What do you think of this knife?

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by NothingToxic, Mar 13, 2021.

  1. NothingToxic

    NothingToxic New Member

    30C9D93D-5B1E-4203-B116-09FC1578FD98.jpeg Hi there, I’ve found an interesting knife - an Italian Fighting Knife. Only thing is - it has an SAS badge and some initials carved into the handle. I’ve done a bit of research and, although it looks like the initials are CN, it’s possible it could be CH. There was a Charlie Hackney who served in the SAS and was definitely in Italy at the right time. The find was also where I found a Parabike with a twin seat tube. Clearly a man who had an interest in rare WW2 items. What do you guys think?
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I think someone in the SAS would not carve their initials into a knife handle, but thats just me

    Got a picture of the Parabike?

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  3. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I don't think it's SAS - aside from the style of the wings, and the lack of a scroll, the 'dagger' is the wrong way up.

    The short sword could be a gladius and an Italian device on an Italian knife would be much more likely.
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  4. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Very similar to Greek Special Forces , Sacred Squadron attached to SAS ?

    sas greek.jpg

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  5. NothingToxic

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  6. NothingToxic

    NothingToxic New Member

    Maybe I was getting carried away thinking an SAS soldier had prised it from his belt after a one on one combat!
  7. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

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  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Thinking about this a little and my personal conclusions are:

    SAS would not wear or have insignia showing they were SAS - if captured that could mean automatic execution, whereas without they could claim they were lost or some other story

    Why would you need a bicycle in Italy presumably in the mountains, it would be difficult to use, difficult to hide and you would stick out like a sore thumb

    Thats my guess for what its worth

  9. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    The initial CN could also stand for Camice Nere (Blackshirts).
    here is an emblem from this paramilitary unit with a similar motif
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