British Commonwealth Chindit (India) V-44 Survival Knife

This is a British Commonwealth (India) Chindit Survival Knife, closely copied after the American V-44 Bowie-style Survival Knife. These are crudely manufactured and are considered rare in good condition, (see British and Commonwealth Knives by Ron Flook, pages 206-208, chapter INDIAN-MADE V-44). This knife is virtually identical to the example shown on page 208, plate 501.

Hardwood grip (ungrooved), brass cross-guard with ball finials. Blade is ~9" long, double fullers on both sides, clip-point false-edge tip. Hilt is held on by crude rivets or perhaps peened nails.

British Commonwealth Chindit (India) V-44 Survival Knife

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