This is the 1998 CASE XX version of the WWII First Special Service Force Stiletto that was originally produced in the early 1940's and issued to the First Special Service Force, known by many as "The Devil's Brigade." This is a reproduction in it's purest form - in fact a re-production of the stiletto by Case, to it's original specifications, to include the skullcrusher pommel with finial point, the thumbprint on the ricasso, and the leather on the crossguard to protect the hand from freezing against the metal in extreme cold weather.This stiletto is in excellent, like-new condition in original box, with the issued scabbard and certificate of authenticity. This is a piece for quality collectors, who cannot afford $8000 for a WWII original, but still want an authentic Case V-42 for their collection or reenacting impression. Militaria collectors with interest in authenticity will tell you that the Camillo's sheath/scabbard that was issued with the Case 1998 version was far from the original WWII leather sheaths in quality and appearance. Tfore, included in this auction, is not only the original pieces as described above, and shown in the photos, but also a MUSEUM QUALITY custom made 19" reproduction of the WWII leather sheath used by the First Special Service Force. A close-up photo is included to show the beautiful workmanship, and the rivets and staples which are hallmarks of the original scabbards. This sheath, alone is worth more than $75, and is being included in this sale with no increase in the low opening bid of $195. I am not interested in playing games, so I am not opening this listing with an artificially low opening price with a high reserve. Winning bid wins the V-42 and the custom leather WWII reproduction sheath. If you aren't interested in playing games, either, I offer a Buy-It Now option with free priority mail shipping. Free shipping ONLY with Buy It Now. I have described this item to the best of my ability. All of the items I sell are sold as-is, with no implied warranty, unless expressly written. I encourage questions about any item I sell, so if you are uncertain, please ask all necessary questions before bidding. Please no bidders with less than 5 feedbacks, unless prior authorization is given to you via email, by me, PRIOR to your bid. I do not accept bidders with any negative feedback on purchases due to non-payment, or bidders with greater than 2 negative feedback for other reasons. Please, serious bidders only. I will file with EBay against non-paying bidders. I accept Paypal. Only Paypal. No money orders or personal checks. Sorry! Please don't ask otherwise. Payment is expected within 48 hours. I do my best to ship in a timely manner after payment. I ship USPS, preferably. If you require other shipping, please contact me before you bid. EBay is neither my business, nor my hobby, so I am not looking for ways to increase sales or profits. I charge only actual shipping and packing costs. I detest the now-common practice of jacking up buyer's costs through frivolous "handling" charges, so you will never incur such practices when dealing with me. Insurance is required, as I am not responsible for any package once it leaves my hands. Insurance protects YOU in case anything unfortunate should happen to your item in transit. You pay actual cost of insurance through USPS. Any claims against insurance will be YOUR responsibility. I currently ship only to the US(and yes, that includes the fine citizens of Hawaii and Alaska - no mainland bias toward the "continental" US.) Exception is made for shipment to APO/FPO, as I support 100% the awesome men and women of our Armed Services - ALWAYS. Hooah! Finally, when I sell an item, my hope is to bless someone else's life with my treasures, as I make room in my life for new things. May your life be blessed with great bounty!