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U.S.N. Mk2 KA-BAR Fighting /Utility Knife With Fiberglass Scabbard
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1UEW-1. U.S. KA-BAR fighting knife made by “Union Cutlery Company, Olean, New York,” (the manufacturer of KABAR knives). This example has a dark brown leather washer grip, without fiber spacers at the pommel and cross guard. The leather bears the usual signs of age, wear, bumps, scuffs, nicks and small gouges consistent with a knife that has seen moderate to near heavy use. The leather has been burnished dark brown from handling and exposure to the weather; the leather it does not appear to have been cleaned, oiled, preserved or otherwise tampered with. The large, thick, pommel exhibits light signs of age and wear and it is devoid of its original Parkerized finish; the metal has turned to a, pleasing, deep red patina; the pommel end has a recessed, peened over, design and is constructed without a securing pin. The top and bottom of the cross guard is aged, worn and has signs of surface rust and deep red patina and is pretty much completely devoid of its original Parkerized finish; both ends of the cross guard are bent; it appears that this was done purposely as it is very difficult to bend this par of the knife. There are no signs that the pommel or cross guard have been cleaned. The 6-3/4-inch long blade has only light traces of its Parkerized finish. The blade and the short false edge have been sharpened and the very tip altered from its original length. The blade exhibits moderate to heavy surface wear, scuffs, scratches and file marks where the short false edge has been sharpened, (the long edge has been more carefully sharpened). One side of the blade is marked, just below the cross guard, “KA-BAR, Orlean, N.Y.,” the other side of the blade is marked, USN.” The Navy gray painted fiberglass scabbard has a heavy, dark gray colored web belt loop, which is heavily aged, lightly worn and has moderately heavy embedded soil; no holes, frays or other damage; the belt loop has metal rivets, a brass snap and alloy belt tips; the blackened finish on the metal parts is mostly worn to tarnished base metal. The front of the metal throat is stamped, “U S N MK 2;” the reverse is stamped, “NORD-4723, B.M. Co., 6, VP.” The metal throat is aged and has just a hint of its original light Parkerized finish, which has tarnished and is starting to turn to a red patina. The fiberglass scabbard retains almost all of its original Navy gray painted finish, which is aged, scuffed, scratched and very lightly worn. The fiberglass material has separated along each edge; one edge clearly has been repaired with glue at some time; the remaining edge has not separated enough for someone to attempt a repair; there is a moderate chip missing from the repaired edge. There is a small drain hole at the bottom of the scabbard. Unfortunately, the description may tend to make the knife seem worse than it really is. This genuine KABAR knife and scabbard has seen some use, however, they are still quite sound and suitable for reenacting or collecting, as a representative example, until a better one comes along. About Vg- $125.00 SOLD

KA-BAR, Scabbard, Stamped, USMC -BOYT- 42
KabarScabbard.JPG (18510 bytes) 1UEW-2. Thick, dark brown, leather scabbard for the USMC, KA-BAR, fighting knife. The blade part of the scabbard is machine stitched and is reinforced by means of eight, thin, brass staples, at various positions, along the length of the stitching and there is a hole at the tip for attaching a lanyard; the top part of the scabbard has a wide belt loop and a ľ-inch wide leather strap, with a blackened brass snap, to secure grip. The leather, just below the securing strap, is stamped, “USMC BOYT 42,” (the date could be 43, as the stamping is aged, worn and not completely legible). The scabbard exhibits heavy signs of use; the leather has overall scuffs, bumps, nicks, scratches and one light cut; the leather has darkened from age and there is a surface crack in the leather belt loop area near the throat. None of these deficiencies are of a very serious nature; the stitching and staples are intact and the leather is still very sound, and serviceable, (although we don’t suggest actually strapping it on and using it). There is very minor and insignificant verdigris on the brass staples. The original owner has carved the letters “BL,” on the backside of the belt loop. A very sound scabbard with lots of, “ I was there,” character. These scabbards do not turn up often; those that have them, hang on to them, in hopes that they will find a knife. Find one if you can.  SCARCE. About Vg-. $65.00 SOLD
U.S. M1942, 16-inch Bayonet Made By Union Fork & Hoe Co., Dated 1942, Complete With Unusual White Painted U.S.N. MK1 Plastic Scabbard  - For the M1903 & M1 Garand Rifles
