Thanks to the magic of "Lost on exercise" I've still got mine inside a little webbing pouch with it's poncie para cord plaited tail hanging out.. It hung on my webbelt for years. Now it lives in a box with assorted bits of kit from an M1 bayonet through OG's to a para smock.
Made in 1955 - a year before I joined. Unlike my shell dressing which was made in 1944.
by HTT - aged 64 and a half
every shell dressing I ever saw
was made in nineteen forty four.
i got a shiny new one of these from a shop in St. Helens for Â£3 and a bloody good bit of kit too! frigging tin opener was sharper than the blade when i got it though! and it dosent have the marlin spike either so it must be a real old one. certainly makes my 17 years of age quite insignificant
No idea if this link will work as I've never tried before. This site advertises the old type clasp knife, about half way down the page for about Â£18. Looks like the one I lost years ago. I found it on google under sheffield steel army pocket knife if link does not work.