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VERY RARE IDENTIFIED & INSCRIBED SCAGEL WWII FIGHTING KNIFE WITH SHEATH. Fine Scagel knife with 7″ dbl edged spear point blade, 12-1/8″ overall with thick elliptical German silver dbl handguard. Handle is mounted with 2-pc walnut scales secured with three brass rivets and an aluminum 2-pc pommel cap secured with two steel rivets. Blade is hand engraved, probably by Mr. Scagel, “William A Erickson”. The other side of the blade, at the ricasso, is marked “W. Scagel / Handmade” and Mr. Scagel’s dagger logo. Accompanied by a nicely tooled brown leather sheath with thumb strap. Also accompanied by a handwritten letter over the signature of Glen Schindlbeck, wherein he states that in 1935 at age 12 William Erickson and his father went to Mr. Scagel’s workshop to pick up his father’s pocket knife. Young Mr. Erickson returned to the shop many times and in 1942, at age 19, William Erickson visited Mr. Scagel’s shop and ordered a fighting knife to take with him when he enlisted in the service. Mr. Scagel gave him the knife free of charge and Erickson’s mother had the sheath made for him. Mr. Erickson was a tail gunner on a B17 and carried the knife very little. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, shows no use or sharpening, only some slight dulling of the orig polish from in and out of the sheath with a slight ding on the tip; handle & handguard are extremely fine. Sheath is also extremely fine showing only light wear & soil. 4-45669 JR371 (22,500-30,000)

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Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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