Vietnam War era BILLS MILITARY STORES “Original Bowie Knife” fighting/hunting Bowie manufactured in Solingen Germany, orig leather sheath; rare type


Original Vietnam War era Bills Military Stores Bowie Knife, orig leather sheath included. Rare type in great overall condition, considering the age.

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 Vietnam War era Bills Military Stores Bowie Knife with original leather sheath included. Rare type in great overall condition, considering the age.

Scarce Vietnam War era “Home of the Brave Original Bowie Knife” Fighting/Hunting Bowie manufactured for the long-gone Florida-based BILLS MILITARY STORES in Solingen, Germany in the 1960th. Bills Military Stores were based in Jacksonville, Florida during the Vietnam War. This Bowie was certainly catered to the military-oriented crowd: nickel-silver inlay features a Bowie-fighting scene; the blade is etched with the proud eagle clenching HOME OF THE BRAVE banner in its talons. This is a solid full-tang construction knife with a genuine sambar stag handle scales, nickel-silver S-guard and a beefy 7 mm thick blade.

The knife is about 13″ / 33 cm overall, the blade is about 8″ / 20.3 cm. The blade is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact. Stag scales are excellent; no chips or cracks. The handle is solid; all parts are tight with no a play. Original MADE IN GERMANY leather sheath; the belt hanger is pretty frail (I wouldn’t attempt wear it in this condition); all original rivets and stitching are intact. . These vintage pre-1971 Western Bowies are getting harder and harder to find; it would make an excellent addition to any collection.

This attractive Vietnam War era Bills Military Stores Bowie Knife / fighting knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, it’s in 100% original condition; these are the actual photos. I have a few more Vietnam era American knives/bayonets, as well as some British, Commonwealth, and German WW2 era combat knives and bayonets, plus 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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Weight 2.1 lbs

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