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Kamikaze knife from WW II #8113993 01/04/21 12:47 AM
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I posted this in another forum section but thought I would share here. This is a knife my Dad left for me after he died.

He served in World War II and was stationed overseas. He brought this back and told me it was a Kamikaze pilots knife that they used to kill themselves before they burned their plane into an American ship. The cover is made of silk and has deteriorated over the years. The knife and sheath is made of wood and looks handmade to me. The story is they would carry this knife with them and as they dove into a ship would pull it out and stab themselves in order to die before the crash. All I know is that when I was a kid he showed it to me many times (over 60 years ago) and then left it to me after he died. One of my favorite possessions


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Re: Kamikaze knife from WW II [Re: tlk] #8114006 01/04/21 12:58 AM
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Re: Kamikaze knife from WW II [Re: tlk] #8114013 01/04/21 01:04 AM
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Very cool!

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Re: Kamikaze knife from WW II [Re: tlk] #8114025 01/04/21 01:13 AM
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Cool... but seems unlikely it would survive a Kamakazi crash?

I'm guessing it was acquired some other way....or circumstance. Very cool artifact...regardless.


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Awesome, thanks for sharing. Forrest

Re: Kamikaze knife from WW II [Re: flintknapper] #8114071 01/04/21 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by flintknapper
Cool... but seems unlikely it would survive a Kamakazi crash?

I'm guessing it was acquired some other way....or circumstance. Very cool artifact...regardless.


Oh I do not think this one was in a crash - I think the pilots had these made if needed and my Dad got one while over there


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Re: Kamikaze knife from WW II [Re: tlk] #8114075 01/04/21 01:41 AM
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Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your Dad's service.


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Very cool!

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Cool... but seems unlikely it would survive a Kamakazi crash?

I'm guessing it was acquired some other way....or circumstance. Very cool artifact...regardless.


Oh I do not think this one was in a crash - I think the pilots had these made if needed and my Dad got one while over there


Makes perfect sense.

Cherish it and the memory of your Father.

And know that we greatly appreciate his service and all the contributions of his generation. Quite a group of guys.


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Re: Kamikaze knife from WW II [Re: BigRon] #8114113 01/04/21 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by BigRon
Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your Dad's service.


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Super cool.

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Sorry about your dads passing and thanks for his service....really cool story and knife

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If a better blade was ever made
It was probably forged in hell

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Re: Kamikaze knife from WW II [Re: stxranchman] #8114328 01/04/21 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by stxranchman
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Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your Dad's service.



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Thanks for sharing that, it’s American history no one needs to forget. My grandfather brought back a set of German binoculars I was given after he passed away.

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That’s pretty cool, thanks for posting it up.


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That's an awesome piece of history.


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Cool piece!

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Cool.


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Re: Kamikaze knife from WW II [Re: NORML as can be] #8114461 01/04/21 02:16 PM
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Very cool!

salute for your Dad.

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Re: Kamikaze knife from WW II [Re: tlk] #8114620 01/04/21 04:16 PM
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actually thats the suicide knife, have one and the pilot short sword


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Re: Kamikaze knife from WW II [Re: colt45] #8114690 01/04/21 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by colt45
actually thats the suicide knife, have one and the pilot short sword


yes sir that is what I mentioned in my post - does yours look similar?


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yep, do you know how to take the handle off? see the little peg? push it out left to right, might have Japanese signature on the tang, hope so....


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