The M6 Sheath Page
This one is also rampant with reproductions. In the past M3 knives were extremely hard to come by, prior to the release of thousands of them in the 1990's. The M6 sheath was even harder to find. Since the release of all the M3's folks have been looking for and paying top dollar for a nice M6 sheath to go with the knife. We also have the re-enacter crowd who just wants a representative sample to wear and not destroy an original sheath. Nothing wrong with that yet somehow it always comes full circle when there is big money involved. We show some of the common versions here to look for. There are also many unmarked sheaths out there that look perfect, don't pay a lot for it, it probably isn't correct.
Just as with the M3 knives the M6 sheaths were reproduced by several folks around the globe, some many years ago. It all adds up to thieves out there waiting to take you money and claim if caught they didn't know. Well now you know...
Here we show the real M6 MILSCO sheath to compare with. Note the center legs of the M come all the way down, the 4 is open topped, the 1 does not have a serif in it, the throat staples are different and the rivet placement is critical. Note the belt slits do NOT have round holes at the ends on a real M6 made by MILSCO. Some of the items stand out while others are subtle. If you want to buy an M6, do your homework first.
Here is a new one we have not seen before. Easy to spot, don't be led astray by the "Just found" or "Just Identified" or "Long Lost"
Here is a new one on us. An FJA inspector stamping. This stamp was for Frank J Atwood, a Remington Inspector. Fancy that he got around during WW II making scabbards isn't it.
This is a brand new one just out on the market, easy to tell but listed here just the same.
M6 GCco made reproduction. Still like new, will be old one day.
An ad from 1988, they look old now folks.
Current 2009 IMA Repro
Aged to fool the unsuspecting buyer
A quality sheath but a poor fake
SEMS M3 and M7 markings!
A full line up pf M6 sheaths currently being reproduced. The maker is selling them above the board as a reproduction. Expect to see them in the secondary market aged by the fakers. Study them.
Another current reproduction being sold as such. These have shown up already but it is hard to
get rid of the smell of new leather.
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