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    probably not valuble but,

    I thought I would share this fighting knife with the forum. It belonged to my next door neighbor. He had it made because he was not issued a fighting knife. He carried it while serving on gaudalcanal. He said a machinist aboard a ship would make these if supplied with a bayonet. While not pretty it looks like it would do the job it was intended for. He knew I collected U.S. knives and one day over some beers handed it to me. Probably not to valuable but priceless to me. It still has a keen edge. It looks a bit like a English jungle carbine bayonet.
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    Damn fine!
    I would treasure it!

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    Converted M1icon bayonet?


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    It was a 1905 Springfield bayonet. It is dated 1906.

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    Might not be highly valuable, but it is quite special. Thanks for showing.

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    The walnut scales on the grip are typical of the bayonets at the time of Guadalcanal. Ground to shape by the machinist and a leather scabbard made by the textiles tech...yes they take and hold a good edge. They're pretty hard material. Bayonets have been made into fighting knives since they first made bayonets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    Damn fine!
    I would treasure it!
    Me too!!!

    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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