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The handle is alum, brass, fiber, bakelite and copper. The sheath is original and marked "M H Cole / Roebuck Works" on the back. The handle is walnut with finger grooves and a US stamp in an oval. The blade is 7 3/16" long and in the style of an M3 blade but with a fuller. This knife was made in the late 50's or early 60's. The 8 point brass knuckles were left over WWII knucks and marked "M H Cole". This exact knife is pictured on page 103 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book.. The majority of these early knives did not come with the later sheaths made by the Black Horse Leather Shop.
The majority of the 8 point knives had finger grooves in the walnut handles. This will also subscribe you to my newsletter so you stay up-to-date with everything: new articles, ebooks, products and more!By entering your email, you agree to subscribe to the Modern Survival Online newsletter. WWII or Post War Fighting Knife made by William Rdgers. It has the gray plastic USN MK2 scabbard with the green wax paper at the throat and the "Care Tag". It is an experimental non-sparking knife made for working with explosives. Vietnam Era C4 Non-Mag Demolition Knife made by Camillus.