Long before they morphed into the retailer of trendy clothes they are today, Abercrombie & Fitch was a famous and longstanding purveyor of top quality sporting, hunting and expedition goods , including cutlery. It's a double edge stiletto or dagger knife that measures 12" long with the blade being a full 8". Carbon steel blade stamped MADE IN GERMANY on back and ABERCROMBIE & FITCH logo on the front. Handle is also cast brass with a spiral rope twist design. Handle and guard were coated or gilded with a gold wash and some of that has worn away.
Original sheath that obviously took its design from the famous Fairbairn-Sykes commando dagger. To me, the knife also shows that F-S influence.I have looked high and low online for a comparable knife but can't find one anywhere. Have showed it to other knowledgeable collectors and no one has seen another one either.
That leads me to believe this was a very short-lived thing or even a prototype that never made it to their stores. In either case it's a very cool knife. The item "Rare & unusual ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Commando DAGGER KNIFE F-S pattern 1960's" is in sale since Friday, May 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Daggers". The seller is "gardyne-vermont" and is located in Derby, Vermont.This item can be shipped to United States.