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CARL EICKHORN ARMY ISSUED TRENCH KNIFE



PROBABLY THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER OF THE RARE VARIANT WW1 GERMAN TRENCH KNIVES. ONE OF THE FEW OFFICIALLY ISSUED VARIANTS WITH IMPERIAL ACCEPTANCE STAMP TO THE POMMEL. STEEL HILT WITH BIRDS HEAD BEAK POMMEL. GRIPS HELD BY THREE RIVETS. SUPERB BLADE STILL IN FACTORY POLISH WITH NO SHARPENING. NO PITTING OVERALL, LIGHT RANDOM GREY PATINA. SCABBARD WITH COMPLETE LEATHER WORK.

Code: 50847

445.00 GBP


BADEN 169.R. S-1898 BAYONET



INTERESTING BAYONET, BOTH E BAYONET AND SCABBARD MARKED TO THE BADEN 169, BUT THE BAYONET TO THE 10TH COMPANY, AND THE SCABBARD TO THE 2ND. CLEARLY ALWAYS BEEN TOGETHER, A FIELD MISS-MATCH. THE BADEN 169 FACED THE BRITISH ARMY 1ST DAY OF THE SOMME, 1/7/16. SIMSON MADE BAYONET ISSUED IN 1903. SCABBARD WITH A SLIGHT GAP FROM SHRINKAGE AS SHOWN. SLEEPY UNTOUCHED SET WITH DARK PATINA.

Code: 50157

150.00 GBP


EB-90, ERSATZ CONVERSION, BELGIAN 1882 EPEE.



ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL WW1 GERMAN ERSATZ BAYONETS. A SMALL QUANTITY OF BELGIAN Mle 1882 BAYONETS WERE CAPTURED IN 1914. MODIFIED TO FIT THE GERMAN G-98 RIFLE. MOST OF THE KNOWN SURVIVORS ARE MARKED AS THIS ONE IS "ARTILLERIE DEPOT MAGDEBURG" WHERE THE WORK WAS CARRIED OUT. FOR FURTHER READING, PAGES 188-189 OF CARTER'S GERMAN BAYONETS VOLUME III. THIS EXAMPLE IN EXCELLENT UNTOUCHED CONDITION. NO RUST OR PITTING. LIGHT SURFACE DISCOLOURATION. WORKING BUTTON. SHRINKAGE CRACK TO ONE OF THE GRIPS. BLUE STEEL SCABBARD..

Code: 50063

885.00 GBP


WW1 GERMAN S-14 BAYONET



IN VERY GOOD OVERALL UNTOUCHED CONDITION. CRISP CLEAN BLADE STILL IN FACTORY POLISH. NO MAKER MARK. INSPECTION STAMP TO THE BACK OF THE BLADE. SOME FELDGRAU PAINT REMAINING TO THE STEEL SCABBARD

Code: 50320

135.00 GBP


WURTTEMBERG 121.R. S-1898 BAYONET



MADE BY SCHILLING IN 1905. BOTH THE SCABBARD AND BAYONET MARKED TO THE WURTT 121 INFANTRY REGIMENT, BUT THE BAYONET TO THE 1ST COMPANY AND THE SCABBARD TO THE 10TH. A TYPICAL FRONT-LINE MIX UP. SCABBARD HAS SHRUNK BY ABOUT HALF AN INCH. BAYONET TO A LIGHT GREY PATINA. GOOD GRIPS. WORKING BUTTON

Code: 50318

150.00 GBP


BAVARIAN 1917 DATED BUTCHER BAYONET



A CLASSIC BAVARIAN EXAMPLE BEING MADE BY THE BAVARIAN FIRM, FICHTEL & SACHS. NEAR MINT BLADE STILL IN FACTORY POLISH. MUCH BLUE TO THE SCABBARD.

