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Nation's Attic 2024 Diving Into History

WW2 Non Magnetic US Navy Fisher Spring Knife

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Start price: $500

Estimated price: $2,500 - $4,000

Buyer's premium: 20%

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

This exceptional knife represents the pinnacle for collectors of U.S. Navy Mark V diving knives. Crafted by Fischer Spring of New York during World War II, it features a unique non-magnetic beryllium blade marked with the maker’s name and Mil Spec contract number C-713051.

 

Issued specifically for a highly specialized group of Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) divers, these knives were produced in extremely limited quantities. This rarity, coupled with their historical significance, makes them prized possessions in high-end collections, rarely surfacing on the market.

 

This particular knife is in pristine, unissued condition (NOS). The straight edge blade has never been sharpened, and the wooden handle remains flawless. The unmarked brass sheath shows no signs of wear. Disassembly reveals the legible markings on the blade, solidifying its authenticity.

 

Beyond its historical significance, the beryllium construction offers exceptional functionality. Highly corrosion-resistant, non-magnetic, and spark-free, this material perfectly suits the needs of EOD divers and SEALs operating underwater.

 

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.