⚡️SOLD⚡️ WWII Imperial USM3 Trench Knife, circa 1943. Features a straight spear blade, saber ground, with pronounced sharpened false edge on the business end. The blade has some of the original gray finish, only lightly used, with a spot of minor pitting on one side of the tip. Thick steel guard, curved forward on top. Round swell center leather washer handle with eight grooves, round peened steel pommel cap, with flaming bomb stamp. Includes a USM8 sheath, with green braided hanger & belt clip. Overall great condition. SPECS: 7” blade, 11.75” OAL. $ free shipping in the US. Claim in comments!
The M3 trench knife was an American military combat knife first issued in March 1943. The M3 was originally designated for issue to soldiers not otherwise equipped with a bayonet. However, it was particularly designed for use by forces in need of a close combat knife, such as Airbornes and Army Rangers, so these units received priority for the M3 at the start of production. As more M3 knives became available in 1943 and 1944, the knife was issued to other soldiers such as Army Air Corps crewmen and soldiers not otherwise equipped with a bayonet, including soldiers issued the M1 Carbine or submachine gun.
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