British and Commonwealth Military Knives

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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:34 am

Miller Bro`s wrote:Jerry,

What ever happened with this knife? ::shrug::

Dimitri, it turned out to be most likely made in India and not a real BAK. These were apparently imported by a company in New Jersey that has a reputation for selling such things as F-S "look alikes", if ya catch my drift.
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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:56 am

Jerry, sorry to hear about that :(
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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby Iron Hoarder » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:11 am

There are British Army Knives made in India for their forces there. I have several of them. They are genuine but just made in India. Some are pretty good but quality in general isn't as good.
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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:40 pm

Ahh, India and Pakistan. The middle eastern bosom of quality. :mrgreen: ::barf::
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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby Mossdancer » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:20 pm

Hi Steve;
Came across this yesterday. My limited materials say it might be a Government redo in the late 30's of maybe the 1888p bayonet into a Trench Knife for the fighters in the Trenches.
From the looks of the stitching the sheath may possibly be correct. Why don't you give all of us the straight scoop. You Brits just did a hell of a good job of marking your tools of war.
Being that no one has posted yet I will add this URL I just found. Mine appears to be in a bit better condition.

http://www.old-smithy.info/bayonets/ful ... 0knife.jpg

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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby sav » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:09 pm

Alright. I have absolutely no idea what or how old this is. It just somehow ended up in my possession some years ago. I had it sitting on my dresser, bugging me to sell it.

Ok, so this is an old pocket knife attached to a (broken necklace?) chain of 15 carat gold..

I was going to see the gold today and got offered around 505 pounds.. but seeings as I had never heard of 15 carat being used i did some research. Turns out that it is actually pretty rare - it means that it would have to have been made before 1932 but later than 1856 in England. I then had a closer inspection of the knife. It has no engravings other than 'made in sheffield england.'
It looks extraordinarily old and if full of old leaves.... the blades are a nuisance to open. I would love to know if this would be of any value or worth keeping? Maybe there is a story behind it? My grandmother said the chain could have been attached to a fob watch? who knows...
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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby dutchy357 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:24 pm

Hi Guys

Just a small contribution to this thread.

Here are some of the main patterns of Clasp Knives issued by the British during WW1.

Australia had no cutlery industry at that time. Evidence suggests that Australian troops were supplied with the same knives as their British counterparts.

There were some minor variations on these patterns, mostly in the scale material.

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8173/1914, 6353/1905, AP301


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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby Shearer » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:38 pm

dutchy357 wrote:dutchy357

Nice collection and welcome to AAPK
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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby dutchy357 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:58 am

Shearer wrote:Nice collection and welcome to AAPK

Thanks Shearer

I hang out at the ABF most of the time.

However, the only way I am going to learn more about the knives I collect is to widen my field of contacts.

I am sure that there are members here who will be able to assist me.

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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby smiling-knife » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:29 pm

WWI pattern army knives made from 1905 to 1939.
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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:32 pm

Dang Steve. They don't look a whole lot different from the WWII knives except for what I assume is the can opener (or do y'all say "tin opener"? :lol: ). Nice gathering. They all look like they're in pretty decent condition.
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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby wornoutwrench » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:54 pm

Here's another Schatt and Morgan WW I Canadian. Massive knife with killer snap and great bone.
Arrow and C on the marlin spike.
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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:05 am

smiling-knife wrote:WWI pattern army knives made from 1905 to 1939.


Nice collection! :shock:

Who is the maker on the stag handle knife?
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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:12 pm

wornoutwrench wrote:Here's another Schatt and Morgan WW I Canadian. Massive knife with killer snap and great bone.
Arrow and C on the marlin spike.

That's a honey. First one I've seen.
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Re: British and Commonwealth Military Knives

Postby knife7knut » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:46 pm

Thought I had posted in this thread before but apparently not.Here are some of mine.The last one is somewhat of a mystery to me.There is what looks to be a broad arrow mark sandwiched in-between the cyphers on the blades.Each blade is marked but all are not the same markings.What is really unusual about this knife is that where the spine of each blade meets the corresponding back spring they are cut at a different angle and fit precisely against one another. Someone had suggested that it might be of Indian origin but to date I have not been able to corroborate that.
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