Fighting Knife, Theater Made, Aluminum Grip, US WW II
One-of-a-kind. Recently acquired from a private collection, this is a fantastic genuine WWII example of a custom theater made fighting knife! It features an aluminum handle with knuckle guard, which is cast around a 6.5 inch steel blade. Aluminum was easily sand cast in the field, making it the material of choice for these custom knives. The blade could be custom made, or adapted from another edged weapon.
Features of this example:
• Cast aluminum grip with short "skull crusher" pommel
• Thin 6 inch blade in good condition
• 10.5 inch overall length
A wonderful example of a classic theater made fighting knife rarely encountered on today’s collector market Inventory # 0017