Original Vietnam War fighting knife, hand-engraved blade dated 1968. Ex-Roger Ballard collection; personal ID card included. Excellent overall condition, considering the age; rare this nice.
Very well-made Vietnam War era fighting knife and an original hand-drawn knife identification collection card. The knife is dated 1968; the card is dated 2004. Provenance: formerly from a personal collection of Roger Ballard, who made these display cards to accompany each knife in his collection. The collection card with Roger’s hand-drawn image of the knife and his notes will accompany this knife to the new owner. This fighting knife was certainly made by an experienced knife-maker: hollow-ground blade is well homed; the knife is perfectly balanced and sits in the hand well. The blade is hand-engraved along the spine with the date 1968 and initials J.J.T. between the floral design patterns. The knife’s style is as beatiful as it is practical.
This handsome fighter is about 9-7/8” / 25 cm overall; the blade is about 5-3/8″ / 13.6 cm. Full-tang construction; well-contoured wood handle scales provide a very positive grip; the blade is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact. There is no scabbard. This original Vietnam War fighting knife is in great overall condition, considering the age. An interesting Vietnam War era fighter with great provenance and a lot of character; it will be a great addition to any collection.
This attractive Vietnam War fighting knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, it is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the lot 😉 We have a few more American 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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