Original WWII U.S. Officer's Visor Hat by Bancroft
This is an outstanding original WWII visor hat with no mothing on the near excellent chocolate brown wool body and dark green hat band. The front has an excellent gold-gilt U.S. eagle and an excellent polished brown leather chin strap. The polished brown leather visor is near excellent. The complete supple ventilated leather sweatband is complete and near excellent. The entire clear sweat shield is present under which is the paper maker's tag that is complete but loose. Just some wear spots on the inner lining edge. A beauty…$110. SOLD
Original WWII U.S. Fighting Knife by E.G. Waterman & Co.
This is a nice original example of the desirable fighting/utility knife carried by U.S. troops during WWII. This example features a 5 1/8" polished steel blade with a bottle opener indent. The handle is constructed of stacked leather washers, and the pommel features a lanyard ring. The leather sheath is complete and supple but is missing some stitching. The blade ricasso is marked "E G W KNIFE". The E.G. Waterman & Co. knives are referenced in the book "Knives of the United States Military World War II" by Michael W. Silvey (see pages 114-115)…$75. SOLD