MI9 ESCAPE & EVADE COLLECTION - RARE SECRET PIPE ' DAGGER

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Scarlet claw

Can't Leave
Mar 9, 2020
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Found this unusual pipe with one hell of a stinger.

An exceptionally rare WWII Second World War MI9 issued ' Escape & Evade ' clandestine hidden pipe ' dagger '. The dagger secreted within the mouthpiece of a traditional smoking pipe, which can be drawn by removing the mouthpiece. The small rounded blade mounted with a bullet casing to base. A very rare item. Measures approx; 15cm long in total. Blade length approx; 6cm.


From the collection of the late Arthur Muggeridge - Arthur T. Muggeridge, born 18th December 1919 - it’s thought he spent most of WW2 in the Royal Artillery and was at Dunkirk in 1940 during the evacuations and was minorly injured by Luftwaffe bombing whilst on one of the navy ships. He later took part in a special raid called Operation Claymore 4th March 1941 in Norway where he was injured once again in the leg by shrapnel. Later again, he was injured a third time when a field artillery gun misfired causing deafness which is believed to have resulted in him being discharged from the military. In his later life he collected mainly military items and particularly spy / clandestine objects. Whilst visiting Devon in the 1960's he became acquainted with Charles Frazer Smith who had worked for MI6 & MI9 in the war, and designed spy items for the SOE and others. Arthur died aged 91 after a short illness on 27th Feb 2010. His amassed collection is now being offered for sale by his family.
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mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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I don't see how the airway would work, but perhaps it was just a sheath for the weapon, a ruse to surprise an attacker.
 
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verporchting

Lifer
Dec 30, 2018
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This used to be the way to deal with the fake coughing crowd who were offended by pipe smokers. One simply unscrewed the mouthpiece and stabbed the snotty nurks in the eyeballs before casually strolling away as if trying to light one’s pipe. Brilliant actually.
 

condorlover1

Lifer
Dec 22, 2013
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Here is the obituary of the gentleman who was the model for Q in Flemings James Bond novels

 
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