WW2 era Case XX V44 Pilot Survival/Fighting Knife, original scabbard, great overall condition


Large original WW2 Case XX V44 survival knife, part of the aircrew “bail-out” kit, orig leather scabbard included. Rare type in excellent overall condition – scarce this nice. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S FOR THIS ITEM!

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Case XX WW2 V44 survival knife – part of the aircrew “bail-out” kit, hard to find original leather scabbard included; rare type.

Scarce WW2 era US Air Force V44 pilot survival/fighting knife manufactured by Case Cutlery in Bradford, PA during the war; hard-to find original scabbard is included. The V44 was issued to the USAF and some Commonwealth aircrews as part of their survival kit during the War. It was an all-purpose knife for fighting and survival in case of a bail-out. This exact type is illustrated on pages 110-111 of 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 scans in the photos). This specimen is only slightly used and rare as such – most of these handy knives were used as intended in the field; very few specimens survived the war in better grades. I have another V44 “bail-out knife” manufactured by Kinfolks available for sale – it’s a more scarce V44 type; please take a look.

This huge knife is about 14-1/8″ / 36 cm overall; the blade is about 9-3/8″ / 23.8 cm long. The edge has been very gently re-sharpened; it is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact; some light pitting on the blade has been buffed-out – see photos. No typical edge nicks, ding marks the spine or the bronze guard – better than the average condition for the type. Ricasso is stamped CASE XX; solid cast bronze “double-ball” cross-guard is unmarked. Black plastic handle with 3 white metal rivets is in excellent overall condition. No chips or contact marks on the pommel and guard; all parts are tight with no play. Original leather scabbard is in great condition, considering the age – the leather is soft and supple, the belt hanger and all original stitching are intact. The scabbard’s tip has a hole from a few careless drops but overall the scabbard is in 100% serviceable condition even now.

These huge WW2 era survival knives are getting very hard to find nowadays, especially in better grades. This scarce WW2 Case XX V44 survival knife and original leather scabbard will be a welcome addition to any collection.  This rare and attractive WW2 Case XX V44 survival knife / original leather scabbard set has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, this set is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos.

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Weight 2.1 lbs

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