Looking for info ref WW2 Quartermaster knives

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CampbellAr2
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Looking for info ref WW2 Quartermaster knives

Post by CampbellAr2 » Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:23 pm

Recently acquired a Case 337-6 Q and looking to collect examples of each maker

Beyond Cattaragus and Pal, any good info for the other “official” Q knife suppliers

Here’s a few pics of the Case I just got..,still working on cleanup, but the thing is a beast!
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Re: Looking for info ref WW2 Quartermaster knives

Post by Gunsil » Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:52 pm

The PAL RH 36 is not considered a "Q" knife, only Catt and Case made those. There is another Case version, the earlier version marked only CASE with no XX. The Case and the Catt "Q" knives were issue knives, the PAL RH 36 was not.

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Re: Looking for info ref WW2 Quartermaster knives

Post by CampbellAr2 » Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:31 pm

Thanks, any references you could recommend ?

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Re: Looking for info ref WW2 Quartermaster knives

Post by Gunsil » Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:25 pm

There are military knife books by M H Cole or Mike Silvey, most out of print I fear but you should be able to find copies on Amazon or ebay. Cole's books are earlier than Silvey's and do contain some mistakes.

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Re: Looking for info ref WW2 Quartermaster knives

Post by 1967redrider » Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:34 pm

Quartermaster knife info, from Frank Trzaska. Scroll down to the 3rd post-


https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums ... ent-895313

Hope this helps. ::tu::
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Re: Looking for info ref WW2 Quartermaster knives

Post by CampbellAr2 » Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:31 am

Thanks!

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