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#1 RTS

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 06:58 AM

As the topic states, I am looking for the best currently available reproduction M3 for an actual user blade. I have
googled the daylights out of it but I am looking for solid user endorsements and links please.

TIA

#2 mpguy80/08

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:02 PM

As the topic states, I am looking for the best currently available reproduction M3 for an actual user blade. I have
googled the daylights out of it but I am looking for solid user endorsements and links please.

TIA


If you can find them, the there are some blade-marked "US M3 GC CO. 1943" kinves that are about the best ones I've seen. I dont remember where I got mine but you may want to try At the Front. If you can find one, Camillus makes a pretty good Repro M4 Bayonet for he M1 Carbine that comes with a decent repro M6 sheath. I took the sheath from the bayo and used it with my GC CO M3, and got an M8 sheath for the Bayo. I'll work on getting a few pics of both knves and the scabbard for you.

Hope this helps

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#3 AK101

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 12:58 PM

This one is real nice, found it at the flea market yesterday.... :thumbsup:

Nice solid knife, of course a better M6 repro sheath would just make it perfect..

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#4 SGM (ret.)

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 05:09 AM

As the topic states, I am looking for the best currently available reproduction M3 for an actual user blade. I have
googled the daylights out of it but I am looking for solid user endorsements and links please.

TIA


I can't endorse the quality and "usability" of this knife, and I have no connection nor have I ever done any business with this vendor, but I saw the following add in S.W.A.T. magazine, Vol. 28, SEP 09, page 87 and thought about your question:

One Stop Knife Shop, Ontario M3 Trench Knife, Part #: ON-8155, on sale $47.00

One Stop Knife Shop

phone: 1.866.289.1757

245 Hubbards Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

The picture in the add doesn't show what kind of sheath or scabbard comes with the knife.

Good luck,
Mike

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:45 AM

This one isn't to bad but I can't tell you where to buy one. The scabbard needs the staples at the throat. You can still buy those as they are Alligator Lacing for conveyor belts or drive belts on some large equipment. They are available from Industrial Supply companies.

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#6 Shamrock111

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

I have one of the Boker reproductions. the overall quality isn't bad but the guard came loose from the factory and the sheath isn't at all like a real m8a1.


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