Three blades of steel, tempered and honed to razor-sharpness - Bob Lee had his dagger, and there was a Gurkha kukri and a Japanese Samurai sword…in the hands of men they did not belong to.
Any of these blades could kill at a stroke - but a greater danger lay in the equally deadly weapons carried by a gang of avenging Malayan bandits.
These 'Men Of Steel' were a foe you would meet only in your worst nightmare…
With this fortnight's Silver and Gold classics, I thought it might be in interesting to compare the work of the same artist but 25 years apart - and so veteran artist C.T. Rigby is in the spotlight.
This taut tale from 1990 is excellently drawn by Rigby, who is capable of moody, moonlight atmospherics in the night scenes, as well as no-nonsense action amongst the dense foliage of the jungle.
To see more of Rigby's fantastic, bold art, but in a tough, sea story - please see our current Gold title, "Achtung - Submarine!", (No 4872)
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor
Note: Originally published as Commando No 2382 (June 1990).