Early WW2 CASE TESTED XX Pig Sticker dagger jigged bone handle American fighting knife with original CASE XX leather sheath. RARE TYPE
Rare early WW2 Case’s Tested XX “pig sticker” private purchase fighting dagger with jigged bone handle scales made circa 1932-1940 made by W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Clarification for overzealous eB reps – the handle is a polished bovine bone; cows ARE NOT considered to be endangered species. This type is VERY hard to find these days – Case used jigged bone for handles very early in the war; all later “pig stickers” had wood handles 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 10” / 25.5 cm overall; carbon steel blade is about 6-3/8″ / 16.2 cm. Full-tang construction; ricasso is stamped CASE’S TESTED XX on one side, W.R. CASE & SONS BRADFORD, PA on the other. Very attractive burnt bone handle scales with bronze pins are not damaged; the handle is tight with zero play. The blade has been lightly re-sharpened; it’s VERY sharp still; the tip is intact. Original Case XX leather sheath is in very good overall condition, considering the age; all stitching is intact, keeper is nice and tight.
This early WW2 CASE TESTED XX Pig Sticker dagger jigged bone handle type is VERY rare these days as very “bone handle” pig stickers were made to begin with. Great WW2 era “non-regulation” US fighting knife with a lot of character; you will not be disappointed! We have another scarce WW2 era Case XX Pig Sticker in our store, please take a look!
We have several scarce WW2 fighting daggers and WW1 trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section. This WW2 CASE TESTED XX Pig Sticker dagger jigged bone handle knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the lot 😉