Originated in 1942, under the official title: 1st Special Service Force. American and Canadian soldiers were combined in a special task force, trained for battle behind German lines. After many nocturnal missions with their faces blackened for camouflage, the German’s called them the "Black Devils". The specially designed V-42 combat knife has a handle of compressed leather discs, ending in a pointed impact cap, with thick leather padding underneath the slightly curved pommel offering protection from injury. The double-edged blade of the dagger features a corrugated thumb rest for a secure grip. Comes with a long, replica, leather sheath, and an embroidered unit insignia. Blade: 7". Overall: 12". 7 oz.