As most of you know, part of the enjoyment of collecting military knives is in the sharing of information with your fellow collectors. The blade is 7 3/4" long and marked "Bone / Lubbock, Tex." inside his trademark Dogbone mark at the ricasso. The sheath is unmarked, but no doubt made by Johnson (who made sheaths for Randall).
If you have been in the hobby for any length of time you are also aware that interests change and collections evolve. The double edge blade is 7 3/4" long and made from a file. This exact knife is pictured on page 79 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book.. As you can see, there is a lot of Randall influence in the knife.. These knives were issued to the British Commandos prior to the introduction of the F-S Knife.
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The scabbard has pistol belt hooks added and is marked "E. The original scabbard is marked on the belt loop "21C/N804 / RNZAF". WWII Australian Commando Stiletto, marked "Gregory / Steel / Products" at the ricasso. The scabbard is original to the knife and is unmarked. A recent article pointed out to us by our good friend Bernard Levine places the newest Red Cross Knives in the hands of troops.As many of you are aware the Red Cross knives of World War One are highly sought out collectors items of today. Instead of the folding knife with spoon idea of long ago today the Red Cross is adding a multi-tool to the parcels.To use a high quality 1.4116 cutlery steel would probably not be very prudent, nor a very attractive price point.Shop PUMA XP High Country™ Fixed Blade hunting knives offer the best value and function of any hunting knives available on the market today.All prices are for the item shown, postage will be added to the price depending on where you want the item shipped. Scabbard is a Lan-Cay made item but had to be made to the early Buck / Phrobis spec to be accepted for the Dutch Govt contract.