Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Various Edged Weapons
M5-185 LARGE BOWIE KNIFE BY ARNACHELLUM SALEM
Item # M5-185
Indian Spear Point Bowie knife from the mid to late 19th century with 9" blade marked "ARNACHELLUM SALEM". 14 inches over all. Sambar Stag Horn handle. The scabbard is original and is worn leather covered wood with a steel retaining clip. The knife was made by the famous Indian Cutler, Arnachellum who lived in Salem India. Arnachellum was famous throughout India for his knifes and spear heads. These are tiger hunting knives, made for the Brits while occupying India. Returned to England and then made their way to the states. The blade is very sharp. This bowie knife is in good condition and looks like it has a story to tell.
M5-502 LARGE EARLY UNMARKED AMERICAN BOWIE KNIFE
Item # M5-502
M5-158 MODEL 1840 N.C.O. SWORD
Item # M5-158
Antique $ 425.
M5-152 U.S. MARINE CORPS SWORD
Item # M5-152
30 inch single edge fluted blade-bright steel etched with floral scroll & Marine Corps insignia 'U.S. Marines' within the cartouche. Six pointed star on right hand side with 'S.N.C.O.A.' and '43-89' markings. Left side marked 'Stainless' and 'G.M.S.'. Cast & gilted hilt. Pierced scroll motifs. Leather covered wood grips with twisted brass wire wrapping. Metal lined leather scabbard with a brass mounting at the tip. Overall fine condition with a nice deep patina to the brass, blade is exc+.
No License Required $ 500.
M5-53 U.S. MODEL 1860 STAFF OFFICERS SWORD
Item # M5-53
With a narrow 30 inch blade of diamond section marked 'Made in Germany'. Brass hilt of standard form. Leather & wire wrapped grip. Nickel plated scabbard. Blade is an aged patina coloration, scabbard retains 50% orig nickel finish with the balance having flaked off. The wire wrapping on the handle is somewhat loose but still sound and not apt to come apart. Nice looking outfit at an affordable price.
Antique $ 350.
M04 FINE PRESENTATION SWORD
Item # M04
On the scabbard is " Presented To Capt. C. K. Switzer By the Members of Co. M 1st. Infantry I.N.G. Commemorating April 25th 1893". A very ornate sword. Blade is engraved and has several markings and names Capt Switzer again. Scabbard is very ornate also. A fine piece of History.
Antique $ 1,575.
M5-157 MODEL 1840 N.C.O. SWORD
Item # M5-157
26 inch blade complete with scabbard. Overall VG+ condition with a wire wrapped handle. Leather scabbard is in fine condition with a nice patina, brass has turned a nice pleasing patina coloration with excellent leather. Blade is in VG+ condition with just a few areas of light tarnish. Excellent brass hilt. Very clean little item. Seems to be harder to find these all the time. All original.
Antique $ 550 .
M5-54 AMERICAN EAGLE OFFICERS SWORD
Item # M5-54
Circa about 1820. Broad curved 30 inch 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.
M5-223 AMERICAN OFFICERS SABER
Item # M5-223
Circa about 1820. Curved 31 inch 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.
M5-221 AMERICAN EAGLE POMMEL INFANTRY OFFICERS SABER
Item # M5-221
27 inch 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.
M5-510 GERMAN HUNTING DAGGER WITH 10 BLADE MARKED SOLINGEN GERMANY
Item # EXM5-510
M5-135 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.
M5-204 POLISH HUNTING ASSOCIATION DAGGER
Item # EXM-2054
13-1/4 bayonet style blade marked 'Inoxydable/Wlaszlovits/Stos'. Gold plated clamshell guard with rampant lion coat of arms. One piece stag grip with ovoid pommel marked 'SLS'. Brown leather scabbard, gold plated mounts, unmarked brown leather frog. Excellent condition with very light wear and minor spotting to blade.
M5-59 VERY EARLY UNMARKED BOWIE KNIFE
Item # M5-59
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.
M06 OLD HUNTING KNIFE
Item # M06
Markings on the blade are "NON-XLL" and " Joseph Allen & Sons Sheffield England". 5-1/2" blade with an overall length just shy of 10". Shows use but nice overall. Very nice set of stag antler grips on it. Brass crossbar. Nice for display or use.
Antique $ 275.
M5-511 CROCODILE DUNDEE STYLE - “THIS IS A KNIFE” - BOWIE KNIFE
Item # M5-511
Quality jumbo size with 12-1/2 inch 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.
M853 FINE HIGH QUALITY SCOTTISH VICTORIAN ERA DRESS REGALIA
Item # M853-25-704
1860's era. Includes a pistol, a dirk, horn , kilts, jacket , sporran, hats and belts. This is from the clan McIntosh. The entire outfit is very high quality and in very fine condition. The kilts are hand sewn and approximately 40" waist. The jacket is of equal quality and in excellent condition. There is numerous McIntosh badges with the "M" insigne on it. Call for further details.
Antique $ 8,750.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five 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: 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' 5: 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-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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.