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This is a nice, heavily used Vietnam War U.S. MK II Gerber Fighting Knife in its leather scabbard with sharpening stone and owner named blade that is in good field used condition. It is with gray cat’s tongue grip an un canted blade. The handle measures 5 inches from pommel to edge of the recasso. The blade measures 6½ inches in length and has been heavily sharpened. It remains razor sharp, so care need to be taken when handling it. Lightly engraved on the blade is the owner’s name and serial number, “Duane V. Tewinkle – AF 16789239”. One side of the recasso is marked, “GERBER – PORTLAND, ORE, USA” and is with the Gerber sword in the stone logo. The other side is with the serial number, “004820” dating the manufacture of the knife to 1867 when the Vietnam War was really starting to gear up. The leather scabbard has seen hard jungle use. It is with round tip and pocket for the sharpening stone. The “GERBER” marked gray sharpening stone is present in the pocket and complete with its original leather thong. The leather retaining strap is complete with undamaged and functional button snap. The button retains about 50% of the original black finish. The upper part of scabbard in lightly marked, “GERBER – PORTLAND, ORE, USA” and has been cut to make loops for wear on the belt. One of these loops has torn through at the top. The upper end of the scabbard retains the wire bale to facilitate wear on the pistol belt or flak jacket. This knife may not be in the best condition in the world, but it was definitely in the heat and death of the Vietnam War. It is a salty looking, rugged old veteran that served with honor and now deserves the right to an appreciative and peaceful home.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 14 x 3 x 13 in

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