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MODERN MADE CAMILLUS "K-BAR" AND M3 TRENCH KNIFE

Started by Greg Robinson , Dec 30 2006 04:42 PM

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#1 Greg Robinson

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 04:42 PM

Along with their M4 Camillus Cutlery also made an M3 trench knife. The good news is the single pin retaining the pommel is a dead giveaway that it's a repro. The only one of these I've personally seen is their "guard marked" version. I think they also made a repro "blade mark" M3 and not sure how they are constructed

And they made a reproduction of their WW2 USMC 1219C2 knife. As with the KA-BAR repro the scabbard is wrong. Also, there are enough features of construction that vary from the WW2 originals that they can be spotted.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:14 AM

Here's a link to an article on Camillus reproduction courtesy of Frank Trzaska.

http://www.usmilitar...om/camillus.htm

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:24 PM

My copy blade marked M-3. Had this from the release date. When they sold them to the wholesalers(S.W.I.,ect.). When I ordered them for the store I ordered a extra for myself. I did not want a M-4.I carried this from that time. It is used by me when we go floating down the river on old truck innertubes or when white water rafting. The scabbard is a copy. Sorry for the large file size. Rich A.


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