WW2 CHINDITS BOWIE FIGHTING KNIFE
The Chindits were the largest of the allied Special Forces of World War II.
It was a Commando unit which infiltrated behind the Japanese lines in Burma. The name Chindits was given to them by their leader, Major-General Orde C. Wingate, D.S.O.
A WW2 Far East 'Chindit Bowie' Fighting knife and dark Brown leather scabbard. These knives were manufactured in India during WW2 and are generally known as 'Chindit Bowies' and come in a number of variations. This knife variation has a narrow blade and steel crossguard. The grips are smooth dark wood secured with three brass rivets. The crossguard is straight and oval shaped. The scabbard is Brown leather with stitched edges and has a leather hilt retainer with a single press stud. The scabbard also has a stitched belt loop on the rear. (Please see page 206 para. 495 of The British Commonwealth Military Knives by R. Flook), a rare Fighting/Bowie knife