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    My grandpa gave me this knife. He was in ww2 and said he got it out of a downed plane. I can't find any info on the internet about it and was wandering if anyone had any information on it here and if it would be worth anything. Only thing engraved on it is philipine

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    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.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    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 )
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    that is very interesting if i was thinking about selling it what would be a good price range

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    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.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I'm sorry, but why in the name of goodness would you want to sell such a part of your family's history?
    Best Regards,

    Andy

    Edit: To collectors, a few bucks. To your family, priceless.
    Best Regards,


    Andy

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