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.
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.
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