Toovy’s Auctioneers Have Decided That Selling WW2
Is In Conflict With Their Director’s Theological Duties .
Toovy’s Ban On Nazi Militaria
In the Light Of A Spontaneous Protest Against Antisemitism In London Items Bearing The Nazi Sybols Cannot Be Submitted At Toovys For Sale..
Rupert Toovy Has decided That Profiting From
The Nazis Is Not Appropriate Pastime For Somebody With A Second Position As A Man of The Cloth .
As A History Buff And Militaria Specialist I Would Be Delighted To Provide A Selling Platform For All WW2 Combat Collectables ..
So Weather You Are Selling A Luftwaffe Dagger Or A Kreigsmarine Flag I Believe That I Have The Appropriate
Destination For You Collectors Items ..
From My Own Experience The Passion For Collecting Military Awards And Insignia Is Healthy And Should Be Separated From Politics ..
Our Fathers And Grandfathers Returned From Europe And the Far East Brandishing Trophies In The Form Of Captured Enemy Regalia..
Decades Of War Films And Documentaries Have Kept Alive The Second World War As It Continues To Fascinate Successive Generations ..
At Antiques And Militaria In Arundel High Street We Are Sensitive To The Issues Relating To Tasteless Of Nazi Memorabilia. So Don’t Worry Our Store Has The Word Militaria In The Title And Even If You Missed The Sign All The Militaria Is At The Very Back Of The Shop .. Only Those Intent On Seeing Say An Iron Cross Or Army Dagger Will Find Them.. Only Somebody Who’s Aim It Is To Be Offended Will Might Have The Opportunity To Be Offended.
Sussex Antique Auctioneers And Valuers?
Are these the people to turn to for an opinion when faced with selling Antiques and Fine Art? Yes Is The Answer.
You Will Receive A Polite Courteous Reception And Learn What Your Heirlooms Jewellery And Collectors Items Are Worth .
Finding Accurate Valuations Today Has Never Been Easier As Examples Of Identical Object Will Have Been Sold Before, And The Resulting Prices Recorded Online .
Are Sussex Auction Houses Therefor The Best Place To Sell Fine Art And Antiques?
No Is The Answer Most Certainly Not . Why ? Because 45% Of Of An Items Market Value Is Deducted By A Cunning Deception .. Both The Seller Vendor And The Buyer Are Charged For The Privilege Using Sussex Auction Houses ..
A Simple Example.
If A Gold Coin Is Worth £200 To A Specialist He Can Only Make A Bid In The Auction Of £135 Because He Will Be Stung By The “Buyers Premium” Of 25% In Most Cases .
The Poor Old Seller Will Receive After Stoppages A Mere £110 Or Close To This???? If You Are Considering Selling Anything In The Line Of Fine Art Or Antiques ,Please Contact Us And Learn What Superior Options Are Available.
ARUNDEL ANTIQUE BUYERS ..Always Pay Auctioneers Valuations In Full For All Required Items .. With Items Which Fail To Conform To Our Usual Range Of Stock We Provide The Finest Consignment Selling Service Enabling Your Items To Be Displayed In Our High Street Showrooms And Uploaded Onto The Internet To Reach A Broad Audience …
Call David Mattey Today
Office Store Or 07860747027 Our Expertise Extends Beyond Militaria ,Furniture, Gold,Silver ,Watercolours ,ACCESSORIES ANTIQUES Antique valuations Worthing Ardingly Antiques Fair Arundel Antiques Dealers Arundel Castle Auctions In Sussex Belllmans Auctioneers British Uniforms field Gear Chichester auctioneers Deactivated Guns Sussex Deactivated Guns U.K.Only Farnham Maltings Militaria ford market French German Badges German Militaria Gold Buyers sussex Gold price Government officials House clearers Sussex House contents valued from £10 HUNTING FORESTRY Kempton Park Antiques Market Memorabilia Mills Jukebox PLAQUES Rockola Jukebox s auctioneers seeburg selling at auction Selling on Ebay Selling Swords online Stride and son Auctioneers sussex coins Sussex Medals Sussex Medal Valuations Today’s gold price Toovy toovy’s TRIBAL ART Valuations Sussex
Antique Jewellery Buyers Arundel
David Mattey of “Antiques & Militaria” Is A Highly Experienced Buyer Of Antique And Modern Jewellery ..
The Prime Position Of Or High Street Shop Attracts Thousands Of Wealthy Buyers From Around The World.
Don’t Sell To A Middleman Sell Directly To The Store In The Centre Of Arundel High Street..
When We Buy Antique Jewellery ,Sellers Will Be Pleased To Know That They Will Achieve Up To 50% More Than They Would Achieve At Auction.
Why? Well That Is Easy. Auctioneers Charge The Buyer 25% “Buyers Premium”On Top Of The Hammer Price ..Yes I Know It Sounds Hard To Believe But It Is Entirely True .