Code: 50282

155.00 GBP


BAVARIAN 1915 BUTCHER BAYONET



WITH BAVARIAN CIPHER / 15 TO THE BACK OF THE BLADE. DOUBLE MAKER MARKED , AMBERG AND HERDER. WITH DISTINCTIVE ROUND CLEANING HOLE TO THE GRIPS. EXCELLENT CLEAN BLADE. UNTOUCHED DARK PATINA TO THE HILT AND STEEL SCABBARD

Code: 50253

165.00 GBP


M.G. COMPANY ISSUE 84/98 BAYONET



PRUSSIAN 1916 DATED KNIFE BAYONET ISSUED TO THE MACHINE GUN COMPANY OF THE PRUSSIAN 83RD INFANTRY REGIMENT. HARTKOPF MAKER MARKED BLADE NEAR MINT AND STILL IN FACTORY POLISH.

Code: 50242

200.00 GBP


WESTMINSTER RIFLES 1-7-16 DEATH PLAQUE



4402 RIFLEMAN GRAHAM BEVERSHAM ELMSLIE. KILLED IN ACTION ON THE 1ST DAY OF THE SOMME AT GOMMECOURT. HIS PLAQUE PRESERVED IN A SPECIALLY MADE DISPLAY CASE WITH STAND TO THE BACK, PURCHASED BY HIS FAMILY.

Code: 50793

600.00 GBP


STAR TRIO AND PLAQUE TO POSSIBLY THE FIRST LONDON BORN MUSLIM TO BE BE K.I.A. IN THE BRITISH ARMY



1914-15 STAR TRIO, PLAQUE AND SCROLL AWARDED TO BARRY ABDUREHMAN B-1160 8TH BATTALION RIFLE BRIGADE. ABDUREHMAN DISEMBARKED IN FRANCE 21ST MAY 1915. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION 28TH JUNE 1916 AND BURIED AT FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY ARRAS.

BARRY ABDUREHMAN WAS THE SON OF A PROMINENT TURKISH (OR POSSIBLY ORIGINALLY INDIAN) MUSLIM – HIS FUNERAL IN 1898 WAS PRESIDED OVER BY THE FOUNDER OF LONDON’S FIRST MOSQUE, ATTENDED BY THE TURKISH AMBASSADOR AND REPORTED IN THE NATIONAL PRESS.THE NAME THEY COULDN’T SPELL.

THE 1914-15 STAR IS NAMED TO B-1160 SJT. ABDURGHMAN, THE WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS ARE NAMED TO B-1160 SJT ABDUREHMAN (CORRECT SPELLING) AND THE SCROLL AND PLAQUE ARE MISSPELLED AND NAMED TO BARRY ABDURCHMAN. THERE ARE 2 CROSS REFERENCED MEDAL INDEX CARDS FOR ABDUREHMAN – CORRECTING THE SPELLING MISTAKE ON THE STAR IN TIME FOR THE ISSUE OF THE WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS AND THE SPELLINGS ON THE RESPECTIVE MEDAL ROLLS MATCH THE SPELLING ON THE MEDALS (COPIES OF INDEX CARDS AND ROLLS PICTURED AND INCLUDED.) ALSO INCLUDED IS A COPY OF HIS PENSION CARD WHERE THEY HAVE SPELT HIS NAME ABDURCKMAN.
DESPITE THE NAMING ERROR THE SCROLL HAS BEEN FRAMED AND THE PLAQUE (ACTON FACTORY TYPE) HAS BEEN WELL POLISHED OVER MANY YEARS.ALL IN ALL A VERY UNUSUAL GROUP AS INTERESTING FOR THE SOCIAL AS WELL AS MILITARY HISTORY.

