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#1 Morrosch

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 06:10 AM

I recently bought this usmc ka-bar with a number stamped on its sheath. Does anybody know anything about these numbers? Thanks a lot and greetings from Normandy!0a737663c0faaa95d50c35a6e6595a89.jpg ....yes, it must be âthese markingsâ. I canât correct the headline. :-(

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#2 easterneagle87

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 06:12 AM

Looks like a laundry number



#3 Morrosch

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 06:18 AM

Looks like a laundry number


...a laundry number on a knife?


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#4 Allan H.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 07:12 AM

Yes, a laundry number on a knife sheath. You will find laundry numbers on all sorts of pieces of GI gear. I've even seen them on helmets. The markings were added for identification purposes rather than to have the item sent to the quartermaster laundry.

 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 07:30 AM

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So the owner of this knife likes his laundry number a lot, he put it three times on his sheath...

:-)

#6 Bob Hudson

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:12 AM

So the owner of this knife likes his laundry number a lot, he put it three times on his sheath...

:-)

 

If only he'd just written his name once.

 

For those who don't know, this is an Army-style number with the first letter of the last name and the last four digits of the service number.  




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