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WWII Fighting Knives of the Wisconsin Vocational Schools Display


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#1 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 04:04 AM

I posted this in the edged weapons category, but I was thinking that this really qualifies as a home front effort as well.  At the last Badger Military Show I put up a small display of my collection of the knives made by the vocational schools here in Fond Du Lac and Fort Atkinson. Made out of leaf springs, they were made by Legionaries, teachers and students and given to local service men free of charge. I will also have a revised display at the Next Badger show in August.

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#2 Josh B.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 04:15 AM

Interesting- I'd have never known.



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 04:21 AM

Nice display Sir



#4 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 11:55 AM

Check out this month's issue of Military Trader Magazine for an article I wrote on these knives!

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 08:07 AM

Never seen one, interesting theme, thank`s for posting.



#6 dhodak

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:16 AM

Very interesting, How where the blades Marked?



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:47 AM

The FDL ones were electro-pen engraved, while the Fort Atkinson ones were acid photo etched.  Both were marked with the name of the school on one side, and the serviceperson's name on the other. A few I have have rank/rate, service numbers and one even has the unit.




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