knifeaholic wrote:This is a scarce one - first I have ever seen exactly like this.
Two things are unusual:
It is the "military" 45 pattern, but all of those that I have seen so far have a spear master. This one has a clip.
It has what I consider to be the third variation of older Case rough black. The first two are pictured in my book and can bee seen in this thread. The two most commonly seen variations are the "worm groove" style that appears to be a hard rubber material and the jigged type that appears to be an early (pre-Delrin) plastic.
This "third" variation has similar jigging to that of Case Tested era green bone, and it appears to be a hard rubber material. I have seen this material only on the 31 spear master two-blade military jack and the 45 military 3-blade cattle pattern.
Nice find, I posted one a few pages back; had the long pull spear and a shield on the jigged black, I found that odd since that material was usually run on cheap knives.. Which didn't usually have LP or shield.