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The Fighting Knives of the Devil’s Brigade

The First Special Service Force (aka “The Devil’s Brigade”) was a forefather of many of the elite military groups we know today. These fearless commandos of World War II were a joint force of Canadian and American soldiers, and their incredible military actions are the stuff of legend.

Their fighting knife of choice? The V-42 dagger: a slim, light dangerous tool designed for thrusting, slashing, and sliding between the ribs. Manufactured by Case in small numbers, even fewer survive today, making the examples in this video as rare as they are historically amazing.

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