THE WORLD WAR II
U.S. MARINE RAIDER STILETTO
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Brought Back In Honor of the
75th Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Raiders.
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Historically Correct; Authorized by the U.S. Marine Raider Association; A Portion of the Proceeds from Each Goes to the Association.
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       This 1942 Model Was The First and Only Fighting Knife         Designed by a Marine, for Marines –for the U.S. Marine Raiders!

                                                                 History  
 
   In early 1942, a nucleus of Marine Raiders from both coasts was sent to Britain to train with the British Commandos and to bring back their fighting skills. While there, they trained with the widely admired British Commando Knife – called the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting knife.

   At the request of these Raiders, Lt.Col. Clifford H. Shuey redesigned the British F-S for American production; it was called the U.S. Marine Raider Stiletto.  

   The Marine Raider Stiletto was used in combat and as a design element in various unit symbols. Today it is central in the respected U.S. Marine Raider Training Center graduation award, a daily reminder to today’s Raiders of their glorious World War II Raider heritage.  

   Today, this is one of the rarest and most valuable military fighting knives in existence. No wonder they are highly desired among Military Knife and Marine Corps collectors.  

   In collector “good” condition the going rate is $2,500 and up. The currently available 75th Anniversary U.S. Marine Raider Stiletto provides a rare opportunity to own a “Blood Brother” to the original, in “new” condition, and at about one-tenth the price of an original in very good condition, if you could ever find one, while helping the U.S. Marine Raider Association (which receives a portion of the proceeds).  
 
                                                                      Description  

*  The hilt of each Stiletto is cast of nearly a half-pound of fine Pewter, which has been used in knife making for centuries. It will not crack or flake off, as the wartime Raider Stilettos do – those hilts were cast of a then-experimental Zinc-Aluminum alloy, which failed over time.  

*  This is the first time in history that this-style blade has ever been made of Stainless Steel, for long-term quality and beauty. For increased strength, the blades are thicker and are forged – then hardened, tempered, hand-ground, sharpened and mirror polished in Sheffield England, by a wartime supplier. They are both battle-worthy and presentation quality.  

*  The Special Edition Marine Raider historical inscription is custom etched across the blade.  

*  Custom etched on the blade reverse, are the trademark of H.G. Long & Co. of Sheffield England (established in 1847) and the Limited Edition Serial Number. Overall length: 12”.  

*  A Certificate of Authenticity, numbered to match your Limited Edition Stiletto, is included.  
   
*  A Field-Grade Edition, with choice of blade banner etching and hilt color, is also available.  
 
                          Two Limited Edition Models Authorized:  

The Nickel-plated Edition: Hilt polished and plated with genuine Nickel-Plating, to Firearms-Grade thickness and quality. Limited Edition of 100. Serially numbered. Price: $ 299. 
The World War II-Type Finish Edition: Hilt darkened and highlighted pewter. Limited Edition of 300. Serially numbered. Price: $229.
Field-Grade Edition: A Field-Grade Edition is also available. Price: $199.  
The blade is etched with your choice of: 
-- Foliate banner that reads “RAIDERS”, or 
-- Wartime foliate “U.S.M.C.” banner. 
This is available in choice of hilt colors (heavy-duty powder coated): 
-- Tactical Black, or 
-- Desert Tan, or 
-- Olive Drab. 
 
Leather Sheath (Optional): 
-- Deluxe, high-quality, U.S.-made, thick leather sheath. Price: $49. 
Display Case (Optional): 
-- Dark American Oak; 6” x 18” x 2”; locking glass lid; displays flat or upright on shelf or mantel; with wall-hanging provisions. Price: $49 + $5 for shipping.
Personalization: 
-- Etch your name, or that of your Raider ancestor, personal info, etc. on the blade reverse. Maximum of 30 letters and spaces per line; 2 lines available; specify text. Price: $49. 
Shipping UPS (within CONUS/48)
-- $12 – if shipped to a BUSINESS 
-- $16 – if shipped to a RESIDENCE 
-- $10 – APO if deployed/in theater 

*For deliveries within Virginia (only), 5.3% sales tax will be added at checkout.

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Phone:      (804) 257-7144                         
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6767 Forest Hill Ave. 
Suite 315 
Richmond, Virginia 23225
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