World War Two Knives
My knives from this period begin in the 1930's with the Will Fairbairn designed Shanghai Fighting Knife.
My wartime examples tend toward home-front production and/or small localized manufacture, ie "theater knives".
As always the private purchase knives are most interesting to me.
W. E. Fairbairn brackets this selection with his final knife design from the 1950's, the Cobra.
Click here for the knives.
And here and here for a couple of new ones.