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What the AUK

Article about: Hi all, Australian Utility Knife AUK. These were made as a GP knife with killing properties for service in the Pacific. This is a Whittinglowe Adelaide South Australia made example with othe

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    Hi all,
    Australian Utility Knife AUK. These were made as a GP knife with killing properties for service in the Pacific.
    This is a Whittinglowe Adelaide South Australia made example with others being constructed by Greg Steel and East Brothers.
    The knife was designed due to a request by the OC of the 2/3rd Independent Company who was seeking a utility/fighting knife for use by these units but was mainly issued to US troops on a US Army contract.

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    Whilst not rare they are not to easy to obtain in this country as most ended up in the US post war.

    The I under the pheon is an inspectors mark and has no relationship with India.

    Thanks for looking
    Dave

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    That's a nice knife and a hard one to find even over here.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Very nice. I have one of the copies made by Ek.

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    Very nice , have not got one of these in the collection yet , but I do have a EK knives version also.
    What the AUK

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    Quote by Australia View Post
    Very nice , have not got one of these in the collection yet , but I do have a EK knives version also.
    What the AUK
    That is like mine, but mine is not sandblasted. I will dig it out and click a pic later.

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    Cheers Fella's
    Now for a scabbard.

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    I dug out my Ek tonight.






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    Am I right in thinking that Ek knives with that logo
    on them are from the 1980s and very early 90s?
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Quote by Chopperman View Post
    Am I right in thinking that Ek knives with that logo
    on them are from the 1980s and very early 90s?
    The one I posted is an Effingham marked blade, making it sometime in the mid '90s.

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