USMC Pvt. First Class Jacob M. 1941 Philippines Theater Made Combat Knife

USMC Pvt. First Class Jacob M. 1941 Philippines Theater Made Combat Knife

155.00

Size: 10 inches

The back leather scabbard has the soldiers ID on back of "PFC JACOB M****N PHILIPEENS 1941" and has etched in the pommel "US JM VA". Knife shows heavy use. Blade has been sharpened and the grip and handle are tight. Scabbard has period stitching and the leather is in study condition.

History of the WWII Theater Made Combat Knife:

Knives have been a key fighting weapon in every war. During the course of WWII in both theaters, a special breed of knives saw extensive development. Known as the "fighting knife", these servicemen self made weapons could be employed for the uses of a regular knife, its primary goal was for hand-to-hand combat and every day tactile use. During WWII these knives were produced in the European and South Pacific theaters and were made by the soldier for either themselves or sold off to other solders in the company and unit. Many of the combat GI theater made knifes were made out of a celulloid plastic, wood, leather, or other metal fragment found around them during that time.

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