WW II US M3 Trench Knife and M8 Scabbard
WW II US M3 Trench Knife mfg by the PAL Co. and M8 Scabbard
mfg by the Beckwith Manufacturing Co.
WWII US M3 Trench Knife and US M8 Scabbard. I believe these were generally handed out to soldiers who carried the M1 carbine, trench guns and some other long arms that didn't have a bayonet. This has the early M8 scabbard. The knife was made by the PAL Blade & Tool Co and has a parkerized finish. The handle is the 8 groove leather washer type. The scabbard was made by the Beckwith Manufacturing Co./Victory Plastics. It has it's original leather leg tie that has never been undone and I've yet been able to wrap one up as neat.