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US Navy Seals Fighting Knife -
The U.S. Navy's SEa, Air, and Land (SEAL) Teams, commonly known as the Navy SEALs, along with Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC), compose the Special Operations Forces of the United States Navy, who are employed in direct action and special reconnaissance operations. SEALs are also capable of undertaking unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, and other missions.

The origins of the Navy SEALs go back to World War II when the United States Navy saw that in order for its troops to successfully land on beaches it needed soldiers to reconnoitre the landing beaches, take note of obstacles and defenses, and ultimately guide the landing forces in. As a result the Amphibious Scout and Raider School was established in 1942 by joint- Army and Navy at Fort Pierce, Florida. It was intended to train explosive ordnance disposal personnel and experienced combat swimmers from the Army and Marine Corps, becoming the Naval Combat Demolition Unit, or NCDU.

The high demands of the SEALs job requires a series of specialized equipment.

The knife featured here is one used by the US Navy seals. Mark 3 model. With one serrated edge. High impact plastic scabbard. 1990's vintage.




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The knife is jet black color. The handle is of hard plastic construction with a checkered pattern for improved gripping. A single rivet holds the handle in place. The pommel is all metal and has a point. This feature is design for glass breaking.

The scabbard is of heavy duty plastic construction. Jet black color. A nylon strap is attached to it with a wire hanger so the knife can be worn on the belt. The tip of the scabbard has a leg tie. The throat has the following markings: "MK 3 Mod 0, USN".

The blade is blackened. single edge with the top edge being serrated for about half of its length. The tip point upwards. The base of the blade has the following markings: "MK 3 Mod 0".





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 the collectible.



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Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $65.00 $70.00 $75.00 $85.00 $90.00
Availability Common Common Common Common Common
Invest Grade B B B B B


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