New Made Item: It is a very Top of the range reproduction featuring 1050 steel and a tempered blade to 55 Rockwell hardness for usage. It used to be copied straight away from an experimental prototype late WWII original example of a RAF Type D survival knife within the IMA collection. The original prototype used to be manufactured by Rodgers of Sheffield England.
The Type D Survival knife, developed in prototype form used to be officially introduced into service in early 1950’s. The knives were made by a variety of manufacturers and issued to all branches of the British Military.
The blades of knives were marked with designations to spot which service they were issued to. Codes beginning 27C were issued to the RAF (see pages 101 & 102 of Flook’s book ‘British & Commonwealth Fighting Knives’).
This heavy-duty survival knife has a 7.25″ single edged oval shaped broad blade. It measures 12.5 overall and has the right kind plain wood grips contoured for grip. Two large locking screws safe the grips. The pommel end is holed for wrist cord (cord not present). The knife comes complete with leather sheath with single retaining strap and sprung stud fastener.
The knife will hold a very sharp edge but comes unsharpened. Meaning it is important to sharpen this knife before use.
Top Quality Reproduction!
Copied straight away from an original within the IMA collection.
Hardened Blade made of 1050 carbon steel with 55 Rockwell hardness.
Top of the range leather sheath.
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