Italy M1939 Fighting Knife -WW2 era US capture; great overall condition with original wood handle scales intact. A scarce type and VERY hard to find this nice and unaltered.
Rare WW2 era Italian M1939 Fighting Knife in great overall condition. With the blade standing at 8-1/4″ long, M1939 was one of the largest standard-issue fighting knives of WW2; it is a fearsome-looking weapon. 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 appears to be a US capture – the blade is “cold-stamped” US in large letters on ricasso; an interesting find.
The knife is used, but it’s in very good condition overall – moderate sharpening on the edge; original wood handle scales are intact with no typical dings – an excellent shape, considering the age. The handle is held together with 3 iron pins and extra-wide heavy duty oval iron guard; all parts are tight with no play. This large fighting knife is about 13″ / 33 cm overall; the blade is about 8-1/4″ / 21 cm long. There is no scabbard. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with this lot 😉
Almost 80 years after it was made this scarce Italy M1939 Fighting Knife is in 100% serviceable condition still and ready for action. This type is hard to find these days in better grades – 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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