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  1. Well, thats a shame and its not I guess. Do you think it was a prototype model that was sold off when the military wouldnt take it? Its a lovely thing. I will let you know how I get on contacting the family. I set up a Go Fund Page last week for my family and friends to try and fund a trip to Florida next year to repatriate it from our home in England. Watch this space ? Not sure whether I mentioned it but John left it in leiu of money in our family owned pub in England and was deployed before ever collecting it. Its been sat in storage for pretty much 75 years until it saw the light of day 8 months ago.
  2. This is amazing! Just forwarded to my Dad. Also have found 2 of the daughters from the article and have reached out. Thanks so much!
  3. Lance! Thank you. I have been hunting for this information. The knife was an EGW model not picked up by the Navy. I have a document showing this. Model 187. What does this mean for the rarity of it? Our families plan has always been to return this so!
  4. Lance! Thank you. I have been hunting for this information. The knife was a model not picked up by the Navy. I have a document showing this. Model 187. What does this mean for the rarity of it? Our families plan has always been to return this so!
  5. I have a 187!! This is absolutely fascinating. Its not stamped EGW
  6. Thanks! Its defiantly war time and not post war. Any ideas on how I would find the info about the blade? Does the manufacturer still exist? Thanks, Scott
  7. I cant upload the picture as the file is too large. I have shared it. Thank you! https://share.icloud.com/photos/0fnDQO9G9w6uucvaTrWmUMcVg
  8. Hello. This was left in my families possession in 1943 by an American soldier on route to Europe. Never used. Beautiful item. Someone questioned its authenticity claiming it to be post war despite my families provenance. The knife has no makers mark beyond the stamp on the blade. Made in USA No 187 Has anyone seen a similar stamp? Trying to identify the different manufacturers. Its the same shape and style as an EGW Knife. Thanks. Scott
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