WW2 CASE Pig Sticker fighting knife; rare early war jigged bone handle scales type, original leather scabbard. Rare type in great overall condition, considering the age.
Rare early WW2 Case’s Tested XX pig sticker “private purchase” fighting dagger with jigged bone handle scales and original leather scabbard. This type was made circa 1932-1940 by W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery in Bradford, Pennsylvania. This “bone scales pig sticker” type is hard-to-find these days. Case used jigged bone for handles very early in the war; all later “pig stickers” had wood handle scales to expedite the wartime production. This type is illustrated on page 94 of the KNIVES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY WORLD WAR II book by Michael W. Silvey – a well-established expert an author of many books on the subject of US military edged weapons (see the page’s photo attached).
This dagger is about 9” / 22.8.3 cm overall; chromed carbon steel blade is about 5″ / 12.5 cm. Full-tang construction; ricasso is stamped with the pre-war “square” CASE logo on one side. Very attractive burnt bone handle scales with bronze pins; one scale has a small chip on the pommel. The blade is very sharp still; the tip is intact. Original CASE “basket weave pattern” leather sheath is in very good overall condition, considering the age. All rivets and stitching, and original keeper are intact, the leather is soft and supple. This WW2 CASE Pig Sticker 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 😉
These are the actual photos. I 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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