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Fighting knife

From the Collection of Australian Commando Association (Victoria) The Association does not have a museum or address available to the public. Victoria

Description
ww 2 commando fighting knife, double edge steel blade with brass handle and steel hilt
Size
280 mm length 52 mm wide 19 mm high
Object Registration
1092
Keywords
commando, fighting knife, fairburn sykes
Historical information
carried by vx123049 Pte Cogan during operations in Pacific during WW2
When Made
c 1942
Made By
wilkenson sword (Maker)
Significance
Issued to commandos on special operations for quick silent killing of the enemy
Inscriptions & Markings
"the FS FIGHTING KNIFE" embossed one side and "WILKENSON / SWORD / LONDON" over crossed sabers
Last updated
9 Oct 2012 at 10:54AM