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VINCE MK V Dive Knife With Sheath Ca 1935

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DIVE KNIFE VINCE ORIGINAL

 

This Rare Relic Has Been Sold. Thank you!VINCE MK V DIVING KNIFE
Ca 1935


Steel, brass & wood                                                            Made 20th Century
Overall Dimension knife 13 3/4                                         Blade 6 3/4 x 1 x 1/8       
Hilt  4 3/8 x 1 1/4  x 1 1/4                                                      No Markings
Ferule
1                                                                                  Sheath 8 3/8 L x 1 7/8 Dia
Weight  3 lbs. 7 7/8 oz.

Presented is a very rare MK V dive knife made by the Vince Forge Company of Easton, PA. Vince was one of the low volume producers of these knives which makes them scarce and highly collectible. Two features make the Vince knife distinctive. The first is a loop that is fitted to the pommel on a swivel that rotates around its circumference. It was the only MK V style knife made with this feature. The second is the tiny teeth that are along one serrated edge that number 13 to the inch. Unfortunately, there is no documented information as to when Vince made these knives, but the most knife experts believe them to be first introduced in 1935 and made until after WW II.

The MK V Dive Knife became part of the MK V Diving System in 1929 and was included in the specifications first adopted by the U.S. Navy in 1916. The MK V System was used until 1984. However, this type of knife is reported to have been in use in Europe and this country as early as 1915.

The knife is designed to screw into the top 1" of a cast brass sheath which is included using Acme threads which hold it securely, and allows it to be easily and quickly removed. The upper edge of the knife blade has saw teeth while the lower edge has a very sharp knife edge. This style knife without the loop is still in production today by Morse and DESCO.

This example is in excellent condition with the brass bail intact and the turned handle in good shape. It is a very desirable and rare dive knife for the collector or for use.


                         Obverse side of handle, pommel and blade


                         Reverse side of handle pommel and blade

                          Both sides of complete knife

CONDITION:
  This knife was used in salt water and shows pitting as would be expected. The blade is tight in the ferule and is in very good condition and tight. The wood handle is in good shape and has the brass brail swivel loop attached. The sheath is missing it's leather strap, and there are some marks from use. Overall this is a very desirable piece.
 
           The round brass sheath without belt            
 
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OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are  included in this offer within the continental United States if the error is due to our fault.  

International buyers welcome, but must inquire first.
 We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nigeria, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
 
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This Interesting Relic Has Been Sold. Thank you!
VINCE MK V DIVING KNIFE
Ca 1946

 


Steel, brass & wood                              Made 20th Century
Overall Dimension knife 12 3/4“          Blade 6 1/2” x 1” x 1/8”       
Hilt 5“ x 1 1/4“  x 1 1/4”                             No Markings
Ferule
1”                                                   Sheath 8 1/4“ L x 1 5/8“ Dia

Presented is a rare MK V dive knife made by the Vince Forge Company of Easton, PA. Vince was one of the low volume producers of these knives which makes them rare and highly collectible. What makes the Vince knife distinctive is a loop that was fitted to the pommel. In this example the loop has broken off and is missing. Unfortunately, there is no documented information as to when Vince made these knives, but the most knife experts believe them to be post WW II.

The MK V Dive Knife became part of the MK V Diving System in 1929 and was included in the specifications first adopted by the U.S. Navy in 1916. The MK V System was used until 1984. However, this type of knife is reported to have been in use in Europe and this country as early as 1915.

The knife is designed to screw into the top 1" of a cast brass sheath which is included using Acme threads which hold it securely, and allows it to be easily and quickly removed. The upper edge of the knife blade has saw teeth while the lower edge has a very sharp knife edge. This style knife is still in production today by Morse and DESCO.

A very desirable and rare Vince dive knife for the collector or for use.


                         Obverse side of hilt and blade


                         Reverse side of hilt and blade

                         Obverse over reverse side of sheath



CONDITION:
  Considering its age everything is in very good condition and tight. The blade has only some minor very small Brown speckling and one brown spot at the tip, but no pitting. There is a shallow manufacturing dimple on the reverse of the blade. It looks deeper in the photo than it actually is. The wood handle is well worn and the loop is missing from the pommel. The sheath is missing it's leather strap, and there are some marks from use. Still very much a desirable piece.

 
             Vince knife shown with and without loop on Web            


STANDARD FLAT RATE SHIPPING, INSURANCE & PACKING to 48 contiguous States, $15.00


OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE:
If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are  included in this offer if the error is due to our fault.  

International buyers welcome, but must inquire first.
 We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nigeria, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.

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