A really fine example of a Wilkinson First Pattern F-S with correct scabbard.  It is rare to find a knife is such lovely condition as this, which appears to be almost totally unused.  The frog however has the often seen field modification of a button hole indicating that this knife was actually worn and presumably used at some point.  The button hole was to attach the frog to the Battle Dress trousers in order that it should not ‘flop’ down when the knife was removed.  The scabbard also appears to have never had the ‘wings’ sewn to this example.  It is reported that some of the early scabbards were noted with this omission.  There is tentative evidence to link this knife to a member of No4 Commando but research is still underway.

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