I think this is earlier than Vietnam and I would just leave it as it is
What is the crossguard marked? Rich A. in Pa.
1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
Knowledge is power, guard it well.
It's a Camillus. The crossguard is not marked on this one.
The tip has sure got a lot of wear on it.........
This may be pre vietnam but in the condition its in no point in messing with it !! it is pretty much beyond fixing condition !
Steve what type of knife is it a mark II? I did not pay much for it and I mainly purchased it to fill a reproduction K-bar Sheath as a cheap fix for my USMC display until I can find a nice K-Bar
Yes - Mark 2. During manufacture, the crossguards were
often bent, so just leave it be.........
Thanks Steve you seem to know a lot about US knives... but then again you know a lot about everything
Do you know any good knife references or did you just learn from experience?
I have collected knives and bayonets since I was a teenager - US military
blades in particular, and the 'US-M3' is a favourite. 'US Military Knives
Collectors Guide' by Michael Silvey and Gary Boyd is a fairly
good book that covers alot.
I've attended all the militaria and gun shows up here for over 35 years.
Collecting has been a huge passion all my life. When I find something
I'm interested in, I research all the available material I can get
my hands on to learn as much as possible.
Lol - I have quite a lot of books, actually.........