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At 4:32 on October 26, 2021, Christopher Marshall said…

Many thanks for the welcome. Wisdom, not too sure about that.

At 23:34 on October 19, 2021,

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!

At 12:49 on October 16, 2021, Co de Bruijn said…

Hallo Lars,

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.

At 14:49 on October 15, 2021, Roman Inozemtsev said…

Hi and thank you!

At 10:27 on October 15, 2021, J.J. Smith III said…

Don't know what happened to your post on my covid bead pic.  I was adding another comment and they both disappeared.

But I went through a bunch of crap, and I'm not sure I wanted to go shopping for a crap knife. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

At 12:15 on October 14, 2021, Craig Puryear said…
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.
At 19:46 on September 28, 2021,
Bobby Branton

Thanks, getting a little older and want to focus most of my energy on pocketknives which have always been a fascination.

At 15:20 on September 13, 2021, Joseph R. Aloia said…

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. 

At 17:13 on September 12, 2021, Joseph R. Aloia said…

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 

At 23:35 on September 3, 2021, Adam S said…

Hi Lars:
Thanks for your note. Not my Pierce-Arrow, but I am a sucker for just about anything with wheels and an engine.

At 10:42 on August 27, 2021, Michael Teele said…

Thanks for the welcome Lars, being as we are both in Texas, it may as well be half way around the world! :D

At 7:51 on April 18, 2015, tim payne said…

Enjoyed your etsy shop Lars.  Great pieces!

At 23:38 on April 17, 2015, J.J. Smith III said…

Thanks for the heads up.  I'll have to check them out when I get on the desk top again.

At 9:32 on April 10, 2015, Michael Squier said…

Ha ha, I rhought I already had. Checked out your etsy shop, very nice stuff. My wife runs our shop and once in a while talks me into creating wood products. 

At 20:48 on April 3, 2015, Tobias Gibson said…

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!

At 20:22 on March 23, 2015, Jan Carter said…
 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
At 13:42 on March 19, 2015, Darrell Marks said…

 Hi Ya Lars!

 Once I learn how to navigate and where to ask questions.

I will try to put some pictures on.

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....

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