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WWII RICHTIG Fighting Knife -F J R Clarkson Neb/Old/Small US/4-Inch Boot/WW2/FJR

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1 U.S. World War II small 4" Richtig fighting knife.  This rare, small Richtig boot 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.

Richtig fighting knives are widely considered by many collectors to be one of the most beautiful fighting knives ever made.  

 

This knife measures just 8 1/4" overall.  The blade itself measures 4 3/16".  This Richtig fighter is stamped 'F.J.R.  CLARKSON  NEB.'.  The guard and pommel are brass.  The pommel has an extended lanyard ring.

 

The scabbard was with this knife throughout World War 2.  The G.I. carved his name ' WHITEY ' into the front of the sheath.

This WW2 Richtig fighting knife shows both honest signs of carry in World War 2, and exceptional condition.  The sheath is in excellent condition.  All stitches, the keeper strap, and snap are in perfect condition.  

 

 

This WW2 small Richtig fighter/boot knife would make an important addition to any collection.  

Specific Name Specific Value
Period World War 2
Country United States
Item WW2 Fighting Knife
Maker F.J. Richtig

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