Greg Robinson Posted January 21, 2007 Share #1 Posted January 21, 2007 In my opinion, WESTERN made some of the finest fighting knives of WW2. Although they never had any major government contracts they sold thousands of knives through private and unit purchases. One of the best was the L77. There is speculation that this knife was designed as an improvement to what is now known as the L76 in order to secure a contract with the Marine Corps. In the early days of the Marine Raiders many an L77 was purchased and carried by them while Stateside training. Of course, we all know that the Marines wound up going with the CAMILLUS Raider stiletto. Here's a variation of the L77 used in WW2. It has the wartime plastic pommel and guard, is bright blade, and is in the long style scabbard with military cartridge belt hooks. I've seen these before with USMC provenance so I know they purchased some of these. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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