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Anybody ever see anything close to this.its suppose to be Australia Army presentation piece. Talked to a guy who collects and sells Militaria in Australia and he has never seen it.

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Says Shefield England on it. Got a matching pair! Looks like something the church might have locked up in the back or something. Think I saw these on that movie THE OMEN.?

Nice looking knife--As to it being a presentation piece for the Australian Army, not likely.The British SAS (Special Air Service) symbol was also used by the Australian SAS, the New Zealand SAS, and the Rhodesian SAS - All used the same symbol, just sometimes different colors on their patches.All used the same inscription on the symbol, "Who Dares Wins".However, none used the balls below the crossguard on the symbol.Secondly, SAS  operatives are the foreign equivalent of our Navy Seals, engaged in covert operations. They aren't real big on notoriety or awards. The few I've seen were engraved on the blade, to a particular general, etc. Lastly, the only example I can find with a similar raised shield like yours, is a modern reproduction.However, It is possible that this was a one off for a specific act of valor, the big balls being something a little more of a masculine reference. Anyhow, here is a pic of a modern reproduction with a similar look.BTW, the authentic presentation pieces were usually well marked Wilkinson Sword, or one of the other premier Sykes-Fairbairn makers.

That looks just like mine! Those balls are like nail heads that fasten the badge to the knife.

John McCain said:

Nice looking knife--As to it being a presentation piece for the Australian Army, not likely.The British SAS (Special Air Service) symbol was also used by the Australian SAS, the New Zealand SAS, and the Rhodesian SAS - All used the same symbol, just sometimes different colors on their patches.All used the same inscription on the symbol, "Who Dares Wins".However, none used the balls below the crossguard on the symbol.Secondly, SAS  operatives are the foreign equivalent of our Navy Seals, engaged in covert operations. They aren't real big on notoriety or awards. The few I've seen were engraved on the blade, to a particular general, etc. Lastly, the only example I can find with a similar raised shield like yours, is a modern reproduction.However, It is possible that this was a one off for a specific act of valor, the big balls being something a little more of a masculine reference. Anyhow, here is a pic of a modern reproduction with a similar look.BTW, the authentic presentation pieces were usually well marked Wilkinson Sword, or one of the other premier Sykes-Fairbairn makers.

John: Any idea if these are for sale by that company or just a ad pic?

John w schmidt said:
That looks just like mine! Those balls are like nail heads that fasten the badge to the knife.

John McCain said:

Nice looking knife--As to it being a presentation piece for the Australian Army, not likely.The British SAS (Special Air Service) symbol was also used by the Australian SAS, the New Zealand SAS, and the Rhodesian SAS - All used the same symbol, just sometimes different colors on their patches.All used the same inscription on the symbol, "Who Dares Wins".However, none used the balls below the crossguard on the symbol.Secondly, SAS  operatives are the foreign equivalent of our Navy Seals, engaged in covert operations. They aren't real big on notoriety or awards. The few I've seen were engraved on the blade, to a particular general, etc. Lastly, the only example I can find with a similar raised shield like yours, is a modern reproduction.However, It is possible that this was a one off for a specific act of valor, the big balls being something a little more of a masculine reference. Anyhow, here is a pic of a modern reproduction with a similar look.BTW, the authentic presentation pieces were usually well marked Wilkinson Sword, or one of the other premier Sykes-Fairbairn makers.

They are still shown on their website, but are currently sold out as of a couple minutes ago. www.asmc.de   They sell for 64,99 Euros which is roughly $80.50 US, plus shipping from Germany.

Well that's about what I paid,kind of,near to it,almost,in the ball park. Anybody want to trade for one?
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