1 antique Prototype/variation scabbard for the U.S. World War 2 Case V-42 stiletto. This issued Prototype Case V-42 long sheath would make an exceptionally rare addition in any collection.
The rare WW2 scabbard smells just like the items in my grandpa's WW2 foot locker. The leg tie-down thongs has minor crazing. Note that there is a narrow rub mark above the scabbard throat where a V-42's guard rubbed against the leather.
Note the characteristic rolled seam on the back side of the sheath at the top just under a vet signature.
The V42 knife was used by the First Special Service Force. Frank Trzaska notes in his article "The Case V-42 Stiletto" which appeared in the April 1998 edition of KnifeWorld, that "The U.S. Special Forces (Green Berets) use the V-42 in their Distinctive Insignia, their Unit Crest and in their shoulder patch." The Case V-42 is a coveted and classic U.S. fighting knife.
This early issued Prototype scabbard is ID'd on the back to 'Sgt. Stan Bradford'.
This exceedingly rare WW2 Prototype Case V-42 scabbard is in exceptional condition.
|Specific Name||Specific Value|
|Period||World War 2|
|Item||Prototype Scabbard for Case V42 Stiletto|
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