WWII US Fighting Knife -
A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. Although since the end of trench warfare, most military knives have been primarily designed for utility
or tool use. Activities such as clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc.
The American soldiers had a love affair with knives of all types. They were allowed to purchase their own
knives and bring them to combat. That they did, in very large numbers. custom knives are very interesting
because of the variety of their designs, materials of construction and overall appearance.
The item featured on this page is a figthing knife. As used during WWII.
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.
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The design of the knife is very slick. Stiletto type blade. The handle is composed of a series of
multi-colored rings. the pommel is integrated with the rest of the body. It is of silver color. The
knife measures around 11 inches in length. It is fairly well balanced.
Most of the theater made knives did not have any markings. This one is not an exception as no markings
are found anywhere.
The scabbard, if one ever existed, would have been manufactured of leather.
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
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.