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Camillus USN MK-2

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I came up with a right nice blade marked Camillus,NY USN MK-2 today. It looks to have the factory edge still on it. Most of the wear seems to be scabbard wear from removal and insertion.

 

When did Camillus move from blade to cross-guard markings?

 

The reason I ask is because the sheath had a NORD # of 6581 which I read was a 1944 contract.

 

I guess the MK-2 and scabbard could have been coupled at any time, I was just wondering.

 

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An August 2006 Knife World article states the Naval Ordinance specifications sheet was changed 5-30-44 moving the markings to the guard. The changeover probably did not occur that very day but waited until new dies could be obtained.


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An August 2006 Knife World article states the Naval Ordinance specifications sheet was changed 5-30-44 moving the markings to the guard. The changeover probably did not occur that very day but waited until new dies could be obtained.

 

Thanks, if that is the case then I guess the sheath is the proper match.

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