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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 brass rivets.

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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 construction.

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.


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Jan 4th, 2017
The USN MK2 knife was used extensively during WWII. The example featured here is in better than average condition. The blade has not been sharpened excessively. Complete with the fiberglass scabbrd. This item is likely to increase in value over the years.

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