- Stacked leather handle
- Spear point chrome vanadium steel blade
- Replica of the original V-42 used by the worlds first special forces unit "The Devil's Brigade"
- Made in USA
This Case V-42 is a "faithfully true" re-creation of a World War II-era knife. Originals were made exclusively by Case according to U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Robert T. Frederick's design in 1942 and issued to the First Special Service Force ("The Devils Brigade") which he commanded. The case V-42 has since been regarded as one of the rarest of all WWII fighting knives, and a sought-after historic war piece.
The Case V-42 re-creation was developed and manufactured according to exacting standards of the original Case museum V-42. This knife features a unique "thumbprint" embedded within the knife's ricasso which served as a thumb grip. The knife's blued blade is double-concave ground, yielding the knife's signature center line. Other attributes include a mark side tang stamp, a leather-covered steel guard, and a threaded and pinned-on cone shaped pommel. The stacked genuine leather handle has been meticulously constructed with special jimping. Even the accompanying leather sheath was made in accordance with the wartime original, with sleeve-reinforcing steel teeth, careful stitching and diamond-shaped brass rivet covers.