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ONSV6372

Original Rare U.S. WWII Everitt Green Handle Knuckle Fighting Knife with Scabbard

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Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is the first example of the rare U.S. WWII Everitt Knuckle fighting knife that we have had, and it features the desirable green painted handle, with the correct original scabbard.  No reference indicates that anyone knows who “Everitt” was, or who the company that produced the knives was. Some have surmised that it was the location of manufacture, but due to the passage of time, most likely the true answer will never be known.

What is known is that these fighting knives were produced for use by US troops in the Pacific Theater of operations, and measure almost 12 inches in overall length. They feature a 5 inch long cast aluminum hilt, with four finger holes, which have small flat raised areas on the outside of each. The "palm" area of the grip is checkered, with a raised EVERITT marking. This is important to note, as most replicas of these have a stamped marking, and lack the proper texture. These knives came with either a black or green enamel paint on the handle, and this example has the less often seen green paint. There is some chipping to the paint, but it is very well retained. These are often found nearly devoid of paint.

The blade is a simple double-edged spear-point design, which measures about 7 inches long with thin central fullers. The knife is clearly intended for stabbing and only offered limited utility for the other duties that a combat knife might be called upon to deliver. The blades were usually painted with black enamel, however this example is blued, and this looks to be the original finish. The blade does have some small areas of rust on one side, with some more advanced oxidation on the other. This has resulted in the blued finish degrading on that side from attempts to remove the rust. The blade itself does not show any real signs of use.

The correct scabbard for these knifes is almost rarer than the knife itself, as they often degraded and were lost. This scabbard is absolutely correct, with the 6 staples on the throat, along with 8 round side rivets, and the metal plate on the BACK of the scabbard. The design is somewhat like the M6 leather scabbard, but definitely has some important differences, as can be seen. The scabbard is in good shape, however there is definitely evidence of moisture damage, which is on the back of the scabbard. This side matches the corrosion on the blade, so this knife and scabbard are matched.

A great chance to pick up a very nice example of a rare WWII Knuckle knife. Ready to add to your edged weapon collection!

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