2 "THIN HANDLE" FIGHTING KNIFE, 5th GENERATION, CONDITION RARITY. This superb, (5th Generation USMC KA-BAR) example remains in mint condition!
The blade is the "One-Side-Marked", seldom seen variation. In Bill Walters fine extensive book; U. & Allied Military Fighting Knives Vol.
2 , you'll will find this and all the many variations in large color pics & descriptions. This example was USMC Issue! The pristine mint blade has the correct light grey "Bluewash" finish.
There were 3 handle thickness variations, with this one being obviously the "Thin Handle". The leather washer handle is tight, and supple.
The crossguard, and pommel are tight as well! The scabbard remains in excellent+ pliable condition. It is also named on the reverse; Ralph E. Anything leather, canvas, or web gear had a very short life in the Pacific.
The humidity, Jungle Rot, heat, monsoons in the Pacific Island Hopping Campaingns took their toll. To find any scabbards, etc. In decent, or better condition, is no simple task. NEED TO SELL TO PAY FOR RECENT ACQUISITIONS!If you, for some unknown reason, you still do not have Bill Walters' important Books Vol. & ALLIED MILITARY KNIVES WW2 what are you waiting for! If you collect WW2 Allied Military Fighting Knives you are risking getting ripped-off without Mr. Just one bad acquisition, will pay for the books 10x over. I've known Bill for 40+ yrs.
The color pictures are full page sized! Of course, he also sells knives! If you have any questions regarding this, or any.
2 Fighting Knifves, and most all others as well for over 40 years. I personally guarantee the authenticity of any knife that I sell.
If you're also not sure what knife you have, or what it's worth, let me know. I deal in high condition examples as they perform the best over time, and are more pleasing to look at carefully handle. YOU CAN ASK TO RETURN IT, NO PROBLEM, BUT YOU'LL PAY FVF 12.5%. ALSO YOU MUST FIRST ADVISE ME, AND THE ITEM HAS TO BE "IF NOT AS DESCRIBED". The item "WW2 RARE USMC MK.
2 THIN HANDLE FIGHTING KNIFE MINT COND. NAMED SCABBARD (Ex)" is in sale since Friday, November 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons". The seller is "jsfischer1fs" and is located in Van Nuys, California. This item can be shipped to United States.