ITALY WW2 era Italian Army M1939 Fighting Knife, original metal scabbard; scarce type in good condition


Original Italy WW2 M1939 Fighting Knife, large 8.1-in blade, intact wood handle scales, original metal scabbard. Scarce type in great overall condition, considering the age.

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Italy WW2 M1939 Fighting Knife, intact wood handle scales, original metal scabbard included. Scarce type in great overall condition, considering the age.

Rare WW2 era Fascist Italy Model 1939 Fighting Knife in great overall condition, original metal scabbard is 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 is the photo of the Italian mountain troops machine gunner armed with an identical M1939 fighting knife (original photo is 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 used, but it is in great overall condition. The blade has been re-sharpened; the tip is intact. Spear-point carbon steel blade is very sharp still; a few minor dings on the spine and some pitting near the tip are noted for accuracy. Original wood handle scales with 3 iron pins and extra-wide heavy-duty oval iron guard. The scales are intact with no cracks or chips, just a few typical minor contact marks. Original all-metal scabbard miraculously has not been dented or nicked, as it seems to be the typical case with this type. Over 90% of the original black finish on the scabbard is remaining; belt hanger clasp is not damaged; it’s in perfect working order.  This large fighting knife is about 13″ / 33 cm overall; the blade is about 8-1/8″ / 20.6 cm long. The scabbard is about 8-1/2″ / 21.7 cm long; both the scabbard and the knife are unmarked, as intended.

Almost 80 years after it was made this scarce Italy WW2 M1939 Fighting Knife and original scabbard are in 100% serviceable condition still. This type is hard to find these days in better grades – don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection! I have a few more WW2 era Axis fighting knives and bayonets, as well as some scarce American and British WW2 and WW1 era fighting knives, daggers, trench knives and bayonets available for sale – please take a look in the Militaria section.

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Domestic US shipping via USPS Priority Mail will be $15.75 for this item.

International shipping for this item will be $55 and up for most countries on our “ship-to” list.

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Weight 2.4 lbs

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