SCARCE! NICE ID'd WWII U.S. MARINE CORPS RAIDER STILETTO FIGHTING KNIFE
Original and nice ID'd circa 1942 U.S. Marine Corps Raider issue Stiletto Fighting Knife and its original Sheath. The knife once belonged to Master SGT. Theodore E. Aurelius (1907-1981) and is so inscribed in nice calligraphy on the sheath, also "N. CALEDONIA", and "OCT. 43". This is a textbook example of one of these very rare CAMILLUS manufactured knive. The handles on these are very frafile as they were manufactured of a zinc alloy that has almost always cracked over the years. This knife exhibits none of this cracking. The blade remains in its full 7.2 inches in length and has never been re-tipped. The scroll acide etch USMC in a ribbon is all visible and intact which most of these knives is now missing. The leather sheath with metal fittings is original to the knife, is all intact including its leather leg thong, is not oilsoaked, and presents nicely on display. It is so nice to see one of these knives this nice and to be positively identified to the WWII Marine to which it was once owned is just fantastic. Absolutely 100% lifetime guaranteed to be an original.