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

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

Postby Eustace » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:44 pm

Civilian copy may be?

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

Postby gypsy jim » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:25 pm

In this case a couple of the knives are military.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby WelderBob » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:53 am

Some nice ones there Jim... ::tu::

Original L71 Seebee knife and I hope the sheath is also.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby zzyzzogeton » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:37 am

Bob, both are WW2 original. The red spacer makes it early production. That it survived in such good condition must mean that it did not see any hard front-line use. :mrgreen:

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

Postby WelderBob » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:43 am

Thanks z... ::handshake:: I thought it was right. I don't think this one got issued... :D
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby 1967redrider » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:44 pm

My girlfriend and I drove up to the Baltimore Antique Arms Show this past weekend, mainly so I could purchase this book - The Model 1918 Mark I Trench Knife and Variations by Greg Aloisio. Met and bought the book from Greg, pretty awesome at over 300 pages with lots of knife pictures, some in wartime action from WWI & II, and great information. 99% of the firearms there were Civil War or older and they even had a cannon display. Pretty huge venue at the State Fairgrounds, lots of vendors and people there. Probably the size of the National Gun Show at Dulles and worth checking out. This was their 64th annual show.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby 1967redrider » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:36 pm

Looking for a picture of a WWII gravity knife I stumbled upon this Case display of issued knives and cutters, thought everyone might like checking it out.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby Mossdancer » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:57 pm

Nice cutters. Thanks for the post. That would be a spendy little devil.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby steve99f » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:48 pm

Was gifted these two knives, a modified M4 bayonet and a commercial PSK from Japan. They both seem to be missing their pommels, the hilt on the PSK being loose. No markings on the M4 and someone took a grinder to the blade in addition to removing the barrel ring. I didn't think bayonets had leather washer handles but obviously they do. Pretty much gardening tools at this point.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby Mossdancer » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:23 am

In actuality you have a pretty nice pair. In their entirety they may not seem like much. But they do have period leather rings or pommel or guard or even blade that some day may be needed in an effort to make a piece in much worse condition that has real meaning to someone at least still be true to to period and maybe look even a bit better. IMO they need a drawer to rest in, after all they have done their part. I do think the m4 blade is in fact an m3 fighting knife blade and it appears to be in pretty good condition. The sheaths even though not perfect look better when repaired(A good leather worker can do wonders) than a knockoff Good luck and happy hunting.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby steve99f » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:30 pm

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The barrel ring on the M-4 was ground off. The orientation of the picture doesn't show it but there is no doubt that it had a barrel ring from the factory. The sheaths are rough, I've rubbed some Pecard's leather dressing into both in the hope of breathing some life into the leather. Thank you for your comments.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby AC Man » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:12 am

Can you guys help me out with the attached ??? Can’t find a thing anywhere as expected. the first photo is poor but basically it’s a Puma with the Eagle holding the swat..1939 under that. Thanks in advance for this one. I can post better picks with a different camera if needed. There’s some oil on the blade for storage.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby Eustace » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:00 am

Hmmm, I hope, you did not give a lot of money ...

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

Postby AC Man » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:43 pm

Eustace wrote:Hmmm, I hope, you did not give a lot of money ...

I didn’t thankfully, I know there are almost none of what this would be out there and wasn’t willing to take a large risk. Any other thoughts on it ?
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby Miller Bro's » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:27 pm

AC Man wrote: Any other thoughts on it ?
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