Antique Iron Japanese Samurai Katana Sword TSUBA -Guard/Old CollectionDetails
1 rare variation U.S. World War II Shipley knife available. The more known version of the Shipley knife has a brass knuckle guard, thick brass handle spacers, and a lead pommel. That version is pictured on the back cover of Mike Silvey's Knives of the United States Military--World War II.
This discovery of a rare Shipley knife variation would make an important addition to any collection.
Note the features common in each knife. The knife offered here is an early version--as the Shipley design was perfected. This knife has a stacked leather handle with thick brass spacers. In the later knuckle knife version, these brass spacers come out to join with a brass knuckle guard. The pommel is lead--just like on the knuckle knife. The blade too is double-edged. Later, on the knuckle knife, the blade's center ridge line was rounded and smoothed.
This knife measures 13 3/8" overall. The blade itself measures 9 5/16". The knife handle is coated in varnish--for use in carry in the Pacific.
The scabbard is of high quality, and has a wire hanger. The scabbard has no Shipley markings. This knife, though, is unmistakeably a Shipley.
This antique U.S. World War II Shipley fighting knife is in excellent condition.
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