This is a US MK2 fighting knife. As issued during WWII. the design of the knife consists of a circular metal pommel.
The handle is made of wood with medium size circular trenches cut into it as a means to improve gripping. The
crossguard is straight and oval in shape.
The scabbard is made of fiberglass with a green color. The tip has a hole to accomodate the leg tie. Above the
main body is a canvis strap which acts as a beltloop. This piece is secured to the main body via the use of two
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One of the crossguards is marked with "US MK2". The throat of the scabbard has a series of markings stamped
on it which read: NORD - 8114, B.M. co vp".
The blade is of bowie type with a blood groove runing across the top and a tip pointing upwards. Very strong
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
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Military Fighting Knives Price Guide
identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Army Air Force, USMC and other organizations.