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1UEW-3. The original black plastic grips are in near excellent condition, exhibiting one a small scratch on one side, as well as a few minor nicks and dings, (nothing severely detracting). The metal pommel retains approximately 95% if its original dark gray Parkerized finish, with light and insignificant wear on the highlights; the Parkerized finish on the cross guard exhibits slightly more wear but still retains 90%, or more original finish; there is also minor storage dust that has adhered to the remnants of Cosmoline on the metal parts. The 16-inch unsharpened blade retains approximately 90%, or more, of its original dark gray Parkerized finish and has a 12-1/4-inch blood groove on each side; it exhibits very light signs of scabbard wear and has a slightly crude style of construction showing light tool marks. The finish is worn to the base metal, on each side, at the tip, (approx. 1-5/8-inch from the point). The blade is stamped, on one side, just below the cross guard, "U.F.H.," (Union Fork & Hoe Co.), "U.S.," including a stylized ordnance bomb and is dated 1942; there is a small, lightly stamped, ordnance bomb on the reverse side, as well. The spring release button is intact and operates smoothly. The fiberglass scabbard was re-painted white, years ago; the white painted finish exhibits some light chips, scratches, scuffs and soil and the paint has aged to a pleasing cream color finish. The metal throat on the scabbard exhibits very light signs of age and insignificant wear; it retains 90%, or more, of its original, lightly Parkerized, factory finish, that has darkened from age. There is white paint residue on the throat and there are some heavy white paint drips on the fiberglass but they don’t look too bad. The front of the scabbard throat is stamped U.S.N. MK1. This bayonet is in at least Vg+ condition; it has never been cleaned, oiled, polished, or otherwise tampered with. Our assumption is that the bayonet had some Navy use such as a Navy Guard, Shore or Beach Patrol, (???). A very nice example. Vg.  $175.00 SOLD

U.S. M3 Trench Knife, Made By Utica Cutlery Company, Utica, New York, With U.S. M8 Scabbard 
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1UEW-4. The M3 fighting knife was developed in 1943 and manufactured by over nine different firms. This example has a dark brown leather washer grip without fiber spacers at the pommel and cross guard; the grip has eight deep groves and exhibits moderate overall bumps, scuffs, scratches and nicks consistent with light to moderate handling and actual use, the leather ring at the bottom of the grip has a horizontal separation,  (nothing serious). The grip has darkened over the years from handling and weather; it does not appear to have been cleaned, oiled, preserved or otherwise tampered with. The pommel exhibits light to moderate signs of use; there is no trace of original Parkerizing on the pommel, it is worn to a bright silver base metal finish, (apparently cleaned). The pommel end has a peened over, “starburst,” design and is stamped with the U.S. Ordnance flaming bomb design. The cross guard exhibits light to moderate signs of use; one end of the cross guard is bent in a downward direction, (correct for this knife); the under side, of the straight end, is stamped, “U.S. M3 Utica.” The cross guard has no trace of its original Parkerizing; it is worn to a bright silver base metal finish, (apparently cleaned). The 6-3/4-inch long blade retains, 98%, or more, of its lightly Parkerized finish; it has not been sharpened and it retains its original factory shape and length; The blade exhibits very light surface wear, scuffs and insignificant surface scratches, from the internal scabbard keeper, caused by putting the knife in and taking it out of, the scabbard. It doesn’t look like the knife was actually taken out of the scabbard very much. The OD painted fiberglass scabbard has a heavy, light olive colored, web belt loop, which is light to moderately aged, shows light wear and has light to moderate signs of soil; no holes, frays or other damage; the belt loop has metal rivets, a brass snap and alloy belt tips; there is no wire hanger for attaching to the pistol belt, (correct for this knife); the finish on the metal parts is mostly worn to base metal. The metal throat is aged and lightly worn; the original Parkerized finish is worn to base metal in spots. The front of the throat is stamped; “USM8 B.M. Co,” the backside of the throat is unmarked. The light olive green painted finish on the fiberglass scabbard is lightly aged, has very light signs of wear, light soil and has several, light to moderate, scratches and scuffs to the painted surface, as well as a few light nicks and bumps; approximately 95%, or more of the original paint still remains; the fiberglass is not cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged. The backside of the fiberglass is marked, “VP 2,” (Victory Plastic). A very worthy example. Vg.  $175.00  SOLD

U.S. M1905E1 10-inch, Cut Down Bayonet, (Spear Point Tip), Made By U.F.H.  - (Union Fork & Hoe) - Complete With Fiberglass Scabbard - For The M1903 & M1 Garand Rifles
