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#1 Brian Keith

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:15 AM

Ive had this example since the 80s. It is like No. 2, page 164 of Coles Book III. The elastic band of the sheath is long gone. As you can see in the photos to follow, mine is marked with the Arrow and an 8, and marked ENGLAND on the handle side of the guard. The guard is steel, the handle and nut are not brass, and are not magnetic, zinc? Cole says this type was made toward the end of war. Anybody know approximate dates?
Thanks for looking.
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#2 Brian Keith

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:16 AM

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#3 Brian Keith

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:17 AM

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Last photo, Thanks for looking, Comments welcome!
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 11:11 AM

Honest 3rd pattern.

#5 Brian Keith

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 12:39 PM

Thanks for the response and info!
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 02:15 PM

a beauty of a 3rd pattern there. this website may help you out a little bit

 

https://www.fairbair...rd-pattern.html



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 02:39 PM

Thanks for the link! I see mine is a "thin blade" and I did find a mold number "4" on the handle.
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Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:40 PM

Nice and correct.  Back in the 'old' days of collecting this was known as the fourth pattern of the British Commando knife as it was a thin blade, but in today's collecting world it is the third pattern either with a thick or thin blade.  No matter what, It's correct.

 

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