This is a wonderful example of how the potential history of a knife can trump condition, as this Wilkinson First Pattern is certainly in rather poor shape.  The pommel nut is missing and the blade is shortened and very well used, perhaps it was even used to probe for mines? However despite its condition it was found with the selection of items you see here. Regrettably there is no identification, even with the accompanying pictures, however there is a clear link to the 8th Army in North Africa as well as the SAS (perhaps the LRDG too?).  Not much more is known about this intriguing group but no one can doubt that this First Pattern has seen action!

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