Boer War Clasp Knives

The British issued a clasp knife that incorporated a blade and marline spike from shortly before the turn of the century to just unitil after. While there is no evidence that any of these knives were issued to Australian Soldiers deployed in South Africa, there is a high probability that they were. These knives are shown below to give collectors an idea of what to look out for.

The two knives shown below have apparently been marked with the Regimental number of the soldier it was issued to. Theses knives were most likely issued to British troops.


Boer War Clasp Knife This clasp knife is in Lawrie Wilson's collection.


Boer War Clasp Knife This clasp knife is in Lawrie Wilson's collection.


This knife is an example of and uncommon single blade British issued clasp knife that incorporated a blade only. This knife is marked W/I\D6. It carries no markings indicating who it was issued to.

Boer War Clasp Knife This clasp knife is in a private collection.


If anyone has any information about any Boer War knives issued to, or used by Australian Servicemen or Women; please .