Classic US Navy Mark II “KA-BAR” fighting knife by CONETTA with correct reddish “oxblood” leather scabbard. Conetta made MK2s for a short period from 1968 to 1970; it is the only manufacturer to supply their MK2s with the reddish-colored leather scabbards; a scarce type. Scarce unused condition and rare as such for the type as most of these MK2s were used as intended during the war. MK2 is the classic American fighting knife; this type was used in combat in all theaters of WW2 and in virtually every war thereafter.
This Mark 2 is about 12-1/4″ / 31 cm overall with 7-1/8″ / 18 cm blued blade. The original edge is razor-sharp; needle-like tip is intact. Ricasso is sharply stamped U.S. / CONETTA on one side; the guard is unmarked. Stacked leather washers handle; all washers are tight, the guard and pommel are also tight with zero play. Round steel hammer-like pommel is near-excellent with no nicks or ding marks. Original reddish “oxblood” leather scabbard is signed on the back R.L. PARSONS / U.S.N. All original stitching and rivets are intact; the leather is still soft and supple. Solid Vietnam War era MK2 fighting knife in excellent overall condition by a rare manufacturer; you will not be disappointed.
This attractive Vietnam War Conetta MK2 fighting knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos. We have a few more American, British, Commonwealth, and German WW2 era combat knives and bayonets, as well as several scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers and trench knives from other countries available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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