April 2002

"Mystery" knife

As suggested by several folks, we are adding this page to gather what information we can about edged items of unknown origin or backgrounds. We will print what information we do have on them and any theories anyone may have right here on this page. Hit me with your best shot to stimulate the thought process.

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This one is known as the "OSS Drop Knife" reputed to have been dropped to resistance fighters operating in the Philippines. Well we know that story is wrong as the OSS never operated in MacArthur's Theatre of Operations. He had his own folks, the AIB (Allied Intelligence Bureau) do all his intelligence work of the OSS cloak and dagger type. So where did these knives come from and what is the real story behind them? We are almost certain they are not OSS an there is not a single mention of them in the OSS files so far declassified. This type of knife has also been noted with a cutdown M1913 sword blade in various lengths. Help!! What are they??


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