US WW2 era “private purchase” “home front-made” fighting dagger, original leather scabbard


Original WW2 private purchase fighting knife dual-edge dagger, orig leather scabbard. Scarce WW-II fighter in great overall condition, considering the age. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. FOR THIS ITEM

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WW2 private purchase fighting knife dual-edge dagger, original leather scabbard. Scarce WW-II fighter in great overall condition, considering the age. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. FOR THIS ITEM

Scarce WW2 era American “home front” type fighting dagger manufactured during the by some unknown maker. The dagger very closely resembles Case XX Cutlery “pig sticker” fighting stilettos but this specimen is completely unmarked. This type was made available to the GIs as a private-purchase fighter option during the war.  This exact type is illustrated on page 187 of the KNIVES OF THE UNITED STATESMILITARY 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). Since no-one seems to know who the original maker was, this is not a particularly expensive though-after WW2 fighting knife type but it is still an original and desirable WW2 era specimen and an important part of the American military history.

This specimen is used but it’s in better than average condition for the type, considering the age and the typical abuse in the field. Dual-edge blade has been re-sharpened, but not harshly; the handle is intact, all parts are solid. Dual-edge carbon steel blade with bright finish; the blade is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact; the knife is completely unmarked. Stacked leather washers, curved iron guard, and war-expedient solid zinc alloy pommel handle. All leather washers are intact; all parts are tight with no play.  The dagger is about 11″ / 28 cm overall; the blade is about 6-3/4″ /17.2 cm long. Original leather scabbard is in good condition, considering the age. All rivets and stitching are intact; the keeper is missing; the belt hanger part is a bit dry ands looks like it was field-reinforced at some point.  This original WW2 private purchase fighting knife will make a great addition to any collection.

This original “home front” WW2 private purchase fighting knife / stiletto dagger 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 knife 😉 I have a few more vintage American and European 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 1.5 lbs

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