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WWII US Army 225Q Fighting knife -
A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. Although since the end of trench warfare, most military knives have been primarily designed for utility or tool use. Activities such as clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc.

The item featured on this page is a figthing knife. Used during WWII. The handle is of leather construction, which was a common occurrance at the time. The grip is enhanced by having a series of indentations.

The item featured here is a US Army fighting knife. As issued during WWII. Manufactured by the Cattaraugus company. Model 225Q.

The design of the knife consisted of a handle made of multiple compressed leather rings. brown in color. The pommel has a flat surface with a checkered pattern. A rectangular wedge with a rivet to each side help secure it.

The blade is single edge. Bright appearance. With a small blood groove that the approximatelly 1/4 the size of the body. The base has the model number and the name of the manufacturer stamped. cattaraugus 225Q.

The scabbard is of light brown leather construction. White cotton stiching on the sides reinforced with evenly spaced metal rivets. A belt loop is built in the upper section.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII US edge weapons. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII knife or sword worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the edge weapons is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of US militaria in the collector's market is illustrated.

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  6. Identifying fakes and reproductions
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  8. Purchasing WWII US edge weapons

This US edge weapon is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this edge weapon. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other WWII edge weapons, you can do so by going to our WWII US Edge Weapons identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.


The value for WWII US edge weapons and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

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Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
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