Japan Made Limited BOKER APPLEGATE First Combat OSS Fighting Knife Dagger Sheath
Japan Made Limited Edition BOKER APPLEGATE First Combat OSS Knife
with Leather Sheath
Knife is solid, no loose parts
Size: 11 7/8" total length, blade is 7"
"In 1942, while with the OSS, Col. Rex Applegate designed his first combat fighting knife. Boker commissioned famous knife maker Hiro, in Seki-Japan, to recreate this famous blade. There were very few of the original knives. Boker had only 600 of these made worldwide and they are truly prized collectibles.
Features: AUS-8 stainless steel blade is dagger ground on both sides. The blade is beautifully etched OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICE OSS 1942 FIRST APPLEGATE COMBAT DAGGER DESIGN and has the OSS 'flying' logo. Each blade is individually serial numbered. The serial number is stamped into the blade tang. The handle, just as the original, is made of large stacked leather washers. It has a very solid grip. The thick double guard, bolster, and the pommel is all polished brass. Each knife is new in box and comes with a high-quality leather belt sheath which is also designed after the original.
BOKER® MAGNUM APPLEGATE DAGGER
This Limited Edition collectible knife is a reproduction of a prototype created by Bo Randall for Col. Rex Applegate. Later, modifications were made by Applegate and Fairbairn to become what is now the Boker A-F 12 Combat Knife. Only 300 are available for sale in the USA.
Master Hiro of Seki, Japan has manufactured 600 pieces, but only 300 will be available to collectors in the USA"