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Ozbiker73
03-04-2016, 13:22
WW1 And 2 Clasp knives both in great condition for there age.The Wostenholm has marks on the spike maybe 7151 the rest not fully sure what it is.

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Brumby53
03-04-2016, 18:10
Nice old knives OzB Rather than start a new thread I'll add a couple to your thread. Stumbled:) across these a week back ....
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f243/Brumby53/Knives/BR/DSCN4500_zpslw2ufhih.jpg (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Brumby53/media/Knives/BR/DSCN4500_zpslw2ufhih.jpg.html)
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f243/Brumby53/Knives/BR/DSCN4501_zpskpld5eqv.jpg (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Brumby53/media/Knives/BR/DSCN4501_zpskpld5eqv.jpg.html)

And thanks muchly to the inimitable Dutchy;) for the following info ...

"They are British made for the Belgian Army, ABL = Armee Belgique Legere

Colin Winand is the maker or supplier. Some are marked Colasse.

This was the WW2 British Clap Knife design. They are a well made, sturdy little knife. I have noticed that the plastic material in the scales sometimes shrinks.

They are found in various conditions such as mint to poorly stored and pretty well rusted. They are not rare or uncommon by any means. But finding them still in the grease is getting harder. Worthwhile putting in a collection if it is mint such as yours or makes a good user. Ideal for scouts, cadets or a kids first knife. Also suitable as an EDC for an adult."

Dutchy357
03-04-2016, 19:03
Nice old knives OzB Rather than start a new thread I'll add a couple to your thread.


Nice knives!

Nothing wrong with starting a new thread.

Dutchy

Dutchy357
03-04-2016, 19:08
WW1 And 2 Clasp knives both in great condition for there age.The Wostenholm has marks on the spike maybe 7151 the rest not fully sure what it is.

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Interesting about the numbers on the Marline Spike. Probably the original owners Regimental number. This was a fairly common practice prior to WW1 but none of the knives I have collected are so marked. Great find!! Now, if you could only show it was issued to an Aussie Digger!!

Dutchy

Markus
03-04-2016, 20:24
Looks like someone stored your clasp knives in grease Brumby53; that was probably a smart idea! :)

Ozbiker73
03-04-2016, 22:25
If you look under the number there are letters R??A hard to read i am tempted to etch it to try to bring it up

Dutchy357
03-04-2016, 23:58
If you look under the number there are letters R??A hard to read i am tempted to etch it to try to bring it up

Hmmm

Before I did anything to the knife, I would be more inclined to go to the British Blades Forum (http://www.britishblades.com/forums/forum.php) and post the images of the knife in the Oriental, Historical & Militaria... sub forum. If the letters represent a British Military unit there is a good chance that one of the members there can identify it.

Dutchy