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#1 ghengus

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

Just found this knife at a thrift store. Looks identical to a TL-29, but is marked US, No. 1372. The maker mark reads, H & J. W. King, 1856 New York on both blades. Blades are a little ground down, but thought it was an interesting knife. I honestly don't believe it is from 1856, but is this possibly a WWI electricians knife. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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#2 1SG_1st_Cav

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

Looks like a typical WWII up to Vietnam-era wiremen's knife that is part of the TE-13 Kit. Danny

#3 ghengus

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

Yeah, I figured it was part of tat same kit. However my collectors guide for the TL-29 does not show these markings or manufacturer for WWII electricians knives. I read that the WWII TL-29s were based on a WWI version. My real question, is has anyone heard of these knives designated as No. 1372. Thanks for the reply.

#4 gunbarrel

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

IMHO you have a WWI, or post WWI, US Army Signal Corps knife. Here is some information on the manufacturer:

http://www.bladeforu...r-than-original


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