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Fixed Blade Knives332 of 761Can't find this anywhere or how old or if it's real.PLEASE HELPSkull dagger/ made in Japan
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    Posted 4 years ago

    mgcxyz
    (2 items)

    Found this in an old barn. Any idea what it’s purpose was? It has a chopping blade, hook, and indentation. The 1800’s farm had animals and raised crops. I’m more interested in it’s purpose than value.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      These were issued to U.S. troops around WWII. I don't remember a "D" guard. They are also a type of cane knife. I hope another member can give a more detailed answer. No markings ?
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      G.I. issue "Woodsman's Pal". "D" guard is correct.
    3. mgcxyz mgcxyz, 4 years ago
      Thanks blunderbuss2, you were exactly correct. I've been researching the "Woodsman's Pal" and find its history fascinating. Also have started refurbishing the blade. It's soaking in vinegar at the moment. I'll get it back to a usable condition and it'll become one of my camping tools. Thanks again, blunderbuss2.
    4. keeno55 keeno55, 4 years ago
      I have seen similar that were used to cut sorghum cane in SW Missouri

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