Rare American WW-2 era stiletto blade fighting dagger manufactured by W.R. CASE & SONS CUTLERY COMPANY – this type was made available to the GIs as a private-purchase fighting knife option during the War; a rare find these days. W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery is one of the oldest American knife makers in a continues operation in the US. Case sold these stilettos with bright and blued blades; some were marked CASE on ricasso, some were not. This is an unmarked blued blade specimen; this exact type is illustrated on pages 98-99 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 book’s page scans attached).
This rare fighting dagger is in better than average condition for the type, considering the age and typical abuse in the field. Dual-edge blued high-carbon steel blade is problem-free; the blade is very sharp still; the tip is intact. Stacked leather washers and curved iron guard handle with the typical mid-war era production black Bakelite pommel; all parts are tight with no play. The dagger is about 11-1/2″ / 29.3 cm overall; the blade is about 7″ /17.7 cm long. Original dark-brown leather scabbard is included. The sheath is in very great condition, considering the age. All rivets and stitching are intact; original keeper is intact and fully functional; some typical leather discoloration around metal rivets is noted for accuracy. This original WW2 CASE stiletto blade fighting dagger is in above-average condition for the type; it will make a great addition to any collection!
This original WW2 CASE stiletto blade fighting dagger 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 and Garand clips are not included with the knife 😉 I have a few more vintage American and European knives, as well as WW2 era combat knives and bayonets, 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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