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many thanks

 

'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Excellent, just bought a copy.

Collecting early m3 knives, m6 scabbards, 1st & 2nd year Gerber Mk2s, 2nd pattern FS knives, Type 98 Japanese swords, & Type 3 Japanese swords.

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Will have to wait until I get off the Platform, BP installations block these pages so I can't open it.

 

Thanks for the heads up :)

 

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Martin

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I was going to show off my low numbered version 2 . But every time I try the page locks up you guys problay have seen it on other forums anyways.

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Travis,

Many of us here would like to see your knife posted here. Yes I'm one who has already viewed the images of said knife. But this forum is dedicated to trying to preserve over the long haul the information presented here. I'm not so sure that can always be said for many of the other places on the net.

Hopefully someone here can help you out with whatever problem is preventing you from posting.

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Travis,

Many of us here would like to see your knife posted here. Yes I'm one who has already viewed the images of said knife. But this forum is dedicated to trying to preserve over the long haul the information presented here. I'm not so sure that can always be said for many of the other places on the net.

Hopefully someone here can help you out with whatever problem is preventing you from posting.

 

I agree about the other places. And my picture files are to big I will retake some shots of it. Ty

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Travis,

 

I have not seen your low numbered SOG, please post a photo when you got the time.

 

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Martin

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There's one on eBay that just came up for sale. It appears to be heavily sanded or cleaned the blue/black finish is nearly gone. The edge is above the ricasso and the numbers don't look right or are sanded down. I seen a knife in here a commemorative that mentioned the 8 and this knife is 841 they are not the same . The sheath looks right. On the picture that shows the numbers the brass guard shows another type of metal aluminum or steel showing thru maybe? Are these brass guards plated? This knife definitely looks altered or cleaned probably heavily rusted at one time. It also states the length at 5"3/4 but doesn't say its original size .It states its an overall good example that's been there and has been used a little with a 1500 starting price. I personally think its maybe original but reshaped after it seen service. The line thru the middle of the blade is upswept and is reshaped. I was just wondering what you guys think I am not a expert but I am not blind either(: Is he just trying to make money by saying its condition is from the soldier/war or is it possible he has tried to alter it appearance to look that way because of heavy rust or a broken tip or both? Travis

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There's one on eBay that just came up for sale. It appears to be heavily sanded or cleaned the blue/black finish is nearly gone. The edge is above the ricasso and the numbers don't look right or are sanded down. I seen a knife in here a commemorative that mentioned the 8 and this knife is 841 they are not the same . The sheath looks right. On the picture that shows the numbers the brass guard shows another type of metal aluminum or steel showing thru maybe? Are these brass guards plated? This knife definitely looks altered or cleaned probably heavily rusted at one time. It also states the length at 5"3/4 but doesn't say its original size .It states its an overall good example that's been there and has been used a little with a 1500 starting price. I personally think its maybe original but reshaped after it seen service. The line thru the middle of the blade is upswept and is reshaped. I was just wondering what you guys think I am not a expert but I am not blind either(: Is he just trying to make money by saying its condition is from the soldier/war or is it possible he has tried to alter it appearance to look that way because of heavy rust or a broken tip or both? I add the handle is in very good shape compared to the rest of the knife the item number is 231247532905 Travis

 

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Travis,

 

I believe the one on Ebay may have been re-tiped. As far as the numbers I have no problem with them.

 

BTW, thanks for sharing your SOG with us :)

 

Regards

Martin

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My SOG is going to erBay in a few days. I hate to let it go but after talking to my family we all think its for the best.

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He sold it last night.

Collecting early m3 knives, m6 scabbards, 1st & 2nd year Gerber Mk2s, 2nd pattern FS knives, Type 98 Japanese swords, & Type 3 Japanese swords.

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Mike Silvey just published a new book on these knives. SOG KNIFE COLLECTOR is a paperback, 43 pages, 8.5"x11" format filled with the high quality full color photos we have come to expect from MIke. The best part is it is only $20.00. Nice book.

 

All the best

Frank Trzaska

 

The postman just dropped off my order today.

If your wondering if this is something you might want for your library, I'd get my order in before these are all sold out. JMHO.

Hopefully they'll do more printings for those who procrastinate.

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Anyone know what the blade length on the presentation stilettos is supposed the be? Thanks in advance!

Collecting early m3 knives, m6 scabbards, 1st & 2nd year Gerber Mk2s, 2nd pattern FS knives, Type 98 Japanese swords, & Type 3 Japanese swords.

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When looking at the uncut down photo, it also show the Dominican soldier.

Title say: Special Forces Training Dominican soldiers in 1971.

 

Iron Guard :)

 

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M

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My first. Popped up in western Illinois.

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868th Medical Detachment (Air Ambulance)

Missouri Army National Guard 1985-1989

MOS 67 N

 

Fleming Stump, 25th Virginia Inf., (died POW Pt. Lookout, MD 7/64) 3rd Great Grandfather

Rueben Bullard, 3rd Missouri Arty., (prior service: MO State Guard) 2nd Great Grandfather

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niiiice, possible belonged to this guy

 

From Whos Who MACV SOG

 

CCN

 

SIMON, ARTHUR R SFC 04/01/69 10/03/69 RT INT 1-?(SB)

 

'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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My first. Popped up in western Illinois.

 

 

I'm far from an expert and better photos would help but I have some really bad feelings about this knife. The knife and scabbard appear to be the Iron Guard reproduction types made in India or Pakistan in the 1980s. These knives lack plastic handle spacers and have the exaggerated elongated ricasso as seen here. Also of note is the lanyard hole in the pommel facing forward instead of at the rear. The blade shape is the same and also has this "plum" color. Some of the CISO knives have plum blades but the reproductions have a distinctive odd shape and round blunt edge bevel. The scabbards are constructed of heavy leather stock with exaggerated edge impressions and have thickly painted metal rivets. The style/shape of the retention strap and stone pocket & flap also match the reproductions. Another feature of the India/Pak reproductions is the unpainted retention strap button snap. The retention snap buttons on the original scabbards are finished with black paint. These scabbards did not come with a stone. There are other features of the reproduction knives that might be present as well but would need to have the piece in hand or see more detailed photographs.

 

Again, hard to tell from a single photograph but I also see problems with the blade engraving which does not conform to original period examples. This engraving appears to be of a recent "trophy house" style. The wording of the engraving is unusual in the use of "5th Special Forces" only without Group or (A) or Airborne followed by the (CCN). Not what I would expect to see on a period presented CISO knife. Others may have different opinions but if possible I would try and get my money back on this piece. My thoughts only .....

"I looked up at the bunker in front of me and saw a khaki-uniformed NVA with a pith helmet, chest web gear, green Bata boots and an AK, Type 56, and no other identifying insignia. Then I shot him." -- Sergeant Tony "Fast Eddie" Anderson, RT Kansas, TF1AE, 1971

 

"My God, where do we find these men?" President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

 

"Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

 

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