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In honor of D-Day yesterday, I decided to post this pic of an old EGW fighting knife. Anyone else have one of these lying around?
 

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Dave, Not that one but I'll submit my dads Navy marked PAL from WWII. Leather sheath and stacked handle ships armory matching numbers. USS Chambers, Coast Guard Destroyer Escort.





 

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Beautiful piece of family history you've got there Randy.
 

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Well Leighton, it looks like we both have the same Bolo Knife, you'll have to excuse the model 27 that snuck into the picture, twas the only picture I have of the Bolo Knife.

What a coincidence, I also happen to have a M-1 Carbine that looks remarkedly like yours with paratrooper stock and bayonet to match same. But you'll have to take my word for that as I don't have a picture to post of it.

I have two bolos, the first I paid 99 cents for as a kid, wonder what these go for now.

 

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The one you have showing has been modified to use as a bayonet, very cool and not very common. There cost depends on makers mark, and condition. Its not uncommon to see them go for 100.00 or more.
 

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Nope, the catch seen on the handle locks the Bolo into the sheath. My 99 cent Bolo, does not have that button on the handle. Also the guard has no port for a rifle barrel. My original Bolo was a 1917 USMC, the one pictured must be a later version. I had just started a search for my carbine bayonet and a few others to
post to your thread when I noticed your reply. I'll get busy and see if I can hunt up a few more military edged weapons. I havesome Ka-Bars, but aren't vintage.

You have a interesting collection.

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Here are a few more: Top, an older bayonet for the M-1 Carbine. Next a WW-l Bayonet for the 03 Springfield. 3rd down is an early WW-ll long bayonet for either Springfield or Garand.
4th is the bayonet for the M-1 Garand.



Top a Mauser Bayonet fits my Swede 94 6.5 x 55 Carbine. Below is a bayonet for the British 303
Jungle Carbine


Swede Mod. 94 Carbine with bayonet
 

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Triplelock said:
Here are a few more: Top, an older bayonet for the M-1 Carbine. Next a WW-l Bayonet for the 03 Springfield. 3rd down is an early WW-ll long bayonet for either Springfield or Garand. 4th is the
baynet for the M-1 Garand.

Actually the third and fourth are the same. The latter one is whats known as a cutdown. They took the longer one which was made for the Garand and shortened it to 10". I've got one of those, and would love to find the long Garand bayonet.

Sorry for the confusion on the Bolo, I saw the lock, and thought it was a bayonet without fully looking it over. Mine is a 1917 Army model.
 

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Leighton: Thanks for the heads up on the Garand Bayonet. I knew the bayonet for the Garand was a shorter one later in WW-ll. At the start of that war, soldiers and Marines were still wearing the old dougboy style
helmets from WW-1 and had the long bayonets on their rifles. I'm guessing, but one of the WW-ll vets I worked with, he was in a Texas Cavalry Reserve or possibly National Guard, told me they still had their 03 Springfields and S&W 1917 Revolvers when the war broke out. Before going overseas, to the Pacific, they were reissued Garands and 1911's - So there was a shortage of equipment at the start of the war.

As you say the long bayonets were shortened, and I'm thinking probably during this early period of re-equiping of our troops.

Hank
 

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Leighton: Thanks for the heads up on the Garand Bayonet. I knew the bayonet for the Garand was a shorter one later in WW-ll. At the start of that war, soldiers and Marines were still wearing the old dougboy style
helmets from WW-1 and had the long bayonets on their rifles. I'm guessing, but one of the WW-ll vets I worked with, he was in a Texas Cavalry Reserve or possibly National Guard, told me they still had their 03 Springfields and S&W 1917 Revolvers when the war broke out. Before going overseas, to the Pacific, they were reissued Garands and 1911's - So there was a shortage of equipment at the start of the war.

As you say the long bayonets were shortened, and I'm thinking probably during this early period of re-equiping of our troops.

Hank
Up until the middle of the coldwar our NG and reserves were always given the hand-me-downs from AD front line troops. Lots of pics around showing our NG troops during Vietnam carrying M1 Garands. Just prior to the first desert war was our NG and Reserves upgraded to what our front line troops were issued.
 

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Yeah Leighton, now that you mention the hand-me-down stuff to the NG during VietNam,
the first image that came to mind was the Ohio NG at Kent State Unversity carrying Garands. . .Hate using a negative image, but it got a lot of TV coverage.
 

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The Sykes Fairbairn fighting knives are pretty neato. Here's a 3rd pattern (top) and a 2nd pattern (bottom). I doubt I'll ever acquire the more uncommon 1st pattern.

 

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I know somewhere around the house I have an old beat up KA-BAR knife, but I haven't seen it in years, so it is probably off in a closet or cubbyhole someplace.
 

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Sorry for the klunky picture, however: (1) top Carbine with bayonet. (2) Next, Argentine
NCO short sword. (3) Swede Mod. 1900 rifle bayonet. (4) behind Swede, M-16 Bayonet.
(5) British Enfield 303 Jungle Carbine with bayonet. I have been told the Jungle Carbine
original bayonet, is pretty rare.

 

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Yes the Jungle Carbine bayonet's are somewhat rare, and your looks to be in very good shape!!
 

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Leighton: Once again in your debt for confirming the Jungle Carbine Bayonet is somwhat rare. It should be in good shape, as it is rarely out of the metal sheath, it hasn't been shown often. . .One does not want to become a suspect in any drive by bayonetings.

Question - Your bayonet with the hooked guard, Japanese?

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Leighton,

In the top photo you posted is a machete with the British Broad Arrow acceptance mark. What is that? I jsut sharpened one last week at one of the markets I work and had never seen one before. Now you show me a picture of another one! It had a nice heft to it and the handle fit my hand well. I imagined it was modified but seeing your photo, it appears to be original.

Thanks
 

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Leighton,

In the top photo you posted is a machete with the British Broad Arrow acceptance mark. What is that? I jsut sharpened one last week at one of the markets I work and had never seen one before. Now you show me a picture of another one! It had a nice heft to it and the handle fit my hand well. I imagined it was modified but seeing your photo, it appears to be original.

Thanks
British military issue machete. This is the same pattern as issued during WWII, and survived up into the 1980's. It's function was to be utilized as knife, hatchet, and machete. It never really was good at any, but its better than having no bladed weapon.
I've used mine while on active duty, and hunting an camping. She holds an edge well, is fairly easy to sharpen, and is at her best making small shelters, or cutting firewood. I wouldn't want to use her for cutting through thick jungle as her weight would beat you to death.
 
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