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Robeson M3 dated 1943


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#1 RDUNE

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:46 PM

Hello all,

 

I picked this up the other day and thought I would post it. I should start by saying edged weapons are not my area at all but I've tried to pick up a knife or bayonet here and there when the opportunity presents itself. The price was right on this one considering the condition and I didn't have an example of an M3 in my collection. I might even be able to put a name with it, I'm still waiting to hear from the seller on that. Definitely not a 'top shelf' example but from what I've been able to find this maker is not as common as others, correct? The leather bits on the handle are loose (and missing) and the tip of the blade is damaged.

 

Any input, opinions or education is appreciated :)

 

-Ryan

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#2 RDUNE

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:47 PM

Blade markings

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#3 RDUNE

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:47 PM

Out of the scabbard

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#4 RDUNE

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:50 PM

Marking on cross guard and pommel. I'll try to post better shots in the daylight. I didn't realize how bad these looked until I resized them.

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#5 RDUNE

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:53 PM

Little bit wider shot of the blade.

 

That's all the photos for now. I'll try to get better shots tomorrow in the sun.

 

Thanks for any input :)

 

-Ryan

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#6 SKIPH

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:04 PM

RDUNE- Like you said the knife is a little rough, but RCC blade-dated M3s are pretty rare, very seldom seen on ebay, or anywhere else. On the other hand, the scabbard looks to be in good shape.  Thanks for showing!  SKIP



#7 sundance

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:12 PM

Nice and blade dated. I'd just like to own an M6 sheath. For a while I believe Robeson operated in Rochester, NY which is my neck of the woods.



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 05:12 PM

One of the rarest knives made during WWII In correct sheath , highly coveted by US military collectors . Nice score .



#9 RDUNE

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 07:18 AM

Thanks for the information, I appreciate it :)

 

-Ryan




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