British WWI Robbins & Dudley Fighting Knive

British WWI Robbins & Dudley Fighting Knive

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During WWI the firm of Robbins and Dudley filled the "Tommy's" need for easy to use in close quarters fighting knives. They made at least 10 different models and we've reproduced the 2 most popular versions. Designed for easy manufacture these knives were all private purchase by individual soldiers. The aluminum hilted fighting knife was normally held with the blade pointed downward (this allowed for a very powerful and natural downward blow). The high carbon 6" double edge blade is very sharp. It includes standard top-grain leather scabbards sewn with waxed linen thread and brass hardware. 10 3/4" overall length. Wt. 8oz.