ITALY WW2 era Italian Army M1939 Fighting Knife, original metal scabbard; rare UNUSED


Original Italian WW2 M1939 Fighting Knife, wood grips & leather washer intact, orig metal scabbard. Rare UNUSED condition – VERY hard to find this nice, considering the age.

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Italian WW2 M1939 Fighting Knife, wood grips & leather washer intact, original metal scabbard. Rare UNUSED condition – VERY hard to find this nice, considering the age.

Rare WW2 era Fascist Italy Model 1939 Fighting Knife in rare unused condition with original metal scabbard included. With the blade standing at 8-1/4″ long, M1939 was one of the largest standard-issue fighting knives of WW2; it was a fearsome-looking weapon. Attached are photos of the Italian mountain troops machine gunner and some militia members armed with identical M1939 fighting knifes (original photos are not included with the knife). Simple, reliable, and easy to manufacture, M1939 was popular with the Italian troops and it became a desirable battlefield trophy for the Allies. Many were brought home as souvenirs after the war, but most are in pretty beat-up condition.

This specimen is in excellent unused condition – this type is VERY hard to find this nice as most of these knives were used as intended. The blade has not been re-sharpened; the tip is intact; original wood handle near-perfect. Original all-metal scabbard has not been dented or nicked, as it seems to be the typical case with this type. Over 95% of the original black finish on the scabbard remaining; belt hanger clasp is in perfect working order.  Original wood handle scales with 3 iron pins and extra-wide heavy-duty oval iron guard; original leather washer is still on the blade; all parts are tight with no play.  This large fighting knife is about 13-1/8″ / 33.2 cm overall; the blade is about 8-1/4″ / 20.8 cm long. The scabbard is about 8-1/2″ / 21.7 cm long; both the scabbard and the knife are completely unmarked, as intended. Almost 80 years after it was made this scarce Italian WW2 M1939 Fighting Knife and original scabbard are in 100% serviceable condition still. This type is VERY hard to find these days in such an excellent shape – don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection! I

This attractive Italian WW2 M1939 Fighting Knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, it is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the knife 😉 have a few more Italian, German, British and American fighting knives, as well as some scarce WW2 and WW1 daggers, trench knives and bayonets available for sale – please take a look in the Militaria section.

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Weight 2.1 lbs

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