Original WW2 era model L77 Commando Stiletto fighting knife manufactured during the war by Western Cutlery Co. in Boulder, Colorado. Very attractive blued blade type; comes with original leather scabbard. This fighting stiletto is about 11-1/4” / 28.4 cm overall; the blade is about 6-7/8″ / 17.5 cm. Fullered blade has been lightly re-sharpened; the tip is intact. No edge nicks or pitting on the blade; about 50% of the original blade blueing remaining. Stacked leather and colored fiber washers handle; steel guard and aluminum pommel. The handle is solid – all parts are tight; the guard has a tiny bit of a play. No typical dings or nicks on the pommel – scarce this nice since a lot of these fighting knives were used to hammer-open rations’ crates and ammo boxes. This exact type is illustrated on page 236 of KNIVES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY WORLD WAR II book by Michael W Silvey – a well-established expert and the author of a number of books on the subject of the US military edged weapons (see book’s page scan attached).
Original leather scabbard is included. It is in well-used condition with the obvious signs of field use, but its is still in better than average condition for the type. The leather is soft and supple still; all original rivets are present but the stitching is mostly gone. An original keeper is intact; although the leather is a bot dry; GI’s name EDWALL is carved on the scabbard’s front panel. Overall, this American WW2 Western L77 Commando fighting knife with original leather scabbard is in 100% serviceable condition still. With proper care it will last you another 75 years 😉
This attractive fighting dagger has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the lot. We have a few more American WW2 era combat knives and bayonets, as well as several scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers and trench knives from other countries available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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