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Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Maddog71, Nov 4, 2022.

  1. Maddog71

    Maddog71 New Member

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    Here is a sampling of some of the WWII era American knives that I have gathered in. I like a good knife and I don't think that with all of the new Super-steels and latest polymer handles that you can beat a good old Cattaraugus 225 Q. While the folks on eBay love to call these fighting knives, I know that the most common fight for these blades would be a piece of hemp rope, a can of beans or a toenail, but that does not detract from their value.

    The only blades that I like better than WWII blades are WWII blades that are personalized to a particular trooper.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I had a katana forged to spec. when I was in Japan. I could cut a silk scarf in two while it was falling to the floor.
     
  3. Maddog71

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    I had a similar experience. I never got cut, but I fell on the floor in more than one EM club.....In Great Lakes, a kid from NYC assisted me falling to the floor with a surprisingly good left hook for a little guy. I did love that Pabst Blue Ribbon in the dollar pitchers.
     
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    I see that my photo did not link. Here : upload_2022-11-4_17-15-48.jpeg to did not link, let me try again:
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Is The Rathskeller still there?
     
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    I only have a few and I'll try to post a pic one of these days. Katana compliments of a cave on Ie Shima, a Swedish bayonet picked up from a garage sale, a few, Buck knifes. I do have a "coffin" folding knife of my Grandfathers that I believe dates well before WW2.
     
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    I don't remember if that was what the place was called. I do remember that it was a very short walk from where we had our BP&E and A school classes. We had a long enough lunch break to go get soused for our afternoon classes, and I took every advantage of it.
     
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    It was in the lower, (in ground) floor of a large building. The building might not be there anymore. Nice little bar, better than most Navy speakeasies.
     
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    Nice stuff.What scabbard do you have for the M-3 and whom made it? Rich A. in Pa.
     

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