Boker Plus V-42 Fixed Blade - SK-85 Steel / Dagger Style Blade / Leather Handle and Sheath 02BO047

Boker Plus V-42 Fixed Blade - SK-85 Steel / Dagger Style Blade / Leather Handle and Sheath 02BO047

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The Devil's Brigade was originated in July of 1942. Under the official title 1st Special Service Force, American and Canadian soldiers were combined together to form a special task force trained for the battle behind enemy lines. The origin of many special units can be traced back to this special force. Due to numerous nocturnal operations where all faces were blackened for camouflage, the German Wehrmacht invented their nick name Black Devils, which bore witness of the great respect they had of their enemy although the unit was relatively small. In 1943 and 1944, the 1st SSF successfully completed many operations in Italy and France and was able to influence a multitude of important situations.

An important piece of equipment of the Devil's Brigade was the specially designed V-42 combat knife which was also part of the intensive close combat training. The handle of compressed leather discs ends in a pointed impact cap. A thick leather padding underneath the slightly curved pommel had to prevent injuries. The two-edged blade made of the non-stainlesscarbon steel SK-85 is coated and features a corrugated thumb rest around the area of the Ricasso. To this day the crest of the Special Forces of the US Army adorns this legendary dagger.

Additionally, it shows the 1st SSF label that used to be stuck on walls, cars, doors etc. behind enemy lines in order to demoralize the enemy. A premium collector's ensemble not only for aficionados of the military history!

  • 7.01" Dagger Blade in SK-85
  • Leather Wrapped Traditional handle 
  • Brown leather sheath with snap to hold knife in a secure fashion
  • Made in China
Blade Material: SK-85
Blade Style: Dagger
Blade Length: 7.01"
Overall Length: 11.97"
Handle Length: 4.96"
Handle Material: Brown Leather Wrap
Lock System: Fixed Blade
Weight: 6.91 ounces
Sheath: Brown Leather
Country of Origin: China

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