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Vietnam Kiffe Knuckle Knife

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    Default Vietnam Kiffe Knuckle Knife

    Picked this nice one up recently, wanted to share:

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    I am not so sure this is Vietnam, the handle is ww1 1918 knuckle duster why would they be using that all the way in Vietnam nearly 60 years after ww1, I believe that the blade was just added to the dagger, not Vietnam in my opinion

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    It appears to be a copy that was made by the Kiffe Co. They also bought up spare bayonet blades, M3's etc. and cut them down as knives with a new handle fitted and where also doing the same thing with machete blades. This was in the 60's and 70's, so the Vietnam link is good.

    Here's an interesting linky, and there's more info on that forum concerning Kiffe products.

    January Las Vegas Show pickup - EDGED WEAPONS - U.S. Militaria Forum

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I was given a free one here at my business (repro piece)- the blade is not period to WWI and the handle is reproduced as is out in the wilds- they are like $12 in catalogs.

    I'd love to get a real WWI one sooner or later.

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    These were sold in the px stores and by mail during the Vietnam war and were a private purchase knife by some GI's heading to Vietnam.

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