The dagger is about 11-3/4" / 30 cm overall; the blade is about 7-1/8" /18 cm. OLSEN OK marked leather sheath is probably a post-war replacement; it'ss in 100% serviceable condition.This type is illustrated on page 194 of the KNIVES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY WORLD WAR II book by Michael W Silvey - a well-established expert an author of many books on the subject of US military edged weapons (see the book's page scan attached). Identical knives show up in private collections from time to time; a scarce type. This knife is slightly used, the spear point double-edge blade appears to have its original edge; it is razor-sharp. The blade is quite thin - just 1.8 mm on average; looks like top-grade tool steel. No markings on the blade or on the handle. Solid aluminum handle has a rough non-reflective finish; no dings or nicks on the pommel. The dagger is about 11-3/4" / 30 cm overall; the blade is about 7-1/8" /18 cm long.
Sheath is probably a post-war replacement. It is in 100% serviceable condition; the leather is soft supple; all staples and stitches are tight and intact.This rare WW-2 ear dagger has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way; it is in 100% original condition; these are the actual photos. Buyers must be over 18 years of age. We always treat our customers with professionalism and respect.
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Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "WW2 era US private purchase fighting knife 7 blade dagger a rare type" is in sale since Monday, March 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Edged Weapons". The seller is "pasha_28" and is located in West Haverstraw, New York.
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