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COLONIAL MARK 1 - A True Blast From The Past

by Denis Prisbrey, Tactical Knives Magazine In the chronicles of classic U.S. knives, it takes notoriety, tradition, and usefulness for a knife to “carve” its place out in military history. Needless to say, it is interesting to see reproductions of knives that played an important part in our nation’s military past and to note the important features that made it a good all-around utility and combat blade. Colonial Knife™, a U.S. Based American Knife manufacture that has been around for four generations, reintroduced the U.S. Navy Mark 1 combat utility knife. With this reproduction, they adhered to packaging, blade steel, and temper specifications that were established in 1942 by the Department of Defense (War Department) to create a timeless reproduction...

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