1 rare U.S. World War II Baker fighting knife. This hard-to-find knife by Leo Baker would make a rare addition to any collection.
This is a rare design Leo Baker fighting knife. It would be just nigh on impossible to find another.
You can see Baker WW2 fighting knives on pages 78-80 of Mike Silvey's book Knives of the United States Military--World War II. Photo 6 above is page 80 in Mike Silvey's book. There is additional reference information in Bill Walter's book U.S. and Allied Military Knives -- World War II on pages 58-60.
This fine combat knife is stamped on the blade 'L. BAKER'. Leo Baker made his fighting knives using old files. You can still see the file marks on the blade.
The handle is made of wood, black, leather, and lead. This knife has a steel guard, and a lead pommel. This knife measures 10 13/16" overall. The blade itself measures 6 1/16".
This knife is in exceptional condition. The blade has some oxidation on it. I choose to not do any clean-up on antique--some collectors want them cleaned up, and others want them in as-found condition. If the buyer chooses to remove the oxidation with Flitz or Simichrome on a rag, this knife will clean up nicely. Only the expected carbon patina staining will remain. The handle is excellent. Everything is nice and tight on this knife. The scabbard is in perfect condition.
This rare WW2 Leo Baker fighting knife would make an important addition to any collection.
|Specific Name||Specific Value|
|Period||World War 2|
|Item||WW2 Fighting Knife|
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