I am re-taking some photos for the book as we work through the editing process. Seems like I learn something new every day about cameras. I was having issues with fuzzy images and finally discovered the fix. This is a really rare X-dagger similar to the one Fairbairn gave to Thomas Mason during the war. It has a broad "S" guard and is made from a clean blank of steel, not a bayonet. The sheath has a small knife on the side in a separate sheath. Both are stamped for John Paisley. The small knife is in my book on Covert knives of WW-II. The parent knife will be featured in the volume on full sized knives from Shanghai to the Second Pattern. Trust me, we are getting somewhere now. I may start a "Kickstarter" fund to help finance initial printing costs. This is the quality I am striving for, so that the book will be worth your purchasing it. Hang in there!
Close-up photo of the side of a thumb dagger once belonging to Johannes Happe. These initials are about a 1/8th inch tall!
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You can find out more about me on the "Stories" pages. My hobbies have included training in Japanese martial arts, including Kenjutsu, many forms of knife fighting, long range rifles and tactical firearms. I have written several self published books on muzzle-loading firearms, knife-fighting and textbooks on gas engines and compressors. I am working diligently on my 400+ page F-S book.