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF BARRY ABDUREHMAN

BARRY ABDUREMAN WAS BORN IN LONDON 1883 AND REGISTERED AS PATRICK MAHOMMED B. U. D. ABUREHMAN AT THE KENSINGTON RECORDS OFFICE (COPY OF INDEX INCLUDED). IN THE 1891 CENSUS (COPY INCLUDED) HE WAS STILL RECORDED UNDER THE NAME PATRICK AGED 7 AT 102 FERNHEAD RD PADDINGTON WITH HIS FATHER HADJI, MOTHER, MARGARET, AND SIBLINGS. BY THE 1901 CENSUS (COPY INCLUDED) HE WAS LISTED AS “BARRIE” AGED 18 WITH HIS MOTHER (NOW WIDOWED) AND 2 SIBLINGS. HIS FATHER HADJI DIED IN 1898 AND NEWS OF HIS FUNERAL WAS SYNDICATED IN PAPERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY (ENLARGED AND PRINTED SCAN OF THE ARTICLE FROM THE SHEFFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH INCLUDED).

A MOSLEM FUNERAL IN LONDON

THE MOSLEM COLONY OF LONDON HAS JUST BEEN DECREASED BY THE LAMENTABLE DEATH OF ONE OF ITS OLDEST MEMBERS IN THE PERSON OF HADJI ABDURAEHMAN, WELL KNOWN AMONG THE ENGLISH MERCHANTS AND FIRMS. A HERO OF THE RUSSO-TURKISH WAR OF 1878, A FORTUNATE COMMERCIAL MAN, A CLEVER LINGUIST, AND, PROBABLY, ONE OF THE GREATEST EASTERN TRAVELLERS. HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 68, AT HIS LONDON RESIDENCE, BURROWS ROAD, KENSAL RISE WHERE THE GHUSL (BURIAL CLEANSING) AND THE KAFFAN (BURIAL HABILLIMENTS) WERE PERFORMED BY HADJI MOHAMMED DOULIE OF THE LONDON TEMPORARY MOSQUE. AFTER THE BODY WAS PLACED IN THE COFFIN THE SALANT (PRAYERS) WAS RECITED BY THE REV. SYED MOHAMMED, FROM MEDINA, IN THE PRESENCE OF A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE TURKISH EMBASSY AND A LARGE NUMBER OF MOSLEMS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. THE INTERNMENT, WHICH TOOK PLACE WITH FULL ISLAMIC CEREMONIES YESTERDAY, AT WILLESDEN, IN THE MOSLEM CEMETERY, WAS WITNESSED BY A LARGE CONCOURSE OF PEOPLE. THE HEARSE WAS DRAWN BY FOUR HORSES. THE GREEN BANNER OF ISLAM, THE TURKISH STANDARD, WAS PLACED OVER THE COFFIN, UPON WHICH WERE SEVERAL WREATHS, SENT BY ENGLISH MERCHANTS AND FRIENDS. MOURNING CARRIAGES, CONVEYING MRS. ABDURAEHMAN AND FAMILY, RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND HADJI MOHAMMED DOULIE, REV. SYED MOHAMMED AND SHEIKH ABDULLAH, WERE FOLLOWED BY A LARGE NUMBER OF MOSLEMS TO THE CEMETERY, WHERE THE BURIAL CEREMONIES WERE GONE THROUGH SOLEMNLY AND WITH CONTINUAL LOWLY RESPONSES OF “AMEEN”.

HE IS RECORDED AS HAVING JOINED THE PADDINGTON RIFLES IN 1899 WITH THE SERIAL NUMBER 6288 AND LEFT IN 1902. THERE’S NO RECORD OF ANY SERVICE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
IN 1904 BARRY MARRIED AMELIA BELCHER. ON THE WEDDING CERTIFICATE (COPY ENCLOSED) BARRY’S FATHER IS LISTED AS HADJI ABDUREHMAN WITH THE OCCUPATION “ORIENTAL DEALER” DECEASED.

BARRY AND AMELIA HAD 2 CHILDREN JOHN BARRIE BORN 15TH SEPTEMBER 1905 AND WILLIAM DAVID BORN 25TH JANUARY 1915. BY THE TIME HIS SECOND SON WAS BORN BARRY WOULD HAVE ALREADY HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR THE RIFLE BRIGADE, THE 8TH AND 9TH BATTALIONS BEING FORMED IN AUGUST 1914 AND DEPLOYING TO FRANCE IN MAY 1915.

Code: 50777

750.00 GBP


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