Commando Fighting Knife
West Highland Museum
Wilkinson Sword manufactured the fighting knives that were used for close combat by the British Commandos and Allied special forces.
Techniques for effective use for this weapon were taught at Highland training centres including Lochailort Special Training Centre and Achnacarry, the Commando Basic Training Centre from 1942-1945. Though undoubtedly a distressing object intended for lethal purposes, it is important for giving us an insight into the desperate situation facing those working to bring an end to conflict in Europe.
This dagger was saved from destruction after being given to police in Fife as part of a knife amnesty. Fortunately, a serving police officer recognised its historic importance.
Memorialising… The Commandos