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US WW2 Richtig Fighting Knife w/CORNISH SHEATH/Antique Dagger/FJR CLARKSON NEB

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1 U.S. World War 2 Richtig double-edged fighting knife w/Alfred Cornish sheath.  A WW2 Richtig fighting knife w/Cornish sheath is the combination every Richtig fighter collector is looking for.  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 13 1/8" overall.  The blade itself measures 8 1/8".  The guard and pommel are brass.  The pommel is stamped 'F.J.R.  CLARKSON  NEB.'.  This knife has a fuller, and its false edge is sharpened half way back from the tip.  

 

The sheath is stamped 'ALFRED CORNISH   OMAHA, NEB.'.  The G.I. that carried this knife threaded a web belt hanger onto the top of the sheath.  

 

 

A double-edged Richtig dagger is hard to find (especially in this configuration with a fuller, and a sharpened false edge).  This knife would make an important acquisition for any collector.

One side of the keeper strap on the Cornish sheath is missing.  The knife handle is perfect.  The blade has pitting.  This is a fine Richtig.  This Richtig fighter could be carried into combat again today.  

Specific Name Specific Value
Period World War 2
Country United States

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