1 vintage WW II Camillus Marine Raider stiletto fighting knife available. This knife has absolutely none of the usual crazing/cracking of the guard and handle that is normally present on 90% of Raider stilettos. This knife is an important part of American history, and would make a rare addition to any collection.
This knife was carried by a member of Carlson's Raiders. See page 86 of Mike Silvey's book Knives of the United States Military -- World War II for a photo of the Raider stiletto.
This Marine Raider stiletto measures 12 3/16" overall. The blade itself measures 7 1/8". The blade etch is still partially visible on the blade 'U.S.M.C.', and 'CAMILLUS CUTLERY CAMILLUS N.Y.'.
The Raider whose knife this was added a cool Turkish knot to the handle--awesome.
As mentioned above, there is absolutely no cracking or crazing of the metal handle or guard. The blade etches are still partially visible. The 'U.S.M.C.' etch didn't show up very well in the photo due to the flash--in person this etch is as clear as the Camillus Cutlery etch. The Raider scabbard is in excellent condition--with all rivets, stitches, staples, the keeper strap, and snap in perfect condition.
|Specific Name||Specific Value|
|Period||World War 2|
|Item||Marine Raider Stiletto|
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