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#1 mdk0911

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 03:38 AM

Is this knife made during WW2 or later - I thought is was Vietnam era?

 

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#2 sundance

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:11 AM

I read that Cutco started in 1949. That, however is the company currently using the name Cutco. I'm guessing they bought the name from Utica or bought Utica Knife.



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:28 AM

Pretty sure Utica Cutlery made Kabar's, Mk II's and Mk I's during WWII. This looks like either a Mk II or a Kabar. Post a pic pf the bottom of the pommel. That's always a determining factor in WWII versus post war knives.

 

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:36 AM

From these photos it appears to be 
VN era.



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:47 AM

This is a Knife, Combat (MIL-K-20277) the successor to the WW2 USN Mk 2 and USMC 1219c2.  The markings are US over UTICA CUT. CO (Utica Cutlery Company).  With the brown handle, it was made circa 1961-62.

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#6 mdk0911

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:52 AM

Here are more pictures - this is for sale on ebay and the seller states that this is WW2 and was told by more than 3 appraisal people that this is WW2 and worth $700 to $1200 

 

ebay number 291560228832

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:53 AM

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 05:07 AM

The seller has high hopes....maybe needs better appraisals. ...lol.

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 06:11 AM

The knife is definitely 1961-62 vintage.

 

Utica did not make this style knife in WW2 - they were only made by Camillus, Ka-Bar, Robeson and Pal.

 

One correctly described just sold on ebay last week for $152.50.

 

 

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Of course there is one without the sheath and in rougher condition, also described as Rare WW2   "Condition:   Blade has heavy darkening & pitting.  Knife has not been cleaned.  Leather wrapped handle needs polishing and shows some wear. Buy It Now price is $1,000.

 

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#10 thorin6

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:51 AM

Here's a link to pictures of my Utica Cut Co Mark 2.  It's the first set of pictures and you can see the markings very clearly.

http://www.usmilitar...n6#entry1662854



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 12:17 PM

Buy Now at $1000 for that?  Big dreams!  SKIP



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:12 PM

Buy Now at $1000 for that?  Big dreams!  SKIP


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#13 jw517

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 04:58 AM

I thought it was the first made of the type 2 per say. I read 1954 ? Two near mint examples sold a couple weeks ago for about 150.00 Utica had the first NEW contract for the MK 2 after Korea as far as I know. Then Camillus,and Conetta.

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 05:13 AM

These are rather fleeting.. I don't see a lot come on EBay. I need a mint example myself,but thought 150.00 was a bit steep. Maybe I'm wrong!

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:02 AM

Two versions of the Utica Cut made under the MIL-K-20277 specification.

 

Utica 1219C.jpg

 

Top knife shows the fungicide treatment that became part of the spec in 1962.  Bottom knife belonged to a Late friend who received it in 1961.  Note the change in the sheaths from 9 rivets to 7 also.


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#16 thorin6

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 08:05 AM

These are rather fleeting.. I don't see a lot come on EBay. I need a mint example myself,but thought 150.00 was a bit steep. Maybe I'm wrong!

 

It's not out of line these days, if it really is "mint" and is the first issue.
 



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Posted 24 September 2015 - 11:08 AM

I'm cheep though. This is the most adictive hobby I've ever had. Just love military knives! How many is enough?

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 02:38 PM

jw517- It's never enough!  Welcome to the addiction!  SKIP



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Posted 24 September 2015 - 04:31 PM

The good news is they are going for less now than a couple of years ago.  Oh, wait, what good news. :o  Time to get more knives.  You know dollar cost averaging. B)



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Posted 24 September 2015 - 05:39 PM

Ya,I was buying a couple Roughrider hunters to gut deer and I saw a used imperial m-4 for 75.00 and won it on eBay. Now I've got all seven makers mint/ near mint bayonets plus a few extras,drawers full of m5s,m-6,bunches of 1219c2. My wife asked me what they are worth and almost fell over. She's still here though.

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 08:48 AM

The knife is definitely 1961-62 vintage.

 

Utica did not make this style knife in WW2 - they were only made by Camillus, Ka-Bar, Robeson and Pal.

 

One correctly described just sold on ebay last week for $152.50.

 

 

attachicon.gifebay 1.JPG

 

Of course there is one without the sheath and in rougher condition, also described as Rare WW2   "Condition:   Blade has heavy darkening & pitting.  Knife has not been cleaned.  Leather wrapped handle needs polishing and shows some wear. Buy It Now price is $1,000.

 

attachicon.gifebay 2.JPG

 

And it is still for sale !
https://www.ebay.com...aQAAOxyni9TC4KP

 

 




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