WW2 CAMILLUS Merchant Marine knife, rosewood handle scales, orig shackle intact. Scarce type in great condition, considering the age.
Scarce original WW2 era US Merchant Marine Knife with the 3-3/4″ blade and rosewood handle scales, manufactured during the war by CAMILLUS CUTLERY – one of the largest contributors of the edged weapons to the US military during the war. This knife type is illustrated in the U.S. MILITARY KNIVES; BOOK TWO published in 1973 by M. H. Cole – a well-established expert and the author of a number of books on the subject of the US military edged weapons (see the book’s scans attached).
This specimen is used, but it is in great overall condition for this type. The knife is about 4-3/8″ / 11.2 cm closed; sheepfoot blade is about 3-1/2″ / 9 cm long; it has been re-sharpened and it’s razor-sharp still, the tip is intact. The blade opens and closes with a sharp snap; it is nice and tight with no play when opened. The tang is stamped CAMILLUS / CUTLERY CO. / CAMILLUS, N.Y. / U.S.A. Original jigged rosewood handle scales with steel bolsters & pins; original steel shackle is intact; all handle parts are tight.
This original WW2 CAMILLUS Merchant Marine knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos. Also, I have a rare WW2 era USN Marlin Spike knife made by Camillus – please take a look. I have a few more naval collectibles, as well as several scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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