The 1942 Double-Edge Combat Sword is inspired by the trusty weapon US armed forces carried during World War II. Paying homage to the original combat fixed blade knife, “US 1942” is delicately etched into its 19 3/4” black-coated, AUS-6 stainless steel double-edge blade. The 27 1/2” overall design is accented with a matching guard and end cap, and a handsome, easy-grip stacked leather handle. A black nylon sheath with belt loop and shoulder strap is included. A beautifully crafted tribute to the Marines who fought and died in Europe and the Pacific in WWII, the 1942 Double-Edge Marine Combat Sword makes an especially thoughtful, heartfelt gift for veterans, WWII veterans, sword and knife collectors, history buffs, WWII/military scholars and anyone who appreciates fine engineering and quality craftsmanship.