Knife; 21-68

Name/Title

Knife

About this object

A knife that has a brown composite handle with metal end attached to steel blade.
'Atkin' is inscribed on handle by the blade.
The knife has a leather pouch which it is carried in.

This knife was used by Mervyn Charles Roger Atkin who served in the 3rd Division, 34th Battalion of the New Zealand Army in WW2. Regiment Number 68813.
Mervyn served in Fiji, Tongatabu, and New Calendonia. He was wounded across the chest by shrapnel and was hospitalised in Fiji. He came back to New Zealand and lived on Black Swamp Road, Mangawhai.

Measurements

A: L 21 cm W 4 cm ( widest part)
B: L 24 cm 5 cm

Object number

21-68

Rights

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