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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-19-2020, 08:57 AM
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Posted By lyness
The ribbed and roped are a dfferent pattern to...

The ribbed and roped are a dfferent pattern to the beaded and ribbed.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-16-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By lyness
Only used by SOE as far as I know.

Only used by SOE as far as I know.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-11-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By lyness
It is a variation known as the beaded and ribbed...

It is a variation known as the beaded and ribbed they are not that scarce or rare.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-23-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By lyness
This mystery was solved turned out to be a...

This mystery was solved turned out to be a registered design number.

Howver have new query, are any of these likley to be field force numbers if so to whom do they apply.

6077, 6012, 5012
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-27-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By lyness
Service Record Abbreviations

I have just got a service record for someone in the RAC during WW2. The record does however have an abbreviation that is not in the list given by the MOD.

So does anyone know what RWYAF stands...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-16-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By lyness
Thanks for looking. This is curious as the same...

Thanks for looking. This is curious as the same number appears on at least 4 known examples of a Cogswell and Harrison push dagger. The number is hand applied with separate die stamps in the same...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-15-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By lyness
I am not 100% certain it is a field force number...

I am not 100% certain it is a field force number but it has shown up on at least 3 examples of a piece of kit. The number is A839664.

Any help much appreciated.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-09-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By lyness
100% original. Nice find.

100% original. Nice find.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-07-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By lyness
Absolutely nothing to do with SOE or the...

Absolutely nothing to do with SOE or the Commandos. Just a marline spike of some sort.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-09-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By lyness
No. Lots of theories by different people but no...

No. Lots of theories by different people but no proof.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-08-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By lyness
There are more than two variants. There are...

There are more than two variants. There are examples with different numbers of beaded rings, you can find 9, 8,7 and 6.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-22-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By lyness
Note the OSS stiletto just hidden behind the hand...

Note the OSS stiletto just hidden behind the hand and holster of the guy wearling the SF wings.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 03-20-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By lyness
Field force unit numbers?

Does anyone have access to a copy the Index to Field Force Unit numbers.

I am trying to search out a particular number.

The National Archives has a copy but it runs to 116 pages so will cost a...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-10-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By lyness
The blade on yours does look rather short but...

The blade on yours does look rather short but these were typically made by HG Long back in the 1980's examples turn up every now and then on eBay. Do not think there is any current production.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-09-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By lyness
Modern reproduction, the original WW2 era ones...

Modern reproduction, the original WW2 era ones had a different body profile and pommel shape.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-02-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By lyness
Nick, How are you differentiating between the...

Nick,
How are you differentiating between the different crossguards and concluding ones with alloy are post war. I have alloy, brass and steel and in terms of all other features blades, grip style...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-01-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By lyness
Not necessarily so. Ones from WW2 are known and...

Not necessarily so. Ones from WW2 are known and the RAF did obtain blades and grip them in wood, as detailed in my book.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-28-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By lyness
First in respect of Peter Mason I think he has...

First in respect of Peter Mason I think he has been out of the game for some years now and his main items were edged weapons such as "prototype" FS or fake Shanghai knives, strange Agents knives. ...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-22-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By lyness
You can search him out yourself. Look in the...

You can search him out yourself. Look in the London Gazette and also the RAF list for Ww2. These are both available online.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-01-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By lyness
If you are sure of the man's name you can apply...

If you are sure of the man's name you can apply to the MOD for his service record. However you must supply a death certificate and there is a fee of £30 to be paid. Also if he died less than 25...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-17-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By lyness
Paul's piece are clearly marked and are sold as...

Paul's piece are clearly marked and are sold as reproductions. Other repros include those marked by HG Long whose pieces were sold through Ek and the American Historical Foundation.

The fakes...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-17-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By lyness
There are some significant difference between...

There are some significant difference between originals (like this one) and the repros.

The sheaths are one give away, type of leather etc, but in regards to the daggers themselves the profile of...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-09-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By lyness
100% right but it is not OSS. These are British...

100% right but it is not OSS. These are British pieces and come in a number of minor variation.

There are also copies but this one is OK.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-30-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By lyness
Middle east commando

Does anyone know if there is a nominal roll for members of Middle east Commando (50,51.52 Commando). There is a roll of honour of the Commando Vets Association website but no nominal roll.

Am...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-20-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By lyness
It is unclear to me why US based members cannot...

It is unclear to me why US based members cannot view the posting that is still showing on eBay.co.uk. However here is the totally rubbish knife but amazingly enough it has 12 bids on it - some...
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