70's Bianchi 855 Nighthawk #1653
This is a premium quality, military grade 1970's survival, combat and hunting knife. Made by *Carl Schlieper/Eye Brand, Solingen, Germany with the original high quality Bianchi Gun Leather sheath and sharpening stone. This classic survival knife has a black composite handle with a removable brass butt cap that unscrews to reveal a hollow handle. The handle has a brass S-Guard to protect the hand, the blades are forged from 440C high carbon stainless steel with a mirror finish. This knife measures 10 1/2" with a 5 7/8" blade with the sheath weighs is 1 lb. 3 oz.
The blade, tip and saw appear unused, knife and sheath may show handling. Judge the condition from the photos. Bianchi leather sheath includes original sharpening stone. Low production #1653.
*Eye Brand knives, sometimes called German Eye, have been Hammer forged in Solingen Germany by the Carl Schlieper family for over 100 years. Most traditional knives today are cold stamped, but Carl Schlieper still forged the steel to shape. Hammer forging compresses and realigns the blade steel's grain structure, thereby increasing the toughness and edge holding characteristics of the knife blade. This produces an exceptional knife.
A high quality Bianchi Leather Sheath protects a premium quality Carl Schlieper hammer forged Stainless Steel vintage hollow handled knife.