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At 15:28 on March 13, 2015, Tobias Gibson said…

Lars. My Ontario M# has a 1095 Carbon Steel Parkerized blade.  The original M3s were also 1095 Carbon steel.  Most were either blued or Parkerized.  

Check out:  http://olive-drab.com/od_other_edged_m3.php

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.

At 10:45 on March 13, 2015, Tobias Gibson said…

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.

At 21:28 on March 12, 2015, tim payne said…

you be welcome lars!  your work deserves many compliments.  all over the place, that's me lars....

At 23:12 on March 4, 2015,
Charles Sample

Thanks for the friend request Lars.  Glad to be friends with you.

At 0:16 on March 3, 2015, Adam Wohl said…

HI Lars,

Happy to be here and Thank you for the info & warm welcome!



At 19:01 on March 1, 2015, Shlomo ben Maved said…

Below your profile is a button called "customize my page" and everything was done there.

At 14:44 on February 28, 2015, Ron Cooper said…

Hey, now!

I see that you've done some decorating over here! Looking good!

Thanks for friending me, yo! 

Have a great weekend, my friend!

At 22:34 on February 27, 2015, Ron Cooper said…

No problem! I'm glad I was able to help. The cool thing about the Themes is that if you do spend some time designing a custom theme, and then decide you wish to change it at some time in the future, it will always be saved. So if you do change it and wish to go back and use it again at a later date it will still be there.

I hope that made sense? But aside from the Themes you can tweak the colors and just about everything else, too! Just get in there and pay around. That's what I use to do. In other words...have fun!


At 21:09 on February 27, 2015, Ron Cooper said…

Hi, Lars!

The software that iKC uses allows us to customize our own page pretty much anyway we want it to look. I use to spend more time customizing and tweaking every little detail on "My Page," but became discouraged at doing so because of things that were beyond my control that would disrupt what I had done. That's a story for another day, though.

Go to your page (MY Page) and look on the left hand column under your name and where you're from and you will see a prompt that says, "Customize My Page." Click on that and you will enter the "Design Studio." That's where the magic happens! Once in there you will find different themes as well as options that permit you to fix your page just about any way that suits you.

It's been a while since I've changed anything and my brain doesn't really work the way it used to. So I can't explain much more than I already have as far as the media player goes. What I will do is encourage you to jump in there and play around. Don't worry, you can't break anything, and regardless of what you do you can always just cancel it and everything goes back to the way it was before.

So, have it it my friend. I hope you get the result you're looking for.


At 20:53 on February 26, 2015, Billy Oneale said…
thanks, Lars. We want everyone to feel comfortable here. There is a ton of pictures and lots of great discussions.
At 12:28 on February 26, 2015, Jan Carter said…
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At 17:41 on February 25, 2015, Billy Oneale said…
Welcome to iKC!
At 6:34 on February 25, 2015, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Lars! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

At 0:14 on February 25, 2015,
Charles Sample

Welcome to iKC, Lars!

At 23:36 on February 24, 2015, J.J. Smith III said…

Need any assistance with the site, Lars, just ask.  Someone's always willing to lend a hand.

At 22:18 on February 24, 2015, J.J. Smith III said…
Welcome to iKC, Lars.

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