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A friend of mine who I work with knows that I like these kind of things was kind enough to bring in his fathers WW2 dagger. He said he had it made special for him - I believe he said his father was a machine gunner in Army Air Corp. It is one of the coolest daggers I have seen - the handle is made of a single piece of brass and wrapped/wound to form the handle. I fits really well in the hand and has great balance. The sheath is original and has his name on it, curious that it is serialized? Maybe his service number, not sure. The craftsmanship is really amazing, top quality in the dagger and sheath. Nothing to idicate who made the dagger. I asked him if I could post some pics and get the opinions of forum members. I appreciate any feedback.

 

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GreenStar, if his fathers name was Vess, Joh Jr then that is his ASN. Records show he lived in Sandusky, Ohio, was born in 1905 and enlisted in Toledo on 12/2/1942.

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I believe that Alfred Cornish may have been the blade maker and not the soldier/airman that carried this? No hits on Alfred Cornish on the enlisted records.

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That is interesting. I talked to owner and he said that the number on the knife and the sheath matches the number on his fathers dogtags but that name doesn't match. I did find some information while seaching online about a man named Floyd Nichols - he made knifes for servicemen during WW2, he was from Nebraska. I found some knifes, not the same blade style but similar brass wrapped handle, I'm thinking he may be the maker, just my opinion though.

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