WW2 Southern Richardson fighting dagger British Sheffield-made WW2 “private purchase fighter” and original leather scabbard. Rare type in great overall condition, considering the age.
Original WW2 era British ”private purchase“ fighting dagger made by SOUTHERN & RICHARDSON in Sheffield, UK. This specimen is used, but it’s in much better than average condition for the type; original leather scabbard included. This type is 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 slightly used condition; the blade Is very sharp still; the tip is intact. Some minor blade pitting from poor storage is noted for accuracy; the famous “bird’s nest” company logo is crisp and clear on one side of the blade. 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 very good shape, considering the age. Original keeper and rivets are intact; the leather is soft and supple; some minor stitching loss at the tip is noted for accuracy. A scarce “private purchase” WW2 fighting dagger in great overall condition; don’t miss your chance to add this intriguing British WW2 Southern Richardson fighting dagger with to your collection! This attractive 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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