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ONSV24TSA089

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Original U.S. WWII / Korean War Everitt Style Custom Knuckle Duster Fighting Knife With Leather Belt Scabbard

Regular price $550.00

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Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Theater knives are knives made by military personnel in the various theaters of war. Each knife is unique in its own way due to the maker's style, preferences and materials available. Most theater knives were made from spare parts, wreckage, tools and already existing blades.

These knives were made by the armorers and engineers on request. The larger ships needed to have skilled fabricators on board to make repairs and modifications to weapons and gear. Usually the blades were made from existing weapons or from steel components, and the hilts were cast from metals such as aluminum or zinc.

This example appears to have been made from an a;ready existing blade, possibly one of the thousands of “last ditch” bayonets produced by the Japanese during the final years of the war. While it does appear to be a bayonet blade, we can not 100 percent confirm that, and it very well could have been one manufactured on ship. It is in wonderful condition with signs of honest use.

This example has a very nice one piece aluminum hilt, cast directly onto the tang of the knife. It has both a pommel and crossguard as part of the casting, around a comfortable tapered grip with “knuckle dusters”. The handle itself has the same appearance as the rare Everitt fighting knife and may have been modeled after one.

It comes in a nice leather belt scabbard which may have once been paired with another knife as it has the “double-edged” spear point look. It is in wonderful condition and may have been carried by a Canadian due to a Maple Leaf being etched into the leather.

A lovely set ready for further research and display.

Specifications:
Blade Length: 7”
Blade Style: Straight Back, Single-Edged
Overall length: 11 ¼”
Scabbard Length: 8" with 4” Belt Loop

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