Original WW2 era EGW “long blade” type fighting knife; manufactured during the war by E.G. Waterman Company in New York; this is one of the ricasso-marked specimens. E.G. Waterman Company made these sturdy private-purchase Fighters in order to satisfy the demand for the much-needed fighting knives early in the War. This type is illustrated on pages 114-115 of KNIVES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY WORLD WAR II book by Michael W Silvey – a well-established expert and the author of a number of books on the subject of the US military edged weapons (see book’s page scans attached).
These fighting knives were popular with the troops during the war; most of these knives were used as intended – in camps, trenches, and in combat. EGW’s high carbon steel blades kept a good edge but were prone to rust; relatively few survived the war in presentable condition. This is a specimen with a more scarce “long” 7-1/2 inch blade; most of the EGW knives had 6″ blades. An unusually well-made example with well-defined form and clean lines; it is stamped with the standard EGW / KNIFE stamp on ricasso.
This knife is used, but it’s in better than average condition for the type. The blade is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact, no dings on the spine; an edge nick near the tip is noted for accuracy. Stacked leather washers handle with a steel guard, pommel, and lanyard ring. The handle is tight; all washers are solid; the pommel has a tiny bit of a play. The knife is about 12″ / 30.5 cm from the tip to the lower tang; the blade is about 7-1/2″ / 19 cm. Original leather sheath is in great overall condition, considering the age; the leather is still soft and supple; leather cord “stitching” is looks like a field-expedient fix; the scabbard holds the knife nice and tight. This WW2 era EGW American fighting knife is in 100% serviceable condition still.
This original WW2 era EGW American 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 😉 Argocoins accepts all major credit cards and payments via PayPal as forms of payment. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make a credit card purchase over the phone. Old-fashioned checks and money orders will work just as well; please take a look at the Payments section within our Terms and Conditions for mailing instructions and additional details. Follow me on Facebook @argoman400BC to keep an eye on the latest additions and promotions.
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