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

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

Postby Gunsil » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:27 am

Hey Dmitri, are you coming to Mystic? I will have a lot of great WW2 knives for sale there, hope you make it this year!! They will have 8" tables finally so I will have an even better selection of old knives than in the past.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby montemojo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:20 pm

Here is one I have never seen. It is marked Kennedy Bros Arms Co. I think it is rare. It is not mine. It belongs to a friend that won it at an estate auction we attended yesterday.
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I hope y'all like looking at it
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby Mossdancer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:23 am

Very nice old knife. Probably made by Donald Moore for Kennedy Arms During WW II. Thank you. Should he want to rid him self of it please put him in contact.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby montemojo » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:03 am

Thanks for the information Moss. He never sells anything. He collects ww2 memorabilia. I will tell him that you are interested. He would be more inclined to trade. But I have no idea what he wants.

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

Postby WelderBob » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:04 pm

Some new additions, USN Mark 1.

Robeson blue blade and aluminum pommel, may be a early war issue.

H.Boker, don't know much about these, have not seen many.

KaBar Fighting/Utility with 6" flat grind blade.

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

Postby Mossdancer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:15 pm

A Great looking crew Bob. Two neat examples of what looks to be wooden Pommels.
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Is that KA-BAR more rare than the Boker?
I just cant quit looking that is a nice Olean stamp and on the guard.

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

Postby WelderBob » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:40 pm

Thanks Moss, glad you like them.

I see many more KaBar's than Boker's, I'd say the amount of knives they made are
quite small compared to others.
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby zzyzzogeton » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:35 am

Bob,

That Kabar was called the "Commando".

They came with both blued and bright blades.

In an old ad similar to the Camillus one that shows the "Kabar Knives of WW2", the Kabar Commando is included in the line-up. I think it was a PX item as I know of no contracts for them, and Kabar also had USN-MK1 contracts.

The Commando was also being advertised/sold after the war. I think Kabar must have had A LOT of them left over after the war.

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

Postby Mossdancer » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:51 pm

zzyzzogeton :
Thanks for your post. I have suffered under a delusion for years now. I thought both the Bright and parkerized Commando had fullers, I went back and read the article and no, the dark one was flat ground. I do not have a dark one only the bright which is below along with some other six inch utilities which might be of interest. The copied info is courtesy of Mike Silvey. Bob you are welcome
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Re: U.S & German World War I & II Military Knives

Postby WelderBob » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:59 pm

ZZ and Moss, Thanks for the good information, I found this in Cole's book.

Moss that a nice KaBar, much better than mine. The sheaths on these are heavy duty.
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