A rare 1960's - 1970's vintage Swimaster Deluxe dive knife. This is an old school dive knife, and was the high end model that was offered and made in the USA!! Remember those days? Now all you can get is Chinese crap.
This great diver has an 8" stainless steel blade with approximately 2 1/2" of serrations. The blade is scaled in inches on the obverse side. Absolutely no rust or pitting of any kind. They used good quality American made stainless steel in these knives.
The brass guard and butt were one of the things that made this the deluxe model. The guard is serial numbered. If I remember correctly, the butt and guard may have been gold plated because they don't tarnish, are gold in color, and are a bit too "nice" to be plain brass. I just can't remember what the deal was. The butt screws on to the threaded tang.
The finger grooved handle is a phenolic material.
It is in excellent used condition with no real problems. Has a few scratches that are visible, but for a 40 year old dive knife it is in great shape. You don't see them like this anymore.
Factory supplied sheath. Missing the "O" ring.