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Ontario M3 Trench Knife



 
Price: $79.99


Product Code: USWM3TKO
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Description
 
USA made reproduction of the famous M3 Trench Knife by Ontario. (This company made knives for the military during WWII but not M3's.) It features a parkarized 1095 carbon steel blade and hilt, and a stacked leather grip like the WWII knives. The blade is stamped "US M3 Ontario 1943".

We were able to have our knives made with the correct smooth, dark brown stacked leather grips rather than the rough, red-brown ones used on other Ontario M3's. See comparison photo.

The M3 was introduced in 1943, intended for troops armed with M1 Carbines. (Until 1945, Carbines had no bayonet lug and thus, no bayonets.) As with many handy items, these were quickly acquired by thousands of soldiers regardless of what weapon they carried. They featured a 6.75" blade, leather stacked handle and handguard. In late 1944, a bayonet lug was introduced for Carbines and the M4 bayonet began to replace the M3. The early knives were equipped with M6 leather scabbards, which were then superseded in 1944 with the M8 fiberglass type.

Scabbards: The Ontario comes with a leather scabbard but it is not a WWII pattern. We offer several styles of period correct models. Those are listed separately in this category.

Note! This is NOT a bayonet. It does not have a provision to fit on any rifle. However, there is a bayonet for the 1945 and later M1 Carbines: the "M4 Bayonet."

Cannot be shipped outside the United States



Made in USA