Classic Military Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by CVamberbonehead, May 27, 2020.

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  1. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Two for the M-1 Garand; a WW-II M-1 Bayonet (AFH - American Fork & Hoe) and M-7 (aka M3A1) Scabbard and a Korean War era M-5 Bayonet (Imperial) and M8A1 Scabbard. OH
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  2. A.S.

    A.S. Gold Member Gold Member

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  3. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    This is a write-up/review I did on a Klein Electricians Knife on 17 August. 2011. It just goes to show that the Classic Tl-29 pattern will probably never die.
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    I was recently talking to a friend of mine's son who is currently serving in the U.S. Navy as an ET (Electronics Technician). We got to talking about tools and I asked if they were still using Electrician's Knives (TL-29s). I asked him who was making them and he said he didn't know -- he's not a knife guy. After we hung up, I thought nothnig more about it.

    Last Friday the FEDEX truck dropped off this knife at my front door -- unsolicited by me I might add. It is a Klein Electrician's Knife (1550-2) model. There is nothing to indicate TL-29 on the wrapper it came in.

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    The knife is well built and solid. Heck, even the blades are centered between the liners and there are no gaps along the spine. I'm wondering if Klein is actually building these knives -- they do build many of their tools -- or if Utica is making them for Klein.
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    It turns out the knife is made by Utica.
     
  4. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    Ben Rocklin, a bread knife maker from Chicago, at the outbreak of WWII, made commando knives out of worn out machinist's files. He made more than 6000 of them, and here's mine:
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    It's in as-found condition, and I don't plan to change a thing. T-A
     
  5. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    PAL took over the knife division of the Remington Arms Company in 1940 and made many of the knives used by American forces in WW II.
     
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  6. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

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  7. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    Tnx! T-A
     
  8. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Wow! I was just reading a write-up about Ben last night before I went to sleep, and I thought, "I would like to have one of those." I will save your images; they are good ones and as close as I will get, no doubt. Thanks!
     
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  9. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    PAL bought out Remington.
     
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  10. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    I took these images off the 'net; I don't have one of these knives. Made by Ulster U.S.A. (owned by Albert Baer) and issued to two different units in WWII (I don't have a good grasp of the story; someone fill it in?). Tenth Mountain Division and one other entity had them. The first version had the phillips screwdriver attached to the bail (shackle). Curiously, these and some other Ulster U.S.A. knives used the same stamps as the company when earlier (than 1941) owned by the Divine family. This makes it harder for me to date some Ulster knives. 101.jpg 102.jpg 103.jpg 104.jpg
     
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  11. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Here's a minty fresh 1985 Gen Cut m7 bayonet with the late m10 scabbard that I bought my dad this past Christmas. Interesting enough is the fact that it was sealed in a rust proof packaging by a food packing company.
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  12. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Maybe not "classics" [​IMG]
    The Gerber LMF is a tough knife which I could see being used during deployment.
    It is exactly as the name suggests...light multi function...only complaint is the rubbery grip began to fall apart soon after I got it without any encouragement...I l8ke that it can be lashed to a stick to make a kind of spear.
    The Ontario SP10 Marine Raider ...on the other hand ....I have my doubts as to whether such a thing would have been carried by troops or sailors since maybe Merrills Marauders ww2...dunno...it is a formidable weapon but its so big and heavy...I wouldnt want to add the weight to any load I was carrying...as far as fighting goes it could be used to deflect bullets:eek:.Other than that it would a difficult knife to hide about ones person.
    The huge clip blade makes it less functional than a machete as a "gardening" tool. The sheath wouldnt last long in the field either.
     
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  13. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
  14. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    Jul 4, 2017
    Finally got around to taking a picture of my two Western G-46-6 "shark" knives. These belonged to my father. The blades are blued and, unfortunately, they spent about 70 years in their leather sheaths.

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  15. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

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    Wow those are gorgeous.
     
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  16. R.c.s

    R.c.s Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2013
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  17. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    M6 Bayonet-Knife and Sheath with original packaging. Produced for the M14 Battle Rifle, Sept. 1968

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  18. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    "71" Camillus demo knife on a bandoleer of 30 cal. ball ammo from Apr-67
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  19. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Nice bandolier and knife!!
    Is the ammo still in there, @redsparrow??:cool:
     
  20. redsparrow

    redsparrow Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2014
    Thanks Charlie. Some ammo still included. Those bandoliers contained 6 - 8 round clips of 30.06 cartridges. One clip of 8 rounds has been fired, leaving 5 un-fired clips or 40 - 53 year old live rounds.
     

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