CAS Hanwei V-42 WWII Dagger 7" Blade, Stacked Leather Handle, Leather Sheath - KH2124


MSRP* : $110.00 | You Save* : $20.05 (18%)
Part #: CIKH2124 | CAS Hanwei
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CIKH2124: V-42 WWII Dagger

CAS Hanwei

Issued to U.S. Special Forces in WWII, the V-42 combat knife featured a skull-cracker butt cap, double-edged blued blade and a stacked leather washer grip. This replica by Hanwei is authentically detailed and fully functional.


  • Issued to U.S. Special Forces
  • Authentically detailed
  • Fully functional


  • Overall: 12.5"
  • Blade Length: 7.0"
  • Handle Length: 5.25"
  • Thickness at Guard: 0.15"
  • Blade Steel: 1566
  • Weight: 7 oz.
  • Made in China
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

UPC Code: 61564200046

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
CAS Hanwei V-42 WWII Dagger 7" Blade, Stacked Leather Handle, Leather Sheathrated 3.556 stars out of 5 (9 reviews)
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CAS Hanwei V-42 WWII Dagger 7" Blade, Stacked Leather Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 2 stars out of 5
Las Cruces, Nm
Oct 14, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Decent, but way over priced
This knife arrived with the skull crusher already unscrewed from the handle. Strike one. This is a decent replica of a knife similar to the original V42, but only a replica. Decent quality, but nothing spectacular to brag about. The sheath is a joke and a bad one at that. The retaining strap needs to be another inch higher. As it comes, the strap will no secure to the snap around the middle of the handle.
CAS Hanwei V-42 WWII Dagger 7" Blade, Stacked Leather Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 3 stars out of 5
Grease Jockey
Sep 05, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality
Decent but imperfect
I've been EDCing this knife for 3 months now, in both the OE sheath and a boot sheath I made. I have put it to some reasonable cutting tasks, but now mostly carry it concealed as a backup weapon in my boot, which it does very comfortably due to its thin profile.The first thing to note, since most who buy this knife are historic collectors, is its historic inaccuracy. The originals had hollow ground blades,flat cross guards and thick leather glued to the bottom of the cross guards. These have flat ground blades, and curved cross guards with thin leather glued to them. There is also the matter of ricassos, because the originals had neatly curved thumb grooves machined out, and these have haphazardly flatly ground imitations of that. The original sheaths also did not have the mid mount belt slots, just the top loop. There are some quality control issues, albeit of much less concern since most won't use these for real world tasks. The blade finish is of low quality, and came off the top on me while eating canned fruit with it. The rivets used in the sheath are very cheap, and will come apart with much of any use. The very soft metal used to make the skull crusher was rusted under the (apparently) powder coat, and flaked off in many spots just from the most basic of carrying. One thing that has not let me down is the blade steel. It's a good spring steel that for its size and shape leaves little to be desired. Also, in spite of the historic inaccuracy and poor rivets, the sheath is quite nice and much more useful than I had thought, carrying nicely in spite of its long length, and being abnormally easy for a fixie to drive with since you can just pull it up out of the way. They are serviceable, and in handling one you have a much more real idea of the originals than merely looking at pictures. The are probably the best historic option on the market besides an actual case made replica for nearly 5 times more money, but if you wish to buy one to collect or use, be aware that its performance and historic detailing don't live up to the reviews.
CAS Hanwei V-42 WWII Dagger 7" Blade, Stacked Leather Handle, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
C. L. K
Stafford, VA
Jun 20, 2012
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Great Replica
Used in shadowboxes for Special Ops folks leaving the Pentagon. My personal favorite for this purpose. No need for the sheath, could be eliminated, or offered as an option. I was shocked to see the significant jump in price, but after talking to a sales rep understand the problem with the forge. I hope it gets back on line and the price of the item returns to a more reasonable level. Over the past 10 years, I've purchased over 50 of these knives. The individuals that get them love them.
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