WWII USN Navy Life Raft "Floating" Survival Knife RARE!

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 08, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

WWII USN Navy Life Raft "Floating" Survival Knife w/Leather Scabbard - EXTREMELY RARE!!

Up for Auction is a WWII USN Navy Life Raft "Floating" Survival Knife with Leather Scabbard. This is an Extremely Rare WWII Knife. It is a steel blade with a razor edge. The handle is made of Cork that is painted Blaze Orange. The leather scabbard is usually sewn into a life raft. T is a length of cord attaching the knife to the scabbard. If the knife was dropped in the water, the cork handle would make it float. The orange color would make it easy to see. The cord would keep the knife from getting lost or floating away.

The knife is marked 27C/2023 and the scabbard is marked 270C/2024. T are no other names nor marking on either the blade or the scabbard.

Please see M.H. Cole's book "US Military Knives", page 242.

This would make a welcomed addition to any WWII US Navy Collection. You will NOT find another one of these offered for sale Complete and in this condition for a LONG LONG Time.

Don't miss your chance to bid, these scabbards do not come up very often.

INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!!!!!!!!

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