Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Cardsone1, Mar 28, 2018.
WWII, it didn't give any other information beyond that.
Are there markings on the guards?
The blade shapes don't look American, but those get altered. Give us some close ups of the fullers/blade grooves.
I will test it and post detailed pics as soon as they come in! No mention of markings at all, or anything besides "WWII theater made" Like I said online listing, and these were photos from the seller...
I didn't even know these types of knives existed until I saw a post on Instagram, I can tell I'm going to be hooked!
African theater is an interesting guess!
They could have started life as Quartermaster knives. They're about the only issue knife with a similar fuller. The clip point QM below also is close. Get blade length numbers and compare them to the QM. You can't make a knife longer so as long as they're shorter or the same as the QM we might have narrowed the source blade type down.
Got a link to the listing?
I agree with John that they just don't look like the US theater knives I've handled. OTOH, if they werent conversions of issue knives like so many and the blades were made in the field they could be anything from WWII to much later for deployed troops (an aircraft mechanic would have ready access to tools, equipment and materials).
The do look very similar to those QM you posted! They are scheduled to arrive Monday so I can test the metal.
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