A British Royal Navy divers knife with scabbard dating to the mid 20th century, maybe 1940’s – 1960’s.
The knife has a black bakelite handle with brass fittings, a two edge blade and a push in gilt brass scabbard with belt slot.
The blade is not named.
The scabbard is stamped ‘Non Magnetic, A.P. 6261’ (short for ‘Admiralty Pattern no. 6261’).
~ Dimensions ~
The blade has a length of 19cm (7 ½ inches) and a width of 4cm (1 ½ inches).
The knife has a total length of 33.5cm (13 ¼ inches).
The scabbard measures 21cm (8 ¼ inches) in length.
Together they weigh 860g.
~ Condition ~
The blade has developed a patina in parts with negligible pitting, a few small spots of rust near the handle and tip and two nicks again near the handle to one edge, but overall is in a decent condition.
The handle has a couple of small chips round the base but is otherwise in good condition.
The scabbard has general light wear from age and use with a few light scratches.