WW2 ITALIAN FACIST FIGHTING KNIFE/DAGGER MVSN
This is a rare original WW2 Italian Fascist MVSN Black Shirt EM dagger, with a strong and clean blade that has been engraved with R BO'D (probably the originals owners name). The wooden handle shows signs of wear and use which confirms this was used in the field.
This weapon was utilized both as a service and dress weapon. The hilt has a solid wooden grip contoured with 4 finger recesses. Two steel rivets protrude through the grip to the blade tang to secure the blade into place. The crossguard is steel as is the upper retaining plate on the top of the grip. The scabbard is pressed steel, bearing the raised emblem of the MVSN which is a fasces over the letters “MVSN” - which was the Fascist Party Militia at that time (Milizia Volontaria Sicurezza Nazionale).
The steel blade is 206mm long and has the typical Fascist blade profile with full length edge along the bottom and partial edge on the top. Overall length of the knife, without the scabbard, is 320mm.
The steel scabbard is original