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    loski
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    Another pointy thing

    Post by loski on Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:41 pm




    Recently I was asked by the widow of a deceased elderly friend of mine to clear out his shed amond the rubbish I found this knife.it is in the style if a FS knife, the scabbard is of a simple 2 peice leather construction but has been wrapped with electrical tape. I seem to rember him showing me this knife quite a few years back and telling me it was issued to him when he served as a regular in the Royal Tank Regt during the Korean war. The knife is marked
    WILLAM RODGERS
    I CUT MY WAY
    on one side of the ricasso
    and
    MADE IN
    SHEFIELD
    ENGLAND
    on the other
    the handle is made of leather washers with a crossgaurd that looks like brass and an aluminium pommle the tang passes through the pommle and is secured with a recessed nut.
    I dont think it is a military issue knife but may have been privatly purchased by the RTR.
    Comments please

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    Re: Another pointy thing

    Post by sh4pak on Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:49 pm

    That's a very interesting work of fusion. I've never seen a stacked-leather handle on a Sheffield dagger-- but for the time-period you're talking about, it makes a lot of sense.

    If I saw something like that being sold now, I'd buy it in an instant.

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    Re: Another pointy thing

    Post by Bury_Dave on Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:21 am

    Unlikely to be an issue piece. No broad arrow nor any documented evidence of them being part of a Govt contract. However, it is a really lovely private purchase knife so look after it !

    JCmilitaria has some of these on his website. Not cheap either . upwards of £200 ........

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    Re: Another pointy thing

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:27 pm

    I like it a lot Graham, great story behind it too, it just goes to show a bit a kindness to help out a woman in need, can reap rewards.

    Cool kind Mate!

    The handle reminds me of my favourite Estwing hammer.

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    Re: Another pointy thing

    Post by loski on Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:37 pm

    Hi Gary
    long time no hear I agree i have an old hammer that was my dads with a simular handle
    Dave im suprised that simular knives are selling for £200.00 bugger

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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:19 pm

    loski wrote:Hi Gary
    long time no hear I agree i have an old hammer that was my dads with a simular handle
    Dave im suprised that simular knives are selling for £200.00 bugger

    Yeah mate, been keeping a low profile lately, new job with- longer hours !!

    Sorry if the hammer comment was off topic, but as soon as I spied your knife ,I was immediately thinking..hang on that looks like my fave hammer!!!

    Anyway,back to knife in question,nice one, and worth quite a bit it seems,even better Mate Wink

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    Re: Another pointy thing

    Post by loski on Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:43 pm

    Hi Gary nice to see you around
    as to the hammer comment being off topic no probs the handle of the knife is exactly the same as the estwing range of hand tools. Im quite inpressed by its possable value but I may keep it for a wile like Daves 1st pattern FS Knife it makes a brillant letter openre, You just sneak up behind the unsuspecting envalope and put the point of the blade under the flap and with one quick trust and its all over the letter is open lol

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    Re: Another pointy thing

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:55 am

    Very Happy Yeah Mate, stealthy letter opening, a most important skill to have!!!

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    Re: Another pointy thing

    Post by loski on Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:31 am

    Hi Gary
    dont you just know it you knever know what is in a white envalope these days so a stelth letter opening skill is vital

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    Re: Another pointy thing

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:08 pm

    loski wrote:Hi Gary
    dont you just know it you knever know what is in a white envalope these days so a stelth letter opening skill is vital


    Very true mate, last time I opened a white envelope,I discovered my gas prices are rising Evil or Very Mad


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