Customers Are Cleverly Duped Into Believing That Auctions Are Fare And Democratic Institutions. Today It Is Far Better To Conduct A Little Homework Before Selling Directly To Dedicated Professionals … Those In A Prime Position To Sell To End Users Rather Than To Middlemen
..Next Time You Visit Arundel Why Not Call In A Speak Directly to Me David Mattey About Gold Diamond, Sovereigns,Half Sovereigns, Rings, Bangles, Jewellery ,Watches,Emeralds,Topaz,Garnets ,Ruby,Wrist Watches ,Pocket Watches,15 ct ,9ct, 18ct Or Call Us Now On
The Commando Dagger or fighting knife has a double edged blade.
The FS Knife was developed by William Fairbairn and Eric Sykes based on concepts which the two men conceived prior to World War II whilst serving in the Shanghai Police.
The fighting knife was made famous during World War II when it was issued to the British Commandos, Airborne Forces, the SAS, Home guard, and many other units the issuing was most widespread in anticipation of the Normandy landings .
A weapon with a tapering blade optimised for thrusting.
The F-S knife is capable of being used to inflict slash cuts when its cutting edges are sharpened . The Wilkinson Sword Company produced the knife with minor pommel and grip variations.
The F-S dagger is largely associated with the British commandos and the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Marine Raiders they based their issued knife on the Fairbairn-Sykes), among other special forces / clandestine / raiding units. It features in the insignia of the British Royal Marines, the Belgian Commandos, the Dutch Commando Corps, founded in the UK during World War II, the Australian 1st Commando Regiment and 2nd Commando Regiment, and the United States Army Rangers, both founded with the help of the British Commandos.
The 3rd Canadian Infantry Division who landed on Juno Beach on “D” Day and the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion who jumped and fought there carried FS daggers .
The first batch of fifty F-S fighting knives were produced in January 1941 by Wilkinson Sword Ltd after Fairbairn and Sykes had travelled to their factory from the Special Training Centre at Lochailort in November 1940 to discuss their ideas for a fighting knife.The F-S fighting knife remains in production because of continued use in hand-to-hand combat situations around the world. The F-S fighting knife was designed exclusively for surprise attack and fighting, with a slender blade that can easily penetrate a rib cage. The vase handle grants precise grip, and the blade’s design is especially suited to its use as a fighting knife. Fairbairn’s rationale is in his book Get Tough! (1942). “There is no more deadly weapon than the knife” in close quarter combat . In choosing a knife there are two important factors to bear in mind: balance and enthusiasm. The Fairbairn-Sykes was produced in several patterns. First pattern knives have a 6.5 in (17 cm) blade with a flat area, or ricasso, at the top of the blade which was not present on the original design and the presence of which has not been explained by the manufacturers, under the S-shaped cross guard. Second-pattern knives have a slightly longer blade (just less than 7 in (18 cm)), 2 in (5.1 cm)-wide oval cross guard, knurled pattern grip, and rounded ball, and may be stamped “ENGLAND” (a US legal requirement when importing the surplus knives after WWII, as they had to show the country of origin) on the handle side of the cross guard. Some may also be stamped with a “Broad Arrow” /|\ British issue mark and a number (e.g., 21) on the opposite handle side of the cross guard. Third-pattern knives also have a similarly sized seven-inch blade, but the handle was redesigned to be a ringed grip. This ringed grip is reputed to have distressed one of the original designers as it unbalanced the weapon and made harder to hold when wet, but it was used by the manufacturers as it was simple to produce and could be cast from a cheaper and more plentiful alloy instead of using up scarce quantities of brass stock which were, of course, required for ammunition casings and other such vital applications. William Rodgers, as part of the Egginton Group, now also produce an all-black “sterile” version of the knife, which is devoid of any markings showing maker for NATO use. The length of the blade was chosen to give several inches of blade to penetrate the body after passing through the 3 in (7.6 cm) of the thickest clothing that was anticipated to be worn in the war, namely that of Soviet greatcoats. Later production runs of the F-S fighting knife have a blade length that is about 7.5 in (19 cm). In all cases the handle had a distinctive foil-like grip to enable a number of handling options. Many variations on the F-S fighting knife exist in regards to size of blade and particularly of handle. The design has influenced the design of knives throughout the many decades since its introduction. Copies Because of the success of the Fairbairn-Sykes Knife in World War II and in the wars in Korea and Vietnam, many companies made their own versions of the F-S fighting knife, such as the 1966 Gerber Mark II. Almost two million of the British knives were made. Early production runs were extremely limited and demand was high, with many British troops attempting to buy their own. OSS version Representation of the knife used by the OSS with its distinctive scabbard. Collection of the CIA Museum. The OSS Stiletto was a double-edged knife based on the Fairbairn–Sykes fighting knife. It was so admired that the US military created several other fighting knives based on it. The US Office of Strategic Services’s knife manufacturing bid was approximately one-fifteenth of the British equivalent, but the US version of the knife, manufactured by Landers, Frary & Clark, of New Britain, Connecticut was improperly tempered and inferior to the British F-S Fighting Knife in materials and workmanship. Its reputation suffered accordingly. A total of 20,000 units of the OSS version were produced. The OSS dagger was officially replaced in service in 1944 by the US M3 Fighting Knife. The scabbard for the OSS Stiletto looks like a pancake spatula but this is because of the design so that can be worn high or low on the belt, or angled either left or right. In theory this gave a very adaptable mounting system, but the sheet metal was like a knife itself, especially to a parachutist. Other knives by Fairbairn General Robert T. Frederick of the Devil’s Brigade (First Special Service Force) is credited with a similar weapon, the “V-42 Commando Knife” V-42 Stiletto, itself a derivation of the F-S design. The V-42 was manufactured by W. R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. in the US circa 1942-43 and is distinguished mainly by its markings and the presence of a small, scored indentation for the wielder’s thumb, to aid in orienting the knife for thrusting. Fairbairn has been given full or partial credit for the Smatchet and several other fighting knives.
