Batson Ranger Knife

Batson Ranger Knife

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Object Name
knife, military
Other Terms
Knife; Edged Weapons
Date made
Place Made
United States: Virginia, Rixeyville
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal, steel (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
brown (overall color)
white (overall color)
red (overall color)
gold (overall color)
silver (overall color)
overall length: 28.5 cm; x 11 1/4 in
blade length: 16.8 cm; x 6 5/8 in
overall: 11 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 in; 28.575 cm x 6.35 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
serial number
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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A beautiful knife, Stile with purpose. Surprised to see a commemorative knife. As Batson knifes were generally only made for active duty military personal. Almost imposable to find one for sale. All handmade (No laser etching) The makers military record is exceptional. Richard G Batson was the official knife maker for the Rangers' in the 70s & 80s and provided some serious professional instruments to people in the Special Operations community. I was prevailed to see him work and call him friend.
Richard Batson is my Grandfather. I remember growing up watching him work & make knifes. He put his Heart & Soul into each & every piece he created! Amazing Legend!

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