WW2 Everitt American fighting knife with solid metal “knuckle duster” handle; original leather scabbard included. VERY rare type in any shape or form these days.
Very rare WW2 era fighting knife/ “knuckle duster” trench dagger made by Everitt – probably the best commercially available fighting knife during WW2. VERY well made, tough and practical, Everitt knives were rightly hugely popular with the troops. Unfortunately not that many survived the war since most were used as intended in some of the harshest environments in all theaters of WW2. This exact type is illustrated on pages 125-126 of the 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. This fighting knife comes with the original leather scabbard – VERY hard to find this complete.
This dagger is about 11-7/8” / 30 cm overall; fullered dual-edge blade is about 6-3/4” / 17.2 cm; dual-edged blade is razor-sharp with no edge nicks. Solid aluminum “knuckle duster” handle still has about 20% of its original green paint remaining. All handle parts are original and intact; great overall condition, considering the age. Original leather scabbard has obvious signs of heavy field use; the leather is dry and the original keeper is pretty frail. In spite of the damage, the scabbard still holds the knife well.
This rare WW2 Everitt American fighting knife type is VERY hard to find these days – today most of the surviving Everitt fighters are in private collections and rarely come up for sale. This is one of the best WW2 era “non-regulation” American fighting knives with a lot of character, don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!
This rare original WW2 Everitt American fighting knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original “as is” condition; these are the actual photos. We have several scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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