Picked this up at a local gun show, what is it?
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Posted 29 September 2019 - 05:18 PM
Posted 29 September 2019 - 05:48 PM
Posted 29 September 2019 - 05:58 PM
It looks like it’s been together forever but it’s also just so funky I don’t know what to think.
Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:16 PM
I think I found the manufacture, Sheffield, William Rogers, I have been searching the web and the brass nut pommel and the pattern with the brass and red rings I think we have a winner.
Here is an example from the web.
Edited by dskjl, 11 December 2019 - 07:29 PM.
Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:19 PM
I would agree its English.
You will encounter several makers who had similiar patterns as well as patterns that more resembled the Commando knife pattern blade.
I have two such knives.One from a 508th PIR surgeon and the other from a 113th Cavalry veteran.Both I presume private purchased in War time England.
Edited by doyler, 11 December 2019 - 08:29 PM.
Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:28 PM
Here are the two I mentioned.Both identical patterns.Both made in Sheffield.The Top example is a Taylor Eye Witness Brand.
Posted 11 December 2019 - 08:34 PM
Thank you brother, great looking pieces.
i picked mine up at the Honolulu Gun show for cheap on gamble that it was wartime. Your two, although a bit different certainly provide a glimmer of hope for mine.
Posted 11 December 2019 - 10:59 PM
Here is a photo of several knives in the hands of these troops.
Shown is the same type stiletto / knife in the soldiers hand second from left.There is also a smaller skinning type knife in the first soldiers hand.
Posted 12 December 2019 - 09:36 AM
I find that photo hilarious, I can just imagine the guy one the left saying: "look at my knife guys", to which the third on the right replies "that's not a knife, THIS IS A KNIFE!"
Its always cool to see what non-standard gear the GI had in the field.
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