"…knowing him, and something of his deeds, it was impossible not to believe in greatness. In that square figure was housed a spirit of grandeur, and with his massive heroism went gentleness and modesty, even humility. He had no need to proclaim his virtue, for history would be his spokesman."
Eric Linklater on Wavell.
It does look pretty old. The sheath makes me think
40's or 50's.
Most manuals about close combat with knives warn
not to throw them because if you miss, you are
I had an ex girlfriend who was excellent at throwing knives.....And plates, plant pots, books, a rolling pin, my dinner etc., etc.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
damn Ned that was my line. lol
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ps I remember these from the 60s.