I'm a small business owner and someone had contacted me about a British "knife". We met up and he told me a British "Soldier" gave this item to his Grandmother, who was a nurse during WWII. He believes he was sweet on her. So she brought it to the States and passed it down to her grandson. That's how I ended up with it. To be honest, I don't have any emotional attachment to it and would love for it to go to a home of a collector who could truly cherish this piece. Since yesterday I've had others make me offers on it for around the same price, but they're all overseas. I'm not sure if I'm crossing a line here, but I would love to sell it to someone in the USA at a fair price to both myself and the collector. I would hate for this to get "lost" in the mail.