Price includes UK delivery. Superb image and great detail. Introduced to Sqaudron in it had a range of km. The fuze is complete with all its electronic componants and measures 40 H, 46 L, 33 W. It is made of alloy with a steel front plate and is VERY heavy. Delivery by arrangement and price on application. A superb piece of Cold War armament and the Ultimate in fuze collecting.

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This is the story of one of the world’s most famous military knives. At the first signs of offensive operation on Guadalcanal, Marines received a Marine Raider Stiletto, made by another company after the shipment had first been delivered, in error, to San Francisco. These knives soon became the prized possession of every fighting Marine. Marines depended on it for a combat weapon and for such everyday tasks as pounding tent stakes, driving nails, opening ration cans, digging foxholes, and of course, defending their lives.

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Over the years, the marking disappeared on blades. Museum correspondence with sword makers such as Wilkinson and N. Meyers indicates manufacturers, primarily British, have reintroduced that marking on swords. Not the final answer but a start. We thought we knew most of the visitors to the web site but this one really shocked us. It seems it came up on a hit from Yahoo. Surfers who have never been here before and actually have no interest in knives, bayonets or swords jumped right into the quest to find a reason or at least point the way to other opinions.

We even received a few from the anti-semite crowd that we will not go into here, suffice to say they were rather vulgar.

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Mark I trench knife for use in hand-to-hand fighting. The Mark I was relatively expensive and time-consuming to manufacture, and reports from the field indicated that the knife’s large ‘brass-knuckle’ fingerguard handle made it difficult to secure in conventional scabbards while limiting the range of useful fighting grip positions. Shuey, a Marine Corps engineering officer. Shuey’s pattern was essentially a copy of the Fairbairn—Sykes fighting knife with altered material specifications designed to reduce dependence on critical strategic metals.

knife knotes part X. Updated 1/2/04 “It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” The USMC stamp is placed over the Kabar / Olean, NY stamping. The Kabar name stamping is in the right location, the USMC is the misplaced stamp. Can you give.

A “staskniv” is the dress knife for wearing to church or other formal occasions. But in the rugged Norwegian countryside, even a dress knife could see heavy use. The bolster and pommel are stamped sterling, as is the silver at the tip of the leather scabbard. The handle is curly birch. The blade is laminated with an outer rust-free lining over an inner core of carbon steel. The rust-free outer lining makes it easy to keep clean.

This knife has never been used. It is still in its original presentation box. The leather sheath, presentation box, and original paper insert are included. The ring is fitted with leather lace lanyard. A rough English translation of the paper insert is as follows:

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Blades and metal were blued, parkerized and occasionally nickel plated. Butts were peened in a variety of methods, often pinned with a cross-pin, and the end sticking through the butt cap can be either rectangular or round, and of varying sizes. Some early butt caps were threaded and peened. These will always have round ends showing through the butt cap.

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Who invented the Us mark 1 trench knife? Ive read this name elswhere during my research on this knife. It is vauge but its a start. Here is a link to where I found the name this time. Do a search on the Mark I and it will most likely come up.. It wasn’t the fork because men in the past, men could pick up foodwith their hands, neither was it the knife because men can tearfood apart with their hands, so it was the spoon that was inventedfirst, to pick up liquids, especially hot ones!

The spoon and knife share the earliest history…, the one to transferliquids the other to cut larger chunks into more manageable pieces. However as knives became more long and straight once metal wascommon people began to use them to spear their food to eat it likea fork is used tday.

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Why is the Star of David on the sword of the Marines? Anyone with a historical note on this. This is what I found:

Apr 13,  · The overall length of the knife is about 12 1/8″,the blade is 7″,the letters USMC are on the right side of the blade and are about 3/8″ tall,the left side is marked KA-BAR,about 1/8″ finish is left on the blade looks to be parked,the leather handle has 5 grooves and the pommel is staked to the tang but not in a starburst fashion like some of the M3 trench knives I’ve came in.

