Original WW2 era (and certainly one of a kind) Fighting Bowie – a so-called “theater knife” expertly made by an unknown soldier or a sailor from whatever materials were available at hand. The handle is made from what looks like stacked aircraft plexiglass, leather washers, and aluminum. The pommel is a solid chunk of aluminum, expertly fitted and file-worked to the final rounded shape. The guard is also aluminum with leather washers in between the plexiglass. The enormous up-swept Bowie blade was made from what looks like tool-grade carbon steel, machine-cut and hollow-ground to a wicked edge. The quality of work is excellent; all parts have a perfect fit, no play whatsoever – this knife was definitely made by a very skilled and talented knifemaker.
This big boy is about 15″ / 38 cm overall; the up-swept trailing point blade is about 9″ / 23 cm; the blade is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact. A minor edge nick at the center is noted for accuracy. Original leather scabbard with original paracord “stitching” is intact; the corners are re-enforced with extra-large copper rivets. The scabbard’s materials, knife fit, and overall quality of work are excellent; it is in great overall condition, considering the age. The leather is soft and supple; all original “stitching” and rivets are intact; typical green oxidation around the copper is cleanable, if you decide to do so. This WW2 era fighting Bowie and its original scabbard are in 100% serviceable condition still, even 80 plus years later. Don’t miss your chance to add this unique WW2 American fighting Bowie knife to your collection!
This attractive WW2 era “theater knife” and its original scabbard have not been cleaned or tampered with in any way. This WW2 American fighting Bowie knife is in 100% original “as is” condition – not cleaned or tampered with; these are the actual photos. We have several scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers, bayonets and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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