Hi Ryan. Welcome to the Forum. I've moved this to a more appropriate section.
I believe the grip could be made of aluminum recovered from a downed plane.
These are normally known as 'theater made' knives, but in this example,
it was likely produced as a souvenir and are quite collectible.........
Steve is correct.
I have one that was given to me by my ex-father in law. He was in the US Navy
during ww2. He told me that the knife was made for him. The handle is indeed
aluminum scavenged from a wrecked aircraft and the blade was made from the
leaf spring of a jeep. They are theater made but I believe they were made by
locals and not by service men. ( I can not confirm this )
Live to ride -- Ride to live
I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
that is very interesting if i was thinking about selling it what would be a good price range
I'd guess around $50 to $70, perhaps a bit more. Depends on how badly
someone wanted it. Check ebay and see what similar theater-made
knives are selling for.........
I'm sorry, but why in the name of goodness would you want to sell such a part of your family's history?
Edit: To collectors, a few bucks. To your family, priceless.
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