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#1 37thguy

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 10:45 AM

I need help with this one.  Never saw one with along dagger blade like this?  Hallmark reads "MILITARY WORLD"

 

Never heard of this Hallmark/Manufacturer either.  Can anyone here help me?

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#2 37thguy

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 10:48 AM

rear. Its been suggested that this style was used briefly pre 1963?

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#3 Tonomachi

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 11:25 AM

I had a friend who was a member of the 1st Ranger Battalion and was a collector of militaria before enlisting in the Army circa 1980.  He saw a display once on one of the military bases he was staying at temporarily and noticed this DUI with the extended tip V-42 knife on a 7th Special Forces Group flash.  So he associated this version of the DUI with the 7th Group.  



#4 37thguy

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 11:27 AM

thanks



#5 USMarineCorps

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 11:47 AM

One of these recently sold on Ebay, and the seller said that the longer dagger meant "mine is longer". I have no clue if that's the real story behind this insignia, but anything is possible...



#6 37thguy

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 11:49 AM

Thanks USMC

 Seems plausible



#7 Tonomachi

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 12:56 PM

I just found another association with the 7th SF Grp.  The insignia company Military World out of Dahloniga, Georgia, also produced this crossed arrows Bowie knife DUI that was worn on the unauthorized 7th Special Forces Group flash with the diagonally added blue, white, blue bend to honor the El Salvadorian flag.   

 

 

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 01:15 PM

Very cool.  Now we're gettin somewhere.

 

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 04:02 AM

Military World was on Buford Hwy (Gwinnett County) back in the day, there isn't anything original about this piece. When I was a kid that place used to sell a bunch of fake German items and such. The item has been cataloged by ASMIC Special Operations cat # 1E5, E= 1980's., aslo it has been recataloged in the Newest color Infantry catalog as 1G8.



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 05:47 AM

Thanks Matmil



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Posted 10 April 2019 - 04:11 PM

Im still on the hunt for one of these.



#12 37thguy

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 01:50 PM

Still searching........




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