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    Can anyone give me any information on this weapon?
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    US M3 Imperial fighting knife, This would have been used by airborne paratroopers in WWII. I have a CASE 1943 model of the same one. Very nice one you have there.

    Burt

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    Nice item

    Cheers, Ade.
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    US-M3. An early 'blade marked' example made by Imperial. The first production
    runs of this knife - which lasted only a month or so - were blade dated as well.
    Eventually, all information was stamped onto the crossguards.

    There were nine war-time manufacturers of M3's, which were only made
    for about a year and a half, ( March 9, 1943 to July 1944 ) production
    then switched over to the M4 bayonet. The makers were:

    Imperial -- 854,015
    Pal -- 121,131
    Case -- 300,465
    Robeson -- 36,575
    Utica -- 656 520
    Boker -- 31,300
    Aerial (designer) -- 51,784
    Kinfolks -- 135,548
    Camillus -- 402,909

    Total production -- 2,590,247.

    Imperial is the most common maker, but the one above
    is in very good condition.........
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 01-17-2012 at 12:07 AM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thank you Steve.

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    No problem. Welcome to the forum.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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