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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.
This Dagger is a great reproduction of the original Case Dagger from WWII Not quite "Razor Sharp" but it is sharp(ish), and VERY "Pointy" Got it with the "BOGO" so it is well worth the $12.50
Well I had wanted to get one of these for a while. Then one day they were offered as a buy one get one free. I wish I had ordered two and that would have got me four. These are beautiful, great leather handles, black finish, and sharp. Every time I get back here I check them and see if they are BOGO again. Don't miss out on this great reproduction.
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.
After looking at the mixed reviews I took a chance and ordered this. Blade is sharp and tight glad I ordered.
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.
Got this guy in a mystery bad. Very surprised by how nice it is! Instantly went in the personal stash
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Am very impressed with the quality of both knives received in a Two for the Price of One deal! Fast delivery and solid customer service, too!
just like most of the people before me, ill say that this knife isn't all that great. it looks badass, the blade is decent. but that's where it stops. although, unlike everyone else here, I made mine AWESOME. I removed that "leather" handle material. that was a serious design flaw. I tightened the hilt, and what I did was made a killer paracord handle for it. I took some high quality 550 paracord, and tied a brown and camo 5x3 turks head knot. I tripled it, so the turk head was brown, camo, then brown. and with the spike pommel this thing NOW looks like a serious contender. though I put a lot of work into this handle,(and I'm likely biased) it now is definitely worth much more than the 13 dollar sale price. in fact, if I was to sell this I would suggest 25 bux. if you will look at all the comments, they all complained primarily about the handle, and not much else. in all reality this is now an awesome shank. unfortunately I don't know of anyway to mass market a turk head handle for this knife. I bet this thing would sell off the shelf. so unless you have paracord skills or otherwise know a way to re grip knife handles, you might want to heed all the other reviews. straight out of the box this knife is a solid 2 stars, after I got done with the handle, it is easy 5+ stars. I challenge anyone to check out what I've done and disagree. to bad I cant publish pics.
Its a 13 dollar blade, so expecting something that is SOG or Ontario quality is expecting way too much. But it is a sharp blade, good for a "get home bag" in the trunk, or even something to stash about the house somewhere. It feels ok in the hand, and would probably not hold up well to extended use. I do feel it is worth 13 bucks though.
I ordered 5 items from Budk and this was the only let down. I'm a fan of the V-42 and this appeared to be a d**n good deal on a decent enough knife. Look - I realize I'm buying a knife for less than $13 so I'm not expecting miracles but what I got hardly resembles the pic. My main problems are these - the blade does not sit flush on the quillion, the handle - whatever it is made of - spins and is not secure ie. if I held the handle firmly I could twist the blade (carefully, it is sharp however ha ha), and finally - the skullcrusher doesn't sit flush on the handle. In the space between the handle and skullcrusher there is some glue. Bummer.
poorly made replica. not even close to description. not a leather handle. handle turns. custom leather sheath is best thing about knife. and sheath is not accurate replica either. not happy. got what I paid for.
It's made out of cheap materials. It feels slightly flimsy in the hand as well. My handle isn't stacked leather either. It's this type of hardened resin or bakelite and right under the finger guard was the only piece of real leather but the leather seemed liked it was stamped out and it was glued all along the underside of the finger guard. I cut it all off and it doesn't look terribly bad. Decent hiking use and abuse knife. I don't expect it to last
Good knife,great sheath.The handle was lose when I got it but upon closer inspection found nut in spike on the end and tighten the nut that solved that problem,needle sharp on end.
I purchased to use and wear with my uniform that way I could save my commemorative one, the only difference is the sheath as it is not reinforced and is not the drop down model. The blade has a needle-sharp tip and a decently fine edge, which-after a few passes with a wet stone- becomes sharp. I'm not exaggerating when I say you could shave with this dagger. The blade is firmly anchored in the grip and it sits well in the hand. Overall, I am extremely impressed with the overall quality of this dagger. For the price you can't find a nicer piece that rolls old-world style with a functional nature that can stand up to the rigors of modern work.
