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    1918 trench knife scabbard

    I know in early 42 and 43 1918 trench knifes were issued to paratroopers because the scabbards with the hooks were so fragile was there any attempt to come up with a improved scabbard.


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    M8/M6 Scabbards

    Hey buddy the prongs on the issue scabbard for the Mk1 knucks knife as you say broke easily....so early in WW2 the M6 and then the M8 fibre scabbards were issued with the M1918 knucks knife.....the "ears" of the knife were often seen filed down so it sat better against the leg of the GI.

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    I tried my 1918 in the M8 scabbard of my M3 rench knife but it does not fit very well it

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    Fit of Scabbard

    Rice..in which way does it NOT fit ?.....too tight or ?.....

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    the blade will only go into the scabbard about 3 inches then the blade becomes to wide for the scabbard

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    I was hoping to see some examples. Here's mine.








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