WW2 British RN Siebe Gorman diving knife, orig cast bronze scabbard included. Scarce Royal Navy-issue dive knife type in mega rare UNUSED condition.
Original British Royal Navy issue dive knife manufactured by the famous English SIEBE GORMAN & CO. diving equipment company in super-rare unused condition; the blade is still covered by the factory-applied rust-protecting cosmoline layer. The original design with handles made of wood or stacked leather washers goes back to the pre-WW1 years; the “upgraded” plastic handle version was used throughout WW2. With the exception of the special-order knives with non-magnetic blades used in demining operations most of these knives had high-carbon blades for the duration of the war. This exact type is illustrated on pages 84-85 of the excellent reference book BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH MILITARY KNIVES by Ron Flook (see the book’s pages scans attached).
The knife is about 13-1/4″ / 33.5 cm overall; the blade is about 7-5/8″ / 19.5 cm long. Cast-molded black plastic handle with brass guard and screw-on pommel. The handle is near-excellent with no chips, dings, or contact marks; the handle is solid; all parts are tight. Overall, the knife is minty; all parts are tight; a few minor surface rust spots on the blade are noted for accuracy. This WW2 British RN Siebe Gorman diving knife is in excellent overall condition; you will not be disappointed!
This rare WW2 British RN Siebe Gorman diving knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, the set is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the knife I have a few vintage Sheffield-made knives, as well as WW2 era British combat knives and bayonets, scarce American and German WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in the store’s Militaria section.
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