Old Photo Page 2

Updated 4/15/01

We thought it would be fun to share some old photos of edged cutlery that we have gathered over the years. Below are another four that we will post to start things rolling. If you have any which you would like to see posted, just e-mail them to us. 

We would love to see them.

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The fellow on the right has the typical M3 in an M8 type scabbard. What I find fascinating is the fellow on the left with a Fascine knife stuck through his belt. I haven't seen any other photos with this type of knife in use, only drawings from the Revolutionary War era! 

Credit: This photo was clipped from a local newspaper and submitted by Gordon, Thanks!



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This is another one of my favorites. Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey in the jungle of Bouganville 1943 gives an interview. I can't tell what kind of knife it is but looks to be private purchase.

Credit: Official USN Photo



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SGM Sir Jacob Vouza of the Solomon Defense Force. SGM Vouza was a scout for the First Marine Division. Captured behind enemy lines on Guadalcanal he was tied to a tree, beaten, bayoneted and left for dead. He crawled 3 miles back to the U.S. lines and warned the Marines of an impending attack he heard the Japanese discussing while they were beating him. He was awarded a Silver Star by the U.S., Knighted by King George and voted "Honorary" Marine by the First Division. Seen here holding a captured Samarui Sword and packing a Collins #18 Machete

Credit: Official USMC Photo


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Perhaps the most famous photo of all time has a knife displayed prominently in it. The second raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi as captured by Joe Rosenthal. None other then the USMC 1219C2 Fighting / Utility Knife.

Credit: Associated Press


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Just in case anyone was wondering.......... the top flag is the first flag raised that day and the lower one is the second flag. The bottom flag is wind beaten as it flew atop the mountain for a month. Both flags are preserved in the USMC Museum at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.

Credit: Official USMC Photo


Old Photos Page 1 dated 4/8/01

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