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U.S. Military Bayonets, Knives, Machetes and Swords

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by content, Jul 12, 2013.

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    Hello friends and neighbors // Did a search for a U.S. Military Steel thread, none came up.
    Once you know what you have. RCModel and others have many threads, broken down by type, that are outstanding.

    A U.S. Military Steel thread could...Hopefully .. help myself and others figure out what the heck we just bought or fine tune our knowledge of our purchases.:D

    If this already exists please direct me.

    During the last spike in gun prices, my interest turned to finding proper U.S. Steel to match my Military firearms. I'm hooked, just wish know more.

    Eye Candy:1873-1955
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    Starting top left and working down:

    1873 Springfield Trapdoor- Bayonet, Scabbard, with later issue Frog
    1890 Engineer's Machete, 1st type, 4 bolsters. (Philippine contract)
    1898 Springfield "Krag"- Bayonet *1902,Scabbard
    1890 Engineer's Machete, 2nd type, 3 bolsters. (Philippine contract)
    1917 Remington Eddystone - Bayonet, Scabbard (1917 Remington)
    1911 S.A. Bolo Machete * Bolo retains scabbard clip, Scabbard *A-K-C0. 1918 R.H.S.(Vellum/Canvas) *no catch for bolo clip
    1917 Patton Sword *L.F.&C. 1918, Scabbard *no frog.

    Top right and down:
    1903 S.A. Bayonet *1921, Scabbard
    1942 U.S.M.C. Medical Corpsman Machete *Village Blacksmith, Scabbard *Boyt 42
    1942 M1 Garand Bayonet *Utica Cutlery (crossed cannon on right side), Scabbard
    1943 Pilots Folding Machete, *Cattaragus U.S.A., Scabbard (metal blade protector)
    1944 U.S.M.C. MK2 Machete *S.W.I. repro**1970s ( but listed in Cole's book)<live and learn.. grr, Scabbard *1943 with Flaming bomb
    1945 M1 Carbine Bayonet, U.S. M4 *Kinfolks Inc.(stamped S and 55 on hilt), Scabbard.
    ???? U.S.M.C. fighting knife *KA-BAR, U.S.M.C. logo leather sheath
    ???? M1 Carbine Bayonet *no markings, Scabbard
     
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    Well, I don't have time to tell you what all of them are tonight.

    But you have an awful nice start on a real nice collection!!

    rc
     
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    I appreciate it, hooked now.... the 1911 Bolo did it... had to put in the photo of my Father (pre Army days) and Grandfather (in Uniform).
     
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    I don't know what you mean by "frog." Patton sabers were never carried on the soldier's person. They were strapped to the saddle, in various positions and by various methods, depending on the date.
     
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    Wow, thanks for catching that .. Do you know the correct term or just know it was not "frog"?

    made a correction ...

    Just read a letter, explaining the attachment on different saddles, for new military users and the term used most often was "Saber Straps". Possibly just the leather strap with buckle.

    Anyone have a better word or more correct description. I like the fine tuning.
     
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    Western L77 Commando Stiletto blued blade - added this today.

    Two days ago there were no Military knives in the local shops.
    Glad I stopped back in.
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    **no sheath
     
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    I figured out why it is called a frog. If you put it back on your belt, without it, you'll "Rip It" ! Yuk! Yuk! Enough of that! I bought an M-16 bayonet some time ago, without the ubiquitous frog. (Smart move, huh?) Finally, I figured out I needed a frog! I think it is called M-6 ? Anybody know where I could locate one ? Thanks
     
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    Great collection.
     
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    TYVM sir,
    I was lucky enough to be the second or so person to look at an older friends collection, before being sold off.
    I picked the ones I wanted and he was kind enough to sort of do a layaway plan and hold them... took a few months but I made good.

    The Patton Sword had not seen the light of day since the 1940s, one of my Grail items!

    The three bolster 1890s Engineers Machete I found in a pawn shop for 30 bucks, covered by dragon gripped cheapies.

    Hope the luck continues.

    I'd like to be able to date the Marine Kabar if anyone has a source.
     
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    Correction post 6...is the L77 Fighting knife.
    The stiletto is the L76 and sharpened fully on both edges.
     
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    M-16 Frog

    Frog for M-16 for bayonet ? Anybody know where I can get one ? Thanks:)
     
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    Thanks rc .
     
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    Third one down on the right is the Garand sheath/scabbard, you need.
    Length varies though, the short one I have was made from a Patton Sword. Some bayonets are longer. Hate to see ya get one to short for your Bayonet.
     
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    Ha ! Ha ! Thanks !
     
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    Picked up a few more at the last gun show.

    First is my new favorite the Colonial , Prov.R.I. pocket knife with saw blade.
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    The shinny one I happened to remember fro m Sliveys book similar the Murphy style Commando knife. It has an Aluminum grip and is made by F Barteaux.

    The large example on the right is the U.S.M.C., Briddell made Medical Corpsman Machete.

    Non of the knives belonged to my Grandfather, just included the family correspondence, tobacco, tire ration cards and the 12 scarf to set the WWII period.

    Anyone know of the correct sheath for the F. Barteaux? The book shows a slightly different knife.
     
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