US Commando/Ranger Knife

These are of the so-called Commando/Ranger WWII Knuckle-Knife style in that they are crudely made - as if individually from a garage or workshop bench - hence "benchmade"; they ususally emply a large brass or aluminum "knuckle-guard" and a large "bowie" style blade.

There are quite a number of variants and I would venture to guess that most examples on the market today are spurious, although legitimate examples are known. I would recommend study of M.H. Coles' books on Military Fighting Knives and Ron Flook's book on British and Commomwealth Military Knives.

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