The following clasp knife sold on Ebay on 19 Feb 2009.
I have no reason to doubt the description. If it is correct, it is a wonderful little piece of history.
The description for the knife was :
WW1 AAMTC AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS AIF SOLDIERS POCKET KNIFE
Research reveals that 14258 Dvr W.M Stott ( William Mcgregor Stott ) enlisted 10/4/16 At Kadina South Australia and returned to Australia 12/7/19
Dvr W.M. Stott served in the 1st A.A.M.T.C A.I.F, and was later transferred to the Australian Flying Corps where he was taken on strength 7/11/17
Knife has been engraved by the original soldier (see photo's)
Knife has 3 functions to it
1: large knife
2: smaller knife
3: can puncher
There are no makers markings that I have been able to find or see
This knife complies with the specification for the Pattern 1904/1917 Clasp Knife, it also fits the description of the clasp knife issued to members of the Australian Imperial Force which was described as "Knife, clasp, with marline spike, tin opener" (see The Recruits Companion).
If anyone has any information about any WW1 knives issued to, or used by Australian Servicemen or Women; please .