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kayak karl
2009-06-08, 23:09
found this knife on a job. the guy was a military scraper. lots of old stuff from wwII. found this knife. weights 1.5 oz. was it a part of a mess kit. US is on handle. it is 7.25" long

generoll
2009-06-08, 23:28
looks like a knife from the mess kit.

warraghiyagey
2009-06-08, 23:32
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kayak karl
2009-06-09, 00:07
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warraghiyagey, your everywhere, your everywhere
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:burnout:

warraghiyagey
2009-06-09, 09:10
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dixicritter
2009-06-09, 09:39
Yep looks like a mess kit knife to me too.

Jim Henderson
2009-06-09, 14:32
Yeah that is almost surely a USGI messkit knbife. I have a small collection of these.

Made by various manufacturers over the years. I think Sarco(??) and surely Utica Cutlery. Utica has a kinky company history. Wish I could find the web reference but is has been years.

These utensils come in stainless, old ones in steel that will rust and a very few that I have found that take on a nice gun bluing color.

Interestingly, in my imagination, all the utensils, including spoons are pointy ended which might make them a useful stabbing instrument in a GI pinch.

Ray
2009-06-09, 14:42
As a proud veteran of the Fightin' 547th Mess Kit Repair Battalion, Handle Company, Wingnut Platoon I can confirm that is indeed a mess kit knife.

dixicritter
2009-06-09, 15:00
So anybody not think it's a mess kit knife? :aetsch:

ran90
2009-06-09, 16:56
Holds an edge or easy to put one on?

Pappyhighlife
2009-06-09, 17:09
Wing-nut platoon Hah-ha beautiful man. Now that's dating yourself.

kayak karl
2009-06-09, 19:43
Holds an edge or easy to put one on?
yes it does. it is my new food knife.
this guys junk yard where i found this is amazing. there is thousands of pounds of aluminum, titanium and steel. his fence is missiles stuck in the ground with chains welded to them. the barn is filled with ruck sacks, gas masks, bug nets, huge tents and on and on and on.
im like a kid in a candy store.:burnout:

Jim Henderson
2009-06-09, 20:16
Holds an edge or easy to put one on?

Assuming that is a question.

Yes they are sharpenable, especially the older carbon steel types. But even the stainless will take a good edge on a good stone. They sharpen as well as a good steak knife.

Jim Henderson

Saint Alfonzo
2009-06-09, 21:44
I agree, its a mess kit knife. If its an old one, its carbon steel. Keep it clean and dry or it will tarnish. It will take and hold an edge.

Seeker
2009-06-10, 08:48
Interestingly, in my imagination, all the utensils, including spoons are pointy ended which might make them a useful stabbing instrument in a GI pinch.

or enable you to get the spoon down into the corner of a canteen cup...

Jim Henderson
2009-06-10, 13:34
or enable you to get the spoon down into the corner of a canteen cup...

Dang, that makes sense. Kills my Walter Mitty delusions of hand to hand combat with my trusty GI Spoon.

Jim Henderson

kayak karl
2009-06-10, 21:24
Dang, that makes sense. Kills my Walter Mitty delusions of hand to hand combat with my trusty GI Spoon.

Jim Henderson
a friend of mine had a saying. no madder how bad things were, he would say. "It's better then being castrated with a dull spoon" :argh: