1970's Valor Long CommandoKnife model 373

373 The blade is 7 inches in length from tip to hilt and the handle is 5 inches in length. Valor’s model 408, copy of the Gerber Mark II dagger, as well as the leather handled 373 were adopted as official knives of two separate US Army Special Forces units.


Tak Fukuta was the first Japanese member of the American Knife Maker's Guild, and apprentice to Bob Loveless. He hand crafted fine quality knives that impressed his mentor. Over the years, his factory in Seki, Japan also produced knives for Parker, Valor, Gutmann, Explorer, Frost, and Browning among others. 

  • Model: Valor 373
  • This is a rare Valor commando style knife made by Tak Fukuta many years ago - a very sturdy knife!
  • Condition; Used
  • Made in Seki, Japan circa 1970s-1980s
  • Overall Length: 12" 
  • Blade: 7" long 440 stainless 
  • Handle: Stacked leather with stainless guard and butt
  • This comes with a heavy duty leather sheath

Knife is in overall very good condition. Someone dyed the sheath black to reduce reflection. Judge for yourself the condition by the photos. 

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