I bought this Fairbairn-Sykes style dagger a few years ago and need help identifying it.
It doesn’t have any markings on it.
I showed it to a collector when I first bought it and he showed me a picture of one the same in his reference book on edged weapons, which stated that it is a WW2 Chindit Commando Dagger.
It would be nice if this was the case, but it would be nice to have a second (or third, fourth…) opinion.
It has a wooden handle similar to the post-war Fairbairn-Sykes models, but with a blackened blade.
If it was one issued out in Burma, perhaps they were made out there locally (would explain why there are no makers markings?)
It’s definitely old and has thread wrapped around the end where the wood has slightly split (although this looks like an original repair)
Does anybody have any info on this please?