Original WW2 era 6-inch blade fighting knife manufactured during the war by PAL Cutlery Co. This type is illustrated on page 201 in 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 pages’ photos attached). The blade was not originally manufactured by PAL. Not the type to miss a good business opportunity, in 1940 PAL Cutlery had purchased the cutlery division of Remington Arms. After PAL moved the old Remington equipment and knife stock to Holyoke, MA, they began manufacturing knives using the left-over stock parts with the Remington emblem (RH stands for Remington Hunter).
This RH36 fighting knife has the stacked leather washers & colored fiber spacers handle with aluminum pommel and steel handguard. All handle parts are tight; the pommel is solid with no play; the guard has a tiny bit of a play. The knife is about 10-1/8″ / 25.7 cm overall; the blade is about 5-1/4″ / 13.3 cm long. The blade is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact; a few minor surface rust spots are noted for accuracy (cleanable). Ricasso is stamped RH-36 PAL MADE IN U.S.A. on one side.
Original leather scabbard is in very good condition, considering the age – the leather is soft and supple. The leather around the bottom snap on the keeper is damaged – typical from the prolong brass-on-leather contact. All stitching and rivets are intact; this scabbard is in 100% serviceable condition still. Most of these fighting knives were used in the field as intended; this type is rare in better grades.
This WW2 PAL RH36 fighting knife and original leather scabbard has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, it is in 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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