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Auction: Conflicts of the 20th Century
was auctioned on: 29 January 2021
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WORLD WAR II: CLANDESTINE OSS PIPE DAGGER.

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Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 53, Views: 14

[USA: c. 1942-45.] An American OSS (Office for Strategic Services) secret agents' pipe dagger, length 143mm. 5.5 inches. An apparently regular wooden pipe, the mouth piece detaching to contain a steel stabbing spike, the blade length 60mm. 2.5 inches. An unusual and rare OSS agents' secret dagger concealed within a regular pipe. This was a particularly brutal weapon, which at close quarters was very effective. Spiked weapons were very much part of a SOE or OSS agent's arsenal, and as here, were easily concealed, but were quiet, effective and very deadly.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Conflicts of the 20th Century
Date of the auction: 29 Jan 2021
Address: Bonhams London
New York