U.S. M3 Knife

Brand:  KaBar
U.S. M3  Knife

U.S. M3 Knife

Brand:  KaBar
Your Price:$82.50
Retail Price:$90.75
Your Savings:$8.25(9%)
review
0
0
5

Choose Options and Quantity

Do You Want Engraving on KaBar help
None
1 Line of Engraving [+$25.00]
Engraved Text help

Part Number:

M3 Fighting Knife
US Military M3 Knife

M3 Fighting Knife

The M3 fighting knife or 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 elite or 'shock' forces in need of a close-combat knife such as airborne troops and Army Rangers, and 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.

The M3 trench knife used a relatively narrow 6.75-inch bayonet-style spear-point blade with a sharpened 3.5-inch secondary edge. The blade was made of carbon steel, and was either blued or parkerized. Production of the grooved leather handle was later simplified by forming the grip of stacked leather washers that were shaped by turning on a lathe, then polished and lacquered. The steel cross guard had an angular bend at one end to facilitate a thumb rest.

The M3 trench knife comes with a reproduction top-grain leather sheath with slots for use on belts up to 2" wide and also includes a leather leg tie-down thong. Overall: about 11�� Blade: 6.75"    

Recently Viewed Items