Colonial knife dating

The original sheath is marked "M H Cole / Roebuck Works" on the brass throat and "06" on the back.

Vietnam Era John Ek Model 7--Survival Chopper Knife. The original sheath is marked "I'm Offered By / Seminole Gun Shop" on the back.

As most of you know, part of the enjoyment of collecting military knives is in the sharing of information with your fellow collectors. The blade is 7 3/4" long and marked "Bone / Lubbock, Tex." inside his trademark Dogbone mark at the ricasso. The sheath is unmarked, but no doubt made by Johnson (who made sheaths for Randall).

If you have been in the hobby for any length of time you are also aware that interests change and collections evolve. The double edge blade is 7 3/4" long and made from a file. This exact knife is pictured on page 79 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book.. As you can see, there is a lot of Randall influence in the knife.. These knives were issued to the British Commandos prior to the introduction of the F-S Knife.

Vietnam Era C4 Non-Mag Demolition Knife made by Camillus.

It also has the original shipping label, also dated March 1967..

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