Italy WW2 M1939 Fighting Knife and original metal scabbard. Intact wood handle, leather washer on the blade, original black finish on the scabbard remaining – VERY hard to find so nice and unaltered.
Rare WW2 era Fascist Italy Model 1939 Fighting Knife in great overall condition with original metal scabbard included. 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. 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. 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 a great shape – used, but with moderate sharpening and with intact original wood handle scales. Original all-metal scabbard miraculously has not been dented, nicked, or re-painted, as it seems to be the case with this type. Over 80% of the original black finish on the scabbard remaining; belt hanger clasp is not bent and is in perfect working order. Original wood handle scales with 3 iron pins and extra-wide heavy duty oval iron guard; all parts are tight with zero movement. The handle is in excellent shape, considering the age – even the original leather washer is still present! Spear-point carbon steel blade is very sharp still, the tip is intact. This large fighting knife is about 13″ / 33 cm overall; the blade is about 8-1/4″ / 21 cm long. The scabbard is about 8-1/2″ / 21.7 cm long; both the scabbard and the knife are completely unmarked.
Almost 80 years after it was made this scarce Italy WW2 M1939 Fighting Knife and original scabbard are 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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