Very interesting and certainly one of a kind WW2 era fighting dagger with a large dual-edge blade and extra-heavy welded brass wire handle. Looks like this dagger was ship-made from a re-purposed old file and whatever spare brass was available by some bored but very resourceful sailor. At first glance, the blade looks like some bayonet or part of an old sword, but the remaining lines on the spine at ricasso point out to a re-worked file. Looks like it was re-done in a forge; the overall quality level is actually pretty high, considering it was probably done on a ship.
The knife is completely unmarked; the dual-edge spearpoint blade is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact. The knife is a lot heavier than a typical knife of this size – the entire handle is made of a brass wire, welded and polished off for a better grip. All parts are tight with zero play. The guard and the “finger ring” are made pf the brass wire as well; this dagger is not very pretty, but it would certainly get the job done. This handy dagger knife is about 12-3/4″ / 31 cm overall; the blade is about 7-3/8″ / 19.4 cm. There is no scabbard. An interesting WW2 era “theater knife” with a lot of character; it will be a great addition to any collection!
This WW2 theater fighting dagger 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 more WW2 American fighting knives, as well as several scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers, bayonets and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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