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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]


Thanks, we are very pleased with the medal... this is just the job.

C S, UK, 06.11.2010

I have safely received the VK 2 award. Many thanks for dealing with my order so promptly.

I G, UK, 28.03.2006