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1UEW-5. In late 1942 the U.S. Government decided to cut 6-inches from the blades of existing 16-inch M-905/M-1942 bayonets and termed them M-1905E1. The original black plastic grips are in near excellent condition, exhibiting, very minor and insignificant signs of age, handling and very light soil, (nothing at all detracting). The metal pommel, cross guard and other metal grip parts exhibit very insignificant signs of age; they retain approximately 99% of their original dark gray Parkerized finish. The 10-inch factory sharpened blade, (factory cut down variation with spear point tip), retains approximately 95%, or more, of its original dark gray Parkerized finish; Because the blade has been cut down from a longer blade the blood groove runs to the tip of the blade on one side and almost to the tip on the reverse side. The blade exhibits very light signs of scabbard wear and has light signs of tool marks in the blood grove. The blade is stamped, on one side, just below the cross guard, “U.S. U.F.H. 1943” and includes a very stylized ordnance bomb; the reverse side of the blade is unmarked. The spring release button is intact and operates smoothly. The olive green fiberglass scabbard retains approximately 90% of its, re-painted, finish, which is aged, worn and lightly soiled from handling and use; there are moderate dings, scratches, scuffs and paint chips consistent with moderate use, (nothing seriously detracting). The metal throat on the scabbard is aged, lightly worn and retains approximately 40% of its original lightly Parkerized finish that is starting to turn to a red rust patina in spots. The front of the scabbard throat is stamped, “U.S,” within an ordnance flaming bomb. The backside of the fiberglass is embossed, “VP,” (Victory Plastics), 25. The scabbard would rate about Vg. The bayonet is in excellent condition; it has never been cleaned, oiled, polished, or otherwise tampered with and is in excellent condition. A very nice example of a M1905E1 variation. $125.00 SOLD

Theatre Made Combat Knife With Handmade Brown Leather  Scabbard  

TheaterMadeCombatKnife.JPG (45923 bytes) 1UEW-6. This knife exhibits a two-piece, smooth, oval shaped, tapered, heavy aluminum grip; the pommel and cross guard are integral to each half of the grip. The grip is tightly fitted to the tang of the blade and held securely in place by two, ˝-inch diameter, aluminum pins. The pommel and cross guard are crudely painted with dark olive green paint. The grip is in Vg condition showing some minor signs of age, as well as fine sanding marks created during its construction. The unfinished steel blade has a short, unsharpened false edge on top; the blade is 6-3/16-inch long x 1-5/16-inch wide, with a very thin spine of 1/16-inch; the blade is strong and flexible. The blade has been sharpened and exhibits moderate signs of age from handling and light use. The handmade, medium brown colored, heavy leather scabbard is held together with eleven blackened metal, flat head, military style, split rivets, as well as a ˝-inch, black leather securing strap with a black metal snap; it has a rawhide lanyard attached though a hole at the bottom. The backside of the scabbard has two black leather belt loops for attaching to a belt. The backside is hand lettered, “Hand Made 1944,” (appears to be a later inscription), and has a large area where additional writing, probably the original owners name, has been obliterated with black ink. The scabbard exhibits minor darkening, as well as, light bumps, scuffs and nicks from handling and use, however, it still retains a strong medium brown color; the scabbard does not appear to have been cleaned, oiled, preserved or otherwise tampered with. An excellent example of a theatre made combat knife. Vg. $95.00 SOLD
U.S. Navy Mark 2 Knife Made by, “Pal,” Pal Blade & Tool Company, Plattsburg, New York – With Brown Leather Scabbard 
Mk2PalUSN.JPG (35794 bytes) 1UEW-7. U.S. MK2 Fighting Knife made by, “Pal,” (Pal Blade & Tool Company, Plattsburg, New York). This knife has a dark brown leather washer grip that exhibits, mostly light, (some moderate) bumps, scuffs and nicks with red fiber spacers at the pommel and cross guard. The grip has darkened from handling and use; the grip it does not appear to have been cleaned, oiled, preserved or otherwise tampered with. The Parkerized pommel has retained most of its original Parkerized finish, which has darkened over the years and has virtually no signs of wear. The cross guard retains approximately 95% of its original Parkerized finish that is lightly worn on the highlights. The very lightly sharpened, unaltered, 7-inch blade retains about 50% of its original medium gray colored Parkerized finish showing light scratches, several small black spots, as well as wear to the highlights from handling and actual use. One side of the blade is stamped, “U.S. Navy,” the reverse side is stamped, “RH Pal 37, Made In U.S.A.” The medium brown colored leather scabbard is machine stitched and has seven, blackened brass, round head split rivets as well as two, blackened brass, flat head multi split rivets at the throat; the rivets are aged and have a light overall covering of verdigris. The leather at the throat of the scabbard is stamped, “U.S.N.” The upper part of the scabbard has a large loop for attaching to a belt, as well as, a ľ-inch leather strap with a blackened brass snap to secure the grip when in the scabbard. The original owner has scratched his initials, (C.E.S.), into the leather on the backside; there is very light stenciling on the backside as well. The scabbard exhibits light to moderate darkening, as well as, light to moderate bumps, scuffs and nicks from handling and use, however, it still retains a strong medium brown color; the scabbard does not appear to have been cleaned, oiled, preserved or otherwise tampered with. A very worthy example. Overall Vg. $225.00 SOLD
