US WW2 F J RICHTIG Fighting Knife -WWII F J R Clarkson Neb -Frank -Nebr -jsDetails
1 U.S. World War 2 Richtig double-edged fighting knife. This desirable Richtig fighting knife would make an important addition to any U.S. military or world militaria collection.
This knife was made by a legend in knife-making. Frank Richtig had a secret steel tempering process that allowed him to slice through railroad spikes and automobile leaf springs. Frank would demonstrate this at county fairs--after slicing a railroad spike or leaf spring, he would slice through a piece of paper with the same knife. Frank earned himself a spot in a 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' magazine in the 1930's. These knives can be used for decades, because of Frank's superior craftsmanship.
This knife measures 10 1/8" overall. The blade itself measures 5 1/2". The guard and pommel are brass. The pommel is stamped 'F.J.R. CLARKSON NEB.'.
The sheath is ID'd on the back 'T.H.WEEKLEY'. This vet that carried this knife didn't want the pommel lanyard ring, so he cut it off.
A double-edged Richtig dagger is hard to find--this knife would make a great acquisition for any collector.
The blade was sharpened with some resulting blade loss. The handle is excellent. The sheath is in excellent condition as well.
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