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WWII USN Fighting Knife Robeson

Article about: Here is a knife that belonged to my father who brought it back from the war. I just found this with his stuff after not seeing in for over 50 years. My question is what is it. The research I

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    Default WWII USN Fighting Knife Robeson

    Here is a knife that belonged to my father who brought it back from the war. I just found this with his stuff after not seeing in for over 50 years. My question is what is it. The research I did said US Navy WWIII Robeson sureedge but that infor is on the blade. I did not see many exactly like this the pommel appears to be wood, the sheath as cross rifles above the lock snap. I was not able to find anything about the crossrifles on the sheath. Can anyone shed any light on age, early WWII or pre war, sheath with crossrifles is it Navy? and info would be appreciated.
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    Nice fighting knife.

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    Looks like an early WWII 1219C2 (AKA Mark II) red spacer US Navy Utility/fighting knife made by Robeson. These were introduced in 1942

    The handle is leather, not wood.

    I understand that the early Robesons did not have the Mk II stamped on the blade but there are some good knife guys here who can add more than I or correct me if I'm wrong.

    I'm sure that the crossed rifles where put on the sheath by your Dad. Not original to the piece but adds to the story.

    Michael
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    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Michael above has provided some good info. Looks like it was
    used a fair bit, although the rust is likely due to it's age and
    how it's been stored. The rifles are too small to be branch
    insignia and likely a sweetheart item that found it's way
    onto the sheath - been there a long time........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Michael above has provided some good info. Looks like it was
    used a fair bit, although the rust is likely due to it's age and
    how it's been stored. The rifles are too small to be branch
    insignia and likely a sweetheart item that found it's way
    onto the sheath - been there a long time........
    Steve,

    Any idea on the maker of the sheath? I'm stumped.

    Michael
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    No idea - a sub-contractor ?

    Looks to me like the wire hanger was a custom
    addition put on by Dad as well.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    No idea - a sub-contractor ?

    Looks to me like the wire hanger was a custom
    addition put on by Dad as well.........
    Agree. It had me thinking the same thing as well. The later plastic scabbards had that but not the earlier leather. Field modified at its best!!

    M
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Nice , i have one here too, i dont believe the scabbard for mine is original ,
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    Great White, nice knife

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    Cheers, these do have a nice feel to them, if that is the correct choice of words.

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