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Title V44 fighting knife
Nationality American
Period c 1944
Sold

These knives were designed for close combat in the Pacific against a tenacious enemy and were probably kept in store for re-issue to US troops during the Korean War, hence the 1948 date stamp on the wrapper (clear type). This one has the bulk of its factory polish to the blade (marked 'CASE XX').

The leather scabbard is marked 'COLLINS' and has been damaged and repaired at the tip. The grips are plastic and the crosspiece is brass.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Dirks : American : 20th Century]

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The sword [knot] arrived today, very pleased with it. Your service is very quick and you are always a pleasure to buy from.

M H, UK, 20.01.2011

Excellent information, Chris, you've been making a big effort! I will spell it out more closely (I'm a historian!) and don't think Bezdek can add much more.

A C, Belgium, 26.06.2005

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