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can anyone identify this Southern and richardson dagger?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Mar 24, 2003.

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  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
    I was lucky enough to get this Southern and Richardson Dagger this weekend. It looks very much like some of the British Commando Daggers (no, not the SF, the other commando dagger) from WWII, but I'm not certain. Anyone got any ideas?

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  2. tengu

    tengu Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    western , NY
    southern and richardson

    This is a typical WW-II era dagger (possibly post war) which you already probably know. There were many of these made by Taylor Cutlery as well. I am not sure how many were made or the dates of production. I have been collecting F/S for about 30 years and no one seems to write much about these knives. They may have been a better knife than the typical F/S with better grip and wide, rugged blades. You are lucky to have this one. I have bid on a couple of S&R but the bids went too high (or I'm just spoiled). I bought my Taylors for about $35 each a few years back. Keep in touch if you get any more F/S I might be able to help you more than with this particular model.
  3. Sepp45

    Sepp45 Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    Sorry about reviving this LONG dead post but I have a tad bit of info for you- Hopefully you still have the dagger. I've been trying to track down information on these daggers for quite a while...

    My grandfather served in WWII and captured a German- when he searched the POW he relieved him of one of these daggers- when he asked the German where he had gotten the dagger The German POW said he had taken it off a dead Canadian Commando in France- I THINK he claimed it was captured at Dieppe. I can't quite remember the Dieppe part for certain and I don't think the Canadians had Commandos per se so that part might have been an exaggeration on the part of the German prisoner.

    Anyway it was identical to yours except it still has the scabbard, I'll try to get photos of it if I can find it.

    Hope this helps!
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