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I was given a knife by a WW2 army ranger along with a field jacket, Zucker was 104 at the time . I would like to know if it's a M3 or something else sadly like many WW2 vets he passed a year later. Thanks in advance
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Afjuvat will know for sure but, I concur with the fellas above. Looks like an M3.


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Definitely a M3 fighting knife and a M8 scabbard.

There should be a makers mark on the blade guard, something like ONT or UFH.

Strongly recommend some Pecards Antique leather dressing to keep the leather handle hydrated. Do not use Neetsfoot oil or any leather product containing silicone on leather this old.
Once it starts cracking (dry rot), it is too late.

Link to the stuff I am talking about. I have used it to get 80+ year old rock hard leather slings supple again.

 

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Thank's for the advice, just ordered Pecard leather cream, it really holds a scary edge too bad newer knives don't have steel like that, I'm saving for a Benchmade with D2 steel.
 

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Thank's for the advice, just ordered Pecard leather cream, it really holds a scary edge too bad newer knives don't have steel like that, I'm saving for a Benchmade with D2 steel.
Likely made of 1095, it's still available in many blades. The newer steels really don't have much over a well produced 1095 blade. Kbars are made of 1095 and they've got a reputation for being tough.
 
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