I have been looking for a nice pair of '43 Escape Boots (with knife!) so I find this one listed on eBay...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW2-RAF-43-Escape ... 483a51d61c
but why would a seller decide to remove the knife that came with them and then say he may sell it separately?! If the said knife is original to those boots then surely it should remain so.
Also, I'm sure all on the Forum have seen first hand that eBay is rife with Sellers that cut up and separate pairs and sets and sell them 'individually'. Latest item was a set of C Type receivers being sold individually a month or so ago.....Greedy or capitalistic? Hmmmm.