I had posted before about some of the wonderful carbon steel knife blades I bought over 40 years ago from William Rogers of Sheffield, for my next step up in knife making. That got me to looking for Rogers knives and Taylor knives for sale.
I found this wonderful, light and balanced dagger by Rogers, made for pilots during WWII, before they got contracts for the Fairbairn Sikes dagger. I think this and the Taylor dagger are better than the F-S.
It is not like the Bo Randall knives of the era, which were made to order for P-51 pilots in Jacksonville, Florida, and stamped with their name on the blades, not his...but it is a piece of history.