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 in a of factory-applied rust-protecting cosmoline coat; I had to wipe off some of the cosmoline to expose the logo etching on the blade. 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 black plastic handle with brass guard and screw-on pommel. The handle is near-excellent – 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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