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RAF Commando Fighting Knife value? (cool story with it)

Article about: This week I picked up a 1943 Sheffield "fighting knife" Carved in the leather sheath is the owners name and a call sign "Yankee Tarheel". I did a google search of the nam

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    Default RAF Commando Fighting Knife value? (cool story with it)

    This week I picked up a 1943 Sheffield "fighting knife"
    Carved in the leather sheath is the owners name and a call sign "Yankee Tarheel". I did a google search of the name "Howard I. Price" and found he was a P47D Thunderbolt pilot shot down over Germany, captured, and released at the end of the war.



    I've tried to contact Lt. Price and his son to no avail, yet. I thought he might like it back, I know I would. Many of that great generation sadly have now passed on. I would be honored to get it back to him or his family. If that doesn't work out I'm sure others would like it for their collection.

    I need some advice as to it's value and any other info you might be able to give me. Many of my Google searches have pointed me in the direction of this forum.
    Thanks for your assistance and hope you enjoy this story of this WW2 relic as much as I.

    Attached are some pics.




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    There's a previous thread and links to information concerning these knives here ; -

    RAF Commando knife

    Welcome to the Forum, btw !

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    Thank you Martin, I'll have a look there.

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    Its not a commando raf knife its a pilot knife

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    Quote by petertosh View Post
    Its not a commando raf knife its a pilot knife
    Also issued to RAF servicing Commandos, John.

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    Mr. Blackpowder from that point of view its also an portuguese youth service knife i have two of them and also hitleryouth service knife i have three of them made by solingen best regards

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    Quote by petertosh View Post
    Mr. Blackpowder from that point of view its also an portuguese youth service knife i have two of them and also hitleryouth service knife i have three of them made by solingen best regards
    I have no idea what you are saying. What has Portuguese or hitler youth knives have to do with the above knife. The knife under discussion is with out any doubt a genuine RAF airfield servicing commando knife. The makers letters are correct, the horn pommel nut is the correct shape and the WD arrow is also correct, if you doubt any of this google up the knife, John.

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    Some information on RAF Servicing Commados

    RAF SERVICING COMMANDOS

    Good looking knife

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    Hi John thank you for the information

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    Very nice, collectible knife.
    It's always a bonus when you can put a name and face to it.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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