Home Home

WWII US Theater Made Knife -
This is an example of a theater made fighting knife. Single piece construction. All aluminum (possibly aircraft material). The blade shows good quality. The handle is very ornate. one side has multiple swirl designs while the other is covered with stones, one appears to have fallen off. The scabbard, if one ever existed, was likely made of leather. More than likely built during WWII in one of the theaters of operation.




This page is a recognition and identification guide for military fighting knives. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my fighting knife worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the knives is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the edge weapons in the collector's market is illustrated.

This service is provided free of charge to the visitor/enthusiast courtesy of MilitaryItems.com, a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?
  1. FAQ's
  2. knife anatomy
  3. knife construction materials
  4. knife makers and markings
  5. Fighting knife blade types
  6. Identifying fakes and reproductions
  7. Purchasing a fighting knife
  8. Perspective View





The following picture shows a close up of the handle. One side shows very nice workmanship in the application of various color stones. The other side of the handle bears a series of curved carved patterns.

Theater made fighting knives are commonly made of aluminum because the material was heavily used in the construction of aircrafts. In many cases the material was obtained from downed airplanes. The material was also abundant in Navy ships, where sailors has also access to the proper machinery to produce the knives.

The worth of theater made fighting knives is covered at the bottom of this page.




This edge weapon is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.



If you have an interest is seeing other fighting knives, you can do so by going to our Military Fighting Knives Price Guide identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Army Air Force, USMC and other organizations.



PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

The value for the Fighting Knives and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com . The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $80.00 $100.00 $100.00 $120.00 $130.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade B B B B B


While the item featured here is not for sale, similar items like it are available for purchase in our website MilitaryItems.com


 
1997 - 2010 MilitaryItems.com - All rights reserved.