Both British Army Knife and Singapore Armed Forces Jackknife knives are made from stainless steel and feature a sheepfoot blade, can opener and flathead screwdriver/ pry tool.
This version of the British Army Knife was first introduced in 1952.
The knife is made in the city of Sheffield which has been a world centre of fine knife making since the 14th Century. The brand Joseph Rodgers has a long history as well. No one seems to be sure when Joseph actually started as a cutler and maker of pocket knives, but his sons, Maurice and Joseph, inherited the business in 1730.
The company went on to become one of the biggest cutlers in the world, and were appointed Royal Cutler to five successive sovereigns: George IV, William IV, Queen Victoria, Edward II and George V. The brand has been owned by the Egginton Group since 1986.
The Joseph Rodgers stainless steel British Army Knife is made to the exacting requirements of the British Ministry of Defence, and to NATO Stock No: 7340 99 975 7403. The MOD describe it as a general-purpose clasp knife for cutting, tin-opening and rigging tasks. It also has an integrated screwdriver.
Watch the video to learn more about the British Army Knife and the Singapore Armed Forces Jackknife.
British Army Knife Specifications
- Blade Length: 2.36″ (60 mm)
- Blade Steel: Stainless
- Closed Length: 3.74″ (95 mm)
- Handle Material: Stainless Steel
- Weight: 3.6 oz.
- Made in Sheffield, England