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Skull Head Fighting Knife


This reproduction fighting knife has a hand-forged high carbon steel blade and aluminum grip. Standard issue style top-grained leather belt sheath included. Overall 12-1/2 inches.


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During WWII in the  Pacific, the leather grips used on many fighting knives rotted in the hot and humid climate. A sailor in the US Navy made new grips of salvaged aluminum from shot-down Japanese aircraft, including the infamous Zero. The new grips were a work of art and very functional, from the skull head cruncher to the cobra finger guard. Our high quality reproduction is made with a standard issue style blade from hand-forged high carbon steel that’s properly tempered for optimal strength, durability and edge holding qualities. Aluminum grip like the originals.

Comes with a standard issue style top-grained leather sheath that fits belts up to 3" wide.

Key Measurements:

  • Overall: 12-1/2"
  • Blade: 7"
  • Wt: 14 oz

Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.


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A cool knife
Very nice good quality replica of the skull head fighting knife. I really love this knife, I feel lucky just too have one. I recommend.
- Daniel, February 03, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Received my knife today....Was impressed how it was packed and sealed with a 'cosmoline' type oil product to protect against rust and was separated from the sheath. I set it down beside my actual Kabar issue knife and the blades were almost an exact match. The Kabar had a superior edge but I am already addressing that. I hope the 'Hand forged" and "proper temper" are correct because I will use this knife. The Kabar had a more even black finish but not by a lot. Love the hilt. It just feels right. ..the fingers line up nicely but when held at the low, the back of the skull presses into the heel of my hand. The guard braces the thumb nicely. Overall very pleased...I just wish they had made the sheath like Kabars which is roomy enough to allow the knife to slide in and out effortlessly. The Skull sheath is so tight 'you have to brace it with the other hand to pull it out and will not quite seat all the way in without straining which is why the '4' rating.
- David, January 13, 2017 | Verified Purchase
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