Nice knife; appears well constructed, durable, and able to hold a good edge on the blade. Blade was dull when I first received it, which is okay. It only took a couple of minutes to throw a good edge on it. Good price, good product.
I needed this knife to stab crows/ ravens thru a net trap that I have. I like the very narrow blade. the cons are that the leather rings are free spinning; however, with a little gorilla glue, one fix this issue. The blade looks and feels sturdy but not very sharp, that is OK for me, because I do not want to damage my nylon netting on my trap. I really like the knife and it is definitely worth the price.
nice sharp blade, handle however wiggled and turned a lot have to figure out a way to stop it, and the sheath it comes with gets the job done of holding it but i think the could have done a little better all and all price and how it is, its not that bad
I recently purchased this replica V42 dagger. My original intention was to add it to my militaria collection but upon familiarizing myself with it, it has become my newest workhorse knife. Firstly, the dagger is rock-solid right out of the packaging. The blade has a needle-sharp tip and a decently fine edge, which-after a few passes with a whetstone- becomes WICKEDLY sharp. I'm not exaggerating when I say you could shave with this dagger. The blade is firmly anchored in the grip and it sits well in the hand. My one "complaint" is that the skullcracker pommel was loose, but that was nothing a little elbow grease and cold-weld couldn't remedy. Overall, I am extremely impressed with the overall quality of this dagger. For the price you can't find a nicer piece that rolls old-world style with a functional nature that can stand up to the rigors of modern work. Do yourself a favor- buy yourself this little darlin' and sharpen it up. You won't be disappointed!
For a V-42 this is the best cheap replica out there. NO it is NOT a perfect reproduction. The biggest difference is the sheath. It is a cheap one not made to be like the original at all. The leather handle is not a true stacked washer handle but looks close. But for a shadow box or just to use anywhere this is a great knife. It even has FSSF and V-42 stamped on it. If you want an exact replica like the FSSF used get the real expensive one made by Paul Chen. Unfortunately that one is not available through BudK.
I received the dagger today and and it is AWESOME!!! It is very sharp out of the box and much bigger than it looks. The blade seems very tight and is well balanced. Sheath looks and feels like real leather but I'm sure its not. It has a nice firm fit in the sheath and doesn't fall out by itself. It took 10 days to arrive but it was worth it!!!
The V42 looks very good. Is only a fair knife out of the box. But the price is amazing for the quality. The down side is the weak handle and ill-fitting sheath. The handle spins because it rotates around the rat tail tang. The handle is held on by the pommel which treads are shallow and strip out easily. The REMEDY is to use JB weld on the tang to weld the handle and pommel in place. The sheath can be sewn with hemp cord closer to the blade making tight to hold the knife in place. Now the V42 is a GREAT solid high quality true military knife. Recommend to buy. Perfect design, weight, handle length and balance.
I got two of these and I just have to say, these things are amazing. They are sturdy and well built with no wobbling or anything. Whether you have a Mexican problem or you just want to stab stuff, these knives are pretty nice.
O.K.;Here's my first attempt at journalism:To begin with,my order arrived in about 3 business days, already worth at least a "4" to me. I'm an old guy, 61, and wanted to make a framed memorial type thing about my Dad's Army days in WWII. I'm not sure if the V42 was hanging on him at Anzio, but it looked good. I wasn't going to do anything with it really, but the more I looked at it,the more it said,"let's play". It wasn't razor sharp, and the leather sheath ain't leather either, BUT, after a while on the old 6 wheel Myerco sharpener, we were off. It's a dagger...not a knife, just remember that. It doesn't hack down trees, but it's ability to pierce stuff is, well GREAT! It's light,very fast,and if you use it to stab, and lift at about a 45 degree angle, it makes a real big almost surgical incision, neck thru throat, or gut and up thru diaphragm.Ooooch! Had Tacos for dinner eh? Don't get sick on me now, just get the V-42, and make those bad guys feel real bad.JD
Just got my V42 Stiletto today and I am quite impressed with the quality. The knife is well made, nothing loose. The leather sheath is low quality, but will do the job just fine. I recommend this dagger to anyone who wants to be cool, like me!
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