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V-42 Stiletto

WWII genuine wonderful and rare V-42 stiletto, with its original leather scabbard. Made by CASE. The original leather sheath was reinforced by the troops to include a metal tip, so that the sharp blade would no longer penetrate through and cut their legs. Blade length, 6.96 inches.

The V-42 was designed in part by the commanding officer of the brigade, Lt. Colonel Robert T. Frederick. Every part of the knife was made with the intent of combat. This knife was the trademark weapon of the Devil's Brigade, and its members were trained extensively in the use of this knife. The profile of this knife is the one pictured on the crest of the US Army Special Forces. The leather scabbard was long in order to worn the knife low on the leg, for easier access.