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Nation's Attic 2024 Diving Into History

Rare A. Schrader’s Son US Navy Mark V Dive Knife

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Start price: $300

Estimated price: $750 - $2,000

Buyer's premium: 20%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

During World War 2 there were eight different companies that made and applied their names on US Navy diving knives. Examples from some of these companies are very difficult to find for a variety of reasons. One company that is extremely difficult to find examples from is A. Schrader’s Son. While this company supplied a large number of Mark V helmets and other components, contracts for knives were nearly non-existent for them. This is actually the first Schrader US Navy knife we have ever handled!

This knife is very good original condition with signs of war time use. The brass sheath features A. Schrader’s Son stamped towards the top. Numerous small nicks and marks are present on the sheath. The wood handle shows only superficial signs of age, no cracks. The blade shows slight hints of age like small spotting, but overall appears to have been only lightly used. When this knife was found the blade was covered in old Cosmoline. There is still Cosmoline inside the sheath.

International bidders are advised that some countries do not allow the importation of knives. Nations Attic is not responsible for shipping charges going or coming back if your country’s customs denies delivery. Rejected items can be consigned into a future sale as there are no refunds.

All items will be shipped with a signature required upon delivery and full insurance either via FedEx or the USPS Priority Mail. Worldwide shipping is available; however, no ocean freight will be offered on large items. DHL Express is an option for international shipments under 600 pounds via air. Payment via bank wire for customers outside the USA is required. A shipping quote prior to the auction can be provided by emailing your postal code. International bidders are advised that some countries do not allow the importation of knives. Nations Attic is not responsible for shipping charges going or coming back if your countries customs denies delivery. Rejected items can be consigned into a future sale as there are no refunds.