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WWII US Army Axe-
The item featured here is a US Army axe. Manufactured by the Plumb company, a well renown maker of blades during WWI and WWII. The maker marking is found on one side of the thick part of the blade. The year 1944 indicates the manufacturing period.

Axes have been used in combat by armies throughout the ages. In modern combat, the role of the axe has been transitioned from a weapon to a utilitarian tool. The main role of an axe during WWII was to cut wood or material for things such as building a fire, building shelters, etc.

The design of the WWII axe consisted of a single edge head with a flat end on the opposite side. The handle is made of wood. The size is between 12 to 18 inches. Which made it easy to carry.

A axe covers cam in leather and canvis. They all had a single snap flap to secure the axe in place. The covers also had a wire type hook attached to the back so it could be attached to a belt.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII US edge weapons. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII knife or sword worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the edge weapons is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of US militaria in the collector's market is illustrated.

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  1. FAQ's
  2. knife and sword anatomy
  3. Edge weapon blade types
  4. Stamps and manufacturing markings
  5. Construction materials
  6. Identifying fakes and reproductions
  7. Perspective view
  8. Purchasing WWII US edge weapons

This US edge weapon is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this edge weapon. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other WWII edge weapons, you can do so by going to our WWII US Edge Weapons identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.


The value for WWII US edge weapons and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Value $80.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $ $
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A

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