Although since the end of trench warfare, most military knives have been primarily designed for utility or tool use. Activities such as clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc. Developed in , the M3 figthing knife was manufactured in large quantities. The design consisted of a leather handle with multiple grooves applied at intervals. This featured allowed for better grip of the knife. The pommel is a metal, flat disc with a starburst pattern metal spike that attaches the pommel to the handle.
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Beautiful yellow Marblette handles are set off with brass and colored end washes. Listed in the catalog, pg 9. Their still out there folks, this set was acquired at an estate sale for a pittance. Photo courtesy of Kinfolks Collector - Ron Small Kinfolks Series The series of small hunting knife featured a 3 inch blade and was often referred to as a bird and trout knife.
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Knives have been a key fighting weapon in every war. No matter how advanced the technology, a good knife always has a place in battle. Military knives make an ever growing segment of the collector's market. A special breed of knives saw extensive development during WWII. Known as the "fighting knife".