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    George Gill & Sons 1941 Clasp (or Jack) knife


    Found this Britishicon Army Clasp (or Jack) knife at a militaria sale, I think it cost me £5.
    A little rusty when I bought it, but has cleaned up quite well without much rust pitting. Fairly small and handy, its been used and the blade is worn down through sharpening. And very sharp too! Good Sheffield carbon steel.
    Very obvious date and War Office 'Broad Arrow' on the can-opener. Unlike most of the other Army Jack knives I've seen, no marlin spike.
    The manufacturer's name on the tang of the blade is much harder to discern; GEO GILL & SONS, SHEFFIELD (partially hidden). I had to guess at the makers name and came up trumps on a Google search, one for sale on Etsy;
    WW2 British Women's Military Issue Utility Knife by George | Etsy
    though I have my doubts about it being made for Women in WW2.

    I'd like to learn more about this and other clasp / jack knives, do comment or add!

    Thanks,

    Charlie
    Last edited by Charlie303; 11-24-2018 at 10:10 AM. Reason: more info

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    That's the one I'd expect to see as WW2 issue for UKicon troops. I think those are common issue...perhaps for years after too, some here will know.
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    Marlin spike is navy use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan Kemp View Post
    Marlin spike is navy use.
    And...this one doesn't have any...

    Regards, Jim

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