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#1 dskjl

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 05:18 PM

Picked this up at a local gun show, what is it?

 

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 05:18 PM

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 05:19 PM

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 05:48 PM

The top looks like a hunting/commercial made 40s periods. The blade looks like a British commando knife blade copy. The broad arrow mark is much sloppier than the ones Ive seen

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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.



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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.

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:17 PM

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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.


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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.

 

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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.



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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.

 

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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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Posted 14 December 2019 - 11:51 AM

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.

 

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Great pic, thanks.




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