V-42 Stiletto with Stacked Leather

Product Description for V-42 Stiletto with Stacked Leather

Maker: Willie van der Merwe (Ant Knives) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106852
Blade length: 7.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.20 in.
Total length: 13.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.72 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 12 oz.
Blade: Hand ground, gun blued 5160 carbon steel
Bolster: Gun blued mild steel
Handle: Stacked leather
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: The V-42 Stiletto was issued during World War II to the First Special Service Force -- a joint American/Canadian commando unit. Based on the renowned Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife designed by William E Fairbairn and Eric A Sykes, the Fighting Commando Knife Type V-42 was primarily designed by officers of the FSSF who desired a close-quarters combat knife. The narrower V-42 stiletto was designed to optimize penetration on thrusting. The original V-42 was manufactured in the US by W.R. Case & Son’s Cutlery Co.
This V-42 Stiletto by South African knifemaker Willie van der Merwe is very true to the original design. It is a spectacular homage that can't help but be the centerpiece of virtually any collection.
The blade is 5160 carbon steel with a gun blued finish. 5160 provides a keen, long lasting edge that is resistant to chipping. It is perfectly ground with a double symmetrical hollow grind. Van der Merwe's mark is set on one side. An ant is inlaid in 24K gold (van der Merwe calls his company Ant Knives).
Like the original, the contoured handle is stacked leather. The pommel and guard are gun blued mild steel.
This V-42 Fighting Commando Knife is accompanied by a leather sheath -- also very true to the original design.
Exceptional work throughout!

Availability: Not currently available