January 1944

A New Marine Corps Knife

Volume 28, Issue 1
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No, I2I9C2, Knife, Fighting and Utility

AS soon as marines began their campaign in the South Pacific it became clear that the peculiar conditions of jungle warfare demanded that every marine be armed with a sheath knife. Speed in procurement was important and authorities at Headquarters started very early on the long process that leads from design through specifications to production.

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