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Original U.S. WWII DESCO MK 5 Deep Sea Diving Knife with Brass Scabbard - Mint Condition

Regular price $695.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. These are most uncommon today but were essential equipment for the hardhat divers of the WW2 era. Just what Bob Hope needed in the film "The Road to Bali" when fighting a giant squid!

Offered in excellent unissued mint condition this rare DESCO WW2 example has the standard 6 7/8 blade with saw teeth on one edge. The grip is turned hardwood and the hilt has a brass pommel, and the knife screws into a heavy brass cylindrical scabbard.

DESCO was an early Mark 5 diving equipment company. DESCO still makes these knives to this day. Most companies marked the scabbard but but many did not. There were five or so manufacturers of this type of knife in WW2: DESCO, VINCE FORGE, MORRIS, BATTERYLESS TELEPHONE, BOMAR and SCHRADER.

This example was acquired from a WW2 Navy Veteran's estate and was never used, it is offered in mint condition and shows only minor storage wear.

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