Original WW2 era (and certainly one of a kind) so-called “theater knife” made by an unknown soldier or a sailor from whatever material were available at hand. The handle is made from what looks like aircraft plexiglass with some colored fiber spacers in between. The guard is also custom-made from a thin piece of stainless steel; the blade is probably re-worked butcher knife. The equality of work is excellent; all parts have a perfect fit. All handle parts are tight; the guard has a tiny bit of a play; this knife certainly made by a very skilled knifemaker.
This big boy is about 16″ / 40.6 cm overall; the blade is about 9-1/8″ / 23.2 cm; the blade is very sharp still; the tip is intact. Original leather scabbard has a leather leg tie-down; the tip has been re-enforced with two extra pieces of leather that were hand-sewen to the scabbard – the fit and overall quality of work is excellent. The leather scabbard with checkered pattern on the front is in great overall condition, considering the age. The leather is soft and supple; all stitching and staples are intact; the front panel is initialed VOMJ. This scabbard is 100% serviceable still, even 80 plus years later.
Overall, this American WW2 theater fighting knife and its original leather scabbard are in 100% serviceable condition still – don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!
This attractive WW2 era “theater knife” and original scabbard have not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original “as is” condition; these are the actual photos. We have several scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers, bayonets and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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