John Ek Commando Knives (1941-1976)
Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:50 PM
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:56 PM
Thank you for looking!
Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:26 PM
This is like the block-buster movies of old.......there have to be intermissions before you can get to the end!!
Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:59 PM
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:49 AM
JS, I'll send you a voucher for popcorn and a coke I plan to post some of my F/S collection on your subject post next. I promise, I won't get long-winded on your post!
Robin, what a deal on that Hamden Ek Commando knife! Thanks for sharing it with us. :thumbsup:
Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:04 AM
The story begins in 1939 at the Whitney Machine Shop at 1242 Whitney Avenue in Hamden Connecticut in what is now a “cake design studio.” That is the year that John Ek, a machinist who had been in the boat business, developed a prototype of the knife that would make him legendary among American military men who appreciated a good fighting blade.
Hi GB, nice knives, great photo's, good presentation on the history of Ek knives, enjoyed your topic.
think I might even have one packed away somewhere
Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:52 AM
Thanks for bringing together all of this info and the photos in one spot for the benefit of your fellow collectors. Great stuff!
Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:39 AM
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:33 AM
Thank you for great post and information. When I was researching a few of the Ek's I had at one time, I located a fellow in Virginia (Richmond?) who had what was left of the return cards. Maybe associated with the old knife museum that was there.
Thanks again for the great post.. hopefully it will be pinned.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:05 PM
Yes......please pin the thread!!! :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:21 AM
Any pictures out there which show their use in WW2?
Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:59 AM
Awesome post, many thanks
Glad you liked it. :thumbsup: Thanks for the kind words.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:19 PM
Does anyone know or can anyone hazard a guess as to when Models 6 & 7 were put into production? I have an original copy of the 2nd edition of "Your Silent Partner" printed in August 1944, and they are included as available models in that pamphlet. I know the Models 1 & 2 were produced first, but I cannot seem to find any information in any of my books regarding the production of the knives with guards.
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