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Happy weekend to all,

Here is a recent find that I'm kind of excited about.It's a USN Fighting Knife, Mark 2 from the WW2 era.Here are the sellers' pic for it.

 

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High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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More pics

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High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Thanks Bearmon.I'm just learning myself.Apparently,and the experts will correct me if I'm mistaken,this is the Navy's version of the "Ka-Bar".Ka-Bar made the ones for the Marines,PAL made the Navy ones,but I believe they are both the same pattern.


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Thanks Bearmon.I'm just learning myself.Apparently,and the experts will correct me if I'm mistaken,this is the Navy's version of the "Ka-Bar".Ka-Bar made the ones for the Marines,PAL made the Navy ones,but I believe they are both the same pattern.

 

Hello,

 

it's a little bit more complicated ... United Cutlery made the so-called Kabar for the USMC and the Navy, as did Camillus, Robeson Shuredge and PAL, during ww2.

 

There are different patterns, from the early red spacers Kabar to the late guard marked knives.

 

PAL knives are not scarce and are regularly available on Ebay, but they demand a higher price than Kabars and Camillus. They are very well finished compared to some other manufacturers knives, and PAL only manufactured the "red spacer" early pattern, for the USMC and the Navy.

 

I am no knives expert, and that's all I can say about this topic ... the knife you're showing is very nice indeed and would be a nice addition to any knives collection.

 

E


Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Congratulations ! Very nice example of the Pal 37. Looks like a fine addition to your collection.

Thank you for posting it.

 

Tony


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Hello,

 

it's a little bit more complicated ... United Cutlery made the so-called Kabar for the USMC and the Navy, as did Camillus, Robeson Shuredge and PAL, during ww2.

 

There are different patterns, from the early red spacers Kabar to the late guard marked knives.

 

PAL knives are not scarce and are regularly available on Ebay, but they demand a higher price than Kabars and Camillus. They are very well finished compared to some other manufacturers knives, and PAL only manufactured the "red spacer" early pattern, for the USMC and the Navy.

 

I am no knives expert, and that's all I can say about this topic ... the knife you're showing is very nice indeed and would be a nice addition to any knives collection.

 

E

 

 

Thanks for this info E!

 

Congratulations ! Very nice example of the Pal 37. Looks like a fine addition to your collection.

Thank you for posting it.

 

Tony

 

Thank you Tony.My little collection is slowly growing.I'm trying to lay a nice foundation by getting the basic classic ones,then maybe sometime down the road start branching off to some more exotic variants.


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Hello,

 

Thank you for the information.
Does it possible to date this kind of PAL mk2 knife ?

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Thank you very much Frank.
I thought that PAL started the production earlier.

Does it possible to tell the difference between knives of the first contract and knives of the second contract ?

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OK, thank you. I read a post which said that there were two versions: red spacers and black spacers (not certain).

Now I have a dating for my knife. Especially as firms marked mk2 knives on the guards circa mid 1944.
So this PAL knife should date from june 1943 to mid 1944 (approximately).

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