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One of the nicest B-3's I've ever had. Type B-3 by "Aeroleather Clo Co., Beacon, N.Y.", in a size 40R. The leather is still very supple, zipper is NYNCO and if it is a replacement, it is a vintage one. It has a vintage repair on the right shoulder underneath the collar (just gives it character) has all straps and buckles and even has the rank flaps on both shoulders. IT AIN'T MINT, just a super look of a jacket that was there.
All from the same estate of "H. Leslie Blake, Jr., his Naval Visor Cap, by "The Aloha Cap, styled by Service Center, Ltd., Honolulu, T.H.", his writswatch inscribed on the back, "H. Leslie Blake, Jr, 922-25-13, Honolulu, 1943". and a Hula Skirt, ankle decorations and a Lei that he brought home for his wife. A neat grouping from one man, will not split it up.
Pre WW2 S84/98 sawtooth bayonet, wood grip, the maker mark is mostly polished out, "F. Ko?? SOLI??", bright blade with scabbard and frog. The scabbard has a dent in it, bullet?, but does not impede the bayonet going in or out. Hard to find in this condition. A research friend of mine said the maker of this blade is, "F. Koelier & Co., Solingen".
Can't find out much on this one, looks like a pre-WW1 Mexican Contract knife, but was carried in WW2 by a USMC member. It has a 12 inch blade, marked "Legitimus Collins & Co., Made in USA, No 254", has a handle similar to a V-44 and has a canvas scabbard that looks rigger made. Just has a great look going for it!!
These knives were introduced following the 1982 Falkland War. They measure 12 1/4" overall, with a heavy 7" single edge parkerized blade. This is one handsome knife with a great feel. I have two examples, #1 Brown leather scabbard, copper rivets, handle marked "Sheffeld England" and "1278214 , 84 & broad arrow mark". #2 Black leather scabbard, steel rivets, blade marked, "127/8214, J R 1984 & broad arrow mark. Both are in near mint condition. They are sold at $185 each.
All to the same veteran. Captain Frank H. Hursey, who's career spanned from 1951 into the 1980's. His dog tags with a T51 date, a swagger stick with the 69th Signal Bn DI and a 1955 dime on the pommel, another stick with signal insignia and Capt. bars, engraved, "Frank H. Hursey From the NCO's B. Co., 69th Sig. Bn. Forty Meade, Md. 14 March 58" with "Bon Voyage To France" on the top of the pommel. The 69th served in Orleans, France during the cold war. Also have a number of certificates and commendations to him for an extra $20.