Original WW2 era (and certainly one of a kind) American fighting knife – 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 some exotic wood, stacked aircraft plexiglass spacers, leather washers, and aluminum. The pommel is a solid chunk of aluminum, expertly fitted and file-worked to the final “scull crusher” shape. The guard is polished bronze, expertly brazed to the blade at ricasso. The enormous fully fullered 11″ long blade was made from what looks like tool-grade carbon steel. The quality of work is excellent; all parts have a perfect fit with no play whatsoever – this knife was definitely made by a very skilled and talented knifemaker.
This big boy is about 16-3/8″ / 41.5 cm overall; the clip-point blade is about 11″ / 27.8 cm; the blade is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact. A few minor surface rust spots are noted for accuracy. Original leather scabbard with original leather tie “stitching” is intact with only minor “stitching” damage at the tip; the leather is soft and supple still. The scabbard’s back panel is faintly stamped with number 3. The scabbard’s materials, knife fit, and overall quality of work are excellent; it is in great overall condition, considering the age. This WW2 era fighting knife 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 theater-made fighting 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 original WW2 American theater-made fighting 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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