KA-BAR Fighting Utility Knife With Leather Scabbard  
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1UEW-8. KA-BAR fighting knife made by “Union Cutlery Company, Olean, New York.” This knife has a dark brown leather washer grip, (without fiber spacers at the pommel and cross guard), that’s in about Vg- condition; it bears the usual signs of bumps, scuffs, nicks and small gouges consistent with a knife that has seen heavy use. The leather has been burnished dark brown from constant handling and exposure to the weather while in use. This example has a thick, slightly larger, pommel that is devoid of its original Parkerized finish; it exhibits, overall, light to moderate surface pitting and is starting to acquire a deep, dark red, rust patina; it has a rectangular tang that is peened onto the pommel, and is without a securing pin. The top and bottom of the cross guard is also completely devoid of its original Parkerized finish and now exhibits spots of surface pitting and is starting to acquire a deep, dark red, rust patina; there are shiny spots on the top of the cross guard where someone has attempted to clean the finish, the bottom does not appear to have been tampered with. The 7-inch blade is also devoid of its original Parkerized finish, there are only slight signs of the original finish where the blade comes into contact with the cross guard. The blade has been sharpened but not enough to alter the integrity of the length or shape. The blade is a dull silver color and exhibits light surface scratches, black carbon spotting, some red rust patina as well as, one small, and a few extremely tiny nicks in the cutting edge. The backside of the blade has seven or so, small, to moderate size nicks; it almost looks like someone put them there purposely. The medium brown colored leather scabbard is machine stitched and has nine, thin, staples that have light verdigris on them; there is a is a large loop for attaching the unit to a belt and a 5/8-inch leather strap, with a brass snap, to secure the grip when the knife is in the scabbard there is a hole at the tip for attaching a lanyard. The scabbard exhibits moderate to heavy signs of age and use, it has darkened from age and has moderate, (some heavy), scuffs, nicks, small gouges and surface cracks from handling and actual use; the original owner has carved the letters “R J P,” on the front. The leather strap has surface cracks in the leather, it's still quite sound, however, caution should be taken when snapping and un-snapping the snap. Unfortunately, the description may tend make the knife seem worse than it really is. This knife and scabbard has seen hard use, but it’s quite suitable for reenacting or collecting as a representative example until a better one comes along. A very, “salty,” example with lots of character. Unfortunately, the image is not very flattering picture. Good+. $89.00 SOLD

U.S. M1, 10-inch Bayonet Made by "Pal," PAL Blade & Tool Company, Plattsburg, New York - Complete With Fiberglass Scabbard  - For The M1903 & M1 Garand Rifles
M1Bayo10inchPal1var.JPG (39421 bytes) 1UEW-9. The original black plastic grips are in near excellent condition, exhibiting, a few, very minor surface scratches, scuffs and dings, (nothing at all detracting). The metal pommel, cross guard and other metal grip parts exhibit very minor signs of age and wear and have toned to a pleasing deep red patina. The 10-inch unsharpened blade, (not cut a cut down variation), retains approximately 98%, or more, of its original dark gray Parkerized finish and has a 6-inch blood groove on each side; the blade exhibits very light signs of scabbard wear and has a slightly crude style of construction showing light signs of tool marks, as per normal with PAL produced bayonets. The blade is stamped, on one side, just below the cross guard, “U.S. PAL," (The PAL is within an oval border and includes a stylized ordnance bomb as well; the reverse side of the blade is unmarked. The spring release button is intact and operates smoothly. The dark, matte, olive drab painted fiberglass scabbard retains approximately 99% of its original painted finish, which is very lightly aged and lightly soiled from handling and storage; there are a few, very minor chips and scratches, in the paint, along the edge of the scabbard, near the tip (nothing detracting or unsightly). The metal throat on the scabbard is very lightly aged and retains approximately 99% of its original lightly Parkerized finish that has darkened a bit from age and handling. The front of the scabbard throat is stamped, “U.S.,” within an ordnance flaming bomb. This bayonet is in at excellent condition; it has never been cleaned, oiled, polished, or otherwise tampered with. An exceptional example, no disappointments here. Excellent+. $225.00 SOLD
