U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby Keg » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:54 am

Thanks Bob!

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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby WelderBob » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:49 am

A few 6" blades, t-to-b, Kinfolks, Western, KaBar. The Kinfolks and Western are finished nice with blued blades. The KaBar has a nice handle and a heavier blade....would be my pick of the three.... ::nod::
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:36 pm

Three primo knives Bob!

Thanks for showing them, I like the Kinfolks ::tu::
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby 1967redrider » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:13 pm

Those are nice! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby Keg » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:58 am

I would love to have a Western like that....

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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby coffeecup » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:38 pm

The guys I've talked with who carried the Western G46-8 in WWII/Korea have said the knife was awkward to carry, the blade was too long for anything but stabbing people, and the handle would sometimes break if you slammed the pommel down on someone's head. I suppose that is why we see so many of them in nice condition: they didn't get much use.

The factory would repair these (until sometime in the '70s I think). The factory guys I've talked with have said that there seem to have been a higher percentage of problems with the pommel attachment breaking, and with broken washers, than with the late G46-6 with a similar washer-style pommel.

The post-war design changes seem to have solved everything but the awkwardness of carry, and changes in web gear may have addressed that. I think I've seen more of the later knives with a history of use during the Viet Nam war than WWII knives carried in WWII/Korea.

I've got one of the WWII knives with the typical cracked washers. One of these days I'll probably get around to fixing or replacing the handle.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby grego » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:57 pm

Looking for info on this knife. "Ulster knife co". Can opener is broke, but I've never seen another with screwdriver on the bail.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby 1967redrider » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:37 am

grego,

The Ulster 5 blade with the Phillips driver on the bail are the primo of these utility pocket knives according to Price & Zalesky's Price Guide to Collector Knives. Accordingly there are 3 variations; "US" on bail or shield with a master clip blade and one variation with "US" on the bail and a master spear blade. Their book is one of my go-to reference books for verifying random patterns from a wide variety of knife makers.

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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby WelderBob » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:55 pm

These are some new one's, all are 6" bright finished blades.

Kabar with a commando handle, a nice heavy duty knife.

Williams Cutlery, I would have to call this a very light duty knife.

Western, A nice well balanced knife.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby Mossdancer » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:12 pm

Those are some very nice examples, were you lucky enough to get the original leather with them
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:29 pm

A nice line up Bob ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby WelderBob » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:50 pm

Thank you Moss and Dimitri....I do have sheaths for two that are original, the other I'm not sure.

It seem's that leather sheath's from this era have not held up well....but I'm glad the knives have.... :)
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby TripleF » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:05 pm

Just found out this CASE was a WWII issue survival knife....
It's missing the ingredients inside the handle and the compass in the cap.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby Mossdancer » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:12 am

Scott:
You are one lucky guy. I have never even seen one. I think it was a match safe and for fish hooks etc., in the handle. Probably wrong. happens a lot these days. The nomenclature is 309 Survival Knife.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby TripleF » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:38 am

Thanks Moss!
(I'd trade 'er for a Randall 10-3)

Here's better pics....
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