WW2 Utica Cutlery M3 Trench Knife guard-marked type, blued blade, original M8 composition scabbard, excellent condition


Original WW2 Utica M3 trench knife, orig M8 composition scabbard. Scarce WW-II era American fighting knife in excellent overall condition, considering the age. FREE EXPEDITED SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S FOR THIS ITEM!

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WW2 Utica M3 trench knife, original early M8 composition scabbard. Scarce WW-II era American fighting knife in excellent overall condition, considering the age.

Original WW2 era M3 Fighting Knife/Trench Knife manufactured by Utica Cutlery in excellent overall condition – this type is scarce this nice as most were used in the field as intended. This is the guard-marked specimen; it comes with original M8 composition scabbard, also in great shape. This trench knife is about 11-5/8” / 29.5 cm overall; the blade is about 6-3/4″ / 17.1 cm. Blued blade has minimal wear; the edge appears to be factory-original, it is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact. About 95% of the original blade bluing remaining. Stacked grooved leather washers handle; steel guard and hammer-like pommel; all parts are tight with no play. The pommel is sharply 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 (see the book’s page scan attached).

Original M8A1 composition scabbard by Beckwith Manufacturing Co. – it is marked US M8 / B.M. CO. on the throat; top plate underside is marked B 1/6 N. The scabbard is in excellent condition as well, the keeper is nice tight, no rust or stain on the webbing –  this scabbard is in better than average condition for the type.  Overall, this WW2 Utica M3 Trench Knife / M8 scabbard set is in 100% serviceable condition still. This type is hard to find in better grades nowadays; you will not be disappointed!

This original WW2 Utica M3 trench knife is in 100% serviceable condition still; this type hard to find in this nice. This important WW2 era American fighting knife would make a great addition to any collection. This attractive WW2 Utica M3 trench knife and original M8 scabbard have not been cleaned or tampered with in any way; the set is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not is not included with the lot 😉

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Weight 1.6 lbs

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