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    D-Day fighting knife?

    The SARCO website is showing D-Day fighting knives for sale for less than 30 dollars.

    I have never seen any reference to such a knife; it seems a bit too cheap for something special and a bit too new to be real!

    Allied D-DAY Fighting Knife - SARCO, Inc

    Is this just someones idea of re-inventing the past to sell a pile of crap; or am I wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30Three View Post
    Is this just someones idea of re-inventing the past to sell a pile of crap
    Quite right.
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    It does say new manufacture. Wonder who used it?

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    well, the ad does say "new manufacture" at the end....

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    I understand it's new manufacture; as are the Fairburn Sykes copies for similar money.
    It's one thing making a replica of a known article, such as the Fairburn Sykes. But inventing a completely new fighting knife and associating it with D-Day seems a little bit dishonest to me.

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    I'm not a knife guy , but I was a big WW2 nut . I remember the Britishicon were short during this period and did make a stop gap . I remember it looked something like this , but I don't recall the particulars . Maybe someone else can chime in ?
    Chris

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    Never, ever, seen anything remotely like that or even anything similar. I suspect it's purely invented by Sarco. Or one of their suppliers.
    You'll note there's no mention of which Ally may have used it or who made the thing.
    The Frenchicon were not using Lebel anything on 6 June either. Totally equipped with U.S. kit.
    Spelling and Grammar count!

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    its there way to use up a boat load of old Enfield spike bayo scabbards. Was in the store this past week very very disappointing.

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    I don’t think these were invented by SARCO, more IMA, they’ve had them for years.
    https://www.ima-usa.com/products/wwi...e-and-scabbard

    A thread from years ago,

    Lebel Fighting knife ?

    And as quoted in the reference to the book military knives, it’s very similar but not the same as the one shown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmagee1917 View Post
    I'm not a knife guy , but I was a big WW2 nut . I remember the Britishicon were short during this period and did make a stop gap . I remember it looked something like this , but I don't recall the particulars . Maybe someone else can chime in ?
    Chris
    Well, before the SF knife we used the BC41 (Birmingham Castors 1941, is a plausible reason for the BC41 designation) fighting knife, a rather nasty, agricultural looking, brutal piece of kit!

    I believe a number of these were still being used by the British in 1944.



    I posted an example on here some time back.
    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=64210

    The example posted came from a former WW2 RM Commando, who used his right through the war.
    Last edited by mrclark303; 10-16-2019 at 05:22 PM.

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