WW2 era British commando's concealed leg
A very rare WW2 British commando's concealed dagger, with leg
sheath and straps.
By repute, the concealed dagger issued to Sergeant Kenneth Alec
John Scott (Distinguished Conduct Medal) after his release at the
end of WW2 (his original daggers having been confiscated by the
Gestapo). This is an especially rare commando dagger which was strapped
to the leg (in this case) so that if captured hopefully the dagger
would be missed and the commando could use it to escape. These knives
were also used as concealed assassination daggers.
Being sold separately are his Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife (with
assorted paperwork relating to Sergeant Scott and a WW2 silk commando
map of South Eastern Europe - Click
Here), and his Webley MK4 .38 revolver (Click
The knife is 7 inches long with the blade section 3.5 inches. The
knife has some staining but is in good order. The leather sheath
and belts are aged, having clearly been worn. Such a rare item,
so well worth the price tag. Full sized photos available upon request.
My item reference number is 846a - Tube 14.