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Username Post: Which WW2 style?        (Topic#822775)
HMartin
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05-22-08 04:37.10 - Post#1529872    



We have enjoyed making the MACV-SOG style knives and are thinking about expanding into some WW2 style knives. Which one(s) should we make? M3 Trench Knife, V-42, etc. I'm thinking mainly of knives that would be easily associated with WW2.

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tstetz
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Re: Which WW2 style?
05-22-08 05:17.13 - Post#1529894    


    In response to HMartin

The V-42's are neat Hank but personally I'm a fan of the M3. It's a pretty handy knife in the field. Not a chopper by any means but mine always took a great edge and was a useful utility blade. Handle is comfortable too. Although I probably prefer the KaBar for an all around mil issue knife the M-3 would have to be a very close second for me.
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HMartin
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05-22-08 07:35.57 - Post#1529970    


    In response to tstetz

Thanks Tstetz, I also dig the M3. My dad carried one while serving in the European Theater, so I guess it has a special place for us. He also had a knife made by his cousin from a file. He was WIA so those did not make it home with him. Would have been cool to duplicate though.

I have also been thinking about the Shanghai Knife. Several variations in the photos so we would have to narrow it down, and make sure enough was changed so no one would try to pass them off as originals.

Hank
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deathtakeslast
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05-22-08 10:54.31 - Post#1530083    


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tstetz
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05-22-08 13:41.28 - Post#1530223    


    In response to HMartin

What's the Shanghai knife like Hank? I don't think I'm familiar with that one.
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benito
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Re: Which WW2 style?
05-22-08 22:51.49 - Post#1530382    


    In response to HMartin

hi guys

i found a knife from WW1 and think this one would really kick as
its a challenge too make i think because its not easy too make

here is a link

greatings benito

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Sufler
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Re: Which WW2 style?
05-23-08 01:30.52 - Post#1530446    


    In response to HMartin

How about something along the lines of knives that actually saw heavy use like the Cattaraugus 225Q and Western "Shark" or even Marble's Ideal. Who knows? You'll probably even find a market for high quality reproductions of the original Ka-Bars.

But, my favorite WW2 knife has always been the Cattaraugus 225Q. I had a bunch of 'em when I collected WW2 knives. They just seemed like the most robust and well thought out "general" purpose knives a soldier could have.
 
HMartin
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Re: Which WW2 style?
05-23-08 02:55.58 - Post#1530519    


    In response to Sufler



The Shanghai Knife is the knife that was devolped by Fairbairn when he worked for the Shanghai Municipal Police in the 1930's. When he returned to England and began to train commandos at the outset of WW2 this knife was modified into the now legendary British Commando Knife. I borrowed these pics of originals off the interent. They were made at the police armory from old bayonets. A couple of U.S. Marines stationed in Shanghai during the same time contributed to the design.

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Edited by HMartin on 05-23-08 03:09.46. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
HMartin
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Re: Which WW2 style?
05-23-08 03:08.58 - Post#1530537    


    In response to benito

Benito,

That is a very cool knife. Check out the thread we have going on it here on the Martin Knife forum. I call it the original tactical knife. It would be a tough one that's for certain. We need to look at one of the replicas some day and get an idea how the made that handle. Thanks for the input.

Hank
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tstetz
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Re: Which WW2 style?
05-23-08 03:43.41 - Post#1530565    


    In response to HMartin

Thanks for the pics Hank! I do recall reading about those now that I hear the background but I don't think I've ever seen them before. That would be an interesting one as well.
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Sufler
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Re: Which WW2 style?
05-23-08 04:50.28 - Post#1530604    


    In response to HMartin

No to this then?

 
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Re: Which WW2 style?
05-24-08 02:17.09 - Post#1530850    


    In response to Sufler

I vote M-3.
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HMartin
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Re: Which WW2 style?
05-24-08 03:39.43 - Post#1530899    


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  • Sufler Said:
No to this then?






It is a contender for sure, but the M3 has the most interest so far. The V-42 seems to have a strong following also. This might turn into something where we do small runs of various patterns. We will give an M3 a try after we return from Blade.
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brianWE
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04-16-10 19:50.53 - Post#2112215    


    In response to HMartin

Some great suggestions!!!

Personally, I would love to see a faithful repro of the Western Parachute knife.
One of the sexiest knives from WW2, IMO.
Should make an excellent user, too.

brianWE
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brianWE
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04-16-10 20:05.50 - Post#2112216    


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OOPS!

Saw someone reading this on "Who's Online".
Didn't realize it was so damned old.
brianWE
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brianWE
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05-01-10 15:33.06 - Post#2121474    


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OK...while the topic is still open...why has nobody done Floyd Nichols repros??
They were gorgeous knives...and, I suspect, great users.

Or, have I been asleep?
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sac troop
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05-05-10 11:02.43 - Post#2123825    


    In response to HMartin

What about the Western L-76 double edge commando?
Unique to WW2 and about as rare as the V-42.
 
brianWE
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05-05-10 11:41.41 - Post#2123848    


    In response to sac troop

Yes.
L76 was nice!!
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treck
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10-10-11 20:33.41 - Post#2397178    


    In response to HMartin

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Edited by brianWE on 10-11-11 08:18.23. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
deltablade
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02-23-12 13:50.35 - Post#2445862    


    In response to treck

I would love to see your version of a USN Mark 1 leather handle, as I think it is a great all purpose knife; or a Kabar type with a single quillion
 


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