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Home Products EK Commando 50th Anniversary "Deluxe 50" #18 of 50

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EK Commando 50th Anniversary "Deluxe 50" #18 of 50

by EK Knives

SKU 1052586

Date Added 08/25/2022

# Available 1

Price $795.00

Overview

This EK Commando features a mirror polished blade with false top edge and gold inlays, .187" blade stock and 1.265" blade depth, full tang construction. The handle has an engraved brass guard and screws with stag scales. Comes with original glass case, papers and patch. Blade reads "Deluxe 50" "No. 18 of 50". Tang reads "Celebrating 50 years as America's Finest 1941-1991" "Ek Commando Knife Company Richmond, Virginia" Excellent condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 6.75

Overall Length 13

Weight (oz) 14

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Full Tang

Blade Material Unknown

Blade Details Clip Point

Handle Material Horn & Antler, Metallic

Other Details Engraved

About the Maker

EK Knives
EK Knives

John Ek wanted to contribute to the American war effort during World War II. From his shop in Hamden, Connecticut, Ek built custom knives specifically for soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. He even built a knife for the Commander-in-Chief, American President Franklin Roosevelt. Mr. Ek, who also employed disabled Americans, produced six models of knives beginning in 1941. He referred to these knives as “Ek Commando Knives” as they were purpose built for close quarter use that would become a hallmark of the US Marine Raiders, US Army Rangers, First Special Service Force, and Office of Strategic Services’ Operational Groups. To purchase an Ek Commando Knife one had to send in proof of military service. The knives were numbered and a log was kept to tie the number to the owner. Americans have carried Ek Commando Knives in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and countless other locations in between. John Ek’s knives live on today through Ek Commando Knife as a testament to his ideas, skills, and unflinching patriotism.

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