WW2 era CASE XX 6-inch blade fighting knife, original “basket weave” leather scabbard, scarce type


Original WW2 era Case XX fighting knife, correct orig “basket weave” pattern leather scabbard. Scarce type in great overall condition, considering the age.  FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. FOR THIS ITEM

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WW2 era Case XX fighting knife, correct original “basket weave” pattern leather scabbard. Scarce type in great overall condition, considering the age. 

Scarce American WW2 era “private purchase” fighting knife manufactured during the war by W.R. CASE & SONS CUTLERY COMPANY (Case XX). Case Cutlery is one of the oldest American knife makers in continues operation in the US; during the war Case made several types of fighting knives – both the “standard-issue” government-ordered edged weapons, as well as a number of so-called “private purchase” knives marketed to the GIs getting shipped out to fight. This particular type (later war-production had Bakelite pommels to conserve the aluminum) 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 book’s page scan attached).

This fighter is used but it’s in better than average condition; chrome-plated “blood grooves” blade has been gently re-sharpened; the tip is intact. Great condition overall, considering the age and typical abuse in the field. Ricasso is stamped with a simple large “square font” CASE logo. Stacked leather washers with colored fiber and brass spacers handle. An early-war production type with nickel-silver guard and a solid aluminum “mushroom head” pommel with a lead-sealed retention lug-nut. The handle is in great condition; all parts are tight with no play. The knife is about 10-1/2″ / 26.6 cm overall; the blade is about 5-7/8″ /15 cm long. Original classic Case “basket weave” leather sheath is included. The sheath in in very good shape, considering the age; original keeper is pretty frail but holding still; all original stitching and rivets are intact. Overall, this original WW2 era Case XX fighting knife is in above average condition for the type – a rare type to begin with and super rare this nice. Don’t miss your chance to add this rare WW2 era American fighter it to your collection!

This scarce WW2 era Case XX fighting knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, the set is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the knife 😉 I have a few more vintage American-made 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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Weight 1.1 lbs

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