• A Very Rare Nichols WWII Home Front Fighting Knife.
  • A Very Rare Nichols WWII Home Front Fighting Knife.
  • A Very Rare Nichols WWII Home Front Fighting Knife.
  • A Very Rare Nichols WWII Home Front Fighting Knife.

Item #: BQ2925 -- A Very Rare Nichols WWII Home Front Fighting Knife. -- $5000.00

A fine example of one of the rarest and most desirable maker-marked war period fighters. Floyd Nichols, a blacksmith from David City NE, is famous among fighting knife collectors. This is an early knife and has the indian head nickel inlaid into the pommel along with the correctly stamped "NICHOLS." The crossguard is stamped with the original owners name, "G.G LEFLER," who was the brother of Dale Lefler of Hollywood fame. He was born in Fairmont, NE and later lived in southern California. The fine period original leather wrist thong is present. While the period leather sheath fits the blade well it is not the Alfred Cornish example that would have been originally included with the knife. Fine original period used condition with full unaltered blade. The entire knife and sheath display a wonderful age patina. 33.4cm. overall in sheath with 18.8cm. blade