Stunning Vietnam Knife / Dagger! This piece belonged to a decorated Vietnam and Korean War veteran - The blade was made using a military Jeep spring, the crossguard is a made of an artillery shell, and the handle made of native wood in Vietnam. This piece is in excellent condition - measures 18" in length and 3" in diameter (at widest point). The knives were made by hand in 1965 by skilled South Vietnamese in the 7 Mountain Region of that country.
We (US Army Special Forces) needed special knives fighting the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese, so we designed knives similar to the excellent, but very expensive Randall knives. The Vietnamese craftsmen made the blades from destroyed military jeep springs and the hilt guard from expended ammo shells. The wooden handle was from local wood. They actually made the blades sitting around a fire holding the spring with their feet while scraping with a piece of steel. This item ships free of charge direct to your door.Thank you so much for checking out my store! Be sure to check out my other listings as well - always a variety of items in my shop, you never know what you'll find that you can't live without. If an item does not arrive as it was listed, PLEASE contact me first. If an item arrives damaged, PLEASE contact me first. All items come from a clean and smoke-free home. Some vintage and/or used items may have evidence of wear and that will be noted in listing description and/or in photographs.
Please utilize the zoom feature to inspect the item(s) before purchasing. Thank you & have a wonderful time shopping my'nest'. The item "Vietnam Combat Fighting Knife 100% Original Dagger Militaria Weapon War Survival" is in sale since Wednesday, August 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "thefedex" and is located in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
This item can be shipped to United States.