BRITISH WW1 PERIOD ARMY OFFICERS RANK STICK WITH CONCEALED BLADE.
All British officers carried a short leather bound stick but a few opted to obtain private purchase examples concealing a long lethal steel blade which in trench warfare during WW1 would have been very handy especially when most officers only carried a service revolver. Intricate leather woven and bound handle and shaft, when pulling the handle away from the body of the stick a long lethal steel double edged blade is revealed, it is not maker marked but it does have some simple decoration to the upper part of the blade. A rare fascinating and desirable item. [Condition: Exc++]