V42 Stiletto Dagger - Military Knife

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Part #:17 BK2140
  • Razor-sharp, double -edged stiletto blade
  • Stacked leather handle with cast thumb notches
  • Includes custom leather sheath
  • Measures: 7 1/4" blade; 12 5/8" overall
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The V-42 was designed in part by the Commanding Officer of the First Special Service Force, The Devil's Bridgade; Lt. Colonel Robert T. Frederick. The knife was designed and constructed with the sole purpose of battle in mind. This knife was the trademark weapon of the Devil's Brigade, and its members were trained extensively in the use of the V-42. Our historically accurate replica features a stacked leather handle like the original, as to be easily handled in cold weather. Each dagger offers a razor-sharp, double-edged stiletto blade that pierces through even tough materials with ease. Thumb notches are cast into the handle above the guard to keep the knife from slipping when wet or wearing gloves.

Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.00 out of 5

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Customer Reviews

Mar 27, 2019
(5 out of 5)
Very Nice

Well designed. Really liked it and was worth the money, but it's a shame it wasn't made of gun steel or high carbon steel. I still like it though.


Feb 22, 2019
(5 out of 5)
V42 Dagger

After looking at the mixed reviews I took a chance and ordered this. Blade is sharp and tight glad I ordered.

Douglas D Rice
Nov 15, 2015
(2 out of 5)

From reading other reviews, this V42 Military Stiletto is definitely a "your mileage may vary" item, It's obvious the manufacturing quality control is lacking or nonexistent. You either get a really good one or a sloppy one. The one I received falls in the latter group. The handle was as loose as a goose! The end cap was tightened down as far as it would go, but the handle and guard were still so loose they rattled. I was able to tighten it up by adding a couple leather "spacers" to the end of the stacked handle. The spiked end cap is some kind of softer cast metal so be careful when threading it off and on or the steel threads on the tang will strip the shallow threads in the end cap. The good aspects of the knife are that it has a VERY sharp fine point, and the blade and tang shaft are one piece. Unlike the M1918 which has the blade spot welded to the tang shaft. The knife does have decent accurate details including thumb ridges on the hilt of the blade like the original. The leather handle and sheath are decent - okay quality. Bottom line, NOT worth the $20 price tag, and I don't expect much for $20! lol I missed the promotional BOGO and paid regular price. Knife will be okay for display or collecting with limited handling, but not something to expect to use even occassionally...I wouldn't trust my life with it! It's a cool knife with historical significance, so I hope the quality improves.

Jeremy Duttry
Nov 07, 2015
(5 out of 5)

Got this guy in a mystery bad. Very surprised by how nice it is! Instantly went in the personal stash

Richard L. Benjamin
Nov 04, 2015
(2 out of 5)
Not what I expected

I order the BOGO (buy one, get one free) package and examined the daggers when they arrived. One was OK, the second one fell apart in my hands. Both were returned for a refund.

Dec 03, 2014
(5 out of 5)
Good Stiletto

Good knife for the price. Better than average leather sheath. Leather handle with steel brace insert. Full rat tail tang which is what this style knife is supposed to have. No welds, one piece steel. Tip is needle sharp. Blade is not, but it isn't a slicing knife. Easily sharpened. So it's a good knife.Really good. Especially for $19 or less. Stolen from the review from GAF - "An OK copy" below": If handle is lose, unscrew the skull cracker, tighten the nut, screw skull cracker back on." Because that's the fix. Five minutes if you are slow and have to find your crescent wrench. Well worth the minor trouble if the nut is loose.

Russel Muscle
Nov 26, 2014
(4 out of 5)

Very tight construction for the value....like the leather brace! Easy to sharpen!

James Mullin
Nov 11, 2014
(4 out of 5)
Not bad

Not bad had a loose hilt but was easy fixed. Sharp very sharp point. Heavy leather scabbard. I like two for one or bogo.works for me.Go ahead get it you won't be sorry.

Sep 18, 2014
(4 out of 5)
An OK copy

It's an OK copy of this military dagger. The case is totally wrong for this but remember it is an inexpensive COPY. Real V-42s are rare and cost $1000s. If handle is lose, unscrew the skull cracker, tighten the nut, screw skull cracker back on. It does fit into a M8 or a M8A1 military scabbard but not the way they did it. Sharp with a fine tip.

Aug 26, 2014
(4 out of 5)
Slightly disappointed

Got two for the price of one very sturdy knives except for the hilt on one is loose otherwise great knives feels good in the palm and the temple cracker is vicious as any I've encountered

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