This item has been in use since WW2 and has been a critical tool of the Royal Australian Engineers and others in that time.
Given the wide range of uses of various gauges of wire to 'hold things together', and to repair maintain equipment, the wire cutter is of high significance as an important tool for a wide range of Service personnel but in particular, for engineers.
Iron wire cutter, suitable to cut up to a heavy gauge wire. The item unfolds for usage and folds up when resting.
Inscriptions & markings
D of D with small indecipherable markings.