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My Father brought back this knife from WW II and I would like to try and find out more information about it.

It has seen better days as the 5-1/4 inch blade is pitted and loose where it connects to the handle.

The overall length is 11-5/8 inches long and has a name CUGERS stamped on the blade. There is also a maker mark by the handle of No.6 SHEFFIELD STEEL and on the other side, two Iron Crosses.

Does anyone have any information on this knife and why two Iron Crosses on an English made knife?

Thank you in advance.

Bob

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Hi,

I think this was a copy, the CUGERS is a wrongly written Rogers.

Apparently knives made in Sheffield dont have "Sheffield steel" on them, only knives made elsewhere from steel made in sheffield.

From what I have read, these were made in Pakistan or India from some time in the 1940s - 70s, highest production in the 60s.

The iron crosses apparently for show....

No reason why an allied soldier should not have bought one somewhere along the line...

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Hi - Bob. I think Chris is right that this is a copy. The British Army issue knives are different. However,

if it should turn out to be older and therefore contemporary with WW2 fighting - perhaps it is his record

of 'incidents' . I often find 'count' marks on edged weapons and swords.................... Mervyn

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Hi - Bob. I think Chris is right that this is a copy. The British Army issue knives are different. However,

if it should turn out to be older and therefore contemporary with WW2 fighting - perhaps it is his record

of 'incidents' . I often find 'count' marks on edged weapons and swords.................... Mervyn

Hi, Mervyn,

Glad to hear from you. Thanks for the comment. Every little bit of information helps.

Bob

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