Blade form: bowie point, false edge stretching a third along the length, plated finish. Stamped "BUGLE [bugle] KNIFE", ricasso stamped "HUNTER SHEFFIELD". Oval-shapped cross-guard. Two piece antler grip fixed with three rivets.
A simple sheath of tan / red leather with a cetral stitched seam, a short length of leather acts as a belt loop.
Bernard Paul Gascoigne Beanlands joined the Hampshire Regiment in December 1914, and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. Posted to 70 Squadron, he scored his first victory on 6th September, 1916. In the summer of 1917 he was reassigned to 24 Squadron as a flight commander. Scoring seven victories, his last was on 18 March 1918. Three days later he was wounded in action and did not return to combat duty.
Beanlands' Military Cross was gazetted 25th April 1918, and although he survived the war he was killed in a flying accident in May, 1919, buried at Sevenoaks, Kent.
An example of an officer's private purchase knife. Beanlands served with the Hampshire Regt at 2nd Ypres, before joining the RFC.