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    Type D Survival Knife

    I am a collector of U.S. military blades, but over the years I have acquired a few (very few) British & Commonwealth military blades.

    Recently I picked up Mr. Ron Flook's book and I've been going through some of them. I have a couple of questions about the knife I'm posting, which I would be much obliged if someone could answer. I could not find the answers in the book.

    I would like to know if it is military issue, or a commercial version of a military knife. It has the NATO stock numbers on one side of the handle, and it says "Sheffield, England" on the other side, but it doesn't say who made it. Any way to find out?

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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    I think the MOD Survival Knives were originally made by Wilkinson Sword. Try a google search for "Wilkinson Sword MOD Survival Knife". Lots of links to forums discussing these knives. I have one that has been rehandled with tuffnol - need to sort a decent sheath for it though.
    Edit: These are still the survival knives found in the survival packs of RAF aircraft.
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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    The JA stands for J Adams LTD, they still make knives in Sheffield today.

    cheers,
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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    although the knife you've shown isn't a type D, this is, the main difference being the grind,



    Yours is a MOD survival knife, which is a newer, lower quality knife.

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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    Welcome to the forum Gunbarrel.

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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    Good point Jerseyman,

    Hello and welcome to British Blades Gunbarrel, I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to see some pics of your other knives.

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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    Wellcome to BB.

    The acid test with any British Military knives is to look for the broad arrow stamp. If it carries the stamp, then it was issued, which also means it was inspected and came up to spec.

    There are exceptions, but as a general rule this should keep you safe from civilian copies.
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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    Hello i made that knife & only this week made two hundred more .

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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    Quote Originally Posted by gfm View Post
    Hello i made that knife & only this week made two hundred more .
    And...
    " I never said that." Albert Einstein.

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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    Quote Originally Posted by gfm View Post
    Hello i made that knife & only this week made two hundred more .
    GFm: Do the MOD still buy them? for some reason I can't envision it.

    RCS: is that stock? It looks to be well handled, also is that grind full flat. I think it would be a good project make a modern one into the older design.

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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    Quote Originally Posted by gfm View Post
    Hello i made that knife & only this week made two hundred more .
    Passaround?
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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    A few D type and NATO Survival Knives

    Caveat Emptor.

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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    Quote Originally Posted by 651bobby View Post
    RCS: is that stock? It looks to be well handled, also is that grind full flat.
    The D patterns were very well made. The blades are full convex.

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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    we make them for a company & i use there own mark that has JG & the nato number ours have our mark on the blade now & are mainly for the internet, we used to before my time make the older type in the other pic in fact ive still got a box of the forged blanks & the wilkinson sword mark, yes we made them for WS

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    Re: Type D Survival Knife

    Quote Originally Posted by Basemetal View Post
    And...
    And ??? i make knives & all sorts of tools yesterday i was forging wood plane blades out of o1 bar last week i was making survival & admiratyknives ill answer any questions best i can or just come down see for yourself

 

 

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