WWII USN MK2 Fighting Knife by KA-BAR in Very Early Type Sheath
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WWII USN MK2 Fighting Knife by KA-BAR in Very Early Type Sheath

Code: usnpg20020mk2


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ARTIFACT: WWII United States Navy Model MK2 Fighting Knife by KA-BAR in very early type sheath. This second model served as both a combat weapon and utility knife, an ideal tool in the Pacific Theater with thick jungles. The knife was made primarily by the Union Cutlery Co., featuring a ricasso with their trademark "KA-BAR" (later to become the company name) stamped along with the letters "USN MK2". During wartime Union Cutlery Co. / KA-BAR produced over one million of these models for the US Military. This example features a handle of compressed leather disks, with some black paint remaining, featuring a steel pommel and guard, the blade is made of carbon steel. The sheath is all leather with a snap enclosure for the blade handle.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII.

SIZE: Sheath: 13 - 1/2" x 3"; Knife: 12-1/2"; Handle: 5 -1/2"; Blade: 7"; Guard 2 7/8".

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Leather, carbon steel, paint, steel.

ATTACHMENT: Snap closure on sheath to secure blade, loop for belt attachment.

MARKINGS: "KA-BAR" "USN-MK2" "UNITED CARR" under snap closure on sheath (See photo).

ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Navy collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBJX15 LBJJX5/15 SLAGEX6/17 PSAHEX6/17 SAHEX11/20

CONDITION: 6+ (Overall - Fine&emdash;Very Fine): The handle and blade show moderate wear, minor oxidation to areas of steel pommel and guard (5+ (Fine-) and the leather sheath is in nice shape showing moderate wear and a small "burn" area under the handle at the top of the sheath belt loop, the leather and snap closure are in nice condition (7+ (Very Fine+).

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.