USMC 1219c2 knife Camillus, NY, USMC
Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:38 AM
This I bought together with a WW2 USMC HBT 1941.
Itís a USMC 1219c2 knife Camillus, NY, USMC, so it says on the guard of the knife.
With the information I could find on the forum I can date it back from 1944 until 1974.
-In 1944, the government specification for these knives was changed moving the markings to the guard, according to Greg Robinson.
-Until February 1974 when the N.Y. was dropped from the marking line, according to Bayonetman.
On the leather scabbard I canít find any markings or information.
Because I bought the knife with the jacket, I may assume this would be a WW2 version, or a post war one?
I know I must be careful saying this, because you never the hole story/ truth.
And I donít know the guy how sold the jacket and the knife to me. But he told my he got it from a Veteran. (Nice selling story, but I canít confirm it.)
Some outstanding features which attracted my attentions are the leather wristband and the shaved handle/ hilt.
Perhaps some of you, which have much more information and knowledge then I do, could tell me a better date on this knife?
And have you seen this before with the leather wristband and shaved handle/ hilt?
Posted 18 August 2009 - 06:41 AM
Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:23 AM
Maybe some modified this for a dive knife.The grip being shaved would lay flatter in hand and less prone to slipping.The addition of the wrist strap also would be a item used in diving so no to drop or loose the knife.The scabbard has longer slots cut in the loop and this would enable a wider belt(like a diving belt) to be used.
Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:39 AM
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