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Title SOE tyre slasher knife
Nationality British
Period c 1940

This knife was designed by Rogers of Sheffield and manufactured for the government without any maker's designation on account of their issue to the Special Operations Executive (SOE). The little 'oyster' knife was the tyre slasher, designed to be used on the inner wall of the tyre to render it useless. A tyre could not be repaired if thus cut.

The large knife is a conventional lock knife. The grips are made of bakelite and this model is a variant design; the more commonly known has a nickel or steel bolster at the joint where the main blade is.

Its condition is good, although there are signs of wear to the bakelite and the main locking blade has a little sideways drift on the bolster, expected with something of this age.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Penknives : British : 20th Century]


Buckles have arrived. They are very beautiful! I'm glad and satisfied. Thank you for your quick and accurate business and all the best for the future.

C K, Finland, 07.05.2014

The package arrived safely today. Thank you very much for the easy transaction and prompt shipping. I am very happy with the sword and hope to do business with you again.

T L, Slovenia, 28.05.2008