Early Solingen Model 18 Crutchtip Huge Guard

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Beautiful and early example of a Solingen blade Model 18 crutch tip.

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Great one here. I put it around 1966-67.


I don't have any documentation, but was told it belonged to a Huey gunship officer/crewman. The 7 1/4" Solingen 01 steel blade is 100% full showing light use and carry, a great patina. Exactly what you might expect from perhaps a pilot or door gunner.


The tang comes up about halfway in the pinched tube handle, so pretty early.


What is really striking is the size of the huge hilt, a full 3 1/4", a holdover from the earliest examples before the size was reduce a bit.


The Johnson riveted sheath is in excellent condition for a carried item. Everything works as it should, and it has a slightly used combination crystolon stone.


Like I said, no provenance, but I would wager this knife was "in country".


**Note: patch is for display only and not included with knife purchase.