Original WW2 era M3 Fighting Knife/Trench Knife manufactured by Camillus Cutlery in rare unused condition. This is the guard-marked type; it comes with original M8 composition scabbard. This M3 is about 11-5/8” / 29.5 cm overall; the blade is about 6-3/4″ / 17.2 cm. The blade has not been re-sharpened; the original edge is razor-sharp; the tip is intact. About 99% of the original blade bluing remaining. Stacked grooved leather washers handle; steel guard and hammer-like pommel; all parts are tight with zero play. The pommel is stamped with the “flaming bomb” arsenal acceptance mark. Similar types are illustrated on pages 38-43 of KNIVES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY WORLD WAR II book by Michael W Silvey – a well-established expert and the author of a number of books on the subject of the US military edged weapons.
Original M8 composition scabbard by Beckwith Manufacturing Company – marked US M8 / B.M. CO. on the throat; top plate underside is marked B 2/3 N. The scabbard is also unused with just a couple of contact marks on the ridges. Excellent overall condition; the keeper is tight. Overall, this Camillus M3 Trench Knife WW2 American Fighting Knife M8 scabbard is in 100% serviceable condition still; this type is VERY harder to find in unused condition with original finish intact; you will not be disappointed!
This Camillus M3 Trench Knife WW2 American Fighting Knife M8 scabbard in rare unused condition has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos. We have several scarce WW1 and WW2 fighting daggers and trench knives available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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