Hi Bill H, sounds like the wilkie survival knife (more)
by James K
Bob now has mine perhaps he might post a picture of it. The blade is 1/4 inch carbon steel with a wooden grip rivited to it, it is stamped with the Broadarrow and NSN.
Handy piece of kit issued for artic, chopping through ice, and jungle use. They are made by Wilkinson Sword who also make the issue Commando dagger (which is hardly ever/never issued). Used to be freely available in surplus shops but over the last year or so they have become very expensive and difficult to get hold of. If you miss out on this SASS in Lancaster might be able to help, if not I will try for you.
Regards James K
Posted on Nov 14, 2001, 11:28 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52