If this knife could talk it would be full of history. The signs of use and smell of cigars would bring back memories. I do not know it's history.
373 The blade is 7 inches in length from tip to hilt and the handle is 5 inches in length. Valors model 408, copy of the Gerber Mark II dagger, as well as the leather handled 373 were adopted as official knives of two separate US Army Special Forces units. Tak Fukuta was the first Japanese member of the American Knife Maker's Guild, and apprentice to Bob Loveless.He hand crafted fine quality knives that impressed his mentor. Over the years, his factory in Seki, Japan also produced knives for Parker, Valor, Gutmann, Explorer, Frost, and Browning among others.
This is a rare Valor commando style knife made by Tak Fukuta many years ago - a very sturdy knife! Made in Seki, Japan circa 1970s-1980s. Blade: 7 long 440 stainless. Handle: Stacked leather with stainless guard and butt.
This comes with a heavy duty custom leather sheath. Knife is used, see photos for condition.The item "70's Valor 373 Long Commando knife, Seki. Japan Used with tobacco smell" is in sale since Friday, October 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "onehikes" and is located in Newport News, Virginia.
This item can be shipped to United States.