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ad ref. GS435A0EB
Cheshire, North WestUpdated 9 years ago
Sale typeTrade
Your reference8865:8
Recommended UsageCollection item

This superb 2nd pattern FS Commando dagger was issued by The American Historical Foundation to Commemorate the WW2 Invasion Of Italy. Only 2,500 daggers were produced for the Edition. The dagger is in pristine condition. It has a beautiful blued blade etched on one side with the Wilkinson Sword London name & crossed swords legend & decorative foliate panels and wording 'Strike Hard & Strike Home' together with the names of the war time American president ' Roosevelt' & British Prime Minister 'Churchill' (all illustrated). The ricasso is stamped with the weapons Edition number '75'.The reverse is etched 'In Honor Of The Invasion of Italy 14 May 1943, 2 May 1945' with battle honour roll within scrolling panels. The knurled handle and plain cross guard retain all of their original finish. The dagger is contained in it's original wooden case covered with red velour material. The case has a hinged lid and 2 brass clasp fasteners. The inside of the case is lined with red velour & white silk. It is contoured to snugly fit the dagger and the silk interior has the wording 'The World War II Victory Collection, The Invasion Of Italy Limited Edition Issued By The American Historical Foundation, Richmond Virginia' all in Gold. Also included is the daggers' certificate of Authenticity issued by the Foundation certifying the dagger as number 75 of 2,500 Worldwide, care instructions & a copy of a messge from Lt General Mark.W. Clark, Commanding Officer of The U.S Fifth Army on 6th June 1944 commending his personnel for their actions during the invasion. All are contained in their original cardboard shipping box with American Historical Foundation label. Price for this excellent dagger includes UK delivery. Sn 8865:8

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