Eugene W. Stone WWII Knuckle Knives
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Posted 02 March 2019 - 01:33 PM
Ka-Bar is so frequently used to describe the 1219C2 regardless of manufacture references to the name can't always be associated with Union Cutlery.
Posted 02 March 2019 - 01:39 PM
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Posted 04 March 2019 - 03:59 PM
Excellent post and information, thanks for sharing.
Lets touch base soon.
Posted 05 March 2019 - 02:42 PM
What an amazing set of knives!. Great worksmanship and they feel good in the hand. These are extremely rare and hard to find.
The proliferation of fakes coming out of the NW has made a lot of folks shy away from them. Absolutely agree that it borders on recklessness to buy one w/o Mr Stones authentication letter.
Wish I knew how to tell the difference. Anybody have any clues?
Posted 05 March 2019 - 03:54 PM
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Edited by Trinity, 05 March 2019 - 04:12 PM.
Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:03 AM
Ditto on the excellent post, if I was able to post pictures I could add to this thread.
Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:08 AM
Posting two knives' images on behalf of member Tony-in-NH.
"1st issue Stone knuckle knife aluminum handle. This is the only one observed. Tony-in-NH"
Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:10 AM
"1st issue brass handled Stone knuckle knife. This one of 3 known to have been observed. Tony-in-NH"
Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:11 AM
Posted 18 March 2019 - 10:59 AM
When Militariaone posted the pictures for me I forgot to add that the two knives were theatre made period knives and not Original Stones.
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Posted 19 March 2019 - 12:56 PM
Collectors of the period copy Stone knives have always wondered where and who made some of these knives. The path of this soldier may narrow down one possible origin. According to his deployment and service records, he only boarded four ships during his two year span in the USMC. Two of these ships, the USS General C.G. Morton (AP-138) and the USS H.W. Butner (AP-113) were troop transports to and from his home port of San Diego. The other two ships were the USS George Clymer (APA-27) and the USS Jerome County (LST-848). The USS George Clymer was an attack transport ship and the USS Jerome County was a tank landing ship. There is the possibility that one of these two ships may have had a foundry aboard and someone was making copies of the Stone knife.
Posted 19 March 2019 - 01:00 PM
Posted 19 March 2019 - 01:26 PM
I will also agree "Excellent posting" ! Just great information. Thank you
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