pattern knife. Master blade is clip, secondary is spey. Genuine old Rogers bone handle, nickel bolsters, heraldic shield. Tang marked with orig Winchester and '2904 /`87' stamps. In box. Exc cond with minor handling marks.
THREE WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-440a
1: 3 lock blade knife marked 'Winchester, New Haven, CT'. NSN. Faux bone side plates stamped with rider and horse. 2: 3" x 1" blade marked 'Winchester 440 Stainless Handmade'. Bolster is engraved with horse and rider logo on both sides; side plate is dark wood. 3: Double bladed folding knife, blade is etched with 'Winchester gunstock for 1000', side plates are bone with small inlaid shield. All knives are in new condition but knives 1 and 3 have some slight tarnish showing.
Item # PK-440
D.H. Russell belt knife with sheath made in Canada for Winchester. SSN 0088; in orig box. Unique, excellent quality non-folding knife. Comes with nice Winchester marked leather sheath. New in original box.
SEVEN WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-438
1: One 3-7/8 equal ended three blade 'buck' star knife, black handles, bronze colored bolsters and Winchester plate. Tang stamped 'Buck' and '301 star stockman model No. 301'. 2: One 4" lock back knife with ivory boneite handles and Winchester horse design; nickel silver bolsters. Blade marked 'Winchester, New Haven, CT'. 3: One 2-5/8" pocket knife with scissor and nail file, Red metallic handle with Winchester design on one side. Blades and attachments are stainless steel with stamp on tang. 4: Two 2-3/4" two blade knives with silver colored metal rims and pearl effect finished handles with Winchester Western mark. 5: One 3" two blade knife with genuine bone handles, nickel bolsters and heraldic shield. Orig Winchester stamp and '2851 /`88' stamp on tang. In box marked 'W15 2851' 6. One 3-3/4" three blade knife with genuine bone handles, nickel bolsters and heraldic shield. Orig Winchester stamp and '3949 /`89' stamped on tang, in box marked 'W15 3949'. All in new, unused cond. A couple of them have slight tarnishing from age.
TWO WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-437
1: 2-3/4, two blade W15 equal end master blade spear and secondary blade clip. Genuine old Rodgers bone handle, tang stamped with orig Winchester stamp and '2991 /`88'. Nickel silver bolsters and propeller shield. New in box, exc cond. 2: Special edition 3-1/2 two blade '125th Anniversary of Winchester' pen knife with sterling silver engraved handles commemorating the Model 1866. Limited edition-less than 500 produced. New in box, excellent condition.
TWO WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-431
1: 3-1/2, two blade '125th Anniversary Knife', cast bronze colored handles engraved commemorating the Winchester Model 1866. Orig Winchester stamp and '1991-2' stamp on tang. New In Box, exc cond. 2: 4-1/4" buck knife, two blade with 'buck' and '311' stamped on tang, black handles with silver colored Winchester plate and bolsters. New in orig box, excellent condition.
Item # PK-429b
3-5/8, 3 blade back spring whittler knife. Master blade clip, secondary blades; spear and spay. Genuine old Rogers bone handle with nickel bolsters and heraldic shield. Orig Winchester stamp and '3904 /88' on tang. New in orig box. (Shown on right in photos.)
Item # PK-429a
3-7/8, two blade swell center (balloon). Equal end knife with genuine peach seed bone handle, nickel silver bolsters and balloon shield. Original Winchester tang stamp with '2880 1/2 /:88' also marked on tang. New In Box. (Shown on left in photos.)
THREE WINCHESTER KNIVES
Item # PK-427
1: 4" lock back knife, ivory boneite handles, Winchester horse design. Blade marked 'Winchester, New Haven, CT'. VG unused cond with age tarnishing to nickel silver bolsters. 2: Three blade buck knife; longest blade is 3-7/8". Bronze colored Winchester plate and bolsters. New in box, some age tarnishing. 3: Single blade "bow tie" pattern W15 1901 knife, genuine old Rodgers bone handle. Nickel bolsters and heraldic shield. New in box.
KRUSIUS BROTHERS’ MARKED BOWIE KNIFE
Item # 730-100-752
7-1/8 blade. 11-1/4" overall length. In fine condition with German silver guard and stag hilt. Makers name is acid etched. One spot of light cleaning is visible on the right side of the blade and there is a small crack on the right side hilt. A fine old, well marked Bowie Knife made close to the end of the Bowie Era!
Antique $ 775.
MINATURE LETTER OPENERS
Item # EXM-2061
Three available. #1: Italian souvenir dagger marked 'Firenze'. 5 blade, crossguard dated 1966, serpent hilt. #2: 5-1/2" overall, miniature Japanese Tanto. #3: Russian miniature souvenir Kinjal, 4-3/8" blade. VG condition with some wear.
Antique $ #145/#255/#360 .
SPANISH AIR FORCE OFFICER’S DAGGER
Item # EXM-2055
14-3/4 blade, Ricasso marked 'F/N Toledo'. Gold plated hilt and scabbard, cross guard with Spanish crest and copper appliquéd wings. Yellow wire wrapped spiral ivoroid grip with dome shaped pommel. Scabbard with 2 ring mounts. Excellent overall condition.
SWEDISH HEAVY DUTY LETTER OPENER DAGGER
Item # EXM-2052
7-1/2 blade inscribed 'Andereken am Kronenberg/1940'. Integral recurved cross guard. Walnut grips. Good used condition.
