re-worked at Rock Island Arsenal, Rodman Laboratory in 1975.
(The bayonet was a USN Mk II knife with the standard M-7 Bayonet Guard and Pommel Latch - I sold the bayonet a few years ago)
A. Experimental "Sniper-Rifle" bayonet SHEATH,
throat markings read: “U.S.N. MK 2” on front & “NORD - 4723 B.M. Co. 2 VP”,
re-worked at RIA, cracked along the sides near the bottom,
has been glued along part of the crack,
has a missing piece on one-side from the cracking (see pictures on site), GC
(I have a copy of a book page showing this rig and 2 other experimental rigs that goes with this sheath)
see picture of SHEATH on http://www.ljmilitaria.com/weapons__sheaths__holsters__and_etc_.htm
4336 M-1917 Vietnam Era 17" Bayonet and Scabbard for the Shotgun
(COLE'S Book III, Page 34 shows this sheath as a RVN Era (1960s) MODEL Made for use in VIETNAM)
D. Guard stamped "U.S. M1917" with the white Eagle stamp by the barrel-ring,
Scabbard stamped: "U.S. M1917" "V.P. CO."
I doubt if this set was ever issued, minor storage marks, EC+
(see #4305B for a M1917 sheath w/o bayonet)
see Weapons page: http://www.ljmilitaria.com/weapons__sheaths__holsters__and_etc_.htm#pre_wwii_u__s__navy_officer_s_sword
4340 M-1 (10") BAYONET for the M1 Garand Rifle
Original 10" Blades! (not cut-off) Black Plastic Grips, unless noted.
(see Cole's Book III, page 33)
see a sample picture on this page: http://www.ljmilitaria.com/weapons__sheaths__holsters__and_etc_.htm
BX.New-in-the-Government-Wrapper, Stamped "UC"
CB. New-in-the-Government-Wrapper, Stamped "AFH"
CD.New-in-the-Government-Wrapper, Stamped "AFH"
CE.New-in-the-Government-Wrapper, Stamped "AFH"
CG.New-in-the-Government-Wrapper, Stamped "AFH"
CJ.New-in-the-Government-Wrapper, Stamped "AFH"
CK.New-in-the-Government-Wrapper, Stamped "AFH"
CL.New-in-the-Government-Wrapper, Stamped "AFH"
4342 M-3 Leather Handle Fighting Knive
similar to the M-4 Bayonet but no barrel ring, knives with sheaths will be noted
see on weapons page: http://www.ljmilitaria.com/weapons__sheaths__holsters__and_etc_.htm#4342___m3_fighting_knives
C. stamped on guard “U.S. M3 A.C.C.”, not much wear, handle tight, Veteran did a “rough polish” on it before he gave it away (see pictures), has Original, unmodified, “US M8 B.M. CO.” SHEATH with leather thong, was painted Black but the front of the sheath was cleaned by the Veteran, Veteran also did a “rough polish” on the sheath throat (see pictures), overall in GC
D. early model stamped “U.S. M3 CAMILLUS” on the blade, Ordnance Ball stamped on the butt, minor play in the handle, not used much, Vet did some cleaning before he got rid of it, needs surface rust cleaned from the butt and around the guard, has Original, unmodified, “US M8 B.M. CO.” SHEATH Veteran’s last Name and Last-4 scratched on Handle and Sheath, Overall in GC+
4344 M-4 Leather Handle BAYONET for the Carbine
ID’d by Carbine Gurus as being manufactured during the KW Era in 1953
D. Made by Camillus in early 1950s, stamped with the “lazy X”(an “X” on it’s side) on the butt, New-in-the-“opened”-Government-Wrapper! (3 in Stock)
I believe only 8,000 were made – getting rare in New Condition ( Wrappers have been opened to check for the Maker's Name )
( RePack Wrapper is dated 1978 )
see on this link: http://www.ljmilitaria.com/weapons__sheaths__holsters__and_etc_.htm#4344d_m_4_leather_handle_bayonet
4346 RVN Era M-4 Plastic Handle BAYONET for the Carbine
Black Plastic Handle, Some of the Last M-4 Bayonets Made.
