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Another "Herloom" knife from my late Father....
« on: November 04, 2015, 10:41:45 AM »

Pre WWII, the Old Man kept this in his tackle box for years & I used it on occasion over the years. Remember he told me he'd bought it in a Atlanta store in the early 30's. It turned up at the bottom of one of his trunks that I unpacked & putin he back of my chest of drawers - ANYWAY:
Its a Sheath knife in its original sheath, stamp on the sheath reads "PAL" & the 5'x 11/4'x 1/8 blade is stamped "PAL 34"
Appears to be a stick tang with a series of stacked leather washers on 3' of its handle with red composition washers at each end - the 1' buttcap appears to be maple & the guard and cap end are of steel. Blade is high carbon steel, probably A1 or A2.
Closest I could find in pics were the Navy Pilots knives. This one is pre WWII & SHARP! = shaved hairs off my arm with it  out of the sheath.
Anyone know anything about PAL knives?
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Re: Another "Herloom" knife from my late Father....
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 09:26:24 PM »

They've been aaround for a long time and were prevelent until WWII and were literally "drafted into service". There were military knives manufactured by PAL Army/Navy/Marines/Army Air Corps (pre Air Force).

There is a lot of information available from people on Blade Forums and other knife sites. A great deal on line at your fingetips. If you engage in a bit of research, you can learn a lot.

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