This knife has clearly seen use but is totally original and complete with its correct scabbard.  The real story behind this knife though is not its condition but its history and owners!  The knife belonged to Corporal (later Colour Sergeant) Ron Muddimer of the Royal Marine Commandos. The reverse of the scabbard frog is also marked with the name ‘D. Nash GNR’ (gunner), who was likely the previous owner. Research is still underway on the identity of D. Nash but Marine Ron Muddimer is shown in the period photograph below. Of particular interest is that Muddimer was in 30 Assault Commando, this specialized unit was run by none other than Commander Ian Fleming who after the war would become famous for his stories on the fictional British spy James Bond.

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