Original U.S. WWII USN Mark 1 Robeson ShurEdge No. 20 Fighting Knife with Alloy Pommel and Leather Scabbard

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The Navy MK1 knife was used as both a utility knife and a fighting weapon. While some undoubtedly saw combat, particularly with Naval Aviators, these blades were mostly used for everyday functions aboard ship and ashore. The Mark I knives were Navy issue throughout WW2 and remained in inventory through the Vietnam war. They were purchased in huge quantities so replacements were not needed for many years.

From a collecting standpoint the beauty of the Mark I knives is in the wide variety of makers and blades that can be found. As for values, like most things USGI blades are evaluated based on scarcity and condition.

This knife is a nice solid example with all leather grip washers intact and present. The clip-point blade measures 5 1/8" with an overall length of 9 5/8". The blade is nicely marked on the ricasso with U.S.N. M.K.1 on one side, and ROBESON ShurEdge No. 20 on the reverse. The original U.S.N. marked leather sheath is present with all stitching and rivets intact and in good condition, though the retaining strap is worn and the snap has a bit of verdigris. Overall a nice example of an iconic knife used in WWII.

Blade Length: 5 1/8"
Blade Style: Clip-point "Bowie" Style
Crossguard: 1 5/8"
Overall length: 9 3/4“
Scabbard Length: 5 3/4" + 4 1/4" belt loop

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