Antique W SCAGEL Handmade Carving Knife -Old Carver -Etched -William/BillDetails
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1 rare original Scagel fighting knife available. This original William Scagel knife would make an important addition to any premium collection.
This theater Scagel was carried in World War 2. This Scagel started out as a skinning knife. In the first almost two years of the War, hunting knives were sent over with our G.I.'s, because the United States military wasn't prepared to outfit millions of U.S. soldiers with fighting knives. There were knife donation drives for the War effort. During the War, a G.I. changed the handle scales on this knife to aircraft windshield plexiglass salvaged from downed aircraft. Note the handle pins are made of aluminum.
Theater knives are fighting knives made by soldiers in the field, or by craftsman here at home for soldiers. Knives made by soldiers were often made with materials that were readily available to them--like plexiglass spacers made from enemy aircraft windshields, aluminum, brass, leather, and blades or handles from Issue fighting knives.
The blade measures 5 1/2". The front side of the blade is stamped 'W. SCAGEL HANDMADE', and is stamped with the Scagel kris stamp.
This historic Scagel WW2 theater fighting knife is in excellent condition. The handle scales are nice and tight.
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