Rare and very early in the history of Randall knives: Vintage WWII Randall fighting knife, with the original sheath, without stone. This knife was purchased for my husband’s father by his mother in the Orange Blossom Trail store in Orlando after his enlistment in 1943. This Randall Knife traveled from Florida to Berlin with the Third Army via North Africa and Italy. The sheath is cracked and somewhat brittle, and the belt loop is separated. The knife is 12" long with a 7" carbon blade and a brass hilt. The handle is leather and the spacers are at the hilt - red white black white red. At the pommel - red, thin white, black. Aluminum pommel has the hole for the wrist thong and has the original brass nut. "RANDALL MADE ORLANDO, FLA” with the Scimitar sword is stamped on the blade. My father-in-law’s name is engraved on the reverse side. I can post a photo of my father-in-law's dog tags to document provenance if any potential buyer is interested. The blade has not been cleaned, and the brass and aluminum on the handle and hilt have never been polished. The leather has been treated with saddle soap and the metal with gun oil. No reserve. Non-smoking home. Please e-mail me with any additional questions about the item specifics. PLEASE READ. I DON'T SHIP out of the US anymore because of the significant hassles at my post office. It is purgatory and I never get the same answer twice. NO EXCEPTIONS. I'M VERY SORRY to all the great international customers out there. ALSO, I PACK VERY CAREFULLY and ONLY SHIP PRIORITY WITH A DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. It's productive for me and safe for you. I can keep track of it that way and nag my post office if anything goes wrong. If you think my shipping charges are unreasonable--PLEASE DON"T BID ON THE ITEM. ALSO PLEASE DON'T BID ON THE ITEM IF YOU DON'T INTEND TO PAY. THANK YOU. If you e-mail me with requests for shipping changes, I can't respond. I'M SORRY. I'm HAPPY to combine items for $3.00 per item additional shipping charge. I work fulltime+ and don't answer e-mail questions that I've already covered in the listing. I'm VERY SORRY for any inconvenience this may cause. Payment is due within three days after auction, please. Shipped USPS Priority with a shipping confirmation, $12.95 within four business days after payment, usually sooner. Paypal to verified Paypal US address only due to previous problems. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. I try hard to very accurately describe the item. Refunds only if the item has been grossly misrepresented. Please ask all questions before you bid to prevent any misunderstandings. No refund on shipping. Insurance extra. Check my feedback and thank you for looking.