WILKINSON SWORD CARBON STEEL HAS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS RECEIVED ACCLAMATIONS BY KINGS AND QUEENS OF ENGLAND. THE STEEL HAS BEEN THE CHOICE FOR WEAPONS OF THE ROYAL COURT AS WELL AS DURING WWII BECAME THE FIRST CHOICE OF BRITISH SOE AND OSS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THERE COMMANDO'S 1st PATTERN F-S FIGHTING KNIFE, CONSIDERED THE HOLY GRAIL OF WWII KNIVES. THE REASON IT IS CONSIDERED THE BEST STEEL IN THE WORLD IN ITS ABILITY TO BECOME HIGHLY POLISHED AND ABLE TO RECEIVE AND MAINTAIN A RAZOR SHARP FIGHTING EDGE. RAY MEARS, known worldwide for his survival instructions, books, tapes, and equipment, approached Wilkinson Sword Co to produce his Bushcraft knife design for the reasons stated above.
Pictured and offered for sale is a early RAY MEARS, Designed survival Bushcraft survival knife, stamped both with the following, side one " DESIGNED BY RAY MEARS & LOGO " and side two " WILKINSON SWORD, MADE IN ENGLAND ". Included with the knife is the original leather sheath. Blade edge has never been sharpened, remaining very sharp.
I have owned this knife for over 25 years. Maybe using it 2 or 3 times, never carrying it or using sheath. The last 15 years or so, it has been wrapped in saran wrap to keep it air tight, slowing down the carbon steel oxidation process. The item "MINTY Rare Early 1980's RAY MEARS Survival WILKINSON SWORD CO BUSHCRAFT KNIFE" is in sale since Sunday, August 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Factory Manufactured".
The seller is "leftie224" and is located in Youngstown, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.