Longtime collector W.G. "Trip" Triplett, of Circle T Collectibles in Carl Junction, holds an extremely rare Floyd Nichols WWII Buffalo Nickel fighting knife with an Alfred Cornish sheath. Nichols, a WWI veteran, only made about 1,200 of the knives - with a buffalo nickel inset in the handle - for troops fighting WWII. Cornish, a longtime friend and saddle maker, fashioned the sheaths. At peak times in the collectibles market, the knives are worth about $12,000 each, but currently sell for about half that.
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