Dating boker knives
Any machete collectors out there have one so marked? A recent solicitation for knife purchase by the government caught our eye.It was listed as a "Knife, Combat with Lanyard", something we had not seen before.The main gist of the article will be the use of the knives by the Army Air Force as a part of the Emergency Sustenance Kits issued to each aircrewman during the war.We have some information on them but lack any connection with Marbles actually having a military contract.
It seems they were sitting on the docks when the war ended so they never made it overseas.
Also included in the parcels are a deck of cards, a book of crossword puzzles, snacks, games, suntan lotion, tissues, a hacky sack ball, moist towelettes, a hand-held fan and a multipurpose tool packaged in a lightweight, durable, reusable travel bag.
Each bag also has an acknowledgement card that the gift is made possible through the generosity of the American people.
The Mark 2 is listed as a "Knife, Combat with Sheath" so we were thinking it would be around that line of knife.
Further investigation proves it to be a Life-Raft knife.