SMGQ-0475 US Navy Mark 1 WW2 Knife by Colonial Knife Corp


1 in stock


Though commonly referred to a KA-BAR MK1 by the service men after the well-known KA BAR stamped knives, Colonial actually called this a “deck knife”. I’m not sure if the other MK1 producers called them the same thing. It was produced to be an all-purpose utility knife that could double as a fighting knife. Colonial knife made most of theirs with a plastic called “Tenite”. This one is the later style with the Tenite fully covering the tang on the butt end. This style also has a unsymmetrical butt end compared to an earlier version with a perfectly symmetrical butt end. The parkerized finish on the blade is all but gone, but it is in great shape otherwise. No major rust damage and a nice edge with a clean edge. There is a tiny ding on the tip. The ricasso is stamped USN on the obverse and MARK I Colonial on the reverse as it should on this model. The scabbard is the later polymer style which has a metal throat and is stamped USN MK 1 on the obverse and Nord- 2114 B.M. Co 1/2 VP on the reverse. The canvas webbing is still in great shape and the snap is fully functional. A nice piece of history here brought back from a US Navy Seabee Named Ralph Taylor who was sent to Saipan to do repairs after the battle.

We Buy War Collectibles

Do you have

Unwanted Militaria?

Whether it’s individual pieces or full collections, we’ll buy it!