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Military Clasp Knives

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. M.E.E.

    M.E.E.

    16
    Mar 7, 2019
    So here is my "Army & Navy Dept Store" infantry clasp I was talking about in the above post. Can't get much nicer than this. Humphreys Radiant is the manufacturer.

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  2. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Oh... My... Magnificent fullsizeoutput_12f5.jpeg fullsizeoutput_12f4.jpeg fullsizeoutput_12f3.jpeg
     
  3. M.E.E.

    M.E.E.

    16
    Mar 7, 2019
  4. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thanks. A true heavy-weight. :)
     
  5. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017

    Thanks Jack and sorry it took this long for me to respond. I had forgotten about this thread :thumbsup:
    I'll try and find out what ship my uncle served on. I know he was mostly in the Mediterranean.
     
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  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    A very nice example :) :thumbsup:

    Fantastic pics of your WW2 British Navy Knife Dwight :) That was one of the first knives I was given as a child, also by Rodgers :) Sadly, the only knife I have ever lost too :( Nearly 50 years ago, and I still feel bad :(

    Me too Steve! :D :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thanks Jack. It is the first one I've ever held and I was very pleased and greatly impressed with the sheer size and weight of it. A wonderful super interesting pattern and history to go with it. Man I hate you lost your childhood one.
    Thanks again and thank you for the thread! :)
     
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  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    They are certainly a beast Dwight :) Thank you my friend :thumbsup:
     
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  9. M.E.E.

    M.E.E.

    16
    Mar 7, 2019
    I said I would post more of my military clasps so I thought I would show off two more today. The first is a Case made Canadian issued WWII aluminum sided infantry clasp.
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  10. M.E.E.

    M.E.E.

    16
    Mar 7, 2019
    And second is a Indian made 1945 marked Infantry clasp. I love the slight differences with Indian knives over the British including the blunted can opener and smaller more rounded marlin spike.
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  11. redcanoe

    redcanoe Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 12, 2012
  12. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
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  13. redcanoe

    redcanoe Gold Member Gold Member

    835
    Feb 12, 2012
    Thanks,most of these were aquired locally at flea markets and gun shows.
     
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  14. edbeau

    edbeau

    Jan 20, 2006
    Since my last post I picked up another Camillus off the bay. I need to take pictures of others I have and someone here can tell me if they are military or civilian types.

    Before picture of the last one.
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    The three
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  15. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I think this one is post-war. Post-grubby-composition handles, anyway.
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    Not even @Jack Black will be able to make much of this tang stamp, I'll bet.
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    If that says 1943, I guess it isn't post-war.
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    All the blades open without injury or screwdriver, but I have to open the can opener to pinch the sheepfoot.
    This replaces my Slater as the one in best condition.
     
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  16. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That one is from 1943 Jer :thumbsup: Some manufacturers used a different tang stamp for war-work. No promises, but would it be possible for you to take a crisper pic of the tang stamp please (it just goes blurry when enlarged) ? :thumbsup:
     
  17. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I'll give it a try, but I think it's hopelessly eroded.
    Hard to believe a picture of mine would be blurry.
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    It definitely says "& S.B"/"effield"
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    It looks more like the stamp was crooked so it didn't all print.
     
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  18. Etchy

    Etchy

    55
    Sep 6, 2014
    Hello
    That knife stamp looks like W&SB, which I think is Wade & Butcher.
    Cheers
    Dave :)
     
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  19. Etchy

    Etchy

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    Sep 6, 2014
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  20. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Thank you Dave.
     

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