1 Ruana World War 2 combat knife available. This hard-to-find Ruana WW2 fighting knife would make a rare addition to any collection.
This rare U.S. WW2 fighting knife is missing from almost every military knife collection--because they are almost impossible to find. This exceedingly rare Ruana fighting knife would make an important addition to any military or Ruana knife collection.
This is the big Ruana fighter. This WW2 Ruana fighter has square cut handle scales--dating this knife to 1938-1943. This knife is also pre-stamp.
The blade on this large WW2 Ruana combat knife measures 7 1/8" long. This knife measures 11 5/8" overall. This soldier that owned this knife carried it in a Mark 2 sheath.
The last two images in this listing are provided for reference only of these knives' WW2 history. The reference knife is ID'd. The reference knife was made for Captain Southard who was an officer at Fort Missoula where Rudy worked during the internment camps for the Japanese pre WWII. The reference knife was purchased decades later in Kansas City from the Captain's nephew.
This large World War 2 Ruana fighter was carried. The blade has pitting and signs of use. The aluminum tang has a stable crack on both belly and spine. This is common on Ruana WW2 fighters. The handle is solid, stable, and has no looseness or wiggle. This knife could be carried into combat again today. The Mark 2 sheath is in perfect condition.
This exceptional, large WW2 Ruana fighting knife would make a rare and important addition to any collection.
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