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Old 01-31-2011, 02:07 AM   #1
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A very nice 1905 Bayonet with not so nice, but original leather scabbard. The bayo is much nicer than this pic shows and is as close to mint as I've seen. Below that is a "Medical Bolo". A WW1 issued knife for clearing brush to construct field hospitals. Later surplussed off to the Forrest Service for the same use.



A few of my favorite Ka-Bar/Mk2 knives.

On the left is an unissued Mk2. But when it was delivered to me a few years ago, the Seller shipped it in the scabbard so it has a slight drag mark. Jeez.

In the middle is what is known as a "UDT". Early in the Vietnam war the UDT divers requested a knife that did not rust due to salt water exposure in harbors and estuaries. The Navy had a batch of Ka-Bar and Mk2 knives sent back to Camillus to be chrome plated and have a water proof leather washer handle installed. This is one done at the factory and exhibits the "bright" chrome finish. Some knives done were new, and some were refurbished.

Next is a Mk2 knife done "in theater". The Navy eventually decided to have knives chromed in country to save time. These knives were not disassembled prior to chroming. The chrome is "flatter" finished, and the the leather handles were not sealed prior to the chroming. The handles have a distinct look and feel to them. It has the theater modded scabbard. Nylon webbing rivetted to the scabbard and the word "Mermaid" etched into the fiberglass. Leg straps added, too.

The bottom two are a couple of my Cold Steel knives on which I replaced the handles. Rubber removed and replaced with Micarta.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. If so, I have hundreds more that can be dug out and posted. These pics were on my camera.

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Nice bunch of steel Rock. But, when it comes to you,I would expect any less,oh and I hate you.

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Nice collection Rock.

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Thanks, Gang.

At the old house I had every inch of wall space in my gun room covered with blades, shields, and other cool militaria. I gave away a bunch of it when we moved, and the rest is wrapped up in big rubbermaid totes in the garage. So far at the new house I only have some African spears and shields hung up, with a couple of Pinoy bows in the corner. But I'm thinking about digging out some of the bayonets and knives and hanging them in the new den.

I always upgraded blades when possible, so ended up with lots of multiples. Some of the old blades are truly beautiful. The French Gras, Chassepot and Belgian Berthier bayonets, especially, are works of art. And I have a mint WW1 German "Butcher" Bayonet. It is the blued finish police version and looks like it was just made this week.

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More Bayonets, Please.

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Damn Rock you've been holding out on us! Hellz yeah get to posting some more steel. I myself don't have but a few knives, mostly utilitarian, but I sure do love to gawk at them.

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More Bayonets, Please.
Great. Classic military blades and all Shi wants is bayonets. Fine. Stay posted.
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Damn Rock you've been holding out on us! Hellz yeah get to posting some more steel. I myself don't have but a few knives, mostly utilitarian, but I sure do love to gawk at them.
Ok. I have plenty, just gotta dig them out of their current resting place.
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