AUSTRALIA WW2 GREGSTEEL fighting knife made circa 1944 in Australia for the American servicemen during the war; ricasso is stamped “US 1944”. Hard to find type in rare practically unused condition with original edge.
Rare WW-2 era fighting knife made circa 1944 in Australia for the American servicemen by Gregory Steel Products (GREGSTEEL logo on the blade). Not a common WW2 era fighting knife to begin with, this type is exceedingly rare in unused condition. This type is illustrated on pages 55-56 of the KNIVES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY WORLD WAR II book by Michael W Silvey – a well-established expert an author of many books on the subject of US military edged weapons (see the book’s page scan attached).
This fighting knife is in rare practically unused condition with original edge – VERY rare as such as most of these handy and practical knives were used as intended. The blade has not been re-sharpened; the tip is intact. Sharp original manufacturing stamp GREGSTEEL is boldly struck at ricasso; secondary weakly struck US 1944 stamp is right below it. Original wood handle scales with 3 iron pins and wide iron guard are solid; all parts are tight with zero movement. Wood on the spine shows numerous small contact marks; other than that the handle is in excellent shape, considering the age. one of the scales is missing a bottom part. Saber-point carbon steel blade is razor-sharp still, including the upper “false” edge. This fighting knife is about 11″ / 28 cm overall; the blade is about 6-1/8″ /15.5 cm long; there is no scabbard.
Almost 75 years after it was made this scarce Aaustralia WW2 GREGSTEEL fighting knife from “down under” is still in 100% serviceable condition and ready for action. This type is hard to find in any condition these days and super-rare in such a great shape – don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection! We have a few more scarce WW2 and WW1 fighting daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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