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Any ideas what this knife was / is for...

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Davy-Kelly, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Davy-Kelly

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    Doing a bit of a clear out of the workshop and I came across this, I had it when I was a boy but have no idea what it's original use was...

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    The little "wings" press in to allow it to clip to the sheath. It's around 8" 200mm in length.

    Any ideas??
     
  2. mattyts

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    What are the makers marks stamped near the blade pivot?
     
  3. mark.177

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    its a pilots survival knife, for cutting parachute rigging among other things
     
  4. Davy-Kelly

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    A bit difficult to get it to show in the light but here you go...

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    The first two symbols are a H in a diamond then an up arrow
     
  5. Davy-Kelly

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    Thanks mark.177, would it be from WW2?
     
  6. mark.177

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    post war i think... 50's-80's the sheath was sown onto the pilots overalls
     
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  7. Davy-Kelly

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    Yeah there's all loose stitching on the back where it must have been cut off.
     
  8. Davy-Kelly

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    Anyone want it?
     
  9. mark.177

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    how much you asking for?
     
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  11. mark.177

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    very kind, i'll pay postage for it
     
  12. Davy-Kelly

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    Pm me your address, I'm sure it won't be that much to post so don't worry about that
     
  13. mark.177

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    pm sent Davy thanks:up:
     
  14. Chunkystab

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    Any idea what the Diamond H signifies? Presume maker's mark. I have the same on a RN Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes knife
     
  15. mark.177

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    F.E. & J.R. Hopkinson Ltd... this ones a mkIII, the mkII's are sought after
     
  16. stefan

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    as mark said its a pilots knife bent like that so they could cut away a tangled parachute cords
     
  17. Thetelster

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    Try blade forum they well up on knives
     
  18. splat

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    pilots knife... curved blunted blade for slicing through harness without cutting harness wearer...similar to crash rescue "S" knife for same purpose.
     
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    Very nice item.
     
  20. mmamonster

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    Post a picture of it on british blades forum, someone on there will proberbly know.
     

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