The Mark 1 Deck Knife by Colonial is unique in that it has a black, polymer handle (trademarked as Tenite).
In the early days, sailors would carry sheathed knives that they brought from home.In 1941, the U.S. Navy decided that a standard knife should be given to each sailor. Colonial Knife was commissioned by the U.S. Government to make hundreds of thousands of Mark 1 U.S. Navy Deck Knives with a molded handle. This is a very solid and useful knife, it is not just for show. The blade is just over five inches, and the whole knife is just over 10-1/2-inches. The blade is sharp right out of the package. The molded handle is made of a polymer making for a nice grip. Included with the knife is leather sheath with belt loop.The size and well balanced weight, it makes a perfect survival and camp knife.
Overall length: 10 5/8"
Blade length: 5 1/8"
Blade thickness: .125
Handle Material: Molded Tenite™
Weight: 4 oz
Blade Finish: Black Oxide non reflective
Blade material: 1075 High carbon Steel
Sheath. Oiled Leather stamped USN on front
Made in Warwick, Rhode Island U.S.A.
supplied with U.S.M.C box
From 1941-1945 American sailors fighting the axis powers needed a knife that was versatile, durable and dependable under difficult weather conditions. The Colonial Mark 1 met and exceeded those requirements for tens of thousands of sailors, who came to regard the Colonial Mark 1 as a trusted and essential all-purpose knife. Our sailors counted on the performance of the Colonial Mark l for everything from survival and rescue operations to combat situations. A knife you can depend on: In addition to being a essential part of any serious collection, the Colonial Mark 1 is the ideal all-purpose knife for survival, hunting, camping, and other outdoor sports and adventures. Everything from packaging to blade steel and temper is as established by the Department of Defense in 1942 and is adhered to by our manufacturing.
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