Australian Built WWII Knife US Identified
Guns International #: 100359141 Seller's Inventory #: 15580
Category: Knives - Military Non U.S. - Edged Weapons Post 1900
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Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
Member Since: 9/10/10
First Name: Garrick-March-Jim-Joe
Last Name: Salter
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Phone: (603) 732-4000
Fax: (603) 732-4200
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Seller: FFL Dealer
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This WWII knife was built in Australia and was used and is probably named to a U.S. serviceman. This is a very heavy knife with a reinforced shank, heavy brass guard and two piece wood grip secured by brass rivets. This knife is a variation of the V-44 and is quite similar to two examples on plate 400 and 401, page 171 of "British and Commonwealth Military Knives" by Ron Flook. The blade is 9 1/2" and overall 14 1/2" . This knife rides in a Collins # 13 scabbard. The scabbard is marked "Robt E. Landino, Hamden Conn." It is also marked in 4 places "Landino" and "R.E.L. Hamden Conn". A very heavy and well made Australian knife that was of the type favored by the US servicemen in the South Pacific.