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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:42 pm 
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I found it in the attic of my old house. I also found some old food ration stamps, some old letters sent back home. The blades are not shiny like this picture, this is just a picture I found on the internet. I was looking for some more info and maybe a value.

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::welcome:: Please post pictures of the actual knife in question as well as the markings on the blade that will identify the maker of the knife.

Then we can discuss value :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:23 am 
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Here are the pictures of the actua knife.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:15 am 
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Welcome to AAPK. Glad to have you aboard.

British Army Knife. Restating the obvious, 1941. I'm not familiar with Sheffield makers and their marks but we have a few here at AAPK who live in England and may be able to shed some light on the subject. Failing that, if you haven't already, you should post the knife over at British Blades ( http://www.britishblades.com/forums/forum.php ). They have a thread devoted to British Army Knives.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:12 am 
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1941 Joseph Rodgers& Son. Sheffield. One of the best makers in the city. That is a good find.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:39 pm 
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cwd500 wrote:
maybe a value.

Thanks , cwd

Judging from what some have sold for on eBay, under $100. Don't clean it. Maybe oil the blade hinges but otherwise, leave it as found.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:51 pm 
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The knife is not in bad condition, and as said, oil the joints and let it be. As said, 1941 Joseph Rodgers & Son, 1941. However, it is not British army, it is a Knife issued to sailors, a British Royal Navy knife. The British Navy issued this pattern with Mazak grips from 1940 until the last stocks were issued in 1983. They are not common but do not sell for high dollar amounts, my last one, in unissued condition a Rodgers dated 1941 cost me $25.00. That price was low, it should have gone for about twice that, maybe more, in it's condition.

The name on the grip (seems to be H.E. Sherley, Sr.) is that of the sailor to whom it was issued and his rating - G.M.3 - Gunners Mate, third class.


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gew8805 - Welcome to AAPK. Grab a rack, stow your gear and report for duty.

Thanks for the information. They all look alike to me, BAK, BRNK, so I'm glad to have someone around who knows what they're talking about. ::nod::

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:10 pm 
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Thanks Jerry. I am far from knowledgeable about British military knives, I have only been collecting them for a while but they are fascinating and fun. From what I have seen here and elsewhere, Iron Hoarder is "The Man" for British knives and hopefully he will correct me if I made any mistakes.


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