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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Really have no idea on this one. Short handle appears to be wrapped in a leather strip possibly? Smooth from the age.
I have no idea if this is junk or something traditional or a general purpose one used for field work, or something else.
Would really appreciate any comments at all. Sheath is leather wrapped wood. The bolster is wood.

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:49 pm 
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2 More pics, showing thickness and shape of handle.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:49 pm 
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Hi Chaos welcome ,the blade looks good , how long is it ??
Think its a rehilt with a leather stacked handle , bolster looks steel not wood ??
See what the other guys think
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:54 am 
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Oops. Bolster is of course steel. Had scabbard core in mind when typing that.
Will post dimensions tonight. What would it be a rehilted version of possibly?
Thanks for the help.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:09 am 
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Hello Chaos..

Yes Highlander hit the nail on the head there. It a western style stacked leather handle replacement.

Scabbard also follows some European /American traits..

Id guess it C.50 to 80 years old, an hilt was re.done long time ago , possibly even originally given the scabbard belt fixing.

Although the squarish pommel seems very strange to my eye...

How long is the blade?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:59 pm 
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Some interesting modifications.

As has already been suggested, I get a distinctly American flavour from the stacked leather grip, squared pommel and scabbard alterations.

Possibly adapted by an American Serviceman?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:02 pm 
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Did this before I read the "Kukri dimensions" topic. Typical.
Hope I got the most important ones.
I think you are correct about the adapted stacked leather washers. This handle is worn very smooth, and must be at least WW2 age, based on the similarity to my M3 knives. Or it was used a lot. Feels very comfortable in the hand. The way it flares out into the square back seems natural, keeps it from wanting to climb out the hand, and also looks good. See new pics.
So do we think this is a civilian rehilted one?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:08 pm 
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No worrys ...

Well its not issue... whether the man did it was serving or a post war civilian we will probably never know.

But it most probably as Chris and Highlander say an adaption.


As a collector of m.3 knives, im surprised you described the stacked hilt construction as "wrapped in a leather strip possibly "..

The part that gets me is the machine stitched frog attachment to the scabbard and and side rather than mid spine stitching..

Such Indian examples of edge stitching do occur, but are rare... But also scabbard leather also looks original..

But if it was the frog would have to be as well..

But I guess if re,done long ago it wouldn't show... ,most likely the case I guess..

Interesting piece anyway..

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:54 pm 
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Didn't quite remind me of my M3's....and having been told when i bought it that it was wrapped in electricians tape, i was just happy it appeared to be leather. Only on following the "rings" can you see they are not a spiral, but have been worn very smooth. This one was handled a lot.
So what is it an adaptation of? A military or civilian one? In other words, any idea of how it started its life?
I agree that the leather and frog appear well done and more than just a quick home made job. Guess we will never know.
Thanks for the help.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:08 pm 
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Its not official military issue blade..

Who bought it and used it we can only guess at.

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