A blued fighting knife and scabbard with an integral frog. The knife has a metal pommel, to whose flat, upper surface, alongside the end of its tang, is stamped the image of a flaming bomb. Horizontally ribbed, brown leather grip is age darkened. Its blued metal double cross guard angles forward on one side and backwards on the other. The 17cm blade, has a swedge and short fuller. Stamped to the underside of the crossguard is "U.S. M3-Utica". The 18.5cm scabbard has a metal throat with two downwardly-angled projections to either side, and is stamped "U.S. M8A1" and "B.M. Co". A vertical projection extends from the back of the throat, to which the 14cm tall olive drab canvas frog is doubly riveted. The frog has a horizontal retaining strap riveted to the upper portion of its formed belt loop, with metal tips to either end of the strap and a brass snap button. To the top of the frog is an alloy belt clip. The olive drab-colored bakelite scabbard itself tapers at its tip, where there is a hole for a tie. There is a 125cm long, leather lace, threaded through the hole in the scabbard.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $275.00 (Or Best Offer)

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