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#1 gap

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:37 AM

Can anyone help I.D. this knife.  I initially thought it was an unmarked Camillus Mark 1 No.7 variation as described in Cole's book, but the blade length is only 4 3/4 inches. It was from a WW2 vets personal belongings. 

 

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:38 AM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:38 AM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:39 AM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:39 AM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:40 AM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:40 AM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:41 AM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:42 AM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:43 AM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:54 AM

Hmmmmm

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:01 AM

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:02 AM

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#14 Charlie Flick

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:45 AM

It is a Pilot Survival Knife from the mid-'50s to early '60s.   Made by Camillus, Imperial and Schrade.  Cole mistakenly listed it with the Mark I 5 inch blades but that was an error.  It was later supplanted by the Jet Pilot Knife.

 

Regards,

Charlie


Edited by Charlie Flick, 15 November 2017 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:50 AM

Wow, great work! Thanks Charlie!

 

Is the scabbard correct?  Any way to determine which of the three manufacturers this one belongs to? Shouldn't there be a maker's mark?  Also, this blade is 4 3/4 inches, is that correct or was it ground possibly?


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#16 Charlie Flick

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:00 AM

Yep, that is the correct sheath.

 

Take a look at this old thread for further info.  

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/150814-an-unissued-imperial-pilot-survival-knife/?hl=aircrew 

 

Regards,

Charlie



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:14 AM

It appears mine may be the "sterile" version made by Camillus.  Very cool.

 

Charlie, thanks for the link, but the pix are no longer there.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:16 AM

Yeah, that old thread had the now-fatal Photobucket hosted pics.  I will work on restoring the pics this evening.  That @#$%$#@% Photobucket has now disabled the Album download feature so I'll have to resurrect the pics from an old hard drive where I think they are saved.

 

Charlie


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:42 AM

It appears to be reground. At some point it was probably thrown at a tree and the tip broke off. 😄

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:04 AM

Yeah, that old thread had the now-fatal Photobucket hosted pics.  I will work on restoring the pics this evening.  That @#$%$#@% Photobucket has now disabled the Album download feature so I'll have to resurrect the pics from an old hard drive where I think they are saved.

 

Charlie

 

Charlie, please don't go to all that trouble.  I have more than enough information on this knife thanks to you. 



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:10 AM

It appears to be reground. At some point it was probably thrown at a tree and the tip broke off. 😄

 

That would explain the missing 1/4 inch! I think you are correct Dre.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:23 PM

Believe me Charlie isn't doing it just for you.  It's a problem all over the internet with forums and archived information.  The majority of those old posts that could be used as reference have been rendered useless.  We should thank our lucky stars that this forum saw the fatal flaw as early as it did.  Still lots of old threads here that don't mean much in their present state.  If they were up to snuff, you could have found the answers to your questions by just searching.




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