WW2 era British fighting knife made from Pattern 1914/17 bayonet, brown bakelite handle, original leather sheath; rare type

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Rare WW2 converted bayonet British fighting knife made from WW1 era Pattern 1914/17 bayonet, bakelite handle, original leather sheath. Rare type in excellent overall condition, considering the age. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. FOR THIS ITEM

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WW2 converted bayonet British fighting knife made from WW1 era Pattern 1914/17 bayonet, bakelite handle, original leather sheath. Rare type in excellent overall condition, considering the age.

Very interesting WW2 era British fighting knife made from the tip of the WW1 era Pattern 1914 or 1917 “long” bayonet; original leather scabbard included.  The handle is the cast-mold brown bakelite, looking very similar to the popular pattern of the turn of the century British hunting knives with ebony wood handles. The overall quality is way higher than what you would normally see in typical “theater knives”. I’m guessing this type was manufactured at a factory using the stockpile of the WW1 era “long” bayonets. I took a few photos of this knife next to the US Pattern 1917 bayonet which was supplied to the GB during WW1; the fuller grind and the shape of the tip are nearly identical.  This knife is completely unmarked; my guess it was made by Rodgers & Son or Joseph Allen & Sons in Sheffield as both of these knifemakers extensively utilized the same handle pattern before WW2 – see the photos of their vintage hunting knives for comparison.

This is a very well-made fighter; the blade is very sharp still; the tip is intact, although with some minor pitting. Dark-brown bakelite handle with German silver collar is tight; all parts are solid with no play. The knife is about 11-7/8” / 25.2 cm overall; the blade is about 5-1/2” / 14 cm long. Original brown leather scabbard is very good condition, considering the age. All original stitching and rivets are intact; the belt loop has a small cut on one side. This is an unusual and very interesting WW2 era fighting knife with a lot of character; it will be a great addition to any collection!

This rare WW2 converted bayonet British fighting knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way; it is in 100% original “as is” condition; these are the actual photos. We have more WW2 British and American fighting knives, as well as several scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers, bayonets and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.

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Weight 1.1 lbs

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