Object details

Weapons and ammunition
Related period
Second World War (association)

whole: length (overall) : 225 mm & 8.858 ins blade length : 140 mm & 5.512 ins blade width (at shoulder) : 18 mm & 0.708 ins

Catalogue number
WEA 657.1
Part of
knuckle-duster knife with scabbard

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