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I'm mounting an exhibition on Canadian Peacekeeping.  One of the veterans who is helping me served as a Signaller attached to the Finnish Contingent.  He was on very good terms with them and brought back some souvenirs.

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Thank you very much for sharing this!

Is this some kind of a knife in front? Can we see some detailed photos of it?

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I'll check the notes tomorrow, but as I recall it is a skinning knife, with, besides the Finnish national insignia, badges for Artillery, Signals, and I believe Infantry.

The detail is hopefully better in this closeup.

Michael

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On 07/08/2019 at 16:21, BalkanCollector said:

Thank you very much for sharing this!

Is this some kind of a knife in front? Can we see some detailed photos of it?

It looks like one of these; https://www.marttiini.fi/epages/MarttiiniShop.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/MarttiiniShop/Products/240010  https://www.marttiini.fi/epages/MarttiiniShop.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/MarttiiniShop/Products/250010

I have a 240 myself, minus the badges. Handy piece of kit. Michael, is the blade engraved?

/Jonas

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5 hours ago, GRA said:

This is awesome! Thank you for the info!

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2 hours ago, BalkanCollector said:

This is awesome! Thank you for the info!

As far as I've understood, it is not uncommon in Finland for different military courses/schools to have a knife (well, scabbard...) manufactured as a souvenir. I can't remember whether I saw any when I was in Rovaniemi some 20 years ago (the Marttiini knife factory is in Rovaniemi). Maybe our Finnish members can shed some light on the matter?

/Jonas

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I've passed along the link to Greg.

The jacket is reversible, with white (naturally) on the inside.

Michael

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On 09/08/2019 at 04:29, GRA said:

Greg says, just a picture.

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27 minutes ago, Michael Johnson said:

Greg says, just a picture.

OK, just the standard picture, then. I know you could have the blade custom engraved with your name at the factory shop. Thanks for asking your friend.

/Jonas

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