Attleboro Commemorative Knife
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The story behind "The Attleboro" is a true story of sacrifice and honor. In 1966, the Vietnam War was escalating with operations ever increasing. The conventional war was intensifying with the largest battle up to that point in the war looming on the horizon. In III Corps, Tay Ninh Province, along the Cambodian border just northwest of Saigon Operation Attleboro commenced. Its goal was to find, then destroy the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Viet Cong (VC) logistical resources, plus any enemy units operating in the area. Attleboro would slow enemy support and infiltration into the Saigon III Corps area. Among this operation was a very unconventional unit, the III Corps MIKE (Mobile Strike) Force, led by an Army Special Forces (SF) Team and manned by ethnic Chinese Nung soldiers.

The Attleboro knife is a combat utility knife designed by retired U.S. Special Forces operators to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice made by Army Special Forces MSG William B. Hunt and to honor all the military members involved in Operation Attleboro during the Vietnam War. His heroic actions during the battle saved lives, but he was wounded and lost. He was declared Missing In Action for ten years with the Army declaring a presumptive death in 1976. With this profound history in mind, we bring to you, the "Attleboro". The Attleboro knife has an American made stainless S-35VN blade in a spear point design with an aggressive top swedge, black graphite cerakote coating on the blade, and Friends of NRA logo on the tactical grip. The blade has unique slanted serrations for better cutting and a large hollow grind for a precise cutting angle. Each knife comes with a certificate and a special challenge coin. This collectible is 100% American made by Attleboro Knives exclusively for 2020 Friends of NRA events and is limited to 1,130 units.