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  1. FKF is an abbreviation of Førsvarets Krigsmateriel Førvaltning (Defense War Materiel Administration). This marking was used prior to 1960.
  2. You're welcome. When I wrote the article, all I could get were a dozen or so pages of the Kaufmann Report, because the library worker simply didn't want to do the copying. I offered to pay and that didn't matter. I took another shot at obtaining a complete copy in hopes that the passage of time and a different worker might yield results. If we could determine who manufactured the plastic scabbard bodies and metal throatpieces for the Working Home, it would put us one step closer to WD.
  3. At no time did I find evidence that the Working Home changed its name to Working Disabled or any other name that contained the word disabled. The dissertation by George Kettel runs to 494 pages and contains an exhaustive corporate history of the Working Home from its inception in 1874 to its closing in 1978. The word disabled only appears a handful of times and never as an organizational name. I searched NARA for both terms and do not find any such contractor. If anyone has evidence of the existance of a contract under the contractor name Working Disabled, I would really appreciate seeing it.
  4. I think he is on to it. Look at the scabbard with the Italian BM-59/AR70 bayonet ath the bottom of the Italy Page of my site. http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/Italy/italy_2.html
  5. Prussian M1809 socket bayonet. Among the obsolete European muskets and bayonets that were imported early in the U.S. Civil War. http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/german_states_before_unification/german_states_before_unification.html
  6. Looks to be a French M1769 or M1771 socket bayonet. These bayonets were the first ever to have a locking ring, which was at the base of the socket. The locking ring is missing, however, the collar and short, straight mortise are evident. The blade is basically the same style as the earlier M1763 bayonet.
  7. Very sad news. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I feel priviliged to have collaborated with him on M7 bayonets and M8A1 scabbards. He will be missed.
  8. The first one looks like a Winchester M1873 socket bayonet. The second one is probably a US M1873 that has been shortened. There was a M1873 Cadet bayonet, however, it had a 16 in. blade.
  9. Norwegian M1860 Sword Bayonet? Press stud is missing.
  10. This is a Swiss bayonet. Either a M1863 or M1871. The differences are pretty slight, so are hard to discern when looking at a single example. There is a comparison photo on the Switzerland Page of my site. http://worldbayonets.com/Bayonet_Identification_Guide/Switzerland/switzerland_2.html
  11. J & D. Tool Co. Early M8 scabbard. Airborne provenance. That's the M5 bayonet to have!
  12. I have a jar of Saudi Arabian sand that made it back in 1990-91. Had a friend who was a flight engineer on C-141s.
  13. If I recall correctly, this is a Canadian bayonet for some sort of trainer rifle. Frank Trzaska sold one of these in the last couple of years.
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