Historical information

Sapper L S Sempel of Royal Australian Engineers traded an Australian Army shirt for this knife, then used it to probe for mines during his service, 1966-1967.

Physical description

Knife with metal blade attached to a wooden handle and bolt hilt. The handle is made up of six wooden spheres joined to the blade. A wooden bolt secures the spheres.

Inscriptions & markings

Shelham 4131 Japan inscribed on the knife blade.