The handle is grooved leather with alum, black and red spacers.
The knuckle bow is brass with 8 points and marked "M H Cole".
The double edge blade is still covered in old grease. But this knife is actually associated with the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
The scabbard has pistol belt hooks added and is marked "E. The original scabbard is marked on the belt loop "21C/N804 / RNZAF". WWII Australian Commando Stiletto, marked "Gregory / Steel / Products" at the ricasso. The scabbard is original to the knife and is unmarked.
This exact knife is pictured in Cole Book 1 page 80..
The handle is alum, brass, fiber, bakelite and copper. The sheath is original and marked "M H Cole / Roebuck Works" on the back. The handle is walnut with finger grooves and a US stamp in an oval.
The original sheath is marked "M H Cole / Roebuck Works" on the brass throat and "06" on the back.
The underside of the guard is marked "06" and "M H" (the C is under the blade).
Cole made aprox 300 of the warime 8 point knuckle knives. This exact knife is pictured on page 107 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book.. WWII F/S---Canadian Issue with Ring and Bead handle. The original sheath has the Broad Arrow within a C mark just above the elastic. The back of the sheath is marked with a "W" for waterproof.. The heavy scabbard has a brass throat which is marked "M H Cole / Roebuck Works". It comes with a sheath that appears original to the knife. Triple K was the sheath that Parsons used for his knuckle knives. This is know as a First Pattern with "S" guard and squared shank. This exact knife is pictured on page 127 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book.. This exact knife is pictured in Cole Book 1 page 82.. The sheath is original and marked "MHC" just below the throat.