Sheffield is synonymous with steel and is the historic birthplace of knife making. In Sheffield the word ‘cutlery’ refers to ‘that which cuts’. For more than 700 years, Sheffield knives and cutlery have been created by highly skilled Sheffield craftsmen, and our company names are amongst the most famous in the industry’s history. The first reference to a Sheffield cutler dates to 1297. In the 1370s, Chaucer described a Sheffield ‘thwitel’ (a straight wooden-handled knife) on the belt of a Miller in The Reeve’s Tale.
This Sheffield Made Joseph Rogers Jungle Survival knife is designed to be used for “tasks appropriate to survival techniques”. It is issued to British Navy, specifically, the Royal Marines . The knife is designed to hack through jungle. This it does via its weight rather than a sharp cutting edge. The blade is made to MoD spec and is not supposed to be sharpened. The phosphate coating aids rust resistance and is anti reflective.
This British Ministry of Defence Jungle Survival Knife has a black phosphated blade and cross guard and a riveted handle in stained wood.
The knife is supplied complete with a riveted, heavy duty leather sheath.