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Nylon MIL-K knife sheath?

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by Punisherprice, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Punisherprice


    Apr 17, 2016
    I had a question regarding the Mil-K knives. I recently purchased one off of Ebay and it is a 1940s brass lined Kingston with "U.S. Marine Corps" stamped scales. I bought it for the history behind it/USMC [RAH] and have done a decent amount of research on them. What i cannot find is if, and or when these knives were issued with a sheath? I've seen these nylon "seatbelt" lookin' sheaths that are not easy on the eye at all. Does anyone know if/when these knives were issued with sheaths?

    Thanks again for your time!
  2. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    To the best of my knowledge they were never issued with sheaths. We got them issued as Demo knives in the 1960's and had to get a nylon belt sheath made by our parachute Riggers. John
  3. jackknife


    Oct 2, 2004
    No, never issued a sheath.

    I spent my time in the army engineers, and the supply room had boxes of these things. There was never a sheath unless you sewed one from the green parachute webbing. A lot of guys just used a length of 550 paranoid to make a dummy cord and attach it to your belt and drop in pocket.
  4. Punisherprice


    Apr 17, 2016
    Alright thanks gents! I carry an Ontario 2011 demo knife (camp knife now) at the shop and its pretty handy. Paired up with my SOG Baton Q3 multitool im all set!

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