MI9 SOE Escape Knife

MI9 SOE Escape Knife

Code: 10959


Described as an "Escape Knife" in Ron Flook's excellent "British and Commonwealth Military Knives" this rare and desirable combination multi tool is ascribed as being devised by Major Clayton Hutton of MI9. It is now known that the basic design can be placed in the late Victorian era, and examples are known to have been made by Joseph Rodgers.

However, correct WW2 issue pieces carry no markings whatsoever, and this example is completely sterile, and carries elements of the correct blued finish. It is also fitted with three saw blades, which is a feature not found on the earlier, non military examples.

A very scarce bit of clandestine spy kit, known to have been issued to both SOE, OSS and Commando units. This example comes in good used condition, complete with unbroken saw blades, a fully functioning wire cutter, screwdriver, can opener, and a main blade. This has been sharpened and used, but remains intact, and all springs function as they should. 

Strictly over 18's only. Photo ID will be required before this item can be dispatched.