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mikedon

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  1. According to Bill Walters book, page 330, the sheath is not correct for the Geneva Forge Mark 1. Looks more like a KA-BAR Mark 1 sheath to me.
  2. I agree with hyrax222. I have got several cut down bayonets with WT grips over the years, sometimes just on one side. Consider yourself very lucky.
  3. I got my M1905 OL in 2000 for less than half that including shipping. It is in very nice condition.
  4. Here is another post on the WWII sword knives made in Cleveland, Ohio by Charles Ambrose: WWII Sword Knives Made From Civil War Sabers - Page 2 - EDGED WEAPONS - U.S. Militaria Forum
  5. That and that it matched some of mine that Lance Ambrose had identified as made by his grandfather, (guard shape & blade grind). Also it had the soldiers name and service number stamped on the pommel. Lance sent me some pictures of some of the knives he owned that Charles Ambrose made and they all did not have a double edge grind. Charles must have used the single strand electrical wire to replace the original twisted brass wire grip wrap that was damaged or missing when he made the knives. The letter "E" in Shirley matched the the letter "E" in my Krueger, Fiddes, and Lewandoski knives ex
  6. I believe that is more than likely one he made. It looks to have an 8" blade with the double edge grind like shown in the large ad. It also has the solid electrical wire on the grip, (three of mine have the same solid wire on the grip). If your pommel stamping is the same size and style as the others shown that would be even more evidence yours is a Service Wet Grinding sword knife. Very nice knife and sheath.
  7. I believe the company did that because all of the individual stamped letters on my four knives brass pommels, and several other examples with brass pommels I have seen, are exactly the same. My M1906 with the steel pommel, (R.N. Thomas), is different because I don't think those stamps would work on the steel.
  8. I got my first example of this type of WWII sword knife in 2006, (M1860 Civil War Cavalry Saber cut down hilt section). I always thought most were made by unknown makers until recently. Last week a post was made from Italy about one of these sword knives found in a basement near Rome some 40 years ago. This knife had the soldiers name and service number stamped on the pommel, (A.J. Dudas). I posted pictures of some of mine and the Italian poster asked if any of mine came from Ohio. He had identified his knife was a soldiers from Cuyahoga Ohio. I pulled out my records and found four of mine did
  9. I found the one I was talking about. It is in poor condition and has string wrapped around the handle but I think it is exactly the same as yours. The sheath is the same also. I think I only paid $35.00 for it. Not in as good of condition as yours but I hated to pass up a Knife Crafters for $35.00. Blade length is 5 1/8".
  10. Nice knife! I believe it is a Knife Crafters knife and sheath. I have one almost exactly like it but I don't have a picture readily available. I have a picture of one of mine that has a 5 1/4" blade. They used all kinds of different blades for their knives.
  11. In summary NO WWII KA-BAR 1219C2 knife had: -3/8" half pinned pommel -black spacer at guard and pommel -deep struck markings -embossed eagle, globe and anchor marking on the leather sheath WWII markings shown in the pictures below:
  12. It is a Post War MIL-K-20227 knife. With the markings yours has I believe it was made between 1974 and 1989. According to a Knife World article by Frank Trzaska the "N.Y." was dropped from the CAMILLUS stamping on the blade on February 1, 1974.
  13. It looks like a Lee Navy Rifle Bayonet, Model of 1895. The catch on your bayonet is missing. It was made for the Lee rifle, model of 1895.
  14. I made a post in 2017 on these types of knives, some of my favorites. I have some updated pictures of them. A few groups of U.S. WWII sword knives from known and unknown makers. These knives were mostly made from hilt, mid, and tip sections of M1913 Patton Sabers and Civil War sabers. 1, 10, 11. Supposedly San Antonio Iron Works cut down Patton Saber with original handle knives. 2. Supposedly San Antonio Iron Works cut down Patton Saber with wood handle knives. 3. Supposedly San Antonio Iron Works cut down Patton Saber with wood handle, (with finger grooves), knives. 4
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