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THE AMERICAN EDGE WEAPONS OF WWII -

There was a myriad of knives, swords, machetes, etc. that were employed by US forces during World War Two. Of particular interest is the large variety of fightign knives developed. Both by formal factories and in-country made samples. This section covers both types. For additional information on fighting knives refer to our special section dedicated to this topic.

This page is dedicated to the study of some of the field gear from the period. Information provided allows the user to identify WWII US gear and find out the value of the collectables. Helping to answer two fundamental questions: What do I have? and How much is it worth?

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WWII US MILITARY BAYONETS



1943 US ARMY M-1 GARAND LONG BAYONET - This is a combination of an M-1 Garand bayonet with an early WWI scabbard. The blade of the bayonet measures 22 inches. Manufactured by the U.F.H. company.


WWII US ARMY SHORT M-1 BAYONET - The M-1 bayonet was the most commonly used bayonet during WWII. The edge weapon came in variuos sizes. The item featured here is the short type.


WWII US ARMY M-1 CARBINE BAYONET - The M-1 bayonet was the most commonly used bayonet during WWII. The edge weapon came with an M8 scabbard.


1943 WWII US ARMY M-1 GARAND BAYONET - The M-1 bayonet was the most commonly used bayonet during WWII. Full size and dated 1943. Manufactured by the WT company.







WWII US MILITARY FIGHTING KNIVES



WWII US CATTARAUGUS FIGHTING KNIFE - Leather discs handle. Brown in color. Thick pommel with a checkered top. Manufactured by the cattaraugus company. model 225Q.


WWII US MARINE CORPS KABAR KNIFE - This is an example of the famous Ka-Bar knife. Issued to the US Marine Corps during WWII. Manufactured by the Camillus company of New York.


US CASE 337 Q FIGHTING KNIFE - Black colored handle made of leather. Manufactured by the Case company. Model 337-6" Q. A partial blood groove is cut in the blade.


WWII US CASE M3 KNIFE - This is one of the fighting knives that were used during WWII. The handle is composed of a series of leather rings. - Coming soon




WWII US NAVY MK I KNIFE - This is one of the fighting knives that were used during WWII. The handle is composed of a series of leather rings. - Coming soon


WWII US FIGHTING KNIFE - This is one of the fighting knives that were used during WWII.


WWII US FIGHTING KNIFE - This is one of the fighting knives that were used during WWII.


WWII US FIGHTING KNIFE - This is one of the fighting knives that were used during WWII.




WWII US 3 POINT RANGER KNIFE - Of aluminum construction. The knife was made in Australia for the US Marine Corps. Known by its name on account of the 3 striking points in the handle.- Coming soon


WWII US AERIAL FIGHTING KNIFE - This is one of the fighting knives that were used during WWII. Private purchase. Manufactured by the Aerial company. Complete with leather scabbard.


WWII US FIGHTING KNIFE - This is one of the fighting knives that were used during WWII. Manufactured by teh CASE company. The M3 markings are found along the cross guard. Comes with a leather scabbard.


WWII US FIGHTING KNIFE - This is an interesting knife as it appears to be a civilian version of the US M3 fighting knife. Manufactured by the Kutmaster company.




WWII US RH36 PAL FIGHTING KNIFE - This is one of the fighting knives that were used during WWII. Manufactured by the PAL company. Leather scabbard. Aluminum pommel.


WWII US AAF SURVIVAL MACHETE/KNIFE - Complete with the canvis scabbard. Wooden handle. Large blade with an interesting shape.


WWII US MARINE CORPS KABAR KNIFE - Leather disc handle. Single edge blade. USMC and Kabar marked at the base of the blade. No scabbard.


WWII US MARINE CORPS KABAR KNIFE - Leather disc handle. Single edge blade. USMC and Kabar marked at the base of the blade. Leather scabbard.




WWII US ARMY M3 UTICA FIGHTING KNIFE - Leather discs handle. Complete with the fiber glass scabbard.





MISCELLANEOUS US MILITARY BLADES



WWII US ARMY MADE THEATRE MACHETE - WWII saw a large resurgence of theater made knives. Most of them were made of aluminum. The machete featured here is one of those edge weapons.


US ARMY 1944 AXE - PLUMB - Axes were issued to US military forces in all theaters. The one featured here was manufactured by the Plumb company. It is dated 1944.


WWII US ARMY AXE BY PLUMB - The axe has been a very useful tool through time. A smaller version of this tool was issued during WWII. The handle is made of wood. Comes with a leather cover.





WWII US MILITARY SWORDS



WWII US MARINE CORPS OFFICER'S SWORD - The sword has a white handle which is secured by two gold rivets. A lanyard hole is placed in the pommel.


US ARMY MODEL 1913 PATTON SABER - This is one of the most unique looking swords in the US arsenal. The handle is made of bakelite with complements of metal. The handguard has a European flavor.


WWII US NAVY 3RD COMPANY OFFICER'S SWORD - This is an early WWII US navy sword. Wire wrapped handle with a white textured handle. The scabbard is part metal and part black leather.


WWII US ARMY OFFICER'S SWORD - This is the standard model 1912 US Army officer sword. The handguard is composed of a series of cut-out lines. The handle is made of dark wood.




WWII US ARMY OFFICER'S SWORD - This is another example of the model 1912 US Army sword. Complete with the metal silver scabbard. Two suspension rings are found at around mid-body.


WWII US ARMY OFFICER'S SWORD - This is another example of the model 1912 US Army sword. Complete with the metal silver scabbard. Two suspension rings are found at around mid-body.


WWII US NAVY OFFICER SWORD - Of white, highly texture handle with a gold wire wrap. The pommel bears the image of an eagle. The blade is nicely etched with multiple designs and the sailor's name.







 
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