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Ozbiker73
29-02-2016, 16:08
Here are 2 old girls made by Ford & Medley.These are for Military Monday I hope they are of interest. There are many here who can describe there age and history better than I, but the top one is WW1 And the bottom later. 27566 Hope you like them please comment.

trashhat
29-02-2016, 21:44
Hi are any of the knives marked EMU as i have seen this on some other Ford and Medley knives

Ozbiker73
01-03-2016, 05:28
No not these whats the story with EMU ?

trashhat
01-03-2016, 06:13
Not shore have seen that on ford and medley knives i could have 1

trashhat
01-03-2016, 10:18
IN Both Goins and LEVINES books they have Ford and medley from 1872 _1930 hope this helps aging your knives. Not mentioned in the Sheffield knife book

Ozbiker73
01-03-2016, 12:52
I need to buy a few books they are not cheap :(

Ozbiker73
08-03-2016, 17:59
This one is 1906 to 1915 WW1 A.Milns and Co Sheffield England27823

Dutchy357
08-03-2016, 19:26
Here are 2 old girls made by Ford & Medley.These are for Military Monday I hope they are of interest. There are many here who can describe there age and history better than I, but the top one is WW1 And the bottom later. 27566 Hope you like them please comment.

Hi Ozbiker

Nice knives!

The top one is a 6353/1905 pattern British Army clasp knife that came in to official use in 1913. The necessities of war resulted in changes to specifications as well as additional patterns (another story). Looks like a pretty good example. Only missing the shackle. Are the RHS scales undamaged? Australian troops were being issued with this knife by the end of the war. It remained in service with the British Army until about 1939 when it was replaced by a smaller 3 blade version clasp knife with sheepsfoot blade and black bexoid scales. Some of the 6353/1905 pattern knives saw service in WW2 as they were already issued to soldiers prior to the war and there were probably units who still had quantities in store.

The other knife is WW2 vintage and was issued in limited quantities. I do not have a pattern or design number. It is interesting in that it features a spear point blade when the standard clasp knife had changed to a sheepsfoot blade.

Two hard to come by knives in good condition.

Hope that is useful.

Dutchy

Ozbiker73
08-03-2016, 19:40
Thanks for the reply Dutchy...The Picture would be pretty well the same both sides snaps are all good they could be used as an EDC no problem, no offence but i wonder how many of the new blades we see here will be in this condition in 100 years.:-).. I just love to hold them and feel the history if only they could talk.

Dutchy357
08-03-2016, 19:54
I just love to hold them and feel the history if only they could talk.

Ain't that the truth!