Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful U.S. WWII “Theater Made” fighting knife, 12 1/2 inches in length, with an 7 3/4 inch steel blade from a bayonet. These knives were made by the armorers and engineers, usually in the Pacific theater. The large capital ships needed to have skilled fabricators on board to make repairs and modifications to weapons and gear. Usually the blades were made from existing weapons or from steel components, and the hilts were cast from metals such as aluminum or zinc.