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World War II Knuckle Knife

Auction:
2908T
Lot:
1051
Sold for:
$221$180

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2908T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 21, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

World War II Knuckle Knife, c. 1941-45, stamped steel knuckle guard, rubber hose grip, blade made from a socket bayonet, scabbard is also from a socket bayonet and mounted on a leather frog, overall lg. 14 3/4 in.

Note: Purportedly made for the O.S.S. to drop behind enemy lines to irregular troops operating in the Philippines.
Estimate $250-350

In very good condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Philippines, Bayonet, Blade weapons, M series bayonet, Scabbard