Sheffield Knives All Black Commando Dagger w/ Paras Badge
180BPARA All Black Commando Dagger with Para's Badge. The Commandos were formed during 1940 at the strategic directive of Winston Churchill and following a suggestion to the War Office by Captains W.E. Fairbairn & E.A. Sykes they were equipped with a new style tactical knife in early 1941. The modified design of the Third Pattern Commando Dagger introduced in 1943 has withstood the test of time and is still issued to British Royal Marine Commandos and other overseas Armed Forces to the present day. All knives are marked on the underside of the cross-guard with the name of "William Rodgers Sheffield England" synonymous with the manufacture of Commando Knives since World War II.
~ Blade Length: 7 1/4".
~ Overall Length: 11 5/8".
~ Double-edged blade of drop-forged heat tempered hi-carbon steel.
~ Ringed cast alloy handle.
- Metal tipped leather sheath included.