It's an original BWB in brass by an unknown maker. It is quite common and a fair few show up here on the forum at regular intervals. The exact copy of this also comes in steel with brass/tombak hardware and is presumably later, as brass would have been most likely the earliest production type.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Paint is gone but OK as stated. NH
nice early one.