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WW2 US Marine Raider Stiletto Knife ETCH -Camillus USMC CARLSONS RAIDERS

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1 vintage WW II Camillus Marine Raider stiletto fighting knife available.  This knife has the blade etches so often missing from these knives.  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 5/16" overall.  The blade itself measures 7 1/4".  The blade etches 'U.S.M.C.', and 'CAMILLUS CUTLERY  CAMILLUS N.Y.' are perfectly clear. 

This WW2 Marine Raider stiletto has perfect blade etches.  The original factory grind lines are visible in the blade.  There are occasional finish scratches on the blade.  There is no pitting on the blade.  The handle and guard have some of the oxidatizing hairline cracks usually found on these 77-year old knives--this knife though, is perfectly stable.  The original is excellent.  The keeper strap rivet is getting a little loose, but with care there is no concern for failure.  The original leg tie-down thong is intact on this knife!
 

Specific Name Specific Value
Period World War 2
Country United States
Knife model Marine Raider Stiletto
Maker Camillus

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