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Navy Mark 2 Knife

Article about: Hello all, Hoping to get your opinions on this Navy Mark 2 Knife. It looks good to me based on my limited knowledge on US knives. It appears to be sharpened and the tip seems to be a little

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    Hello all,

    Hoping to get your opinions on this Navy Mark 2 Knife. It looks good to me based on my limited knowledge on US knives. It appears to be sharpened and the tip seems to be a little more blunt than I would like, but none the less a cool knife. Any opinions are appreciated!
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    The knife has been sharped but overall shape not to bad, nice ww2 period knife

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    Awesome, thanks for the reply.

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    Nice Ka-Bar. Looks like it has seen post-war use, which is not
    uncommon. Myself - and I know there are several other
    members, use these for camping, fishing etc, though
    I carry a 70's model Camillus MK2.

    I believe earlier production knives came with
    a leather sheath.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Steve,

    Thanks for the input. Should this knife have a leather sheath or is the sheath correct to the knife? I assumed so because the markings matched but this I know little about US knives.

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    The WWII era 'Victory Plastics' sheath is correct for this knife.
    Sometime in 1943, specifications for the MKI, MKII, and
    US-M3 knives called for the wording to be stamped
    on the crossguard instead of the blade itself.


    Below is a WWII Camillus MKII, and below that some more
    recent ones - The one I usually carry is on the right:
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Ok great! Thanks for the reference Steve! Any suggestions on good reference books for US knives?

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    'United States Military Knives Collectors Guide' by Michael Silvey
    and Gary Boyd is a pretty decent one. B&W photos only,
    but it covers a lot.

    There is a series of books no longer in print by M.H. Cole
    that used to be the best resource, but today there
    are many other good ones..........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Great, I appreciate the help an suggestions steve!

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