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US knives: What do I have?

Article about: Thanks Steve + Andy. Steve, quick question if you dont mind.... did they switch the blade types after 67' ?...... or was there a variation w/ blood grooves and one w/out for these knives? My

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    Default US knives: What do I have?

    Edged weapons are really not my thing, however I do have some. These have been with me for ages, so long that I am unsure to exactly what they are. What I think they are is a pilots knife, and a fighting knife. All comments welcome. The "pilots knife" is marked Camillus NY and the blade is 6", the blade on the other is 6 1/2"

    Kind Regards,

    Andy
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    Best Regards,


    Andy

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    Default re: US knives: What do I have?

    The top one is usaaf survival knife the other is USnavy fighting knife 'Robeson shuredge' and the scabbard looks like an american m8.

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    Top one is not 'USAAF' - Late 1950's to mid 1960's 'Jet Pilot' knife.
    It is the early and very desireable 6" model, which was changed
    over to the compact and more common 5" type.

    The other is a WWII US Navy 'Mark 2' Fighting/Utility knife by
    Robeson - a quality maker. These knives are widely known
    as 'Ka-Bar', another popular maker.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks for the info people. I bought the fighting knife ages ago to display with a WW2 Marine helmet set I have, and I had forgotten the darned thing was in the case under the flag. (It was on the top display shelf in my defence.)
    No idea why I bought the pilots knife though...........

    Thanks again,

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    Best Regards,


    Andy

    [COLOR=#ffa07a]
    [/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
    [/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]
    [CENTER][COLOR=#ff8c00][SIZE=3]

    [/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!
    [/COLOR][/CENTER]

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    Default re: US knives: What do I have?

    the pilots knife will have a maker and date stamp on the side of the pommel. you will know its exact year.

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    Early JP knives did not have this information on the pommel nut..........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Hey Andy,
    Nice Robeson. Here is my example, a different style from WWII....USN Robeson Shuredge 20. Nice quality knives IMO. Unfortunately mine had been cleaned by someone, and has some surface pitting to the blade.
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    The above knife is a WWII USN Mark 1 - Nice knife Bill.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    That's a fine looking knife Bill, thank you for showing. So the MK1 Robeson had the leather sheath, and the MK2 the composite scabbard, and the earlier MK2's had the "red tab?"
    The JPK has no date on the pommel, so it was made before January 1967? (I've been reading up on these!)

    Thanks for the help.

    Kind Regards,

    Andy
    Best Regards,


    Andy

    [COLOR=#ffa07a]
    [/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
    [/SIZE][/COLOR][/CENTER]
    [CENTER][COLOR=#ff8c00][SIZE=3]

    [/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!
    [/COLOR][/CENTER]

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    Default Re: US knives: What do I have?

    USN Mk 1 and Mk 2 knives can be found with either leather or fiber sheaths.
    Later knives were equipped with the composite as leather did not stand up
    to tropical moisture/humidity - the same reason why leather M6 sheaths
    for 'US M3' knives were removed from service.

    Knives most commonly seen with the grey plastic sheaths are made by
    'Camillus' and 'PAL'. Not sure exactly when red spacers were used
    on Robeson knives.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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