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R.A.F. / S.O.E. / Resistance \'Pencil\' Dagger


Blued steel rod with hollowed triangular section blade. Approx. 11cm in length with a 3mm diameter. The blade section is approx. 8cm in length. There are two small holes drilled near the end so that it can be attached to a makeshift handle using twin or cotton. These \'dagger\' blades were often concealed inside standard pencils (with the lead still at both ends so they wree fully functional) and \'dip-pen\' handles that were sent into POW camps by MI9. Also utilised by RAF aircrew, SOE and OSS operatives. Excellent condition. Stock code E15559.