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Hanwei V42 WWII Dagger

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Regular Price: $148.50

Our Price: $126.95

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Quick Overview

Born of wartime necessity and proven on the battlefields of World War II, the V-42 dagger is the stuff of legend. First conceived in 1942, the knife’s design is attributed to then Lieutenant Colonel Robert T. Frederick, whose military career spanned four decades before rising to the rank of Major General. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill described Frederick as the “greatest fighting General of all time.”

The V-42 served with distinction from the Aleutian Islands to the mountains of Italy, where the men of the First Special Service Force earned their reputation as one of history’s elite combat formations. In the process the V-42 earned status as the premiere knife of its kind, well suited for any task, but made more specifically for hand-to-hand combat.

Records document just over 3,400 original V-42’s were ever made.

Today, the legend of the Devil’s Brigade and the combat knife they carried live on in the U.S. Army’s Special Forces. The V-42’s image is prominently displayed on their official crests. In honor of the legacy of the First Special Service Force, Hanwei is proud to present its ‘faithfully true’ reproduction of the classic original, patterned after the company’s own museum piece.

Product Description

Key Features:
Issued to U.S. Special Forces.
Authentically detailed.
Fully functional.
Overall: 12 1/2”
Blade Length: 7”
Handle Length: 5 1/4”
Weight: 7oz
Thickness at Guard: .150
Blade Steel: 1566 Spring Steel.

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

Additional Information

Manufacturer CAS IBERIA / HANWEI
SKU KH2124
Steel Finish Blued Finish
Steel Type 1566 American High Carbon Spring Steel
Blade Configuration Dagger
Country of Origin China