British WW2 Southern Richardson fighting dagger, original leather scabbard. Rare type in excellent condition – VERY hard to find this nice.
Original WW2 era British ”private purchase“ fighting dagger made by SOUTHERN & RICHARDSON in Sheffield, UK. This specimen rare minty condition, original leather scabbard included – this type is VERY hard to find this nice and complete. Southern & Richardson had always made a quality product; their daggers were very popular with the British and American servicemen stationed in the UK during the war. Many British and American servicemen used these fine fighters in every combat theater in Europe, North Africa and in the Middle East. See a copy of the original WW2 era photo of two US Ranges overlooking the Anzio beachhead landing area; the man on the right has a similar type of British-made dagger on his belt (this photo is courtesy of Wikipedia and is not included with the knife).
This dagger is in rare practically unused condition; the blade is razor-sharp; the tip is intact; the famous “bird’s nest” company logo on one side of the blade is crisp and clear. Stacked leather washers handle with brass and black-n-red fiber spacers at the ends. A decent-size bronze double-guard and the “mushroom head” brass pommel; the handle is tight; all parts are solid with no play. This dagger is about 11-3/8″ / 29 cm overall; the blade is about 6-3/4″ / 17.2 cm long.
Original brown leather sheath is in great shape, considering the age. Original keeper, stitching, and rivets are intact; the leather is soft and supple. Scarce British “private purchase” WW2 fighting dagger in great overall condition; don’t miss your chance to add this handsome original British WW2 Southern Richardson fighting dagger with to your collection! This attractive British WW2 Southern Richardson fighting dagger has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, it is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the lot 😉
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