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Repaired a WW2 thrift store find.

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It's an American WW2 Fighting Knife.

 

It was found mixed in with the power tools, 3 years ago.

It looked like a beater but, I couldn't pass it up for $6.

 

The pommel was loose so I slipped fishing line in between the leather discs and tied it.

 

I also oiled the crap out of the handle leather washers and the sheath.

 

The sheath snap was broken so I salvaged a replacement and epoxied it into place.

 

The blade was de-rusted, sanded, and resharpened. Without oiling, the blade kept rusting, so tonight I wiped it down with cold-bluing.

 

Why does the website rotate pictures????

 

Haha! My big hands make the knife look small but, it's not!

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It is crazy how much they are selling for on Ebay.

 

The upper guard had been bent back towards the handle. I saw a few knives online that were the same way. I wonder why?

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Flat? -- If so, it would make it more comfortable to rest your thumb along the spine.

 

or tweaked a little? My guess is that there was some routine task like prying food cans or using it as a disassembly tool which deformed those.

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I wondered if the pointy tip might have interfered with another piece of equipment on the web-belt.

 

It was belt back at about 45 deg.

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That is a great knife. My granddad gave me one when I was a little kid (long ago; don't ask how long), and I've still got it. It takes a sharp edge, and holds it.

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I have a USN mark 2 that needs some cleaning , the steel cleaned up ez with just oil and a rag  , So whats the best way to clean the leather ?

 

thanks

 

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I have a USN mark 2 that needs some cleaning , the steel cleaned up ez with just oil and a rag , So whats the best way to clean the leather ?

 

thanks

 

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I plan to use it someday. I'm not worried about it's historical value.

 

I just oil-soaked the leather really well. Keep adding oil (I used general purpose oil), until it stops soaking in, then wipe it down with a clean rag.

 

Well-treated leather can last hundreds of years.

 

Leather ammo pouches, from WW2, are still being dug up and the leather is in great shape.

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Flat? -- If so, it would make it more comfortable to rest your thumb along the spine.

 

or tweaked a little? My guess is that there was some routine task like prying food cans or using it as a disassembly tool which deformed those.

Like this one.

 

I just discovered that RH stands for "Remington Hunter".

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Looks very similar to my Cattaraugus. I don't want to have to dig it out right now, so here is a pic of one that is in similar condition to mine.
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