WW-2 era US Navy Mark I fighting knife with original Navy-gray scabbard. Choice of ONE of Five knives See Below for details. This Mark 1 is in rare mint unissued condition, still in the original paper wrap, complete with rare WW-2 period Pal Cutlery care instructions. Parkerized 5 blade retained 100% of its original gray finish; no contact marks on the handle; the scabbard is still covered in waxy green protective tape, just the way it left PAL’s factory during the war. VERY rare this complete and unused. This type is illustrated on pages 9 and 10 in. KNIVES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY WORLD WAR II. Book by Michael W. Silvey – a well-established expert an author of many books on the subject of US military edged weapons. This Mark I has the stacked leather washers & colored fiber spacers handle with aluminum pommel and steel handguard. All handle parts are solid with zero movement. Guard is excellent and rust-free. The knife is about 10-1/8″ / 25.7 cm overall; the blade is about 5-1/4″ / 13.3 cm long. The tip is intact; original edge is RAZOR-sharp. The blade’s ricasso is stamped RH-35 PAL MADE IN U. On one side and U. MARK I on the other. PAL had moved old. Equipment and knife stock to Holyoke, MA, and began manufacturing knives using the left-over stock parts with the. Emblem RH stands for. Original “navy-gray” composition scabbard is stamped U. MK 1 on the front of the steel throat; other markings are covered by the tape. The scabbard is unissued; it is in 100% serviceable condition. Care and Use of Your Knife. Instructions paper is pretty frail from the prolong contact with the leather handle. Most of Mark I knives were used in the field as intended; this type is VERY rare in near-mint, unused condition – a rare find and a great addition to any collection! This scarce WW-2 era knife has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with this lot. Buyers must be over 18 years of age. See pics brown paper is torn and instructions were torn and repaired with tape. Instructions will come in a plastic sleeve. I have two that are open three unopened. Obviously if you choose an unopened knife I can’t describe it’s exact condition. Sale is for ONE knife of your choice. Scabbard and instructions included with each knife. The item “WW2 PAL RH35 MARK I USN Fighting Knife- gray scabbard-MINT in orig paper wrap” is in sale since Thursday, April 06, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons”. The seller is “zertm” and is located in Parker, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States