Robeson TL-29; US Military Electricians Knife
CLOSED LENGTH: 3-1/2”
HANDLES: Wood handles, probably Rosewood.
HANDLES STAMPING: TL-29; is stamped into the handle, signifying that this is indeed a US military contract knife.
BLADES: Carbon steel spear master and screwdriver/wire stripper blades.
TANG STAMPS: ROBESON (arched)/U.S.A./CUTLERY
MECHANISM: -Slip joint with liner lock for screwdriver blade. CONDITION: -Very Good
DAMAGE: - Normal pocket wear.
BLADE WEAR: - 15-20%
SNAP: -Good snap and half stops both blades.
MADE IN: U.S.A.
ADDITIONAL INFO: This is a Robeson brand TL-29. The nomenclature stands for; Tool, Lineman, number 29. The nomenclature comes originally from the U.S. Army Signal Corps. The basic concept of the knife goes back to World War I and got the size and locking mechanism the knife has changed the basic design of a spear blade and a screwdriver blade remains consistent. The TL-29 was used extensively in World War II and the Korean War usually having TL-29 stamped into the wooden handle as it is with this knife. By the time of the Vietnam War most of the handles were composition handles, which were less affected by the heat and humidity of Southeast Asia.
For more information on these and other US military pocket knives please see: Pocket Knives of the United States Military by Michael Silvey; page 92. Also see The Complete Book of U.S. Military Pocket Knives also written by Michael Silvey.
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Item # 38070
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