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Six Vietnam-era Fighting Knives

Auction:
3097M
Lot:
208
Sold for:
$185$150

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Auction:
Sale #3097M - 3097M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 27, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Six Vietnam-era Fighting Knives, a Case knife with a leather grip and aluminum pommel, steel blade marked on the ricasso "CASE/XX USA," with etched paratroopers jump wings and "VIET NAM/66-67," with a leather sheath; a knife with a leather grip and aluminum pommel and a steel blade, leather sheath with crossed cavalry sabers; a Buck knife with plastic grip and marked on the aluminum pommel "LT. ANDRESEN" and "US MARINES," steel blade marked "BUCK/120/U.S.A.," with a black leather sheath; and three fighting knives with leather grips, steel blades, and leather sheaths.

Provenance: The collection of Nicholas A. Penachio.
Estimate $300-500

First three knives have some light wear from use, last three appear to be almost new.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Nicholas A. Penachio, Camping equipment, Daggers, Ek Commando Knife Co., Equipment, Grip, Knife, Knives, Lithics, Mark I trench knife, Military technology, Security, United States