Vietnam War era GERBER 1969 MARK II Fighting Knife-rare one of a kind field-modified slim profile dagger in original custom-made scabbard
Rare circa 1969 fighting dagger by GERBER, USA that has been field-modified to be a slim, practical, and very effective killing tool. The scabbard was custom-made to fit the knife – looks like an old M8A1 bayonet scabbard was expertly re-done to accommodate this modified Mark II. It fits the dagger like a glove; the blade sits tight and makes no noise while in the scabbard.
The knife shows obvious signs of field use – numerous dings and contact marks on the handle, gray “armorhide” finish is worn off in several spots. If only this knife could talk… The dagger is about 11-1/2″ / 29.2 cm overall; the “narrow wasp” dual-edged blade is about 6-1/2” / 16.5 cm overall. Serial number 11805 on ricasso; Gerber logo on the other side. The blade is very sharp still, no nicks on the edge; the tip is intact. Very rare one of a kind Vietnam War era Gerber 1969 MARK II Fighting Knife; it will make an excellent addition to any collection of military blades. More information about legendary Gerber Mark II fighting knives could be found on this dedicated Wikipedia page.
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