U.S. M1905E1 10-inch, Cut Down Bayonet, (Spear Point Tip), Made By U.C. - (Utica Cutlery Company, Utica, New York) - For The M1903 & M1 Garand Rifles – No Scabbard
M1905E1UCns.jpg (37708 bytes) 1UEW-10. In late 1942 the U.S. Government decided to cut 6-inches from the blades of existing 16-inch M-905/M-1942 bayonets and termed them M-1905E1. The original black plastic grips are in near excellent condition, exhibiting, very minor and insignificant signs of age, handling and very light soil, (nothing at all detracting). The metal pommel, cross guard and other metal grip parts exhibit very insignificant signs of age; they retain approximately 99% of their original dark gray Parkerized finish. The 10-inch factory sharpened blade, (factory cut down spear point variation), retains approximately 98%, or more, of its original dark gray Parkerized finish; Because the blade has been cut down from a longer blade, the blood groove runs to the tip of the blade on both sides. The blade exhibits extremely light scratches and scuffs from handling and storage. The blade is stamped, on one side, just below the cross guard, “U.S. U.C. 1942” and includes an ordnance flaming bomb design; the reverse side of the blade is lightly stamped with the ordnance, “crossed cannon,” insignia within a circle, as well as other letters that are not completely legible, (the entire stamping on this side of the blade is very light and not completely legible). The spring release button is intact and operates smoothly. The bayonet is in excellent condition; it has never been cleaned, oiled, polished, or otherwise tampered with. A very fine example of a M1905E1 variation. Excellent $95.00 SOLD
A Large Fighting Knife Constructed From A U.S. Military, Landers Frary & Clark Butcher/Kitchen Knife - With Brown Leather Scabbard 
LF&CkitchenKnife.JPG (43783 bytes) 1UEW-11. Landers Frary & Clark Company was an old established company located in New Britain, Connecticut. It was originally organized about 1848 in New Hartford, Connecticut. The company manufactured a wide range of commercial household and kitchenware items under the name of, “Universal.” During WW1 and WW2 the company suspended their commercial business and produced knives, mess gear and various other metal products for the U.S. military. This knife is approximately 14-1/2-inches overall length and has a 1-1/4-inch wide x 4-5/8-inch long, tapered, hard wood, (oak), handle which is secured to the tang by means of three ˝-inch diameter, tarnished, brass rivets; the heads of the rivets are fashioned flat and smooth with the grip; the grips sandwich the metal tang, which can be seen fully along the edges of the grip. The wood has darkened over the ages and they have picked up some rust, in spots, from the tang, however they are still intact and very sound. There is a short alloy cross guard with a finger rest at the base of the grip. The blade is approximately 9-3/8-inch long x 1-3/8-inch wide x 1/8-inch thick; it is very sturdy but flexible; the blade tapers to a slightly uplifted tip and has a 6-1/2-inch, top, false edge, which is not quite so false. The steel blade has been sharpened along its length, as well as along the top false edge, sharpening marks can bee seen throughout the blade; the temper of the steel will allow for an extremely sharp edge, (still quite sharp). One side of the blade is stamped, “U.S. Landers Frary & Clark,” the words, “Landers” and “Clark,” are not completely visible due to surface age and wear. The blade has overall black carbon spotting, as well as moderate, black, surface pitting; the marked side is in slightly better condition than the other side. The brown leather scabbard appears to be professionally made to fit the knife. The scabbard is machine stitched and has metal rivets at stress points. The leather is somewhat supple, however it did not fare well over the years. The leather has darkened with age and has picked up moisture causing blackening and some deterioration mostly on the backside. Two of the rivets at the throat are missing and there are holes where they once were. The upper part of the scabbard has a large belt loop that would easily fit over the combat pistol belt; the leather belt, which once secured the grip, is not present. It’s somewhat evident that the original owner reshaped and configured the blade to be a formidable weapon; this was a common practice during WW2. Overall heavy signs of age and use, the he leather scabbard and the knife would rate, overall, about Good. A very unique and interesting piece of military memorabilia. $89.00

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