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    Here is the only knife I was issued lucky to get this since I never got issued a watch. It's made by Camillus a deck knife and made in the good USA got it in 1981 when on the USS Proteus AS-19 the Boatswain Mr. Swenson a warrant officer gave them to E-3 that struck Deck to become boatswains Mates later when I got E-4 and became a third class petty officer BM I got a boatswains pipe that you used in ceremonies and when passing the word on the 1MC the speaker system on board ship out at sea only two things I was issued I still have. I bought a better knife a Case sidewinder that was only made for one year and used that one most of the time until it got stolen when I worked at the sail loft at SIMA at Naval Air Station Alameda a better knife us Boatswain Mates all ways had to have a better knife than any body else probably why another BM stole mine.

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    Here is a not very good iPhone picture of the knife. I was looking for pictures before restoration, but can't find them.

    The blade looks distorted due to reflections. I guess any stamping could be on the handle under the string?



    He also had a machete, dog-tags, technical note books (radio, radar, that sort of thing) and RAF bible. No idea what happened to them

    By the way after seeing John's pictures I bought two late 50s style SAKs. Have quite a collection now that I didn't mean to have. I've currently got my eye on a Boker stag horn or smoked oak camp folding pocket knife.
    Law's in the wash this week

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    Some of my military folders sorry about picture quality.


    I have lots of militaria and looking to trade for military watches.

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    Nice collection!

    Here are my few! Love the Camillus, I've been on the hunt for a 1972 for a while.

    First photo from the top are copy of the British Army Folding Knife, an issued ECS 2000, Harrison & Fisher 1952 and Wade & Butcher 1945.

    Second photo is an ABL 1951.

    Third photo is an Italian Army knife, probably 1960's.

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    Just bought this very nice Mappin & Webb campaign knife.





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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr4 View Post
    Just bought this very nice Mappin & Webb campaign knife.






    That's really cool.
    Here is a 1901 advert. It tells you what the tools are, and also that it is available with "scored horn" or (as in your case) nickel scales.



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    My GAK - Victorinox 0.8461.MW4DE. It's the newest model with new hole shape in the main blade.




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    1940 US Army engineer's pocket knife, and 1943 Slater's "Venture".





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    Quote Originally Posted by Flightpath View Post
    Here are my issue SAKs......



    and with year/maker.....



    My two favorites, 56 Wenger (birth year knife) and 57 Wenger with Grilon® scales...



    I bought a used Bund Victorinox on Ebay and the seller sent a 2nd knife with a worn out blade for free! I ground down the worn out serrations and re-sharpened it. (Don't like serrations anyway).



    cheers, John
    Very nice John!

    I've been away for a while, hope you and your folks have been well.

    Happy Easter too cobber!

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    Chris in Melbourne

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    Last military knife I picked up not a pocket knife though.



    Issued to the Argentinians see the matching issue numbers on the knife and scabbard

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    Hi guys (you have a good Easter too Chris!),
    a long while back we had some small bushes to clear next to the house, I thought that it was a good excuse to add to my collection so I bought this U.S. marked 1996 Camilus machette.....



    It did a good job and is always hanging in the garage ready to serve again.

    Cheers, John

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