British WW2 Wilkinson 3rd Pattern Commando Dagger

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An extremely rare British WW2 Wilkinson 3rd Pattern Commando Dagger.  Although the 3rd pattern is not uncommon, very few are found with a maker's name of Wilkinson to the blade forte.  With ribbed zinc-alloy grip.  This was the final pattern of British commando knives and was introduced partly as a result of economies towards the end of the war (1943-1945).  The ribbed grip was also a good design improvement as it allowed better grip and purchase when holding in the hand.

Wilkinson maker's name to blade forte

The double-edged blade has the  remains of a Wilkinson maker's name to the forte.  In good overall condition - most original blueing remains to the crossguard and scabbard chape - elasticated band a little loose.  Blade length is 7 inches (11.5 inches overall).

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