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"Search-nose" wire cutters

Started by GITom1944 , Jul 11 2016 11:27 AM

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#1 GITom1944

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 11:27 AM

On D-Day, two members of each U.S. assault boat team were supposed to carry "large search-nose cutters". I'm assuming these were something other than M1938 wire cutters. I have not been able to find the correct nomenclature for these or any photos of them (However, pics of German Army search-nose cutters are easy to find). Does anyone have any additional info on these? Were they Army standard issue or items obtained from non-standard sources (civilian/British military/etc.)  Any help or leads would be appreciated.

 

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 12:16 PM

My guess is there refering to the M1917 wire cutters. These are larger than the M1938's with the search nose ends...



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Posted 11 July 2016 - 01:58 PM

Thank you for the info. Finally have a name for an item that may have been sitting on a shelf in an Army warehouse somewhere.

 

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