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#1 Greg Robinson

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:05 AM

It was suggested that we start a topic in Edged Weapons Reference on the V42. So those of you who got them......how about posting them.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:37 AM

Here are a couple pics that I've had for a while. The scabbard originally was mated with a lessor condition stiletto I used to own. I've not been able to find a nicer one which I felt was legit. Reproduction/fake V42 scabbards have become a problem in recent years.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:46 AM

here are some pics I got off the 'net of a mint V42 and scabbard. I wanted to show what a mint hilt looks like....note how on this one the guard is blackened.......and a mint scabbard since fakes of this are such a problem.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:03 AM

Here's a veteran of the Southern France Campaign. I'm the third owner since WW2.

It's not mint, but still very nice....

Note on all scabbards how the staples are not really symmetric....

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:04 AM

More

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:04 AM

Scabbard

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#7 Johan Willaert

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:04 AM

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:49 AM

Saw these on the History Channel today. What do they retail by chance?

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:06 PM

I just saw this topic so I thought I'd show some pics of my V-42. I bought this knife from a 29thID vet, he said that he got it from a Canadian. He also told me that he carried it ashore on D-day, its seen some action.Mvc_481s.jpg Mvc_483s.jpg

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:08 PM

heresMvc_482s.jpg a few more pics Mvc_484s.jpg

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:12 PM

last of the picsMvc_485s.jpg

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 06:02 AM

I think you might be interested in a find I recently made. My sister's neighbor was in the Navy from 1939 until 1946 and stationed aboard the USS Omaha CL-4 for his entire enlistment. He passed away several years ago and his widow recently began getting rid of some of the "junk" he had accumulated. She told my sister that she had several knives that she had thrown in the trash to get rid of. My sister told her that I was interested in WW2 memoribilia and asked if I could have them. (She had to get them out of the dumpster.) I turned out there was Ka-Bar and sheath (no additional markings on the ricasso), a 1905/42 RIA bayonet w/sheath (1918 date) and four Case V-42 knives with the Navy raider sheaths. One sheath is marked "USS OMAHA and serial number "R-30".

If I can figure out how to add images I will add them to my next posting.





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#13 Johan Willaert

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 06:25 AM

What do they retail by chance?


paratrooper.fr (at the Dead Man's Corner Museum in Normandy) has one for sale at 4500Euro!!!! I'll leave it up you to decide if it's worth that....

four Case V-42 knives with the Navy raider sheaths.


Now, that's something we would want to see pictures of... What a find!!

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 06:32 AM

If you can tell me how to add images I'll be glad to send them.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:16 AM

If you can tell me how to add images I'll be glad to send them.

T Mielke



Hello,
I believe there is a tutorial on the forum for adding pics.There was a link posted by a moderator on how to post on the forum.It was a real help to me.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:40 AM

I finally found the right information. Here are some photos of the knives.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:42 AM

All I can say is WOW!

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 08:56 AM

Here are a couple of more pictures.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:13 AM

I think you owe your sister dinner and a nice weekend at a resort!!!All my sisters ever brought home were dead beat boy friends.

Very nice and what an instant collection.I think the Kabar is not very common variation.

I keep telling people that it is surprising what still gets thrown away.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:18 AM

goodness--- to think all that was going to the dumpster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 09:50 AM

AMAZING FIND!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif This beats what I saw a couple years ago when a local antique dealer got a Springfield Armory Model 1842 musket out of a trash can.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:27 AM

While I always worry about lettering on older objects made with sans serif individual letter punches, the knives and scabbards appear to be the genuine article. Wonderful find no matter how you obtained them.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:44 AM

A recent live auction on ebay had a Case V42 bought by a floor bidder for $8,500.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:46 AM

A recent live auction on ebay had a Case V42 bought by a floor bidder for $8,500.


I've just fainted.... :wacko:

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:55 AM

A recent live auction on ebay had a Case V42 bought by a floor bidder for $8,500.

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This was at the Rock Island Gun Auction and isnt usually your typical collector there.These are the guys who pay $80,000 for a 1928A1Thompson,
$250,000 for winchester rifles etc.They also didnt show you the real price as he had to pay a buyers premium also.If I remember correctly the buyers premium is around 17% at the RI Auction Company.You pay that above what you bid(just for the "privaledge" to buy it).There have been others on ebay that havent even sold at $3500 and nicer condition.

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