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#1 tthen

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 05:49 PM

Good evening all,

I'm heading to the SOS in the morning. I'm looking to possibly add a hilt section patton sabre, knife conversion to my collection. I looked on ebay for closed sold examples and could only find one. I'm looking for a nice one with an intact sheath. Anyone have an idea of the going price?

Thank you and hope to see you there.

 

Tom



#2 mikedon

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:03 PM

A nice one with the correct tooled leather sheath would be in the $500.00 and up range. They are hard to find.

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:04 PM

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#4 tthen

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:11 PM

Thank you, I'm looking for one similar to your second post. Very nice!



#5 mikedon

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:27 PM

Your welcome! Post a picture if you find one. I love those knives.



#6 sundance

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:48 PM

Mikedon - Are all those yours? Well no wonder they're hard to find. Pretty darn nice knives.



#7 mikedon

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:13 PM

Yes they are all mine. I really like all the WWII sword knives.

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:14 PM

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:21 PM

Some more.

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#10 tthen

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:25 PM

minedon, man those are all so nice, but there is just something about the hilt section Patton conversion that I really like. Thank you for showing your collection and the information. Will post if I find one.



#11 Varangian

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:26 PM

Lots of serial numbers in there....can you share?



#12 mikedon

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:40 PM

SA  1914  16572

SA  1913  5042

SA  1914  16827

SA  1914  11908

SA  1914  12395

SA  1914  13611

 

SA  1914  20636

SA  1914  27830

SA  1914  13300

SA  1913  4261

SA  1913  4318

LF&C  1918  3129

LF&C  1918  3706

 

The pictures are old. Some of these knives are not included in the pictures. 


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#13 Varangian

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:53 AM

Awesome, thank you!  



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 07:42 AM

mikedon- Fantastic collection !  I can't imagine how you found so many.  Thanks for showing!  Really impressed.  SKIP



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:34 AM

Should we consider having this thread pinned?



#16 mikedon

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:25 AM

These three knives are not shown in the above pictures. What is interesting about them is they are the actual three knives Mr. Cole used for his drawings in his book, Cole IV, page 121.

The bottom knife is made from a vintage Simmons Hardware Company honing steel. I have only seen a few like it. I also attached a picture of this knife next to an example of a Simco honing steel it was made from.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:26 AM

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:27 AM

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#19 Frank Trzaska

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 01:13 PM

Outstanding collection. I like  the photo of the knives and the Cole book together, well done mikedon.

 

All the best

Frank Trzaska



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 10:28 AM

Some more.

I made an updated photo of the cut down Patton Saber, leather wrapped knives yesterday.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 12:31 PM

First of all, super nice collection!
Was San Antonio Iron Works the only one doing these conversions or were there others?

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 01:31 PM

Possibly two other unknown manufactures of the knives pictured above. Of course the well documented Anderson Company of Glendale CA made knives with Patton blades, (not pictured). Knife Crafters of Philadelphia PA also made knives from Patton and Civil War blades, (not pictured).

 

I consider the knives pictured in post #2 and post #8 as SAIW knives.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 03:00 PM

A group of Anderson knives made from M1913 Patton Saber blades.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 03:07 PM

A Knife Crafters knife made from a Horstmann's Civil War officers sword. Don't have a current group picture.

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#25 tthen

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 04:27 PM

mikedon, went to the SOS and found a grand total of 1 Patton sabre hilt section. The sheath retainer strap was broken and the blade condition was not what I was looking for. The seller was asking $750.00. There was 2 other Civil War sword conversions that I found, both had an asking price of $1000.00. So I'm still looking. I can not find the words to describe your collection, so I'll just say outstanding!




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