The knife has a Aluminum Pommel with a Blued. Some minor finish wear on the blade. There is no evidence of excessive sharpening on the blade. No rust or pitting on the blade. The blade is marked USN on one side and Mark 1 PAL on the other.
The leather handle is in Very Nice Condition. The leather has darkened with age, but is still soft and supple. The cross guard and pommel are both tight. It has a USN Mk1 Scabbard.
The Knife is ID'd: to C. His name is etched into the leather of the handle and on both sides of the scabbard.Coles Book's "Best of US Military Knives, Bayonets & Machetes", page #114 example #38. This would make a great accessory to add to your WWII collection. Check out my other items. The item "WWII US Navy USN Mark Mk 1 Fighting Knife PAL Mark 1 withUSN Mk1 Scabbard RARE" is in sale since Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons". The seller is "koolstuff1958" and is located in Henderson, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.