WWI - Robbins of Dudley Trench Fighting Punch Dagger
'First World War Robbins of Dudley Trench Fighting Punch Dagger. A rare example, double edged blade with double central fuller leading into the cast alloy finger shaped grip with steel knuckle bow. The end of the grip stamped 'Robbins Dudley.' Housed in its original brown leather fitted scabbard with leather securing strap, brass stud and leather belt loop. Firearms & Equipment'
© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library
Border Marker between Mexico and USA
Border marker between the United States of America and Mexico. Eight jolly Americans (on a Kozy Kar Tour!) pose in Mexican attire of ponchos and sombreros in front of the marker! The monuments erected by the boundary survey played a pivotal role in securing the line after the Mexican-American War. These obelisks and stone mounds literally marked on the ground the southernmost edges of the nation; they became fundamental points of reference in subsequent boundary disputes (of which there were many) and in the resurvey of the border that took place at the end of the 19th century. Those which survive are often securely protected behind barbed wire and stout fencing!
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