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ID’d US WW2 RICHTIG Fighting Knife -ALFRED CORNISH Sheath/F J R Clarkson Neb

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1 vintage U.S. World War 2 Richtig fighting knife w/Cornish sheath.  This is the Richtig/Cornish combination every collector is looking for.  This desirable Richtig fighting knife would make an important addition to any U.S. military or world militaria collection.

This WW2 Richtig fighter is ID'd on the sheath to the soldier that carried it.  The sheath is marked 'Moody'.   This knife was carried by Colonel Joe Lydle Moody, United States Army Air Force. 

This knife was made by a legend in knife-making.  Frank Richtig had a secret steel tempering process that allowed him to slice through railroad spikes and automobile leaf springs.  Frank would demonstrate this at county fairs--after slicing a railroad spike or leaf spring, he would slice through a piece of paper with the same knife.  Frank earned himself a spot in a 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' magazine in the 1930's.  These knives can be used for decades, because of Frank's superior craftsmanship.

This knife measures 11 3/16" overall.  The blade itself measures 5 15/16 ".  This Richtig fighter is marked on the pommel 'F.J.R.  CLARKSON  NEB.'.  The guard and pommel are brass.  The pommel has an extended lanyard ring.

The sheath is stamped 'ALFRED CORNISH   OMAHA, NEB.'.  Lower down on the scabbard throat it is stamped with the number '2'.

This U.S. WW2 Rightig fighting knife is in excellent condition.  The Cornish sheath is quite perfect.  The knife is exceptional.  The blade was sharpened by Colonel Moody during the War.  Everything on this Richtig fighting knife is nice and tight. 

This ID'd U.S. WW2 Richtig fighting knife w/Alfred Cornish sheath, which was carried by a U.S. Colonel,  deserves a home in a premium collection.

Specific Name Specific Value
Period World War 2
Country United States
Item WW2 Fighting Knife
Maker F.J. Richtig
Scabbard Alfred Cornish

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