The Gregory Steel “Z Force” Knuckle Dusters of WWII
By W. Cliff Haller
There is always much intrigue about commandos and special-forces and their edged weaponry. Think visions of recon patrols moving stealthily behind enemy lines on search and destroy missions, armed with only a silencer equipped pistol, a garrote, and a covert blade. The British Commonwealth commandos and their blades always seemed to project a special élan – all the way back to the WWI Robbins Dudley style through the famed BC41 of the Second World War. Their clandestine, jungle warfare style migrated its way to the far reaches of the empire in WWII to include the South Pacific.
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