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Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: tys » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:41 pm

I came across this antique folding knife . I am sure that this served a particular purpose since the tools seem specific. Anyone knows what this is used for? It was also numbered.
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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: gajamacho » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:03 pm

Probably some kind of Swiss knife issued to Chtrappati Shivaji's army...
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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: Lenny » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:44 pm

Hi TYS

looks like the nos are painted and not embossed, so likely hood of it being in a collection or some musuem of some kind where a whole lot of them were found, and numbered.



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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: Lenny » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:54 pm

You could find some answers here

http://www.britishblades.com/forums/sho ... ost1410230

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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: hellfire_m16 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:35 pm

@ Tys…The mentioned pocket knife is a old military issue with military serial number markings.

Have handled one which my friends dad a Airforce Officer got from a Airforce Sergeant in Mysore about 15 years ago.

The Spike is used to rupture tins I was told.

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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: adarora » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:27 pm

yes its was issued to military.
my grand dad was in army services, he used to had one.
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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: tys » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:43 am

hellfire_m16 wrote:@ Tys…The mentioned pocket knife is a old military issue with military serial number markings.

Have handled one which my friends dad a Airforce Officer got from a Airforce Sergeant in Mysore about 15 years ago.

The Spike is used to rupture tins I was told.

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Thanks a ton! i think i will pick this up...
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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: tys » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:48 am

Lenny wrote:You could find some answers here

http://www.britishblades.com/forums/sho ... ost1410230

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lenny, that was most useful...thanks a lot...
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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: sawbones » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:35 pm

British army issue
The new model is the same blade format but in stainless steel
Had one of each but the new one found someones pocket

The old brits used to say the spike was for removing things from the horses hoofs though the spike must have found a lot of other purposes


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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: the hunter » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:09 pm

Guys I think that you are absolutely wrong. This is a British sailing knife with marlin spike which is used to be used for untying knots. and not for rupture Tins. If it was standard issue to the Army/ armed forces then it would make more sense to have a drop point than have a Cannoe/ blunt blade. check this link...

http://www.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=h ... w&dur=4792
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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: tys » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:20 pm

and what about the other tool? any idea what that can be used for? is it for cutting a line?

this is the same place from where i picked up the lohar... keep finding these strange and interesting things there...but i think most of their stuff comes from india...so its probably cheaper back home.
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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: Rajat » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:16 pm

Not very sure about the origins but I own one exactly the same.

It has got something to go with the Army or NCC and it was issued to cadets etc. This was more than 30 years ago I would guess.
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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: slingshot » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:25 pm

Hi Tys,

You have a very interesting knife there. Not many people have seen these now-a-days.

These knives are called 'Marlinspike' and used to be standard issue Nautical Knives for seamen. Most seamen used to carry the Marlinspike. Apart from the knife, it has a Marlin Spike...the pointed steel rod. This rod was and is used by all seamen to help in unravelling knots and actually tying knots. As you will be aware, learning and tying knots is one of the key requisites of a seaman.

Do clean it up. It will have many years of use still left in it. Most Marlin Spikes are considered harbingers of good luck (seamen are very superstitious)...and I hope that this one brings you wonderful luck.

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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: Rajat » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:33 pm

Hello Slingshot,

Yes, the details you have given are correct but the funny part is that it was in fact issued to ncc cadets and in the army (not navy) years back in some parts of India. The exact details cannot be traced now, as its been a long time now. Its kind of strange but true.
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Re: Any idea what this is

PostAuthor: the hunter » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:56 pm

slingshot wrote:Hi Tys,

You have a very interesting knife there. Not many people have seen these now-a-days.

These knives are called 'Marlinspike' and used to be standard issue Nautical Knives for seamen. Most seamen used to carry the Marlinspike. Apart from the knife, it has a Marlin Spike...the pointed steel rod. This rod was and is used by all seamen to help in unravelling knots and actually tying knots. As you will be aware, learning and tying knots is one of the key requisites of a seaman.

Do clean it up. It will have many years of use still left in it. Most Marlin Spikes are considered harbingers of good luck (seamen are very superstitious)...and I hope that this one brings you wonderful luck.

Cheers, Slingshot


Yes you are absolutely correct Slingshot. But that after I had commented in this thread I did my own research and came to the conclusion that it was also issued to British Army as a camp knife. Since Shefield were commissioned by the Brit Army to produce their Scouts knife, at the outbreak of the war it was difficult for them to supply the original Sheffield knives to all the new recruits and hence there is a possibility that these Seaman's knife have found its way into the service of the British Crops.
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