WWII M3 Fighting Knife Leather Scabbard-
This is a leather scabbard for the M-3 fighting knife.
it was issued during the early days of the war. The sides were stiched with heavy duty cotton and
re-enforced with metal rivets. A wire hanger was secured to the top. This was employed to hang the
knife from the utility belt.
The knife was commonly used by paratrooper forces.
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Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out
clearly defined points that should be noted.
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of the edge weapons in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The M-3 knife was manufactured by the following companies;
| COMPANY NAME
|| BLADE MARKING
|| Aerial Cutlery Mfg. Co.
|| H. Boker & Co. / BOker
|| Camillus Cutlery Co. / Camillus
|| New York
|| W.R. Case & Sons / CASE
|| Imperial Knife Co. / Imperial
|| Kinfolks Inc.
|| Pal Blade & Tool Co. / PAL
|| Robeson Cutlery Co.
|| Utica Cutlery Co. / Utica
|| Viner Bros. / Viner
The tip of the scabbard has a black metal insert. This provided extra support. The throat of the
scabbard has the following information stamped: "US M3, Viner bros., 1943". The M-3 knife was
developed in 1943.
This edge weapon is currently being reproduced.
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other fighting knives, you can do so by going to our
Military Fighting Knives Price Guide
identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Army Air Force, USMC and other organizations.