Despite the well used condition the real story of this knife is in its history.  It originally belonged to Private Thomas McWhirter or C Troop No4 Commando and formerly of the iconic Scottish regiment The Black Watch.  The knife comes directly from the nephew of the original owner who has kindly provide details of his uncles service history and has also provided copies of original photographs and documents.  Historic First Patterns with this kind of provenance rarely surface these days, so this is an especially important and historically significant find.

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