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#193624 - 04/07/21 02:37 PM "Theatre made"
Gert Offline
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Registered: 12/19/13
Posts: 126
Loc: The Netherlands
I'm much inspired bij the so called "Theatre made" WWII combat knives that were extensively used by American soldiers in all theatres of war. Often blades of issued service knives were used, and a handle was added by a field technician or smith.

Thought I should try my hand at making one myself, and this is the result. I didn't use a WWII blade, but made everything myself. The knife bears a remote likeness to a Cattaraugus 225 Quartermaster.

Blade: 6" of 3/16" O1 steel.
Guard and pommel: Blued mild steel.
Handle: stacked leather with brown linen micarta and red fiber spacers.
Sheath: natural bridle leather with Kydex inlays front and back, with a WWII "Lift the dot" snap.

Hope you like it.

Edited by Gert (04/07/21 02:38 PM)

#193627 - 04/07/21 05:53 PM Re: "Theatre made" [Re: Gert]
BladesNBarrels Offline
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Registered: 09/19/05
Posts: 1071
Loc: East Tincup General Store,Colo...
I like it!
Great job.
David Loomis
RKS# 724
RKCC# CM-061
Molon Labe

#193628 - 04/07/21 09:40 PM Re: "Theatre made" [Re: Gert]
rodbrown Offline
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Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 1805
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I like it, especially the handle and spacers.

Edited by rodbrown (04/07/21 09:40 PM)
Rod Brown
RKS 3846

#193629 - 04/07/21 09:43 PM Re: "Theatre made" [Re: rodbrown]
Shoot870p Online
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Registered: 01/12/17
Posts: 635
Very nice for sure.
Thanks for sharing.

#193636 - 04/08/21 01:00 PM Re: "Theatre made" [Re: Shoot870p]
coachblalock Offline
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Registered: 12/03/16
Posts: 1267
Loc: Lake Fork, East Texas
Awesome work once again!!!
"Filet that fish? Hell naw! I'll scale him, gut him, fry him up in grease, take him by the head and tail, and play him like a French Harp!" - Uncle Paul sometime in the 60s.


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