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WW2 M3 imperial

Started by Screamingeagles101 , Nov 06 2017 12:00 PM

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#1 Screamingeagles101

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:00 PM

Hello, received my first M3 today. I expected it to be a bit bigger and heavier. To my surprise, it is small and light. I can see why it was preferred by the airborne. The blade is in great condition, it is extremely sharp. I already gave myself a nice gash while handling it. I have no idea if it was sharpened recently or it just never dulled. Extremely sharp!

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:52 PM

Looks like it still has the original factory edge. THX for showing !  SKIP



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:26 PM

You'll put your eye out! You'll put your eye out! Nice!

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:16 PM

Looks like it sat in the scabbard more than it was ever used.  Congrats on your new addiction, you can never have just one!



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:20 PM

Congratulations on your first ! I hope many more to come your way. Careful as they are an addiction :D 

 

Tony 



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:37 PM

The degree of preservation from knife to knife is something that could be studied. This handle is rotting but the blade is great. I have a bunch of pacific theater knives that will display mold if allowed. It might be a difference in where the knife companies got their leather.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 04:29 PM

The knife is apart of a grouping. I bought the grouping mostly because the seller said he may possibly sell the items separately if it dissent sell, I did not want to see that happen

The grouping consists of a couple of helmets, uniforms, the m3, medals, paperwork, etc.

I have it sitting in the box it came in still, I have no from to display it.

I have to see what I'm going to do, I really did not want to see it split up


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:02 PM

All gashes are nice - some are just nicer than others.  The knife is nice too. 

Good move to keep a grouping together, once they are broken a piece of history is lost forever. You see that over and over on ebay. It is sad to see descendants of vets who gave so much favor a few dollars over family heirlooms they should be proud of.




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