We are currently paying 100% Auctioneers estimates for required items.
from the following categories.
20TH CENTURY PRICES
2ND MILLENIUM B.C TO 10TH CENTURY AD
AFRICAN RELATED PRICES
BUYERS OF ANTIQUES
dealers in ANTIQUITIES
BUYERS OF APOTHOCARY BOXES PRICES
BUYERS OF PRICES
/dealers in ARMS AND ARMOUR PRICES
ART AND COLLECTABLES ART COLLECTING
BUYERS OF/dealers in
ART DECO BUYERS OF
ART POTTERY/dealers in
ARTS AND CRAFTS PRICES
ASIAN WORKS OF ART AUSTRALIA
BUYERS OF BENCHES
BILLIARDS AND SNOOKER
BOOK RESTS/READING STANDS
BOOKS AND BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS
BOXING RELATED ITEMS
BRASS ITEMS BRASSWARE AND COPPER
BUYERS OF CHANDELIERS
CHESS RELATED ITEMS
CHESTS OF DRAWERS
CHRISTENING ITEMS PRICES
CIGAR BOXES BUYERS OF
CLARICE CLIFF PRICESBUYERS OF
JAPAN AND RELATED ITEMS
KITCHENWARE BUYERS OF
LAMPS AND LIGHTING
LAW AND LEGAL BUYERS OF PRICESMEMORABILIA
LUGGAGE AND HANDBAGS
MAPIN AND WEBB MAPS AND ATLASES
MARBLE AND HARDSTONE
MEMORABILIA1 BUYERS OF
MIDDLE EASTERN BUYERS OF ITEMS MILITARY
MINATURE REFERENCE LIBRARIESMINATURES
MIRRORS AND LOOKING GLASSES
MODERN BRITISH ART
MOTHER OF PEARL
MUSIC RELATED FURNITURE
NAUTICAL AND MARINE
OAK AND COUNTRY FURNITURE
P G TIPS MEMORABILIA
PAINTED TEA CADDIES
PAPERWEIGHTS BUYERS OF
PENS AND WRITING ACCESSORIES
PINE BUYERS OF
COFFEE TABLES PRICES
COFFERS. BUYERS OF
CORNER CABINETS PRICES
CRYSTAL PRICES PRICES
BUYERS OF SPECIMENS PRICES
CUTLERY DANISH PRICES
BUYERS OFDECORATIVE ARTS
DINING ROOM FURNITURE PRICES PRICES
DINNER SERVICES PRICES
DINOSAUR SPECIMENS PRICES
DOLLS AND DOLLS HOUSES
FIREPLACES AND FURNITURE
FOSSIL FISH FOSSIL SPECIMENS
FOSSILS FOR THE GARDEN
FOSSILS FOR THE HOME
FOSSILS IN DESIGN
FRAMES AND FRAMING ACCESSORIES
FURNITURE 18TH CENTURY
BUYERS OF GENRE PAINTINGS
GLASS FLOATS AND BOTTLES
BUYERS OFGOTHIC ITEMS
BUYERS OFDESIGNER ANTIQUES
REGENCY RELIGIONS ALL
RUGS AND CARPETS PRICES
SAILING YACHTS AND BOATING
SCENT BOTTLES PRICES
SEATING FURNITURE BUYERS PRICESOF
SEWING ITEMS SHIPS AND GALLEONS
STONE ITEMS MADE WITH STONE
SUGAR BOWLS SWORDS
TALL BOYS AND CHEST ON CHESTS
TAPESTRIES AND NEEDLEPOINT TAXIDERMY, BIRDS, FISH AND ANIMALS
TEAPOTS AND COFFEE SERVICES
TOLE WARE TORCHERES BUYERS OF
TORTOISESHELL BUYERS OF
TRINITY HOUSE BOXES
UPHOLSTERD FURNITURE VASES
WATER COLOURS PRICES
WINDSOR CHAIRS PRICES
WINE RELATED ITEMS
WOMEN IN ART
WOOD CARVINGS BUYERS OF
WRITING SLOPESWRITING TABLES