If you have been in the hobby for any length of time you are also aware that interests change and collections evolve. The double edge blade is 7 3/4" long and made from a file. This exact knife is pictured on page 79 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book.. As you can see, there is a lot of Randall influence in the knife.. These knives were issued to the British Commandos prior to the introduction of the F-S Knife.
They were issued with the Raider style short sheath and marked U. When I purchased the knife there was a broken White Washita Stone in the stone pouch.These early Model 2’s with finger grips are almost impossible to find.The knife is fitted with a double nickel silver hilt which is an option, first offered in ’48.The handle has a stack of seven spacers separating the hilt from the handle.I’m dating the knife around 1950 – 1952 based on all the information listed above.