This knife was made by a legend in knife-making. Frank Richtig had a secret steel tempering process that allowed him to slice through railroad spikes and automobile leaf springs.
Frank would demonstrate this at county fairs--after slicing a railroad spike or leaf spring, he would slice through a piece of paper with the same knife. Frank earned himself a spot in a'Ripley's Believe It or Not' magazine in the 1930's. These knives can be used for decades, because of Frank's superior craftsmanship. This knife measures 13 1/8 overall.
The blade itself measures 8 1/8. The guard and pommel are brass.
The pommel is stamped'F. This knife has a fuller, and its false edge is sharpened half way back from the tip. That carried this knife threaded a web belt hanger onto the top of the sheath. A double-edged Richtig dagger is hard to find (especially in this configuration with a fuller, and a sharpened false edge).
This knife would make an important acquisition for any collector. One side of the keeper strap on the Cornish sheath is missing. The knife handle is perfect.
This is a fine Richtig. This Richtig fighter could be carried into combat again today. Croix Blades buys WW1 & WW2 fighting knives. 715 5 57 168 8. Postal Service and your country's Post do.Thank you for your understanding! As required by your country's laws. I have built my reputation on customer service and honesty. Thank you for your business! Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. You also assert that you may receive this knife/knives or multi-tool(s) from the U.
Of course, knives and multi-tools with knife blades and or saws, etc, are sharp and/or dangerous in other ways. The item "US WW2 Richtig Fighting Knife withCORNISH SHEATH/Antique Dagger/F J R CLARKSON NEB" is in sale since Monday, July 20, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons". The seller is "stcroixblades" and is located in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.