WW2 Wood-Hilted Fighting Knife.
Often associated with use by the RAF and reputedly made for use in the Far East, these knives display all the attributes of a third pattern FS knife with a machine drawn blade, thick cross guard but with the steel handle replaced by wood. In this example, an oval shaped with turned rings and the pommel nut recessed into the top. Good, used condition with blade having some staining and sharpening marks. ' John Blyde ' trademark stamped to one side contained in a stitched and riveted scabbard marked ' made in Sheffield '. Grip, like most has some minor cracks and a possible name and numbers inked to reverse of scabbard. Knife and scabbard otherwise unmarked with tang retaining bolt showing no signs of being apart.
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