Original U.S. WWII Rare Everitt Green Handle Knuckle Fighting Knife with Scabbard
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a lovely example of the rare U.S. WWII Everitt Knuckle fighting knife that 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. The handle is nearly devoid of the green paint, but plenty are still present in the recesses to know what the color was.
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 now has an oxidized blade with a gray patina and rust present. The blade does have some small areas of rust on one side, with some more advanced oxidation on the other. The blade itself does show real signs of use.
The correct scabbard for these knives are almost rarer than the knife itself, as they are often degraded or lost. This scabbard appears to be correct, but it is an M6 scabbard used with the M3 fighting knife. The leather is very worn and all original markings are no longer visible. All staples and rivets are present. The only real issue with the scabbard is the female end snap is missing entirely along with the end of the leather strap used to secure it.
A great chance to pick up a very nice example of a rare WWII Knuckle knife. Ready to add to your edged weapon collection!
Blade Length: 6 3/4"
Blade Style: Double Edged Dagger
Overall length: 11 3/4“
Guard: 4 3/4" long x 3 1/2" wide
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