If you happened to purchase a knife that is a no-go, you can always carry it around in your pocket instead of on your belt—if no one can see it, it is OK. A tactical knife must be black or colored in a way that reduces shine. You do not want a glossy coat or a bright color. Once again, bright colors are a no-go and you will be forced to place them in your pocket. You can get a fixed blade or a folding blade knife but drawing a fixed blade knife is always faster than a folder. Also, since you can attach your knife to your webbing, it just makes more sense to get a fixed blade—you can get some really long fixed blades whereas folders are limited in blade length.

No knife fight looks like this. Many people wonder about what steel they should pick for a combat knife. You have basically three options: Stainless steel is soft and dulls easily. It also allows you to sharpen it easily and it can withstand a lot of abuse without cracking.

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At various times during my career in the Army and the Marine Corps I carried most of the knives mentioned above but there was one knife that I carried throughout the entire time that was the unsung hero and full-tilt workhorse of the whole crowd. The term Demo Knife is an affectionate but completely inappropriate and dangerously inaccurate nickname bestowed on a knife manufactured for the US Military by Camillus Knives and made entirely of stainless steel.

Decades ago, the rumor got started that because the knife in question was stainless steel, it was non-magnetic and therefore could be used to de-activate mines without setting them off. Regardless of the persistence of this rumor, the steel used to make the knives is indeed magnetic. There is at least one non-magnetic stainless steel that I am aware of, and this knife is not constructed with that particular stainless steel.

Apr 02,  · The USMC fighting utility knife (aka “Kabar”) is the same as the USN Mark 2. KA-BAR (Union Cutlery Company of Olean, N.Y.) made around a million of the robust and versatile knives. Camillus Cutlery Company of Camillus, N.Y., is the other well-known manufacturer of the USMC fighting utility knife and continues to make this blade to its original.

You using tang, myself haft. You are correct; differnent verbiage but the same meaning I’m gussing our differnent choices of word reflects our differnent perspectives. In the context of this conversation, Im envisioning the “modern” hawk- very often a single piece forging- hence the term “tang”. I’d guess that you’re thinking more traditional, a steel head attatched to a wooden handle My preference is for a full twenty inches or more long haft, 24″ is about optimum for me for my arms length.

This thread being after all about fighting. While this thread is focused on fighting, as I’ve already suggested, and edged tool, kept SOLEY as a weapon is foolish, and my preference for a tomahawk is based both on greater all around utility and more intuitive ease of use as a weapon. Opening ammo crates, puncturing tires if one is so inclined can of course be accomplished with about anything sharp that additionally gives a bit of leverage.


Perspective View This photo provides a closer look at how the name of the soldier is added to the scabbard. In this case it is black ink stamped. Clearly indicating the branch to which the fighting knife was issued.

The KA-BAR™ USMC Utility Knife oval handle is constructed of compact leather disks that have been smoothed and polished. The blade is semi-serrated, high-carbon steel with a /5().

Originally Posted by Sycamore Originally Posted by Colorado I have one of the “short” Ka-bar knives, it handles really well and I use it hunting and it could double as a combat knife, th full size ones are a little big for my liking. The short one has my eye. Canteen belt, canteen cover, and canteen were standard for hiking in the Grand Canyon never did the canteen cup. Maybe with a white wool Navy blanket rolled up with a rope sling!

Should i mention the WWI sleeping bag too? Actually they were made by more than one company and style way back when but the generic name kbar stuck. In many ways the WWII navy Mark I knife was a better more useful tool, made by a number of manufacturers, but had a high carbon content. Resembles very much a buck hunting knife. I still have a few Marine kbar’s in the aluminum seal a meal bag from okinawa that are of more recent vintage.

Sycamore one kbar, i think made by camillus from memory, spent 3 years in the pacific in WWII, borneo, new gueinia, phillipines, etc, carried by a seabee.

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