Object Title

Knife

Knife

Date

1990-2000

Object Number

X.1781

Provenance

From British military sources, via Mr M Pegler.

Physical Description

A spear pointed, double edged fighting knife, with satin stainless-steel blade. There is a raised central rib running the full length of the blade and a short, thick ricasso. The crossguard is black anodized alunminium with acutely dowturned wings. The grip is moulded brown plastic, retained by one black allen screw. A hole for a lanyard is in the top of the grip. The scabbard is moulded plastic in light, medium and dark brown camouflage. It is into two parts, which are retained by ten black circular rivets. The frog is built into the scabbard, and has a belt loop on the back. The knife can only be released from its scabbard by levering the frog to the rear, enabling the crossgusrd to slip clear of two projecting lugs, which hold it in place. There is a rubber security loop on the top of the frog, that fastens over the grip of the knife.

Dimensions

BladeLength152mm
OverallLength280mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade: REX APPLEGATE, W.E.FAIRBAIRN. BOKER,SOLINGEN. GERMANY 440C STAINLESS. 276 on ricasso.

Associations

Places Britain