Lars, Siema! Dziekuje! (That's the limit of my Polish -- despite having a serious girlfriend about 20+ years ago who emigrated from Warsaw.) I hope you're doing well also, and have to say I'm really glad you're here -- you've got great taste in blades!
Ik heb mezelf op deze website omdat ik nieuwsgierig ben of er ook DAK messen verhandeld worden. Ik heb zelf namelijk nog een paar jaartallen van dit soort messen liggen en was benieuwd voor welke prijzen deze messen verkocht worden.
Thanks for the warm welcome, I do the blade restoration mainly due my interest in the individual history of the piece and to preserve its relevance to the previous and current owners. It also is great therapy for my ptsd .
I have a Facebook page called Craig’s Knife Life if you are on that platform. I have a lot of before and after pictures. To me no knife is to far gone, they all have some value to someone.
Hey Lars, sure do know what a 110 looks like. Lost one and the other disappeared. Have a 112, Buck vantage is my go to EDC have two. One 420hc other s30v, like both. When wife wants me to look decent carry Kershaw leek.
Hey Lars thanks for your comments. From your page it seems I could learn a lot from you. Just curious what is your edc ? Right now I’m in North Carolina, noticed several guys carry fixed blade knives. What’s your views . Thanks
Thanks for the story Lars. I'm glad we've made contact and you found the info useful. I need to do some updating on all my pages, especially the Sailing Knives and my Rough Rider Reviews. I'v ealso wrote an extensive amount of info on the Camp/Utility pattern knives that i need to get up but I've just not had the time!
just to keep Poles busy guessing all the time? :-)
YES!!! That is the reason, either that or to frustrate and old southern gal LOL. Everything on the site is set to newest first. I cannot explain it, I cant seem to fix it and our provider says "but your set to newest first ". Yep, they are very helpful
Or if you can get hold of the book: Knives of the United States military: World War II, by Mike Silvey, he has a great section on the M-3. Wikipedia also gives good info.
As far as I know, the only company currenlty making it in 1095 Carbon steel is Ontario. It is also USA made. Bokers in made in China using SK-5. Soemother company is making it in 440 Stainless.
The Sheath that Ontario sheath is not period correct. You would need to pick up an M-8 or M8a1 scabbard. Or if you can find a copy of the M6 leather scabbard that would be best. Leather repros are out there but they are less than perfect. You really need to find a place where you can inspect the sheath before buying it. Some are flat out awful!
You can get an Ontario for around $58 on Amazon. Prices are similar to that on eBay. Most decent Army Navy Stores will also carry it.
Hi Lars, the Camillus Marlin Spike on my page was made under contract for British and Canadian Forces. It is actually patterned after the 6353-1905 three piece clasp knife adopted by the British Ministry of Defense in 1905. The knives were primarily made in Great Britain and Commonwealth Nations. With the onset of World War I, demand for the knife outstripped production capabilities in Britain and her Commonwealth allies. Camillus stepped in and began producing knives for the Britain and Canada. The knives were issued to all forces, land,sea, and air. It is believed tha tthese clasp knives were the first government contract offered to Camillus.