US WW1/WW2 1917/1918 L F & C Trench Knife -Old Combat Collection -LF&C KnuckleDetails
1 IDENTIFIED MAKER U.S. World War 2 aluminum handle knuckle fighting knife. This large P.D. HENRY knuckle knife would make an important addition to any collection.
According to Bill Wright's book, page 52, "The two knuckle knives pictured above were hand made. P.D. HENRY of Birmingham, AL, made the knife on the top. He was in the scrap metal business in Birmingham during WWII. This knife has a 9 1/2" double edge blade and a cast aluminum handle."
This knife measures 14 1/2" overall. The blade itself measures 9 5/8". The blade was made from a file--file grooves are still visible on portions of the blade. The knife handle has the initials of the G.I. carved into it.
This U.S. WW2 knuckle fighting knife is in excellent condition. 98% of what is seen on the blade is merely staining/darkening from age. The leather sheath, including its keeper strap and snap, are in perfect condition.
|Specific Name||Specific Value|
|Period||World War 2|
|Type||Knuckle Fighting Knife|