Utility knife : Sergeant J Croft, 2/15 Field Regiment

Place Asia: Singapore, Changi
Accession Number REL38434
Collection type Technology
Object type Edged weapon or club
Physical description Metal, Rope, Wood
Maker Croft, Jack
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1941-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Knife made from steel, wood and rope. The knife handle has broken off. The blade is a spear point, double edge type with considerable spot rust on the metal. The blade handle is attached by thin rope wrapped around a wooden handle which has been broken off along the tang of the blade.

History / Summary

Knife made by Sergeant Jack Croft while he was a prisoner of war in Changi between 1941 and 1945. Sergeant Croft served with the 2/15 Field Regiment at the time he was made prisoner of war.