Two interesting and striking blades, a WWII US military issue machete by Collins and Co and a turn if the century short sword by German blade maker Fernando Esser.
Machete: $65. Short sword: $225.
This sword, dating from the late 1800s is attributed to the First Troop Philadelphia City cavalry. The oldest known cavalry still in existence today (just for looks of course) they were first formed during the American Revolutionary War and were the first known incarnation of the Secret Service as they were used as George Washington’s body guards. $275.
One of my favorite pieces to date. An ominous and striking dagger, topped with a brass skull. It’s originally intended use or reason for manufacture is unknown, as the only clue we are given to its origin is “Made in Germany” on it’s blade and scabbard. While researching it I’ve found similar daggers and crossed claims that it is either fraternal or military, neither of these sitings seem true as it is most likely a “collectors blade” one could purchase out of the back of a 50s men’s magazine. Still badass as hell though.
Gas masks! From their ominous, urgent utilitarian nature to the way they transform the wearer into a pseudo robotic, alien like being. We fucking love them! Here we have two examples of military gas masks and one which I believe to be civilian. Great for display, set props or filtering out poisonous or harmful elements from your immediate environment so you can breathe! $55-$125.