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Any advice welcome

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:35 pm
by Andyvee
Hi all and thank you for the approval to the site.

I have been all over most parts of the web and then stumbled across this fine forum.
I am looking for some information if possible on a pocket knife that was left to me by my Grandad. I am aware that whilst there is no financial value, i would extremely interested in knowing a bit about its history.

from what i have already found out it is possible that it was given to him during his time in the war.
What intrigues me though is the etching of the crosses on the knife.

Re: Any advice welcome

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:38 pm
by doglegg
Andyvee, I'm not the expert here but welcome. The knife makes me think British but I bet some more knowledgeable will be along. ::tu::

Re: Any advice welcome

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:40 pm
by Andyvee
Hey doglegg, thankyou :)

good point I should also maybe add that he was in the British Army 2nd World war service

Re: Any advice welcome

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:42 pm
by Steve Warden
Another one here, who is the dark and has no useful information to add.

But WELCOME to AAPK!! Great to have such an heirloom!

Re: Any advice welcome

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:44 pm
by Andyvee
hey Steve,

totally, we found it the other week when going through some old things and this was placed in along with some old coins from the 1950's

Re: Any advice welcome

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:51 pm
by Railsplitter
I'm in a bit of a hurry right now but I found this information that may or may not help. I didn't read it. Just copied and pasted it here. Hope it is helpful but it might not be.
Link removed for personal reasons.

Re: Any advice welcome

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:52 pm
by Gunsil
The knife is the type issued to sailors in the British Navy. The little star and cross symbols are the trademark of Joseph Rodgers Company, one of England's premier cutlery companies in it's day. Many of these knives have a date stamped on the blade, are there other marks than the cross and star you show?

Re: Any advice welcome

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:16 pm
by Andyvee
wow thanks both for the information. the navy part has thrown us somewhat though (just based on the history we know of my grandad)

the only mark on the blade underneath the crosses appears to be 1939

Re: Any advice welcome

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:33 pm
by Railsplitter
Andyvee wrote:wow thanks both for the information. the navy part has thrown us somewhat though (just based on the history we know of my grandad)

the only mark on the blade underneath the crosses appears to be 1939


You're welcome Andyvee. I finally had a chance to read the link I posted and I removed it for personal reasons after reading it. If you need to see it again, I'll find it for you and send it to you in a Private Message. Glad it helped. ::tu::

Re: Any advice welcome

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:37 pm
by samb1955
Welcome to the forum.

Re: Any advice welcome

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:21 pm
by jerryd6818
Welcome to AAPK.

British Army Knife. Very possibly there is the "crows foot" (proper term "Broad Arrow") stamped on one of the blades or on the marlin spike. The "Broad Arrow designated that it belonged to the government. Learn more here ---► http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/edged-wea ... fe-678996/ and Google "British Army Knife marks" for more information.

More info here ---► http://www.wilkinsonfscollection.com/wi ... kings.html

As far as the other marks, there's more information here ---► http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kni ... 08#p284808