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Article about: hi guys i beleive this as a good wartime commando dagger but i would like to make sure as a few opinions is better it has a mark on the handle like /I with a 2 below it, it looks like a bad

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    hi guys i beleive this as a good wartime commando dagger but i would like to make sure as a few opinions is better it has a mark on the handle like /I with a 2 below it, it looks like a bad stamp as i think it should be the mod inspection mark like this /I\ ? it came with a disk with various photos of the former owner, and at vet meets, his loyal service certifictae to the 9th commandos, photos of his medals and insignia etc, sadly there was no sheath with it, i know nothing of brit gear or these knifes any other info would be great! heres a few photos of the owner and his group, pte john is the old man on the right
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    Well, from the details, it looks like a good 2nd pattern WW2 "India" issue "rib and bead", .... machined rather than hand forged blade.

    I gather that the "rib and bead" are classed as a private purchase type.

    Regards

    Gary J.

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    garry thanks for the info, whare did my other photo go heres some more as the blade in the first pics looks done in around the edges but it aint like that, heres how it looks there, could you tell us anymore on the ''inda''

    cheers ewan
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    I gather the "I" indicates Indian Army proof mark ..

    Past that, I don't really have the full details, .. but I'm sure as the thread is viewed, some more "technical" members will add detail.

    Cheers

    Gary J.

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    that /i\ mark looks like a badly stamped WD broad arrow

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    that /i\ mark looks like a badly stamped WD broad arrow
    ian you are correct its a light stamp for the broad arrow mark that only shows /i

    garry sorry i am confusing you its not an I i just used that to make up the arrow

    regards ewan

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    the blade looks to have had the tip damaged at some time

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    the blade looks to have had the tip damaged at some time
    ian, whats wrong with it? looks ok from here not bent etc

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    mabe nothing wrong with it ,,but it looks to me as if the tip has been filed back to a point after being damaged it tappers very sharply ,and apears to be a tiny bit short ,it mabe just my eye , or mabe it was made like that,
    either way its a good one ,ide be proud to own it cheers ian

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    ian it could be mate who knows, i will take some of the tip for you guys to see, it came from the vets frail wife, through a middle man, her next door neighbour,

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