WWII Fighting Knife with Melchior Cutlery Sheath
The knife has an overall length in the sheath of approximately 14 inches. The knife has a blade length of approximately 8 1/4 inches, with an overall length of approximately 12 1/2 inches. The blade has surface dirt, with spots the length of the blade on both sides. The knife has a segmented leather grip with aluminum pommel and guard. The leather sheath is marked “Melchior Cutlery Philadelphia Pa”. The leather of the sheath was stitched on each side and secured as well with six rivets. The sheath was reinforced at the bottom with a section which included a loop for attaching a leg tie cord to the sheath. The leather scabbard shows wear, particularly to the reverse.