Knife, Trench, USM3, Kinfolks 1943 on Blade, with USM6, Milsco
Superb genuine WWII USM3 trench knife, hallmarked Kinfolks Inc. 1943 on the blade. The Ordnance Department stamp (grenade) is clearly visible on the upper guard.
Delivered in its original USM6 leather scabbard. Approved from January 2, 1943, the USM6 sheath features strengthening pieces consisting of two rectangular metal plates -- one on either side -- fastened by four rivets, thus keeping the leather parts together. Fastening of the two leather parts is also ensured by rivets and a strong sewn seam, while an eyelet allows for a leg lace. Metal staples reinforce the top of the sheath on which the hilt rests. The 'grenade' has been stamped on the front, under markings U.S. M6 - Milsco - 1943.
A beautiful and homogeneous set in very nice, used condition -- hard to find nowadays. Don't miss it!
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