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Hi Everyone,

Just picked this up because it looked cool !!

The story is it was made for the shipboard Marines for a extra sidearm :think:

It is very well made and dated 1906 ASCo with flaming bomb US JHC

Some one engraved on the blade

From SGT. J W Mordan

camp JH Pendleton

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks Dan

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Your fighting knife was made from an M1906 Cavalry saber. The original saber blade was 34 5/8" long, the model 1906 Saber was an updated Model 1860 light Cavalry saber with an iron guard. Yours is the first knife I have seen made from the M1906 I have seen several fighting knives made from the Patton saber.

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above its principles will soon lose both.

 

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Your fighting knife was made from an M1906 Cavalry saber. The original saber blade was 34 5/8" long, the model 1906 Saber was an updated Model 1860 light Cavalry saber with an iron guard. Yours is the first knife I have seen made from the M1906 I have seen several fighting knives made from the Patton saber.

Thanks,

Do you figure it was made for WW I and what is your opinion on the engraving

Dan

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Dan:

 

Camp Pendleton was not established until 1942, so the added markings would date to no earlier than that. This was probably a sword that was cut down into a handy fighting knife sometime in WW2. That work would not have been done by the military, but most likely by some civilian shop. There was a large demand for fighting knives, especially during the early part of WW2.

 

As far as I know the M1906 swords were not used by the Marines.

 

Hope that helps you.

 

Regards,

Charlie Flick

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Definitely a WWII theater knife and everything else Chris & Charlie said about it. Perhaps not as well made as the ones made by San Antonio Iron Works (TX), or Knife Crafters (PA), but still a cool knife. Let me know if you ever get tired of it and you want to sell it!

GB

 

 

 

 

 

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