C. Dated 1973 "Ontario 1- 1973", sharpened 1-2 times(?), stone present - but broken, marked with the Pilot's Name and "55", minor usage, EC
(for the Pilot's MK-2A AntiG Suit, see #5468A)
F. Dated 1967, “Camillus N.Y. 1-1967”, sharpened, 1-small nick on edge, guard loose (common), handle in 95% condition, sheath has full-data stamp on back “…. …..March 1967”, overall 75% condition, EC
H. not dated, stamped “Camillus N. Y.” on blade, with Stone, has been lightly-sharpened once(?), probably never used, leather handle and guard tight, overall in 90% condition, EC
( Carried in SEA circa 1967-68….I have never noticed one w/o a date on the butt(? ))
K. Dated 1967, “Camillus N.Y. 5-1967”, no stamp on blade, with Stone, lightly-sharpened once(?), minor wear, handle tight, guard loose as usual, sheath marked on back “KNIFE, HUNTING, SHEATHED, SURVIVAL, PILOT’S” “MIL-K-86221.” “CAMILLUS CUTLERY CO.” “DSA-400-67-C-49037T8601” “AUGUST 1967”, overall in 90% condition, EC
( not sure of the numbers on the back of the sheath – stamps on rough-out leather are hard to read ) ( carried in Asia circa 1967-68 )
L. dated 3-1967, marked “Camillus N.Y.”, at least 80% of the finish is on the blade, sheath has been in the rain several times, stone still present and in 1-piece, male-half of the stone pouch flap is missing, rough looking but still a nice authentic rig carried out of Thailand on many NVN Missions, Used
Listed on Weapons page
M. dated 5-67 (May 1967), marked “Camillus N.Y.”, been sharpened, 50% of the finish left on blade, stone broken and 1/3 missing, solid leather-washer handle, salty looking authentic rig carried by a 555th TFS Aircrewman, Used
Listed on 555th TFS section
4364 Aircrew Survival KNIFE (Post-RVN)
5" Blade (older Models were 6"), Knife and Brown Leather Sheath with Stone.
(Originally developed by the Navy's BUWEP and Marble's Arms Corporation in 1957 and commonly called the "Jet Pilot's Knife" per Mr. Cole in his Book III, pages 147-149.
B. Dated 1999 "Ontario 5-99" marked on Butt, New-in-Plastic-Package!
Stamped "U.S." and Made by Camillus, except as noted.
(see Survival Equipment Book, page 182, Lower-Left Picture)
C. Dated 1978, New
D. Dated 1979, New
F. Dated 1981, New
G. Dated 1982, New
P. Dated 1991, New
Q. Dated 1992, New
R. Dated 1993, New
S. Dated 1994, New
T. Dated 1993, Stamped "U.S.M.C." on the Handle, New ( 4 in stock)
V, dated 1992, stamped "U.S.M.C." on the Handle, New
4396 Miscellaneous Folding-Blade Knives
B. no date, plastic handle, (see usage expained on the Web Site), GC+
see pics & verbage on Weapons page: http://www.ljmilitaria.com/geargeneral/weapons__sheaths__holsters__and_etc_.htm
4398 Miscellaneous Fixed-Blade Knives
Most of these knives are “Home-made”, Local-made”, and etc.
See Weapons Page for Pictures
C. circa WWII, 7 1/8” blade, reddish “insulator” type materal with brass end, GC
D. circa WWII, Gurka KUKRI with brass-tipped scabbard and 2 small knives, stamped “INDIA” with a Broadarrow, scabbard coming apart on the seam side, Kukri is in Good to Excellent condition, GC+
(another Gurka Knife #6103V can be seen on the British page of the Web Site)
F. older cast aluminum handle on a cut-down bayonet with a sheath that has been with the knife for decades, belt loop, tooling, tip of sheath starting to deteriorate,
overall length = 12”, blade is 6 5/8”, GC+
G. William Rogers, Sheffield England….see Weapons Section of Web Site