SAME EXACT VARIATION AS IS PICTURED ON PG. 42 OF BILL WALTERS' U.S. and Allied Military Knives World War II -- Book II.
1 U.S. World War 2 Richtig double-edged fighting knife w/sheath. 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.
The blade measures 6". The guard and pommel are brass. The unmarked Richtig has the extended lanyard ring. The sheath was made for this Richtig before it went overseas during the War.
A double-edged Richtig dagger is hard to find--this knife would make a great acquisition for any collector.
This WW2 Richtig fighting knife shows both honest signs of carry in World War 2, and exceptional condition. The blade is nearly perfect. The sheath is in excellent condition. All stitches are in perfect condition.
This exceptional double-edged Richtig WW2 fighting knife would make an important addition to any collection.
|Specific Name||Specific Value|
|Period||World War 2|
|Item||Double-Edged Richtig Fighting Knife|
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