1 ID'd WW2 Camillus Marine Raider stiletto fighting knife available. This knife is an important part of American history, and would make a rare addition to any collection.
This knife was carried by a member of Carlson's Raiders. This knife was carried by a Corporal in the Raiders.
This Marine Raider stiletto measures 11 7/8" overall. The blade itself measures 6 11/16". See page 86 of Mike Silvey's book Knives of the United States Military -- World War II for a photo of the Raider stiletto.
The back of the scabbard is marked in red with the Raider's name 'CORP. ELTON _ . ____E'. The back of the sheath is also marked 'USMC'. The front is marked 'U S M C'. The front of the sheath also has a Marine Corps insignia affixed to it. The leg tie-down thongs are still attached.
This knife was carried in the War, and has been there and done that. The blade etch is not visible. The knife is tipped. This knife has no crazing/cracking of the guard and handle that is normally present on 90% of Raider stilettos. The keeper strap is gone on the scabbard.
|Specific Name||Specific Value|
|Period||World War 2|
|Item||2nd Marine Raiders Stiletto|
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