ITALIAN FASCIST DAGGER
Item # EXM-2036
6-1/4 unmarked blade, brass guard, wire wrapped black wooden grip. Back edge and pommel in the form of an Eagle. Brown leather scabbard.
ROMANIAN ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER
Item # EXM-2024
8 straight diamond section, ricasso numbered 29818, gold plated recurved crossguard, simulated mother-of-pearl octagonal grip, gold plated pommel cap, push button latch. Gold plated scabbard with floral mounts and Romanian Army crest. Blade condition is excellent; overall dagger is in VG condition with an aged patina look.
SWEDISH AIR FORCE DAGGER
Item # EXM-2022
9-1/4 straight blade marked 'WKC Solingen'. Gold plated hilt with wire wrapped grip. Comes with scabbard.
LARGE ENGLISH BOWIE KNIFE
Item # EXM5-186
9-3/4 blade marked 'Walton and Orwin Sheffield, England'. Big, sturdy with wood handle. Near excellent condition with no blade abuse. Big and Bad!
GERMAN HUNTING DAGGER WITH 10 BLADE MARKED SOLINGEN, GERMANY
Item # EXM5-510
Acorn tipped crossguard with clamshell stag handle and leaf motif on pommel. Black leather sheath with dark green tip and hilt protector. Excellent condition.
ANTLER HANDLE LARGE KNIFE WITH 12-3/4 CURVED BLADE
Item # EXM5-509
Bronze guard with animal hair grip. Probably made by a private knife maker; unmarked. Comes with old leather sheath. Condition is VG with some freckling and staining on the blade. Missing some hair on the handle. Strange and neat.
CROCODILE DUNDEE STYLE THIS IS A KNIFE” BOWIE KNIFE
Item # EXM5-511
Quality jumbo size with 12-1/2 blade made by Solingen, Germany. The top of the blade has a very aggressive staggered and sharp saw tooth pattern. Light freckling on blade, some scratching from sharpening. Comes with leather sheath.
SPEAR POINT BOWIE
Item # M5-62-5-921
5 blade, 9" overall. German silver end cap and handguard, ivory handle, marked 'George Wostenholm' I.X.L.' on the blade. Blade shows some signs of abuse and has been sharpened somewhat erratically but still an interesting item. Early handmade leather scabbard. Good looking early frontier item.
CLIP POINT BOWIE KNIFE
Item # M5-135-5-918
Marked 'J.E. Middleton & Son, Rockingham St., Sheffield'. Approximately 10 blade, 15" overall with a simple leather scabbard, stag grips. Somewhat contemporary manufacture but still excellent quality.
SPANISH MACHETE MADE OUT OF A BAYONET
Item # M5-61-5-911
The 12 blade has been sharpened to a bolo type appearance, 'S' shaped handguard. In VG condition overall.
VERY EARLY UNMARKED BOWIE KNIFE
Item # M5-59-5-909
8-1/2 clip point blade with offset 'S' shaped handguard, a spiral carved bone handle, German silver ferrules, missing the buttcap. The blade, once highly ornate, now just has traces of orig pattern and shows signs of some rather poor sharpening having been done. Other than that, the metal is a grayish patina coloration. The carved bone handles have a few minor cracks but are still sound and serviceable. Good looking early Bowie with orig sheath which is in VG condition and retains German silver engraved parts.
SHEFFIELD BOWIE KNIFE
Item # M5-55-5-903
by MC Booth & Co. Straight 6-1/2 single edge blade which is marked 'M.C. Booth & Co, Northfolk Works, Sheffield, England'. German silver crossguards molded with 'C' scrolls, horn grip scales, German silver pommel mounts embossed with Mexican eagle and a snake motif. Near excellent condition overall. Quite unusual little knife.
Antique $ 1,850.
VERY FINE ENGLISH BOWIE KNIFE
Item # M5-38-5-902
Marked midway on blade 'Marsh Brothers & Co, Pondsworks Sheffield'. Excellent overall with horn handle and mother of pearl inlay, German silver hilt. Complete with 8 blade and 14" overall length.
Antique $ 1,275.
VERY NICELY MADE, HUGE, THREE BLADE FOLDING JACK KNIFE
Item # MERZ-5-900
21 overall with the largest blade measuring 9". Marked on the blade, 'Wild Turkey Handmade Surgical Steel'. Very nicely done with rosewood grips, brass bindings, nickel plated furniture. High quality, handmade knife.
Antique $ 475.
AMERICAN EAGLE OFFICERS SWORD
Item # M5-54-5-896
Circa about 1820. Broad curved 30 blade with broad shallow fuller, engraved with floral and marked on the spine 'Sold by C & IC Wolfe, New York'. Brass stirrup hilt with eaglehead pommel, reeded bone grip, no scabbard. Very nice-some light gray patina developing on the blade, very light pitting; hilt is in VG condition.
AMERICAN OFFICERS SABER
Item # M5-223-5-895
Circa about 1820. Curved 31 blade, broad shallow fuller, brass stirrup hilt of simple form. Bone grip carved with ribbed, fluted and diagonally reeded panels. VG condition with light pitting; grip chipped below pommel, cracked down one side-otherwise fine condition. No scabbard.
VERY UNUSUAL PROMOTIONAL CASE BROTHERS KNIFE
Item # el-107-1131
Made of wood with tin clad extended blade; I believe it's intended to hang outside in front of a store or something. Measures 7-1/2 to 8 feet long. Well done and very attractive. Marked on the blade: 'Case Brothers'. The only one I've ever seen.
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